13 Reasons Why: Season 2 (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Original release||May 18, 2018|
The second season of the American teen drama television series, based on the novel of the same name by Jay Asher, and developed by Rick Astley was announced in May 2017, and premiered on Netflix on May 18, 2018 worldwide.
Set five months after Hannah's suicide, Clay becomes embroiled in a legal battle between Hannah's parents and Liberty High School, alongside the other people mentioned on the tapes, and Hannah's close friends. Clay, perceiving himself as Hannah's failed protector, embarks on an investigation in order to find evidence in an effort to impact on the civil case. Throughout the season, Clay seems to be hallucinating Hannah as a plot narrative device.
The season received negative reviews from critics and mixed from audiences, with many considering it unnecessary. Alongside the release of the season, Netflix released a video with the cast that cautioned viewers on some of the topics covered in the show and provided a support website for people affected by depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. In June 2018, Netflix renewed the series for a third season. 
Five months after Hannah's suicide, Clay, the other people mentioned on the tapes, Hannah's close friends and family members, become embroiled in a civil legal battle between Hannah's parents and Liberty High School. Alleging negligence on the part of the school, Hannah's mother reluctantly to settle pre-trial, seeks her perception of justice, however the personal circumstances she's passing through eventually break up her marriage with Hannah's father. The story unfolds with narratives illustrating Hannah's story told by those who were present in court at the trial.
Clay, who perceives himself as Hannah's failed protector, decides to investigate in order to find enough evidence in an effort to impact on the civil case between Hannah's parents and the school. Clay also is willing to expose the truth about the corrupted culture of the high school and its favor of wealthy jocks over the average student, which compromises the integrity of young girls like Hannah.
Cast and characters
- Dylan Minnette as Clay Jensen
- Katherine Langford as Hannah Baker
- Christian Navarro as Tony Padilla
- Alisha Boe as Jessica Davis
- Brandon Flynn as Justin Foley
- Justin Prentice as Bryce Walker
- Miles Heizer as Alex Standall
- Ross Butler as Zach Dempsey
- Devin Druid as Tyler Down
- Amy Hargreaves as Lainie Jensen
- Brian d'Arcy James as Andy Baker
- Derek Luke as Kevin Porter
- Kate Walsh as Olivia Baker 
- Josh Hamilton as Matt Jensen
- Michele Selene Ang as Courtney Crimsen
- Steven Silver as Marcus Cole
- Ajiona Alexus as Sheri Holland
- Tommy Dorfman as Ryan Shaver
- Sosie Bacon as Skye Miller
- Timothy Granaderos as Montgomery de la Cruz
- Steven Weber as Gary Bolan
- Mark Pellegrino as Bill Standall
- Joseph C. Phillips as Greg Davis
- Andrea Roth as Noelle Davis
- Cindy Cheung as Karen Dempsey
- Wilson Cruz as Dennis Vasquez
- Matthew Alan as Seth Massey
- Jackie Geary as Amber Foley
- Tom Everett Scott as Mr. Down
- Maria Dizzia as Mrs. Down
- Kimko Gelman as Jane Childs
- Brittany Perry-Russell as Tracy Porter
- Brenda Strong as Nora Walker
- Anne Winters as Chlöe Rice
- Jake Weber as Barry Walker
- Austin Aaron as Luke Holliday
- Meredith Monroe as Carolyn Standall
- R.J. Brown as Caleb
- Bryce Cass as Cyrus
- Chelsea Alden as Mackenzie
- Allison Miller as Sonya Struhl
- Brandon Butler as Scott Reed
- Samantha Logan as Nina Jones
- Kelli O'Hara as Jackie
- Ben Lawson as Rick Wlodimierz
- Keon Motakhaveri as Chad Moore
- Spencer Moore II as Michael
- James Cretan as Eric Cox
- Mason Guccione as Toby Fletcher
- Mikko Edwards as Jada
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|14||1||"Never Gonna Give You Up"||Gregg Araki||Brian Yorkey||May 18, 2018|
Five months after the events of the first season, Hannah's trial moves to court. Tyler is the first to testify in the trial and rickrolls the court. Skye and Clay are dating, but Clay starts to have hallucinations of Hannah. Mr. Porter confronts Bryce in the bathroom about rickrolling Hannah. Jessica returns to school, as does Runt who survived his suicide attempt but has lost much of his memory from before it, including the contents of Hannah's tapes. Tony is given the note Hannah left him the night she died and is later seen burning it. A Polaroid was left in Clay's Locker which falls out when he opens it, Clay picks it up, flips it to look at the back and a note saying "Hannah wasn't the only one".Testified: Tyler Down, During cross examination by the school lawyer talks about taking photos of Hannah during a photoshoot and attempting to befriend her.
