Season two of 13 Reasons Why certainly turned the first season’s narrative on its head as the Baker family’s trial against Evergreen County School District, especially in how we view Hannah Baker, the heroine whose suicide turned the school upside-down. Through students’ testimonies, we learned that Hannah was once a bully, too, that her flirtationship with Justin didn’t end after the upskirt photo of her circulated the school, and that she even once did drugs with Clay. But the biggest bombshell for fans was during Zach Dempsey’s testimony: more specifically, that he and Hannah had been in a relationship.
That right — after Zach had received the note from Hannah and before Hannah and Clay were a thing, Hannah and Zach had a summer fling, even losing their virginities to one another.
Some fans were unsurprisingly ecstatic about this turn of events, since Zach spent much of the season redeeming himself from the blind eye he’d turned on injustices in the past.
Some even liked the couple more than they liked Clay and Hannah, who were canon in the first season.
Others (i.e. ME), on the other hand, didn’t quite think the relationship fit into the timeline the first season had already established or believed it lacked emotional logic, especially considering what Hannah said on Zach’s tape.
Well, whether you agree with the writers’ decision or not, they definitely found a way to get fans talking, along with other, more infuriating topics. What do you think?