Netflix, 13 Reasons Why

Abounding Justifications

Netflix original mental-health drama 13 Reasons Why released their first season in its entirety on March 31.

#13ReasonsWhy has been greenlit for a second season and is based on best-selling literature of the same name.

rottentomatoes: 85%

metacritic: 76

imdb: 8.8


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Hannah Baker endures some unsavory human experiences with thirteen individuals from her high-school and is sexually assaulted, ultimately she decides to commit suicide.  Before doing so she records and mails 13 different narratives on a cassette tape, one for each person.

Hannah Baker, Netflix, 13 Reasons Why, Katherine LangfordQuote1Hey, it’s Hannah.  Hannah Baker.  That’s right.  Don’t adjust your… whatever device you’re hearing this on.  It’s me, live and in stereo.  No return engagements, no encore, and this time, absolutely no requests.  Get a snack.  Settle in.  Because I’m about to tell you the story of my life.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“Thanks, Clay.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1Like so.  Now, if they ask you if it’s real butter, what do you say?  And smile when you say it.  I know, terrifying.  But it sells the big lie.  Oh, and, uh, little trade secret: If they’re cute, only put butter on the top so they have to come back for more during the movie.  So you can chat ’em up.  I like it.  I think we’re gonna get along.  As long as you remember I started here three weeks before you, so I have seniority, which is why I’m training you.  Which is insane if you think about it, because I just moved here two months ago and I have no idea what I’m doing.  Do you like it?  Here?  No, this town.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“Wow  You’re an actual nerd, aren’t you?  I admire that.  There’s courage in being a nerd.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1Hey, it’s Hannah.  Hannah Baker.  Don’t adjust your… whatever device you’re hearing this on.  It’s me, live and in stereo.  No return engagements, no encore, and this time, absolutely no requests.  Get a snack.  Settle in.  Because I’m about to tell you the story of my life.  More specifically, why my life ended.  And if you’re listening to this tape… you’re one of the reasons why.  I’m not saying which tape bring you into the story.  But fear not, if you received this lovely little box, your name will pop up.  I promise.  Anyway, the rules here are pretty simple.  There are only two.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“The rules here are pretty simple.  There are only two.  Rule number one: you listen.  Number two: you pass it on.  Hopefully, neither one will be easy.  It’s not supposed to be easy, or I would have emailed you an MP3.  When you’re done listening to all 13 sides, because there are 13 sides to every story… rewind the tapes, put them back in the box, and pass them on to the next person.  Oh, and the box of tapes should have included a map.  I’ll be mentioning several spots around our beloved city.  I can’t force you to visit them, but if you’d like a little more insight, head for the stars.  Or, you know, just throw the map away and I’ll never know… or will I?  You see, in case you’re tempted to break the rules, understand I did make a copy of these tapes, and I left them with a trusted individual who, if this package doesn’t make it through all of you, will release these copies in a very public manner.   This was not a spur of the moment decision.  Do not take me for granted.  Not again.  Do what I say.  Not more.  Not less.  You’re being watched.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1Love that helmet.  It’s adorable.  Aren’t you afraid of helmet hair?  you just need some product.  A little effort to style it, blow-dry it in the morning.  That ship has sailed, don’t you think?  Instead of, say, some other regions, like most boys?  Come on, helmet, you’ve got bathrooms to clean.  Mm.  I don’t, actually.  Oh, uh, party at my house tomorrow night.  You’re invited.  It’s mandatory.  Don’t bring the helmet.  Put your finger on ‘C,’ your other finger on ‘4.’  Bring them together.  That’s our first red star.  I know, right?  A map.  Old school, again.  No google maps, no app, no chance for the interwebs to make everything worse, like it does.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“You’ve arrived at my first house in this shitty town… where I threw my first and only party… and where I met Justin Foley… the subject of our first tape.  It was just a party.  I didn’t know it was the beginning of the end.” — Hannah Baker

“Justin, you were in love with my friend Kat.  My only friend.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1I win!  You owe me five dollars.  I met helmet.  Stop having so much fun, Clay.  You’re too buttoned up.  Hey.  Apparently.  Thanks.  I like your understated sense of fashion.  See you.  He didn’t seem that bad.  I think I want a beer too.  Oh, my God, you’re both nerds.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“So, you see, that’s where the trouble began.  That smile.  That damned smile.  The one and only Kat moved away before the start of school.  She was the kind of friend that couldn’t be replaced, even by falling in love with the boy she left behind.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1Right.  Yeah, I saw you too.  You’re drier now.  Was it profound?  Your change?  Yeah.  Sucks.  You talk to her?  Yeah, me too.  A little.  i, uh, should get to class.  I guess you will.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“Being Kat’s boyfriend was the only remarkable thing about you, but, Justin, you were my kryptonite.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1Dempsey.  Yeah.  So, anyway, I know you wanted me to hook up with Zach, but– I’m evil.  No, I would never–Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“I was an office assistant third period.  So I knew where you were third period.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1Whoa!  Careful there.  Geometry with Bates.  No wonder you’re in a hurry.  Fifth period.  The worst ten hours of my day.  Speaking of, gotta go.  You will!  I even decided to like basketball for you, Justin.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“Jensen!  Clay Jensen!  Helmet!  Through here.  Did you get lost on your way to the library?  So, sit.  You always stand and fidget.  It makes me anxious.  How can you eat those?  Seriously, what does that look like to you?  I want to get the complete high school experience.  Shut up!  Don’t be jealous, Clay.  You’ll fill out.  Someday.  Maybe.  Is your dad also thin and nervous?” — Hannah Baker

