My thoughts on "13 Reasons Why" season 2

Sometimes, we all just need some hope. Sometimes, we all just need a happy ending.

I think that's what we all needed with this season of "13 Reasons Why." That's what we deserved with this season. We deserved some hope. And, up until the last 30 minutes of the 13th episode, I thought it was going to give us that.

I wish this season would have ended with the character Olivia Baker, Hannah's mom, saying, "No matter how many reasons there might be why, there are always more why not." That's when the screen should have faded to black, and the credits should have started to roll. Instead, of course, Netflix had to add in the shock factor. And, I don't know about you, but I didn't need a shocker.

I started writing this blog post immediately after watching the final episode. And my body is still shaking, and I feel kind of nauseous (eating dinner while I was watching this episode definitely wasn't the smartest decision).

There were so many good things about this season of "13 Reasons Why." Before today, I was ready to write about all the reasons I loved this season, especially in comparison to Season 1. I was going to talk about how they got it right. The scene near the end when Clay hears his and Hannah's song and everyone comes up to him, puts their arms around him, and dance in a circle — that scene should have been so powerful. I should have had warm fuzzies. But, all because of two minutes in the middle of the episode, what should have been a powerful scene lost all meaning to me. Because of this less-than-two-minute scene,  a scene which seemed so random in its placement, all of those "good things" I was going to write about evaporated from my mind.

In an article on, Jordan Davidson wrote, "No one should watch the scene in the last episode of '13 Reasons Why.' ... It is incredibly graphic and likely triggering for many."

And I agree.

I'm not saying don't watch this season of "13 Reasons Why." Just push the "stop" button at exactly the 38-minute mark of the 13th episode and pretend that's the end. That's when I wish I would have ended it. And, if you really need to know what happened, just read Jordan Davidson's article instead.

If you watched the episode and were triggered, talk to someone you trust, call the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-4673, or text "START" to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.

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