13 Reasons Why: Clay And Skye's Relationship In Season 2 Didn't Go Down Well With Fans

19 May 2018, 14:32 | Updated: 19 May 2018, 14:56

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Audiences weren't really feeling their early season romance.

After more than a year of speculating on what the second season of 13 Reasons Why would bring, fans of the controversial teen drama were finally able to watch the new episodes in full this past Friday (May 18).

Spoilers ahead: You have been warned.

Clay (Dylan Minnette) is, as expected, still very hung up on Hannah. Despite that, he attempts to move on with Skye (Sosie Bacon). You remember Skye, right? Clay and the sassy waitress from Monet's give their burgeoning flirtationship a go in 13 Reason Why season 2 and the fans are NOT with it.

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Before the new season dropped, Clay and Skye's relationship was alluded to, but it seems audiences were less than receptive to their fledgling romance.

"Clye" was definitely a "no" for some people.

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Skye and Clay
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Despite the need for Clay to move on, something about this pairing didn't resonate.

Scenes of them had people reaching for the fast forward button.

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Skye and Clay
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Yeah, people had STRONG feelings

Clay's complicated relationship to the memory of Hannah made the whole Skye situation a non-starter.

Eventually, it's revealed that Skye has some mental health issues she needs to take care of and the two end up breaking things off.

This can lead us to understand Clay's saviour complex though a more nuanced lens (Skye is a stand in for Hannah in this instance but it's untenable because he still has not gotten over the real Hannah.)

This could point to the reason Skye and Clay's relationship feels like a table with a wobbly leg. There is something off about the pairing, and it's almost like audiences are supposed to pick up on that.

In any case, Skye and Clay's relationship clearly wasn't the audience's cup of tea.

What did you guys think? Did they make a good couple or could you live without "Clye"?