Quote1Hey, helmet.  Can you email me your French notes?  I can’t understand Madam Steinberg.  It’s like she’s speaking German.  Thanks, but no.  My chariot awaits.  Bye, Clay.  See you, Justin.  You don’t take the bus.  You clearly don’t lack confidence.  You did research.  I like it.  It shows initiative.  Or something?  So, I could give you my number or give you some fake nuclear launch codes?  I’ll just take your phone.  One, you give me your phone, two, I put my number into it– No excuses now.  I’ll be right back.  Forgot my geometry book.  No clue.  I don’t take the bus either.  Call me!  Handsome.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“I’m just using the calculator.  And helping a friend with homework.  Do you know any of them?  We’re just working on this math problem.  So, you needed help with a math problem?  Because I’ve got homework of my own, and I can’t just talk on the phone all afternoon.  No!  I– I mean, uh, what problem were you having trouble with?  The one about the, uh… trains?” — Hannah Baker

Quote1Two trains leave at different times, but when do they meet?  In 30 minutes.  Eisenhower park.  Rocket slide.  Oh, my God.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“I know what you’re all thinking.  Hannah Baker is a slut.  Oops.  Did you catch that?  I just said ‘Hannah Baker is.’  Can’t say that anymore.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1I dreamed our first kiss would take place in the park.  I never told you that.  The dream starts with me at the top of the rocket… holding on to the steering wheel.  It’s still a playground rocket, but every time I turn the wheel to the left or the right, the trees lift up like they’re taking flight.  And I’m scared… because I don’t know how to fly.  But you’re there at the bottom of the slide to catch me when I fall.  And that’s all that happened.  We kissed.  Why?  Did you hear something else?  Nope.  We just kissed.  Sorry to disappoint you, but I guess now we’re even.  Sort of.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“That was pretty good.  Yeah.  My turn?  Okay.  What are you doing?  I’m wearing a skirt.  Hang on, hang on.  I got this.  Let me just…  Okay, okay.  One, two, three.  Ah!  Yeah.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1See, I’ve heard so many stories about now that I don’t know which one is the most popular.  But I do know which is the least popular.  The truth.   See, the truth isn’t always the most exciting version of things, or the best or the worst.  It’s somewhere in between.  But it deserves to be heard and remembered.  The truth will out, like someone said once.  It remains.  So, thank you, Justin.  Sincerely.  My very first kiss was wonderful.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“What came after my first kiss?  Not so wonderful.  I’m not angry you betrayed me.  I’m angry that I trusted you in the first place.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1Hey, helmet.  Can I eat with you?  I don’t mind.  So, communications class.  Really?  Mrs. Bradley doesn’t have a clue what it was like to be our age.  ‘I find it best to confront the issue head-on by saying, ‘Pardon me, but you really hurt my feelings.”Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“Have you ever in your life been able to confront an issue head-on?  Have you ever even had an issue?  I don’t think you’re socially awkward at all.  I think you’re just scared.  I think you’re waiting.  Wow.  Okay, meaning what?  Pardon me, but you really hurt my feelings.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1A rumor based on a kiss ruined a memory that I hoped would be special.  In fact, it ruined just about everything… as you’ll soon see.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“And stick around, Justin.  I’m not through with you yet.  I know you probably didn’t mean to let me down.  In fact, most of you listening probably had no idea what you were truly doing, but you’ll find out.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1Turn the tape over for more.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“Welcome back.  So glad you’re still listening.  Are you having fun?  You must be wondering who’s next, and why.  Is it you?  What did you do?  how did you end up on these tapes?  Maybe you did something cruel.  Or maybe you just watched it happen.  Maybe you didn’t even realize you were being cruel.  Maybe you didn’t do anything at all.  And maybe you should have.  Too late.  I think you know exactly what you did.  And after these tapes, you’ll never forget it.  I know I won’t.  Oh, and uh, by the way… I’m still dead.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1Friendship.  It’s complicated.  But don’t worry.  You won’t go through this alone.  That’s not fun.  Trust me.  I’ve been there.  Now, it won’t be easy.  It might even hurt a bit.  Or a bit more than a bit.  that depends on you.  But fear not, we’ll get through this.  Step by step, tape by tape.  You and me.  Together.  And don’t forget… there are others.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“See, I can guarantee that one of the reasons you’re still listening is that you really want to know… who are the others?  Who else is responsible for my death?  Well, you’re going to learn soon enough.  And, of course, they’re going to learn about you, too.  If they haven’t already.  What?  Feeling paranoid?  On edge?  Yeah.  High school does that to a person.  You never really know who you can trust.  And who you can’t.  So keep your wits about you.  It’s all part of the game.  But, remember, it’s not a game.  Not at all.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1Okay.  Enough with the small talk.  It’s time to meet the star of tape one, side b.  So, without further ado, let me introduce my former friend.  Step up, Jessica Davis.  You’re next.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“I met Jessica a couple of weeks into sophomore year.  Apparently, we needed to be counseled.  Hey.  Mrs. Antilly?  Me, too.  Any clue why?” — Hannah Baker

