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In "Tape 6, Side B," the truth will out
arussell232 April 2017
Warning: Spoilers
"It 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." - Hannah Baker

This is the first episode where the tape is the B-plot. Everybody else gets a lot more room to shine in this episode, and gets a lot more to say. Even Clay is a smaller player this episode, not doing much until the final 25 minutes. This really works for the most part, as we finally get some better understandings of where these characters are coming from.

The tape itself is about the final party that Hannah goes to before her suicide. It happens to be Bryce's party, which she goes to after she makes a huge mistake in accidentally losing a bunch of money that her parents entrusted her with. She goes, and at first has a good time, until Bryce enters the hot tub with her and eventually rapes her. Like the last time this happened, it's a well-done scene done with taste and tact. This is the event that pushes Hannah to make the tapes and to eventually kill herself a week after the party.

Clay's story this episode involves him going to Bryce's house in order to get a confession out of him about how he raped Hannah. He gets it, but at the cost of getting severely beaten up, and he celebrates by escaping Bryce's house. We don't see him after that, which makes me wonder what'll happen next, especially given the end of the episode. But we'll get there.

The rest of the teens involved with Hannah's tapes meet at Monet's in a sometimes hilarious and character building scene, in which they mostly agree to finally tell the police the truth. The entire truth. How that plays out will have to be seen in the next episode, but I'm hoping they actually do it and don't skimp out on it.

Justin gets thrown out of his house while Jessica tries to stop drinking, and something happens at the end of the episode. We hear ambulances going by Clay's house at night, and then we hear in the ambulance that a 17 year-old has been shot, and somebody is dying. We don't know who yet, but since we've got one more episode, I'm sure we're gonna find out.

All in all, this episode is a really good one. It doesn't compare to some recent ones, or the last episode, but it does manage to effectively set things up for the finale, and manages to craft an entertaining and well-written story to boot. There's only 60 minutes left in 13 Reasons Why, how do they all tie it up?

+The truth is finally coming out

+Character development

+The Monet's scene

+Bryce's story

+The Killing Moon

+Great writing

9.6/10.
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10/10
Very Engaging.
michaelaasuquo7 May 2017
It 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." - Hannah Baker

This is the first episode where the tape is the B-plot. Everybody else gets a lot more room to shine in this episode, and gets a lot more to say. Even Clay is a smaller player this episode, not doing much until the final 25 minutes. This really works for the most part, as we finally get some better understandings of where these characters are coming from.

The tape itself is about the final party that Hannah goes to before her suicide. It happens to be Bryce's party, which she goes to after she makes a huge mistake in accidentally losing a bunch of money that her parents entrusted her with. She goes, and at first has a good time, until Bryce enters the hot tub with her and eventually rapes her. Like the last time this happened, it's a well-done scene done with taste and tact. This is the event that pushes Hannah to make the tapes and to eventually kill herself a week after the party.

Clay's story this episode involves him going to Bryce's house in order to get a confession out of him about how he raped Hannah. He gets it, but at the cost of getting severely beaten up, and he celebrates by escaping Bryce's house. We don't see him after that, which makes me wonder what'll happen next, especially given the end of the episode. But we'll get there.

The rest of the teens involved with Hannah's tapes meet at Monet's in a sometimes hilarious and character building scene, in which they mostly agree to finally tell the police the truth. The entire truth. How that plays out will have to be seen in the next episode, but I'm hoping they actually do it and don't skimp out on it.

Justin gets thrown out of his house while Jessica tries to stop drinking, and something happens at the end of the episode. We hear ambulances going by Clay's house at night, and then we hear in the ambulance that a 17 year-old has been shot, and somebody is dying. We don't know who yet, but since we've got one more episode, I'm sure we're gonna find out.

All in all, this episode is a really good one. It doesn't compare to some recent ones, or the last episode, but it does manage to effectively set things up for the finale, and manages to craft an entertaining and well-written story to boot. There's only 60 minutes left in 13 Reasons Why, how do they all tie it up?

+The truth is finally coming out

+Character development

+The Monet's scene

+Bryce's story

+The Killing Moon

+Great writing

9.6/10.
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9/10
Tape 6, Side B (#1.12)
ComedyFan20107 August 2017
Warning: Spoilers
Well the first tape where something indeed horrible happened to Hannah. Bryce raped her as well. So this is what triggered her suicide. But while I do feel a bit more empathy for her now I still dislike her character. I still feel worse for Jessica. I still think she is the second worse person in this story (after Bryce of course) for harassing people after her death. Sure, I get why she would do it to Bryce, but not the rest.

I also don't get why they all have so many worries telling the truth. The only ones who can really be in trouble are Bryce and Sheri. Why would Alex, Courtney, Ryan etc. be worried?. Is there more to come or is it just some moral thing they try to project on the teenagers how this nonsense that happened between some of them is "bullying"?.

Well we have a big question now who is that 17 year old who got shot. They want to make us think it is Clay by having his mom discover that he didn't come home. But I think that either Tyler or Justin shot someone. Tyler that guy who was harassing him or Justin Bryce. We'll see in the last episode.
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1/10
13 reasons why s1 e12 review
pzfjijj_mp11 September 2019
Overall this episode is probably best one out of the season (would of rated a 4/10) but the end, and the overall message is horrible. It's a massive insult against mental health and suicide

1/10
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