|15||2||"Never Gonna Let You Down"||Gregg Araki||Thomas Higgins||May 18, 2018|
Courtney reveals that she is a lesbian and had feelings for Hannah during her testimony. A group of protesters gathers at the court to demand justice for Hannah, but Jessica and Alex are both threatened to avoid revealing anything incriminating when they testify. Skye and Clay fight over her suspicion that Clay is still in love with Hannah, and Skye is hospitalized soon after leaving Clay's house. Meanwhile, Tyler befriends a classmate named Cyrus.Testified: Courtney Crimsen, who talks about her feelings towards Hannah and their kiss.
|16||3||"The Drunk Slut"||Karen Moncrieff||Marissa Jo Cerar||May 18, 2018|
Clay, riding home on his bicycle, is hit intentionally by a car, injuring him slightly. He visits Skye in the hospital, but she breaks up with him. Clay and Alex try to encourage Jessica to reveal information about Bryce during her testimony, but she fails after seeing incriminating pictures of her stuck to the board in a classroom. Olivia asks her afterwards if she was the girl on the ninth tape, but Jessica does not answer. After discovering Jessica had been contacted by Justin, Clay finds him homeless in Oakland with Tony's help. With no other option, Clay lets Justin stay in his bedroom with him. Skye's parents move her to a psychiatric facility, and tell Clay not to contact her. Tyler meets the rest of Cyrus' friends while Bryce is asked to testify.Testified: Jessica Davis, who talks about the hot-or-not list and hers and Hannah's friendship.
|17||4||"The Second Polaroid"||Karen Moncrieff||Hayley Tyler||May 18, 2018|
Marcus lies about what happened with Hannah the night they went out on Valentine's Day during his testimony (in order to protect his reputation) and briefly mentions Bryce, angering him. Cyrus and Tyler hear of Marcus' lies and prank him, going to a nearby field afterwards to shoot guns. Clay finds out that Justin has been taking heroin and he and Sheri help him onto the path to sobriety. Jessica shows the threatening note she was left before her testimony to Mr Porter. Alex continues to be frustrated about not being able to remember anything and asks Clay for the tapes, who sends them to him. Jessica and Alex skip school and share a kiss. Clay also finds a second Polaroid photograph in his locker, which shows Bryce having sex with an unconscious girl, alongside a note warning "He won't stop".Testified: Marcus Cole, who lies about what happened with Hannah the night they went out.
|18||5||"The Chalk Machine"||Eliza Hittman||Nic Sheff||May 18, 2018|
Tyler is confronted by Mr. Porter, who suspects he was behind the pictures of Jessica found in the classroom before her testimony, but he denies involvement. Ryan testifies and talks about Hannah's poems, saying they were written about Justin and that she and Justin maintained contact even after falling out. Afterwards, Olivia invites Ryan to help her decipher Hannah's poems for additional clues, but Ryan soon leaves after Olivia mentions missing pages in Hannah's journal, which Ryan had torn out. Clay realizes the Polaroid photos were taken at school and attempts to find out where. Chlöe meets with Bryce's parents and his mother notices bruises on her. Jessica attends her first group therapy session, where she befriends Nina. Mr. Porter finds a brick thrown through his car window, with a threatening note attached; he later confronts Justin's mother and is arrested after a violent incident with her boyfriend.Testified: Ryan Shaver, who talks about the poems he wrote with Hannah and who she wrote them about.