Quote1Hey, Joanne.  Are you following me?  Fair point.  This is a disaster.  We’re walking in the same direction.  Impossibly perky counselor lady can’t turn out to be right.  I was thinking 12.  Really loud.  Home.  I live in Bristol.  You?  Hot chocolate.  Intriguing.  Especially as the day is warm.  Huh.  I got shit that needs curing, too.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“Yeah, Kat was the best.  When she moved, I just… Yeah, well, it sucked.  Parents on the lam?  So you’re always the new kid.  And it ends up getting around your new school.  So you end up that girl.  I’m that other girl.  Stupid Mrs. Antilly.  Bitch is good at her job.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1FML.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“Losing a good friend is never easy… especially when you don’t understand why you lost them in the first place.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1You’ve heard of the butterfly effect, right?  That if a butterfly flaps its wings at just the right time in just the right place… it can cause a hurricane thousands of miles away.  It’s chaos theory.  But, see, chaos theory isn’t exactly about chaos.  It’s about how a tiny change in a big system can affect everything.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“Chaos theory.  Sounds dramatic, but it’s not.  Ask a mathematician.   Or better yet, ask someone who’s been in a hurricane.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1Alex, maybe you think I’m being silly, like I get my titties in a twist over the tiniest things… but you didn’t walk that hall.  You didn’t feel those eyes on you.  You’ve never heard those whispers.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“High school is bullshit.  I wish there was a button to fast forward you through all the shitty parts in life and go straight to the good parts.  College.  In New York City.  The minute I get there, I can be someone else.  Whoever I want to be.  Okay?  High praise.  Thank you.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1Really, Clay?  What if girls made a list and you got… worst biceps.  Precisely.  Once again, you and the point are complete strangers.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“The butterfly effect.  It started with Justin, then on to you, Alex.  And the rest of you.  Maybe these tapes will start a new butterfly effect.  Who knows?  Everything affects everything.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1We’re always watching someone.  Following someone.  And being followed.  Facebook, twitter, instagram… they’ve made us a society of stalkers.  And we love it.  Of course, stalking someone in real life is a whole ‘nother thing.  That’s right.  I had a stalker.  And if you’ve made it to A-4, you’re outside his window.  Just like I am… right now.  Any guesses yet?  No?  Well, stay tuned to hear about the skeletons he dug up.  For now… let’s see if he’s got any of his own.  I get that it’s a thrill… looking into someone’s life.  My heart’s pounding right now.  Can you hear it?  Listen.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“Welcome to your tape, Tyler Down.  So, tell me… when did it start?  How long were you watching me, Tyler?” — Hannah Baker

