Everything that we still desperately need to know.
The last word we hear on Alex is that he was identified as the teenage male who had attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself in the head. But... did he try to kill himself (as his prior behaviour suggested) or was he shot by Tyler? There was no word on whether or not Alex had died either - he was in critical condition when the show ended. Whichever way Alex's story goes, it could provide a heartbreaking story for the second season (if there is one, that is...)
In Tyler’s deposition confession, he comes clean about all the bullying that goes on at school. After the depositions, we see Tyler with a bunch of photos in his room and some guns. Was Tyler plotting a mass shooting? He’s also seen removing a picture of Alex from his "hit list", but he does so after he remembers that Alex was the one that always stuck up for him. But is he sparing him from his list or checking him off because he’s already killed himself?
Jessica eventually tells her father about what Bryce did to her but what does HE do and how much does she actually tell him? Will he persuade Jessica to testify against Bryce in the lawsuit? Will they press charges against Bryce? (Please say yes, jfc.)
Ok, so we know that Sheri confesses that her actions lead to Jeff’s death to the police but will she be punished for it? Will anyone be punished by law for their sh*tty actions? *cough* Bryce *cough*
Nothing seems to come of the depositions but now that Mr Porter and the Bakers are in possession of the tapes, Jessica has told her dad and Clay now has a taped confession from Bryce himself, will he actually be punished for what he's done? Fingers crossed.
The last we see of Justin, he’s just confronted Bryce and has finally washed his hands with him. He walks away with a bag full of alcohol, money and a gun but where was he off to? Why has he got a gun? Where are all these teenagers getting guns from?
Seeing as he didn’t help Hannah when she told him about her rape, we wanna know that hell he thinks when he finally listens to the tapes? DOES HE LISTEN TO THE TAPES? Will he submit them as evidence knowing that he is at fault for not believing Hannah when she confided in him? Or does he just get rid of them to spare his job and rid himself of blame?
As we know, Hannah’s parents filed a lawsuit against the school for their failure to detect or protect Hannah in the events that lead to her taking her own life. They had a strong enough case to win despite not entering the tapes as evidence. But do they ever win?! Will we ever find out? We guess it all comes down to whether or not anyone decided to submit Hannah’s tapes as evidence...
We know that Tony (reluctantly) gives the Bakers a digital copy of Hannah's tapes but do they ever listen to them in full? We see them listening to the first line of Tape 1, but do they continue? Do they ever manage to hear Clay's 14th tape? Surely they end up submitting them as evidence in the lawsuit but at what cost?
Why did Hannah trust Tony so much with the tapes in the first place? There was a question mark against his name on her brainstorm and he had always been kind to her in the past so it’s fair to say that he 100% wasn’t in any way accountable for her suicide. Maybe the fact that he had nothing to do with her death made her trust him enough to pass on her tapes. But at the same time, why didn’t he just give them to her parents and save them the drama?
There seems to be a lot of history between the two and yet nothing is really established. She seemed pretty standoffish when Clay came to the coffee shop with Sheri. Did they used to date? Or were they just very close friends who fell out of touch?
Is Clay ok? Does he need a hug? What will Clay say in his deposition, seeing as the rest of the them didn’t own up to ANYTHING, will Clay be the one who spills absolutely everything he heard on the tapes? Or is everyone else going to try and stop him? At the end of the season, we see him, Skye, Tony and his boyfriend heading off into the sunset but where are they heading?
As we've just established, there's a LOT of unanswered questions and incomplete storylines floating around so there's definitely potential for a second season. As of right now, there's nothing planned but both Jay Asher and Selena Gomez are keen to explore what might happen next. Author of the original book, Asher decided against writing a second instalment but has said that he'd love to see a follow up in the future - but will he write it?