|19||6||"The Smile at the End of the Dock"||Eliza Hittman||Julia Bicknell||May 18, 2018|
Zach testifies and reveals that he and Hannah had a romantic relationship the summer before she died, but they kept it secret. After the testimony, Clay reacts angrily and confronts Zach, ignoring his apologies, while Bryce teases Zach about his relationship, prompting a small fight between them. Justin returns to school and talks to Jessica, but she asks him to leave. He then faints after seeing Bryce, and on his return to Clay's house, has to hide as someone breaks in, at which point Clay's parents find out he has been staying there, but allow it to continue.Testified: Zach Dempsey, who talks about his relationship with Hannah the summer before she died.
|20||7||"The Third Polaroid"||Michael Morris||Brian Yorkey||May 18, 2018|
During Clay's testimony, he is forced to reveal he and Hannah did drugs at a small party one night and spent the night together, and Clay ignored a comment Hannah made the next morning about wanting to die. Alex's birthday party at the arcade is derailed after a number of arguments break out. When Clay leaves the birthday party, he finds a Polaroid photograph left on his car, with a note reading "The Clubhouse". After reading comments posted online about his testimony, Clay anonymously uploads Hannah's tapes to the Internet. Meanwhile, Bryce is seen having sex with Chloe without getting proper consent. The baseball team pays tribute to Jeff Atkins.Testified: Clay Jensen, who talks about his friendship with Hannah.
|21||8||"The Little Girl"||Michael Morris||Felischa Marye||May 18, 2018|
After the release of the tapes, Bryce returns to school to find his locker vandalized and his "confession tape" Clay recorded being shared among students. After Marcus is blackmailed, he calls Bryce a rapist during a speech at a ceremony, in front of a large group of parents and students, in order to protect his own reputation. Clay finally contacts Skye again and meets with her at the psychiatric facility, but she tells him she is moving to a different state. Justin overdoses on heroin, but Alex saves his life – he then returns to his mother's home. The release of the tapes gets Clay in trouble with his parents.Testified: Andy and Olivia Baker, who talk about Hannah's life and the bullying at Liberty High.
|22||9||"The Missing Page"||Kat Candler||Rohit Kumar||May 18, 2018|
When testifying, Mr. Porter reveals that since Hannah's death he has come to believe that Hannah was raped by Bryce. He then emotionally apologizes to Hannah's mother for the part he played in her suicide. Justin steals money from his mother's boyfriend, and when confronted by his mother, leaves her some suggesting she leave too in order to escape the relationship. Bryce confronts and threatens Clay under the assumption that it was Clay who blackmailed Marcus into publicly accusing Bryce of rape. Later, Clay is violently beaten at school by four masked students. He is then approached by Cyrus who invites him to join him and Tyler in vandalizing the school that evening, but when he does, he sees a group of students entering a storage shed next to the baseball field, which he correctly guesses is the location of The Clubhouse. He texts Justin and they reconvene. Meanwhile, Olivia contacts a girl, Sarah, and her mother and asks them not to testify.Testified: Pam Bradley, who talks about the atmosphere at Liberty High, and Kevin Porter, who talks about the day Hannah asked help from him.