Quote1I can’t believe you don’t like them.  So you hate zombies?  You’re a zombie racist.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“Boys are assholes.  Some are assholes all of the time.  All are assholes some of the time.  It’s just how boys are.  Well… maybe not all boys.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1I waited for you, Marcus.  And I just had to sit there, wondering.  Imagining.  Playing over all the different scenarios in my mind.  And all the while thinking that they all knew… everyone in the whole place… that I’d been stood up on Valentine’s day.  I decided to give you one more chance.  Stupid Hannah.  And then you finally showed up.  Except you weren’t alone.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“The fuck, Marcus?  I’ve been sitting here for an hour.  I already had a milkshake.  Damn it, Marcus.  Nothing.  Just sit down.  So why’d you bring the entourage?  You scared you’re not safe out here on your own with me?  Oh yeah?  You givin’ em college credit?  Oh, my God.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1And, again, you were funny, Marcus.  And I thought maybe… just maybe it was going to be all right.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“It was good an hour ago.  What are you doing?  Seriously, Marcus?You’re such an asshole.  No.  Stop it, no.  Get off me.  Don’t touch me!  Get off!  Get away from me.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1I couldn’t move.  I couldn’t get up and leave or scream.  Anything would have been better than sitting there thinking that somehow this was my fault.  Thinking I’d be alone the rest of my life.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“But through it all you want to believe there are good guys in this world.  I knew there were.  I believe it.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1Fun fact.  I did some research on tombstones the other day.  Or, more specifically, on epitaphs on tombstones.  The best one I could find was by this writer called Henry Charles Bukowski, Jr.  On his tombstone, he has engraved the picture of a boxer… and beneath the boxer, two simple words: ‘Don’t try.’  I wonder what will be on mine.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“You’re going to tell me this one’s no big deal… but let me tell you about being lonely.  Humans are a social species.  We rely on connections to survive.  Even the most basic social interactions help keep us alive.  Statistics prove the subjective feeling of loneliness can increase the likelihood of premature death by 26%.  If it sounds like I’m quoting from a school textbook… I am.  Too bad nobody bothered to read it.  And let me tell you… there’s all kinds of ways to feel lonely.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1I’m not talking the garden variety lonely in a crowd lonely.  That’s everyone, every day.  And it’s not that ‘when will I find love’ kind of lonely.   Or that ‘the popular kids are mean to me’ kind of lonely.  The popular kids are always mean.  That’s how they get popular.  I know.  Ironic.  Old news.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“The kind of lonely I’m talking about is when you feel you’ve got nothing left.  Nothing.  And no one.  Like you’re drowning, and no one will throw you a line.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1And when you’re that kind of lonely, you reach for anything… no matter how silly it may seem.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“It happened after Valentine’s day… when you really feel that lack of human contact.  Especially when you make contact with the wrong human.  That’s a whole new level of lonely.  But through it all… you still want to believe there are good guys in the world.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1Maybe you can’t imagine what it’s like to be on the sidelines, Zach… like most of us are.  You can’t imagine why a little piece of paper could mean so much.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“The day after you insulted me in the cafeteria, my compliment bag was empty.  Not even a cute bunny.  By the end of the first week, I knew something was up.  Maybe I should have let it go, but I didn’t.  I wrote you a letter.  I poured my heart out, opening up about personal things I hadn’t had the courage to admit to anyone: How hard life is getting… how lonely I felt… and how those stupid compliments actually meant something to me.  And then I step my trap.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1I was hoping once you’d read the letter, you’d get it, you’d realize how much I needed those silly things you were stealing from me.  But I guess I wasn’t even worth a reaction.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“I get it, Jess.  I gave you a ride home.  That didn’t make us friends again.  So I guess I didn’t have any friends… at all… anymore.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1See, I have this theory, Zach.  I have this theory that you’re lonely too.  Could that be possible?  What kind of lonely could the great Zach Dempsey possibly feel?  Maybe that kind where you think no one truly sees you.  I know that kind of lonely.  Do you?Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“It all started because I was feeling lost.  I needed direction.  Any direction.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1Dream big, they say.  Shoot for the stars.  then they lock us away for 12 years and tell us where to sit, when to pee, and what to think.  Then we turn 18, and even though we’ve never had an original thought, we have to make the most important decision of our lives.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“And if you don’t have the money and don’t really have the grades, a lot of the decision gets made for you.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1So you bear your heart to one person and everybody ends up laughing.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“Sometimes the future doesn’t unfold the way you think it will.  Shit happens, and people suck.  Maybe that’s why I stopped writing… and eventually started making tapes.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1I was going to start brand new.  I was going to cut away the past… and leave it all behind.  I was going to work harder.  Be smarter.  And be stronger.  Because you can’t change other people, but you can change yourself.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“I thought maybe starting over didn’t have to mean cutting myself off completely.  Maybe I’d been hanging with the wrong people.  Maybe I could start over with the right person.  But if I’d have known what was going to happen, I never would have walked through that door.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1When you do something wrong, you can’t just… like… ignore it.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“I just needed to be alone.  This was starting to be more than I could live with.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1I know it was guilt I was feeling.  And anger.  I think lots of anger.  Anger at the whole fucking world and the way it works.  But mostly anger at myself.  For what I could have had, and never would.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“See, I never told you, Clay, but I’ve always admired you.  You are who you are, and you don’t care.  And I always cared what other people thought of me, as much as I acted like I didn’t.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1It seemed like no matter what I did, I kept letting people down.  I started thinking how everyone’s lives would be better without me.  And what does that feel like?  It feels like nothing.  Like a deep, endless, always blank nothing.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“And for those of you who will now be looking for signs everywhere… what does it really look like?  Here’s the scary thing.  It looks like nothing.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1Well, it looks like it’s almost over.  And I qualify as ‘cool people?’  Well, uh, I’d better get going.  My parents are probably super worried by now.  Sorry, I gotta go.   Bryce!Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“The way I see it, there are two different kinds of death.  If you’re lucky, you live a long life… and one day your body stops working and it’s over.  But if you’re not lucky, you die a little bit… …over and over… …until you realize it’s too late.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1Please, Bryce.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“I know some of you might think there was more I could have done, or should have done.  But I’d lost control.  And in that moment, it felt like… it felt like I was already dead.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1I thought maybe I could forget about what had happened.  But thanks to you, Bryce… …I’d finally lived up to me reputation.  And I knew there was no way I could ever live that down.  But I thought at least maybe I could set the record straight.  So I started making a list… trying to piece together just exactly how my life had gone so wrong.  And the names that came out.  Life is unpredictable… and control is just an illusion.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“And sometimes all that unpredictability is overwhelming.  And it makes us feel small and powerless.  And once I took a look back… and I finally understood how everything happened… I decided that no no one would ever hurt me again.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1One last try.  I’m giving life one last try.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“I recorded 12 tapes.  I started with Justin.  Then Jessica.  Who each broke my heart.  Alex, Tyler, Courtney, Marcus, who each helped destroy my reputation.  On through Zach and Ryan… who broke my spirit.  Through tape number 12… Bryce Walker… who broke my soul.  But a funny thing happened as I finished number 12.  I felt something… shift.  I had poured it all out… and for a minute… just a minute… I felt like maybe I could beat this.  I decided to give life one more chance.  But this time, I was asking for help… because I know I can’t do it alone.  I know that now.” — Hannah Baker

