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Warning! The following contains spoilers for 13 Reasons Why Season 4. Read at your own risk!
13 Reasons Why's final season is out, and there were just as many twists and turns as fans came to expect from the Netflix show. The stars obviously had their own opinions on how the whole thing was executed as well as thoughts on how Season 4 might be received by viewers. According to actress Alisha Boe, she expected some to be 'very upset' by Season 4.
I think the audience will be satisfied, shocked, and probably some will be very upset. Some won't be. But like anything, it's a very good way of wrapping up. All the characters get a very solid wrap-up storyline. So I think for me, I was very satisfied and happy with all the endings.
Alisha Boe was certainly right about the "very upset" crowd, as some viewers felt gutted by the series' major death of Justin. Then there were opinions from viewers who felt the season could've been better, as evidenced by the season's poor critical reception and audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes. As Boe predicted, there were also those who were satisfied.
As for what other stars thought, Brandon Flynn had some hopes for how viewers would respond to 13 Reasons Why Season 4. Flynn mentioned that the knowledge that it was the final season lit a fire under him and others to make it "something special," and that translated into a specific way he hoped fans would respond:
I hope that the audience goes, 'I really wish I could see what happens next with them.' Because then I feel like the show really did its job. We've created these characters that you're in love with and you want to watch. And in some weird, meta way, I hope that's the message, too, that that's how you should be with people who aren't on a Netflix show.
As much as it may not be fun to leave audiences wanting more, I can get behind Brandon Flynn's thought process. A conclusive ending makes it feel like there are no more stories to be told, which is not the case in real life. It should feel like the living characters in 13 Reasons Why have more to their story, because in their world, they do. I'm just hoping college isn't nearly as chaotic for them as high school was.
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