|23||10||"Smile, Bitches!"||Kat Candler||Kirk Moore||May 18, 2018|
Tony is asked to testify, but chooses not to reveal that Hannah left him her tapes because he owed her a favor after she helped him evade arrest. During Sarah's testimony, she reveals Hannah was part of a trio of girls who bullied her at another high school. After an argument between Tyler and Mackenzie, his friendship with Cyrus breaks down. Offering marijuana, Sheri tempts some male students into taking her to The Clubhouse, where Bryce takes a picture of her and two other boys on a Polaroid camera, placing the photograph in a box filled with many others. She learns the code to unlock the door and shares it with Clay and Justin. During a baseball game, Zach confronts Bryce, tells him he knows Hannah was not lying, and quits the game. He goes to The Clubhouse to find Clay and Justin there, and hands Clay the box of Polaroid photographs taken in the Clubhouse, confessing that it was him who had given Clay the first three photographs. Clay reviews the photographs at home with Justin and Sheri, and they find a pair of photographs which show Bryce raping Chlöe. Clay also finds a picture of Nina and Hannah.Testified: Sarah, who talks about Hannah bullying her, and Tony Padilla, who talks about his friendship with Hannah.
|24||11||"Bryce and Chloe"||Jessica Yu||Marissa Jo Cerar & Thomas Higgins||May 18, 2018|
While testifying, Bryce lies and claims that he and Hannah had a casual sexual relationship, and that she falsely accused him of rape after he brought an end to it. When Bryce returns to school, Justin attacks him and a fight breaks out, which evolves into a mass brawl. Jessica shows Chlöe the two pictures of Bryce and her in The Clubhouse, and Chlöe confesses that she posted the pictures of Jessica in the classroom before she testified. Olivia, her legal team, and Jessica ask Chlöe to testify, and she agrees, but on the stand, she testifies that she remembers Bryce having sex with her and remembers consenting. The box of Polaroid photographs taken from The Clubhouse is stolen from Clay's car, and Alex is sent a package containing a gun and a threatening letter. Bryce's mother later asks him whether he was telling the truth in his testimony, and, after being pressed, he coldly confesses to raping Hannah. Flashbacks reveal that Bryce wanted a relationship with Hannah and was rejected himself. Clay becomes mentally tormented by hallucinations of Hannah, to the point where he contemplates both murdering Bryce and killing himself, but Justin manages to calm him down.Testified: Bryce Walker, who lies about raping Hannah, and Chloe Rice, who talks about the clubhouse but also lies about being raped by Bryce.
|25||12||"The Box of Polaroids"||Jessica Yu||Hayley Tyler & Brian Yorkey||May 18, 2018|
Justin receives a death threat before going to testify, but he tells of Bryce raping Jessica during his testimony nonetheless. After Alex realizes that Monty is responsible for intimidating people during the trial, Alex, Clay, Justin, Tony, Zach, and Scott confront Monty and he admits to stealing the box of Polaroid photos. However, after Monty takes Alex to a deserted location to retrieve them, he reveals he was lying and escapes. As a result, Jessica is encouraged by her friends to report her case of sexual assault to the police. After the Baker trial concludes and the jury finds the school district not responsible for Hannah's death, both Bryce and Justin are arrested outside the courtroom for their involvement in Jessica's rape. Mr. Porter is fired after a performance review, and Tyler is placed on a diversion program after one of his social media posts reveals it was him who vandalized the school.Testified: Justin Foley, who talks about his relationship with Hannah and confesses about Bryce raping Jessica.
|26||13||"Bye"||Kyle Patrick Alvarez||Brian Yorkey||May 18, 2018|
|One month later, after Bryce's sexual assault trial for raping Jessica, Bryce is convicted but sentenced to only three months' probation. Justin is sentenced to six months' probation and can only be released to one of his parents, neither of whom can be found which leads Clay's family to adopt him. Tyler returns to school but is beaten and brutally raped by an enraged Monty and two of his friends. The following night, at a school dance, Jessica and Justin share an intimate encounter, and Chlöe tells Jessica she is pregnant. "The Night We Met" plays and everyone dances with Clay. Tyler arrives at the dance planning to carry out a mass school shooting, but Clay learns of his plan, thanks to a text that Mackenzie received from Tyler. He then goes outside to confront him, encouraging him not to do it as peacefully disarms Tyler as Tony arrives to drive Tyler away in his car. As the car departs, sirens of the approaching police cars can be heard, and Clay is left holding Tyler's rifle in front of the school.|
On May 7, 2017, Netflix renewed the series for a second season. In August 2017, Jake Weber, Meredith Monroe, R.J Brown, Anne Winters, Bryce Cass, Chelsea Alden, Allison Miller, Brandon Butler, Samantha Logan, Kelli O'Hara, and Ben Lawson joined the recurring cast.