Quote1Of course, if you’re listening to this, I failed.  Or he failed, and my fate is sealed.Quote2 — Hannah Baker

“I thought I could never show my face at that school again.  Everything was dark for days.  But then… just a little flash of light.  A flash of light, and you think, maybe…” — Hannah Baker

Kind, caring, sensitive, a martyr, Hannah Baker is an Idealist.

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“Watcha doing?  Sorry.  I didn’t mean to scare you.  You were just lost in– what is that you’re listening to?  Cassettes are history now?  Hm!  Of course they are.  Can I listen?  Clay, school emailed me again today.  You know I hate being the kind of parent who asks if you want to talk about anything, but… if you want to talk about anything… Didn’t you two work together at the Crestmont?  But you didn’t know her very well?   Language.  Clay.  Slow down, hon.  It’s just homework.  Hold on, Tony’s?  Now?  Dinner’s in a half hour.  Text me if you’re gonna be later than really late.  Bye.” — Lainie Jensen

“Everything okay?  Clay, your forehead!  Did you fall off your bike?  I’ll get the first aid kit.  You are bleeding.  You need ointment.  What happened?  That’s all?  Ah-ah.  Your helmet, please.  Seriously?  Hannah Baker!” — Lainie Jensen

“We’re all having breakfast together this morning.  Are you awake?  Are you alive?  I have to be able to see you to know you’re alive.  It’s a minimum requirement.  I heard indistinct mumbles.  Shower, then breakfast.  Downstairs, please.  Eggs’ll be ready in a minute.  Dig into the french toast.  Want cream with that?  It has been almost two weeks since we sat for dinner together as a family.  I am nothing if not a realist, so I am proposing that we have family breakfast every day instead.  We just have to get up a little bit early.  We won’t do the full spread every day, but it’s nice to start off right.  So, how’d your project end up last night?  With Tony.  For history, right?  Clay, we know the last few weeks have been hard.  Dr. Ellman said you could have them available if needed.  It’s a new prescription.  Don’t forget your lunch!  He’s keeping secrets.  Secret-keeping is learned behavior.  As is the silence.” — Lainie Jensen

“Honey?  What happened, sweetie?  Is everything okay?  You’re not fine.  I’m your mother.  I can tell you’re not fine.  You haven’t been for a while.” — Lainie Jensen

“Is that why you’re upset?  Why would it be?  Tell me.  Are you being bullied?  You would never be a bully.  Because I know you.  Because you’re a good kid.  Clay, honey.  If this case could hurt you in any way… then I won’t take it.  But you have to tell me why.  You have to tell me what’s going on.  I can’t help you if you don’t talk to me.” — Lainie Jensen

“My son is worth everything to me, as I’m sure Hannah is to you.  And if I lost him… felt someone had taken him from me, I would pursue and remedy possible.  But I don’t know any amount of money would suffice.  I think I would only settle for the truth… whether I like it or not.” — Lainie Jensen

Justin Foley, 13 Reasons Why, Netflix, Brandon FlynnJustin Foley

“What the hell are you doing?  Looking for something?  You tell me.  ‘Course I do, Clay.  You’re not that innocent, Jensen.  I don’t give a shit what she says.” — Justin Foley

“Hey.  Hannah, right?  Justin.  Foley.  I saw you at the party the other night.  Yeah, well, we went home and changed.  Huh?  Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.  Totally.  So, uh… Kat’s gone.  Yeah.  I mean, you know, like, a little.  Oh, yeah, yeah.  Totally.  So, I’ll see you around, then.” — Justin Foley

“I’m sorry about that.  Oh, you have him, too?  Oh, yeah, great.  Um… I’ll see you later?” — Justin Foley

“Ride home?  You guys go.  Yo, bus with hot girl, car with idiots?  Hey, is that seat taken?  I don’t?  Well, then, I guess it’s your lucky day.  You clearly don’t have geometry with Mr. Bates fifth period.  No.  Yes, I mean… I don’t know, maybe.   So, could I like maybe get your number or something?  I’ll just take your number.  Huh?  Okay, right right, right.  Where are you going?  Wait, I’ve got mine here if you need– Shit.  Hey, where the hell is this thing going?” — Justin Foley

“Oh, hi, Mrs. Baker.  yeah, she was totally just helping me with it.  Uh, math.  No.  I just said that to get you alone on the phone.  Okay, I can call you back.  The trains?  Oh!  I get it.  Um… Train ‘A’ is leaving my house in a few minutes.  Train ‘B’ is leaving your house… Thirty minutes seems like an awfully long time for two trains going full speed, huh?” — Justin Foley

