Why did Ozark end the way it did?

Ozark season four, part one ended with Agent Miller arresting Omar Navarro, which has left the fans with the question, what will happen in part two?

For the past five years, Ozark has been a hit crime drama series hosted on Netflix.

The series is lauded for its surprising and expected plot twists, which have taken the story in unexpected directions for technically three and half seasons, with the season finales receiving the most praise.

Hence, with the recent conclusion of season four, part one, it came as no surprise when it ended with an unexpected cliffhanger that has left fans anxiously awaiting part two.

However, as we have come to expect, the implications of the finale would only last until the first episode of part two.

What is Ozark about?

Ozark premiered in 2017 as part of Netflix's original content for that year and was an immediate hit with fans.

The crime drama series was created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams and is, according to IMDB, centred on, “A financial advisor drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder money to appease a drug boss.”

The series title characters are married couple, Martin “Marty” Byrde and Wendy Byrde, played by Jason Bateman and Laura Linney.

The show has also earned three Primetime Emmy trophies, with main supporting lead actress, Julia Garner earning an Emmy for her role as Ozark’s Ruth Langmore in 2019.

Why did Ozark end the way it did?

Netflix’s Ozark released season four, part one in January 2022. The first part consisted of seven episodes, and it started and ended with a cliffhanger.

The first episode strategically opened with a flash-forward scene that ended with the Byrdes in what looked like a fatal car accident, leaving the viewers to think about the implication thereof.

However, though the first scene in the first episode was completely unexpected, the ending of season four, part one further intensified the need to know what happens in part two.

This is as Agent Miller went against her superiors to arrest Omar Navarro, after he had struck a deal with the FBI, which would allow him to travel between Mexico and the United States (US) freely. However, his arrest has placed Agent Miller’s life in danger.

Moreover, it impeded on the plan the Byrdes had of earning their freedom for facilitating the deal between Omar and the FBI. Therefore, the ending has opened room for the various plot points that the story can go in part two.

When is Ozark season 4, part 2 set for release?

Ozark season four, part two was released in January 2022. Part one had seven episodes, with part two also set to feature seven episodes to conclude the entire series.

In light of Netflix’s silence, with there being no official release date for part two as of yet, fans have speculated that part two is set to be released during the second half of 2022.

This is as it is believed that the break would allow for Netflix subscribers time to watch season four, part one and previous seasons, so they are ready to see how the story ends.

Especially considering that it was suggested that the series finale episodes will also reference earlier seasons.

What to expect from Ozark season 4, part 2

It has been over a month since the release of Ozark season four, part one. Therefore, for fans of the show, there has been enough time to binge watch the season.

As a result, the series’ creators and producers have begun to tease details on season four, part two.

The biggest of which is the suggestion that Wendy Byrde might venture into exploring her political aspirations, which was also teased in season two.

This might be the manner in which the family can free Omar from the FBI’s arrest and earn their freedom too. Moreover, it might end the conflict between the married couple as Marty pursues peace.

Ozark’s Chris Mundy on season 4, part 2

In January 2022, showrunner Chris Mundy spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about working on the seven-episode series finale and his intention with the series finale.

While he did not tease details on the ending, he did state , “I always want closure. I don’t want to feel messed with. I want to feel like, ‘OK, that was the end.” Mundy went on to add, “So hopefully people will feel closure by the end — whether they like it or not, I don’t know.”


Though Ozark is gearing up for the release of the second half of season four, which will also be the series finale, it has yet to confirm the expected release date.

However, the intentional silence from the production team has only left fans wanting more, as the show lauded for its surprising and unexpected plot twists did not disappoint with part one.

Moreover, with part one concluding with Omar Navarro’s arrest at the hands of Agent Miller, we can only imagine what part two has in store for us.

Especially when we look back at the events that transpired in the first seven episodes, from the FBI infiltrating the Navarro cartel with Omar as an informant, to Omar’s pursuit of freedom, and the Byrdes also attempting to earn their freedom through facilitating the deal between Omar and the FBI.