Ozark season 3 spoilers: How will Ruth Langmore deal with that shocking murder?

WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Ozark season 2

Season two of Ozark concluded on a jaw-dropping note with the tables turning once again for the Byrde clan.

One of the biggest moments in the season two finale was the death of Cade.

Cade’s murder was ordered by Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney) after she decided that he was too much of a risk to her family.


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She was seen meeting with Cade in a diner and offering him a holdall full of money to leave town for good and stop bothering her and Marty (Jason Bateman).

Cade quickly accepted and was seen driving out of town with a bagful of cash but his merriment was cut short when he was shot dead and the money taken as payment.

The moment proved to be a massive shock for Marty after he realised that Wendy had ordered the execution without even bothering to consult him.

On top of that, she crossed the line into a brutal killer and crime lord – a transition that was coming given her actions throughout the course of season two.

As season two came to a close, Ruth Langmore (Julia Garner) was seen with her father’s corpse in the mortuary.

She sat with him and spoke to him before strangely kissing him on the lips – a move that some have suggested alludes to a history of sexual abuse committed by Cade.

But how will Ruth deal with the brutal murder?

How will Ruth Langmore deal with shocking murder?

Ruth doesn’t yet know who killed her father but she’s a smart woman and it won’t take her long to figure out that her boss Marty was behind it in some shape or form.

When she does find out, Ruth could avenge Cade’s death by possibly trying to kill Marty or Wendy.

Reflecting on the impact of Cade’s death, writer Chris Mundy said: “I think for Ruth, it’s going to be more complicated than she would guess.

“In a way, she wanted her dad dead because while she could love him, she could never really be free until he was gone.”

Mundy added to Thrillist: “And he was never going to be gone unless he was physically dead and gone. But I think that’s going to continually haunt her.”

His quotes suggest that Ruth’s grief process will be complex and perhaps unpredictable due to the twists and turns in her relationship with Cade.

There will be the dichotomy between her love for her father but also the rationale that he’s better off dead and gone.

Either way, Cade’s death is going to be a big part of the story going forward with Ruth set to be changed markedly by it.

Mundy went on to comment on the ramifications for Wyatt (Charlie Tahan), saying: “He’s sort of the purest soul in the show in a lot of ways.


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“And I think his life would not have been in a good place had he tied in with Cade.

“At the same time, the one person he cared about most was Ruth, and he’s probably lost that, or at least lost a version of that.

“So I think that the amount of confusion Wyatt’s going to be in is going to be really interesting to dissect.”

Wyatt is going to wrongly suspect Ruth of killing her father following her confession about the death of his father Russ Langmore (Marc Menchaca).

Ozark season 1 to 3 are available to watch on Netflix now

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