“Just wait, I’m gonna get you.  How was that?  Yeah, you liked it?  All right, your turn.  Yeah.  Wait, wait, wait, wait I have to get this.  I’m wearing a skirt!   You good?” — Justin Foley

“Porter wants to see me about Hannah.” — Justin Foley

“Get off me, I’m not saying anything.  Fuck off.  Okay, assholes.  A picture’s worth a thousand words.  No, Bryce, stop!  Hey, Bryce, stop!  Hey!  Bryce, come on, man!” — Justin Foley

“The fuck are you looking at Jensen?” — Justin Foley

“Mind your own fucking business, you got it?” — Justin Foley

Kevin Porter, 13 Reasons Why, Netflix, Derek LukeKevin Porter

“Guys.  Second Bell.  Mr. Foley, let’s go.  Get to homeroom.  You too, Mr. Jensen.” — Kevin Porter

“The students did this on their own.  We thought it just best to leave it.  I’m sorry, um… Let me try this again.  Yeah, there was, once.  Ma’am, I really don’t know.  es.  I mean, we can go through the rest in my office.  That way I can return the textbook.” — Kevin Porter

Pam Bradley, 13 Reasons Why, Netflix, Keiko AgenaPam Bradley

“So, there are a number of ways to get help if you need it, or if a friend does, okay?  And all of this information is on the board outside my room or outside of the main office.  It’s on the Liberty High home page.  Okay, everyone, thank you.  We’re never done with it, Mr. Pratters, which is why it’s important to know the signs that someone you care for might need help.  I mean, are they withdrawing from friends and family.  Is there a change in their appearance?  Are they having trouble in…” — Pam Bradley

“The group collaboration project is worth one-fifth of your semester grade total, so– Okay, so please be committed and constant and fair to each other.” — Pam Bradley

“Clay.  Clay.  Are you with us?  So, between now and then, observe yourself.  Bring in information.” — Pam Bradley

“Okay, everyone, settle in.  Today we’re discussing ways to navigate difficult interactions.  People, at least a nod in the direction of our no devices rule.  Okay?   We are talking about ways to address conflicts with your peers, all right?  How can we communicate more effectively without the use of emojis?  All right, I need two volunteers for a little roleplaying exercise.  People, phones, otherwise they’re going away.  Last chance.  Yes, Sherri.  Thank you.  And who else?  You in the back?  Yes.  And Mr. Johansen.  You’ll be my volunteers.  I’ll get the scripts.  Sit tight.  Everybody’s gonna get a turn.” — Pam Bradley

“We’ll continue our discussion of nonverbal signals tomorrow.  So, until then, make note, be aware.” — Pam Bradley

“Good morning, everybody.  I trust you all did the reading last night, so today we are going to jump into… social learning theory.  So, the theory is that people learn by observing the behavior of those around them.  Can anybody give me an example of this?  Anyone.  Clay.  Very good.  So, one person’s opinion or bias can influence the rest of the group.  this theory can also be applied to criminal behavior.  If a young person’s friends or family participate in deviant acts, that young person is far more likely to do the same.” — Pam Bradley

Clay Jensen, 13 Reasons Why, Netflix, Dylan MinnetteClay Jensen, 13 Reasons Why, Netflix, Dylan MinnetteClay Jensen

“Nothing.  I’m just– What would I be looking for?  Do you even know my name?” — Clay Jensen

“I like the hair.  The short hair.  Um… I liked the long hair, too.  And, um, I realize this makes me seem wishy-washy, and I should have said something the other night, and in truth I don’t actually like change, but this change seems cool.” — Clay Jensen

“Yeah, sorry, what?  Yeah, no, I am, I’m with you.” — Clay Jensen

“Hey, Tyler.  Nothing.” — Clay Jensen

“Hey, Courtney.  I have?  Sure.  No.  But, um… a lot of things don’t make sense.  Right.  Yeah.  Yeah, good talk.  Yeah, sure.  Uh, no, mom wanted to drive me, and you know, talk about things.  Yeah, of course.  Yeah.  Everything was better before.” — Clay Jensen

“It’s a butter-based product.  Okay, uh, why?  Oh, chat’s not really my thing.  I think it’s going well.  At the Crestmont?  I find the various smells fascinating.  Oh, right.  Uh… I don’t have anything to compare it to.  I’ve lived here all my life.  It’s like asking Han Solo ‘How is space?'” — Clay Jensen

“Catch you later.  Dad, where’s your radio thing?  That thing you play CDs on when you’re painting or working in the yard or whatever.  That really what they’re called?  It plays tapes, right?  Same.  Everyone’s still acting weird.  Me?  I’m… fine.  I’m good.  So, can I– I can use the boom box?  Sure thing, dad.” — Clay Jensen

“Holy shit.  Jesus!  What have we said about helicopter parenting?  It’s, uh… it’s nothing.  It’s for history class.  Mm-hm.  No, uh, it’s dumb.  I’m gonna head up to my room.  Homework.  Which explains why dad showed interest in my life.  You two are dangerous when you coordinate.  I didn’t really know her, mom.  Yeah, for a little while– Not really.  I need to get to work– Shit!  I’m sorry.  I gotta… I gotta go work.  This thing is due in two days, so I gotta go.  Yeah.  Thanks, mom.” — Clay Jensen