Filming began on June 12, 2017, but briefly stopped in October due to the then-ongoing Northern California wildfires happening around the areas where the series was being filmed. Production on the second season wrapped in December 2017.
|13 Reasons Why: Season 2 (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)|
|📅 Released||May 18, 2018|
|🏷️ Label||Interscope Records|
|Singles from 13 Reasons Why: Season 2 (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)|
|13 Reasons Why: Season 2 (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)|
|1.||"Back to You"||Selena Gomez||3:30|
|2.||"Lovely"||Billie Eilish and Khalid||3:21|
|3.||"Start Again"||OneRepublic featuring Logic||2:45|
|4.||"Falling Skies"||YUNGBLUD featuring Charlotte Lawrence||3:22|
|5.||"The Night We Met"||Lord Huron featuring Phoebe Bridgers||3:28|
|6.||"Tangled Up"||Parade of Lights||3:32|
|8.||"My Kind of Love"||Leon Else||3:29|
|10.||"Love Vigilantes"||New Order||4:21|
|11.||"The Killing Moon"||Echo and the Bunnymen||5:49|
|12.||"Promise Not to Fall"||Human Touch||3:28|
|13.||"Sanctify"||Years & Years||3:12|
|14.||"Tin Pan Boy"||YUNGBLUD||3:11|
|16.||"Watch Me Bleed"||Tears For Fears||4:17|
|17.||"Cities in Dust (Single Version)"||Siouxsie and the Banshees||4:06|
|18.||"Of Lacking Spectacle"||Gus Dapperton||3:24|
|19.||"Falling (In Dreams)"||Telekinesis||2:42|
|13 Reasons Why: Season 2 (A Netflix Original Series Score)|
|📅 Released||June 15, 2018|
|🏷️ Label||Interscope Records|
|13 Reasons Why: Season 2 (A Netflix Original Series Score)|
|3.||"Live and In Stereo"||2:51|
|4.||"This Case Is Simple"||1:20|
|7.||"Back To School"||1:19|
|10.||"All of Us"||1:20|
|12.||"More Than Friends"||2:41|
|13.||"Reasons Why Not"||2:08|
|14.||"I Love You and I Let You Go"||3:30|
|15.||"Start a Conversation"||2:15|
|17.||"Show Me Another Option"||2:02|
|18.||"What Do We Do Now?"||4:32|
The season received largely negative to mixed reviews from critics, with many praising the performances (particularly that of Boe, Luke, and Walsh) but criticism aimed at the poor execution of its topics; many declared it unnecessary. Rotten Tomatoes reports an approval rating of 27% with an average rating of 5.31/10, based on 51 reviews. The site's critical consensus states, "By deviating from its source material, 13 Reasons Why can better explore its tenderly crafted characters; unfortunately, in the process, it loses track of what made the show so gripping in the first place." On Metacritic, the season has an average score of 49 out of 100, based on 16 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
Catherine Pearson from DigitalSpy wrote a negative review, calling the season "even more problematic" than the first. She ends the review saying that, "Unrelenting depression seems to shroud the season, briefly lifted only to collapse back down as the show's thirteenth episode, once again, delivers a deeply disturbing scene of suffering." Jordan Davidson from The Mighty wrote that he "felt sick" after watching the final episode of the season.
A scene in which the character Tyler is attacked and sexually assaulted during the finale also caused controversy from fans and critics of the series, with some describing it as "unnecessary" and "traumatizing". The series' showrunner has defended the scene, saying that it was included in an attempt to "[tell] truthful stories about things that young people go through in as unflinching a way as we can".
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