PUBLISHED: 09:25, Tue, Sep 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:52, Tue, Sep 1, 2020
Netflix series Ozark saw a huge surge of popularity this year after season three dropped during the coronavirus lockdown. The show first debuted back in 2017 and had built up a cult following. However, the third series saw Ozark reaching new audiences, who were left shocked and distressed by the time the credits rolled on the finale.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Ozark season 3
The third outing of Ozark saw the arrival of Ben Davis (played by Tom Pelphrey), the bipolar brother of Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney).
Sadly, Ben got caught up in the crosshairs of Wendy and Marty Byrde’s (Jason Bateman) duplicitous dealings with the Navarro Cartel.
In the end, Wendy had her own little brother killed off by Nelson (Nelson Bonilla) in an attempt at damage control with Ben becoming collateral.
His death also seemed to be Wendy’s attempt at proving herself to Omar Navarro (Felix Solis) and gain his trust.
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Ozark season 3 featured Ben Davis who was bipolar (Image: Netflix)
Ozark season 3: Wendy Byrde had Ben Davis executed (Image: Netflix)
Although viewers were shocked by Ben’s death, some believed he could still be alive because the moment of his murder wasn’t depicted onscreen.
For those looking for a glimmer of hope will be disappointed after Ozark showrunner Chris Mundy categorically stated Ben was dead and wouldn’t be coming back.
Season three featured a key scene in season nine in which Ben gave a lengthy monologue.
During this scene he mentioned how he would sometimes wake up in the middle of the night and play out in his mind the worst possible scenario.
Ozark season 3 saw Tom Pelphrey play Ben Davis (Image: Netflix)
He said: “You’re driving your car and a kid comes out of nowhere on a bike, one of those scooters. You smack into that kid. The kid dies. The good part of your life is over. I’ll just wake up and I’ll flash to that.”
Ben’s words speak of a life-changing moment when any sense of normality is shattered – something which happens to him after he confronted Erin Pierce (Maddie Thompson) and