Warning! The following list contains massive spoilers regarding the entirety of Ozark Season 2 and will list every major death of the new episodes. If you have not watched Season 2 in its entirety and still want to, we highly advise you hold off on reading this list until after completing the season!
Jason Bateman's Netflix drama Ozark took viewers on a wild ride in Season 1 and left a cliffhanger that only teased additional craziness down the road. The much-anticipated Season 2 delivered that promised craziness in spades and left a surprising character body count in its wake. The season, thankfully, didn't touch Game of Thrones' death count numbers, although the importance of the characters killed off almost certainly put it on the same level.
That said, not all characters and their storylines are created equal, so we ranked every major death in Ozark Season 2 from least to greatest in regards to how much it'll matter should the series continue on to Season 3:
Roy Petty - Bludgeoned To Death By Cade Langmore
There's no denying Roy Petty was a major player in most of the events surrounding Season 2, although the Cartel ensured he was essentially powerless by the season's end. This no doubt led to his apathy when he was approached by Cade Langmore about wanting to be an informant, and because Petty had dropped his guard, this led to Cade catching him upside the head with the tackle box and pummeling him to death. Cade dumped Petty's body in what appeared to be the same fishing spot Roy met Russ Langmore in Season 1, and it looked like law enforcement was on their way to uncovering his body in Ozark's closing moments.
As big of a character as he was, Roy Petty's death in Ozark is rather inconsequential towards the show's future. In fact, Petty's death is almost beneficial to the F.B.I., as the agent was getting increasingly sloppy with his methods of obtaining information. His death will undoubtedly help cover up anything he did that would've constituted a mistrial should the F.B.I. move in on the Byrdes or Cartel, and all that information he gathered is in the agency's hands and ready to hand off to the next agent on the case. The only question now is if the F.B.I. has another agent tough enough to hang with the various criminals of Ozark.
Mason Young - Shot In The Neck By Marty
Pastor Mason Young had fallen on hard times ever since the Snells killed his wife, and was seen earlier in the season preaching on a street corner with his baby Zeke. Wendy tried to help and make amends by gifting the pastor a large sum of money but wound up getting kidnapped after Young thought she was responsible for child services taking his baby. Marty goes through the ringer and pulls off the impossible to meet Young's outrageous demands, but eventually has to cap the preacher when he goes unhinged and threatens to kill Wendy anyway.
Marty having to kill Mason certainly rattled him, to the point the Byrde patriarch wasn't fully himself towards the end of Ozark Season 2. That's what Wendy thought anyway, which inevitably led to the power shift we see happening in the season finale where she's making decisions for the family's future. We're not sure how much things will change with Wendy calling the shots over Marty, although her first major move in the role showed she's not as concerned with how her actions affect her relationship with other characters.