13 Reasons Why 13 Reasons Why's Final Season Is A Complete Trainwreck

Narrowing it down to just 13 reasons was pretty hard.

13 Reasons Why Season 4

After 3 years and 49 episodes, 13 Reasons Why has finally come to an end. It's been Netflix's most controversial Original Series without a doubt and subsequent seasons have never lived up to the positive reviews received by first, but this has always remained an interesting and arguably underrated show throughout its run... until now.

As sad as it is to say this, the fourth and final season of 13 Reasons Why is an absolute disaster. Yes, there were good things; the cast (including new supporting cast member Gary Sinise) were brilliant like always, the once terrible character of Ani (Grace Saif) was so much better this time around, there were some good character moments and the season finale was actually OK, but otherwise this season is a huge chore to sit through (and this is coming from a fan of the show too).

Basically, if you thought Games of Thrones' final season was bad then 13 Reasons Why's farewell makes that look like the amazing final season of Breaking Bad.

So, why is it so bad? Well, where to begin...

Warning: Spoilers lie ahead for the whole season.

13. That Unintentionally Hilarious Car Crash

13 Reasons Why Season 4

OK, this was only a small moment but still, what the hell was this?

At the end of the terrible fifth episode, 'House Party', Clay (Dylan Minnette) is driving along the highway with Zach (Ross Butler). Elated after losing his virginity, a drunk Clay drives Zach's car recklessly and crashes. This should've been shocking, but instead it's hysterically funny.

This is mainly thanks to the terrible special effects, which make it look like they filmed a HotWheels car flipping over and then super-imposed it on the show's live-action environment.

Worse still, this is barely ever mentioned again. The next episode cuts forward to about a week or two later. Clay hasn't got into any trouble, Zach somehow escaped with very minor injuries and the crash leads to a brief argument between the two, but other than that this moment has no purpose at all.

This scene is a perfect summation of season four as a whole. It's a car crash in terms of quality, but it's also full of seemingly big moments (such as the riot or Tyler's sting operation) which happen and then have no consequences whatsoever, giving the episodes a very messy feel.


Film Studies graduate, aspiring screenwriter and all-around nerd who, despite being a pretentious cinephile who loves art-house movies, also loves modern blockbusters and would rather watch superhero movies than classic Hollywood films. Once met Tommy Wiseau.