Summary: In flashbacks, Hannah leaves the party with Sheri who runs over a stop sign but doesn't want to call the police about it. Later, Jeff drives and doesn't see the fallen stop sign and is killed in an accident. In the present, Clay confronts Sheri about what she did but while Sheri doesn't tell the truth to Jeff's parents, she is paying for her mistake in her own way. Clay tells the truth to Jeff's parents. Tony meets Clay and tells him the next tape is his.
The Good: Hannah is being handled much better in these later episodes. I'll have to leave the problems from the earlier episodes in the past and say that Katherine Langford's performance has made me buy that she has started really hating her life. Now that we are getting time to see Hannah on her own, we can get a good idea of how she is struggling to deal with the pain she carries with her while the show also makes us understand more about why she did what she did.
Sheri's story was really good because she has been the most easy to like characters so far. She seemed genuinely upset about what she did and while she couldn't quite bring herself to reveal the truth, I was glad to see her doing something to attempt to make up for her fatal mistake. It makes her feel more human than most of the other characters on this show.
Seeing Clay upset about Jeff's death was pretty powerful and helped to explain away a moment when he was probably more rude to Hannah than she could have been. It was good to see how he reacts to death considering that we never got to see his immediate reaction when he learned about Hannah's death.
I enjoyed the ending as well. It was nice to see Tony coming to see Clay to help him get through his tape, and I like that Clay got nerves when he found out it was his tape next. It felt pretty real and also consistent with Clay's character who had a tough time getting through the tapes.
The Bad: Justin and Jessica are still a problem. We got some development for them now but it's too little and too late for me to care at all about them. I also have to seriously question Jessica going to Bryce. I thought she had made the realization that she was raped last episode but apparently she either didn't, making that scene pointless, or she just chose to ignore it. Either way, her hanging out with Bryce was ridiculous and felt like the stupidest thing her character could have done. Jessica has quickly become the stupidest and most annoying character which I really don't like. I really should sympathize with her much more than I do.
I thought Sheri abandoning Hannah right away was dumb. Their conversation was like 30 seconds long before Sheri just left Hannah on the side of the road. It felt dumb and out of character for her not to talk more to her and just leave her on her own like that. The scene also felt rushed which is odd considering that this episode was 10 minutes shorter than usual and could have easily gotten away with a little more time.
The Unknown: What happened with Clay and Hannah at the party? Clearly it is what put Clay on the tapes, but if he doesn't know what it is, then what could it be?
Was Jeff actually drunk or not? From what we know of him, I would say that he wasn't but I guess we will never know for sure.
Best Moment: The ending was the most powerful moment for sure, and while I don't think Tony and Clay's relationship has been the best executed in the show, it has gotten a lot of screen time so it makes sense to put some focus back on them as Clay goes through this big moment.
Character of the Episode: Sheri.
Conclusion: This was another solid episode, and while it didn't do anything great, I thought it was an easy enough watch.
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