“What the hell?  Shit.  I have to go to Tony’s.  He needs one of the tapes.  We’re working together.  Make me a plate for later?  I will.  Bye.” — Clay Jensen

“Hey, Tony.  Something wrong with her?  I’m well, thank you.  Nothing.  I was, uh… I was out for a ride.  I’ll do it.  I should get out of here.  No, thanks.  My mom’s making pork chops.  If I’m not home soon, she’ll call the cops or something.  Oh, I know.  Uh… I don’t know.  Yep.  I’ll see you later.  I do?  Oh, yeah, right.  Here.” — Clay Jensen

“Why the hell am I on this?  I never did!  Whoa!  Oh, shit.” — Clay Jensen

“Yeah.  No, I just forgot something.  What?  It’s nothing.  Low-hanging branch.  I went through the woods.  It was dark.  I don’t need first aid.  Mom, please don’t say ‘ointment.’  I’m fine, really.  I told you, bike, branch, skin.  Mom, I tell you everything about my life because it is so fascinating, I promise.  I’ll clean it up.  I have to go.  Tony’s waiting.” — Clay Jensen

“You mean ‘adorable’ in a helpless baby animal sort of way, I’m guessing.  My hair does the same thing no matter what, just sits there.  And sacrifice my masculinity?  Forgive me for wanting to keep my brains in my head.  You mean ‘we’ve got.’  Cool.  Where, uh… where do you live?” — Clay Jensen

“You bet on me?  I still remember that clown.   I just thought he was nervous.  This is quite a turnout.  People are happy to see you go.  I feel like that should count.  Uh, sprite.  Sure, I like beer.  I’m having fun, totally.  Woot!  She kind of was.  Tell her what?  Well, give me a break.  I’m not good with the… you know, and the gay rumors only recently subsided.  It’s like, around her, I can be different, you know?  I’m the new and improved Clay Jensen: high-school sophomore, archaeologist-slash-adventurer.  You won’t say anything to her?  Kat!  Zach Dempsey, really?” — Clay Jensen

“Oh, hey.  Sorry.  Oh, uh… coach Patrick assigned the game for history homework, so…  Uh, yeah.  Okay.  Tootsie roll?” — Clay Jensen

“Like all that’s good and sweet in the world.  Mm.  I didn’t figure you for a sports person.  Justin is the complete high school experience?  Yeah, pretty much.” — Clay Jensen

“Hey.  Sure.” — Clay Jensen

“Hey, Tony.  Yeah, fine.  Uh… Yeah, I was gonna ask–  You’re right.  Thanks.” — Clay Jensen

“What the hell, Tony?  How do you fit into all of this?  Did you help her do it?  did you know she was going to?  Then how the hell– Is that all I’m gonna get?  How do you know?  What if I don’t?  What if I can’t?  Worse than Hannah being dead?  Am I side two?” — Clay Jensen

“Uh, I’ve got geometry homework.  I thought she had some good ideas.  Yeah.  Kind of.  Or… I guess being socially awkward has its advantages.  Well, sometimes it’s better to wait.  Just that, um… nothing.  I mean… Hannah.  Hannah.” — Clay Jensen

“You… you did what?  Oh.  We are?  Yeah, I’m alive.  Door closed.  You heard my voice.  Well, you take what you can get in this life, mom.  It’s all right.  I don’t eat breakfast either, so… How early did you have to get up?  Yesterday?  Fine.  Yeah, uh, it’s, um, it’s this oral history project, about, like, students who came before us and stuff.  I stopped taking these two years ago.  They’re not.  And they’re probably like, expired anyways.  I gotta go.  I need to get ready for school.” — Clay Jensen

“Sorry, I just, uh… Is Justin here?  Justin Foley?  We’ve got this assignment, and– Clay Jensen.  I’m in your fifth-period history class.  Yeah.  So, uh, is he here?  I will.  If I see him, I’ll tell him.  Sorry to interrupt your practice.  Yeah, coach?  I don’t know.” — Clay Jensen

“Oh.  Hey, Sheri.  Everything is everything.  Well, kind of.  I… Have you seen him?  Well, that’s worrisome.  Yeah.  No reason.  Just homework.  This is me, so… I’m trying to be.  You and Hannah were friends.  She ever tell you– Did she ever say anything about me?  Anything… bad?  Yeah, sure.  Be great.” — Clay Jensen

“I’m just trying to figure this out.” — Clay Jensen

“Uh… Yeah, an example would be like slang.  If somebody starts saying some word, eventually everybody’s saying it.” — Clay Jensen

“Look, I’m just saying, I don’t… Okay, vampires, aliens, even werewolves, I get it.  I get the motivation, I get the metaphors, right?  But, like, zombies?  They’re just…They’re just stupid.  Just, like, I don’t understand ’em.  What’s their story?  They don’t want to take over the world, kill their masters, anything interesting.  They’re not good or evil.  They’re just hungry… for brains.  I mean, like, brains.” — Clay Jensen

