What happened at Homecoming in 13 Reasons Why season 3?
24 August 2019, 00:00 | Updated: 24 August 2019, 00:15
The mystery of what happened at Homecoming and who killed Bryce Walker are at the centre of 13 Reasons Why season 3. So, how did the Homecoming game chaos lead to Bryce's murder?
13 Reasons Why returned to Netflix Friday Aug. 23 and the mystery of who killed Bryce Walker was at the heart of season 3. Season 3 opened up with new girl Ani witnessing Clay Jenson's arrest, but the event that proves to be the animating force for the whole season is Homecoming. What happened at Homecoming and what chaotic events afterward led to the murder of Bryce Walker?
Most of the season is spent referencing a huge bust up that takes place at the Homecoming game but we don't get to see what happens until the later part of the season. As it turns out, the events of Homecoming are a huge catalyst for Bryce's murder
Warning: Major spoilers for 13 Reasons Why season 3 ahead
What happened at Homecoming on 13 Reasons Why?
We see Homecoming at Liberty High from multiple perspectives across episodes 11, 12, and 13 of season 3.
The Homecoming game was always going to be a tense one. With Bryce returning to play for Hillcrest against his old team, emotions were running high long before kick-off.
When Bryce arrives at Liberty, he heads to the locker rooms to confront Monty about assaulting Tyler. There, he tells Monty never to go near Tyler again or he'll come after him. He also tells Jessica he has something to give her and asks her to meet him at the pier after the game.
Later, when Bryce sees Zach Dempsy and Chloe hugging before the game, he takes his rage and jealousy out on his former teammate on the football field, breaking his leg and effectively ending his sports career.
Meanwhile, Jessica's planned HO protest turns into an all out brawl after a Hillcrest football player grabs her breasts and students begin to storm the field.
Bryce's football field attack prompts Zach to ambush him at the pier and beat him badly. Zach leaves him bruised but not dead.
Later, Jessica and Alex show up to the pier at Bryce's behest. He is incapacitated but Bryce manages to give Jessica the tape. It's not until Bryce threatens to injure Zach that Alex erupts with rage and shoves Bryce in the water, where he drowns. Jessica watches on, shocked.
So, if it weren't for Homecoming and the chaos of the night, Bryce would likely still be alive.