We have 13 Reasons Why Season 2 theories, don't worry
But it's Alex's situation that resonates as the biggest cliffhanger, a legit bomb dropped mere minutes before the end credits: He's fighting for his life after sustaining a gunshot to the head. Does he live? Does he die? Did he try to commit suicide? Or, as fans have creatively wondered, is Alex the first victim on Tyler's revenge-fueled hit list?
"The thing with Tyler collecting guns really shocked me when we read it in the script," Ross Butler, who plays Zach, told EW. "We knew that he had bought a gun earlier in the series, but to have a whole case of guns -- that's definitely one of the big cliffhangers for me personally. And another one is when Justin decides to leave. I really want to see what that manifests into."
For a show that addressed numerous hot teen topics in its first run -- drunk driving, sexual consent, and suicide among them -- gun violence could prove fertile ground for a follow-up. It's also easy to see 13 Reasons Why going in the same direction as a show like Broadchurch, another self-contained mystery series that ended up following its central crime to the courtroom upon expansion. In another massive departure from the book, Yorkey and his writers gave Hannah's parents the audio files of their daughter's tapes. Does this equip them with the evidence they need to go to trial?
"I would love [a Season 2]. There's certainly a lot more road to be traveled in terms of where the Bakers go from here," Brian d'Arcy James, who plays Hannah's dad, told EW. "That to me is a very interesting story, in terms of having to deal with that loss, deal with that grief, and channel it and try to make peace with it -- or not."
The possibilities seem endless, but Yorkey has a plan. "We absolutely talked about what could happen next," the showrunner told ET. "I would love to learn more about who these kids are, why they did what they did." He's just waiting on Netflix.