“What?  I’m fine.  I don’t want to talk about it.  Why are you taking that case, mom?  Why are you getting involved with all that?  Isn’t it a conflict of interest?  Am I being bullied?  You really want to know?  What if I was the bully, mom?  Would you want to know that?  How do you know?  Maybe there aren’t any good kids.  I have to get ready for bed.  You can’t help anyway, mom.” — Clay Jensen

“Everybody wants to talk.  No one wants to do anything.  I should get to class.” — Clay Jensen

“Um, about what I said yesterday, about Hannah writing that note.  Well, I… I wasn’t trying to say it was your fault, and I wanted to apologize for being rude.  ‘Cause people need to take responsibility for their actions… and face the consequences, one way or another.” — Clay Jensen

“Uh, no.  Yeah, from an anthropological point of view.  You know. Observing the millenial teenager in its natural habitat.” — Clay Jensen

“I think that’s bullshit.   I think we should blame ourselves.  I think we all could do better.” — Clay Jensen

Matt Jensen, 13 Reasons Why, Netflix, Josh HamiltonMatt Jensen

“‘My radio thing?’  My boom box.  They were.  I believe now they’re called obsolete.  Uh, yeah, it’s in the workshop.  It does, last I checked.  How were things at school today?  And you?  Um… How are you doing?  Yes, of course.  The boom box.  Go.  But… keep in touch.  Okay?” — Matt Jensen

“You don’t drink coffee.  Might’ve been a more subtle way to introduce the idea.  He’s 17.  I’d be worried about him if he weren’t keeping secrets.” — Matt Jensen

Tony Padilla, 13 Reasons Why, Netflix, Christian NavarroTony Padilla

“Hey, Clay.  You want a ride home?  No bike today?  Oh.  Can I play you a tape?  You’re still on the old media, huh?  Uh, it’s so much better.  You said it, son.” — Tony Padilla

“Hey, Clay.  Dad, you remember Clay.  So, Clay, what’s up?  On the other side of town?  Hand me the rag.  That sounds different?  Sure you don’t want to stay for dinner?  They emailed all the parents again.  No sense of irony in that comment.  None.  He’s, uh… He’s a simple man.  Clay, I think you got something that belongs to me.  My keys.” — Tony Padilla

“Hey, Clay.  You okay?  Is that my walkman?  It’s no sweat.  You don’t want to hurt yourself.  Again.  Eisenhower park.  That must mean you’re about ready for side two.  Night, Clay.  Take care of yourself.” — Tony Padilla

“Hey, Clay.  What’s the deal?  I’m not on the tapes, if that’s what you’re asking.  No, I did not.  No.  Listen to the tapes, Clay.  Hannah wanted it done like this.  I can’t tell you that.  You have to listen.  Then it will only get worse.  Trust me.  I’ll see you around, Clay.” — Tony Padilla

Bryce Walker, 13 Reasons Why, Netflix, Justin PrenticeBryce Walker

“No, no, mom, it’s a stupid school e-mail.  You do not need to come ho– Uh, hey, hold on.  What the fuck are you doing?  Get out, dude.  Hey, sorry.  Yeah, I’m fine, I’m fine.  Everything’s fine here.  Just stay in Aspen.  Yes, I am sure, mother, 100 percent sure.  Put dad on the phone.” — Bryce Walker

“Hey, there.  You’re, um, you’re the new girl.  Uh, I like your laugh.  Thanks.  I’ll see you later… I hope.” — Bryce Walker

“Did you get to first base, Justin?  Second?  Third?  Public space.  That’s hot.  Oh, yeah.  We’re sending that shit around.” — Bryce Walker

Courtney Crimsen, 13 Reasons Why, Netflix, Michele Selene AngCourtney Crimsen

“Clay.  How are you doing, sweetie?  You’ve been on my mind.  Well, I just feel like we all need to be there for each other at a time like this, you know?  It’s all just so sad.  It just doesn’t make sense, right?  Exactly.   So true.  Some things, you know, just don’t have simple explanations, right?  I’m glad we got to talk.  Bye.” — Courtney Crimsen

“Hannah’s truth is not my truth.  No way.” — Courtney Crimsen

Olivia Baker, 13 Reasons Why, Netflix, Kate WalshOlivia Baker

“I see.  She doesn’t have any stickers or pictures inside.  Why doesn’t she have any stickers?  No, it’s Hannah’s locker.  Why is it like that?  This is everything, then?  The lawyer said bring everything.” — Olivia Baker

“Hannah.  I don’t want you on the phone when there’s homework.  Phone.  Phone!  Do I know this friend?  More homework?  Hello, Justin.  Hannah’s doing her homework.  Oh, really?  What are you working on?  Math.  Oh.  All right, then.  Let me know if you need my help.” — Olivia Baker

Andrew Baker

“You’d think there’d be a master key or something.  Honey, it’s just a locker.  We just need anything personal.  Lawyers say a lot of things.” — Andrew Baker

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