These '13 Reasons Why' Season 3 Fan Theories Will Make You Question EVERYTHING
Now that '13 Reasons Why' season 3 has been confirmed at Netflix, we can OFFICIALLY get into all the wild theories.
1. Was Hannah pregnant when she died?
We’re guessing season 3 of ’13 Reasons Why’ will scale back on focusing on Hannah. However, the theory of a hidden pregnancy before her death might draw the focus on her at least in a small way. Some fan theories have pondered whether the secret that Tony kept for Hannah involved an unplanned pregnancy. This is bolstered, perhaps dubiously, by the fact that Hannah’s ’11 Reasons Why Not’ also included a line about ‘making a difference in someone else’s life’.
2. Did season 2 take place in 2019?
’13 Reasons Why’ were clearly trying to reference the Columbine school shooting which took place April 20, 1999. When ’13 Reasons Why’ made the date for the school dance take place on Saturday April 20, there’s no way they could have been referencing this year. (April 20 was a Friday in 2018). So, either season 2 took place in 2019 or the writers screwed up their own timeline for no apparent reason.
3. Justin may have been lying about not knowing about The Clubhouse
No matter which way you spin it, Justin being oblivious about The Clubhouse makes next to no sense. Is there a possibility that Justin actually knew more than he let on? A few theories suggest that he may have known about The Clubhouse and kept it quiet. Could this be a season 3 twist?
4. Will there be 5 seasons of '13 Reasons Why'?
One redditor /BuxAPlentys suggests that 5 seasons is entirely plausible for the show at Netflix. They write, “I want season three to focus on their senior year. Season four could focus on the second half of senior year. Then the fifth could have a time jump to see what they're doing with their lives.” Netflix love a long running original series (see House of Cards, Orange Is The New Black etc) so never say never.
5. Did Tyler kill Monty before heading to the school dance?
On the list of wild theories that would turn season 3 on its head, we have the potential theory that Tyler already killed Monty before heading to the school dance. This is only born out by the fact that Monty wasn’t at the dance with everyone else. We’re going to have to call this one unlikely, though. If ’13 Reasons Why’ creators have showed us anything, it’s how much they love a redemption arc.
6. Will Justin's step dad kill Justin?
Possibly our strongest indicator of a huge season 3 bust up between Justin and his step-father came after the scene where Clay asks whether Justin would like to be adopted. The camera pans out slowly and we see Justin’s step dad watching them from his car. Since we know that Justin’s heroin days are far from over, is there a possibility that he could get to Justin with bad drugs or something even more sinister?
7. The school shooting actually happened and the season 2 ending was all in Clay’s head
The “it was all in the character’s head” trope is rarely done well and starting season 3 on such unstable ground would be quite unwise. Saying that, the theory has been floating around and some people could imagine a scenario where Clay failed to stop Tyler from carrying out his plans and spends season 3 dealing with the fallout from that.
8. Season 3 is all about a police interrogation and trying to find Tyler
Chelsea Alden (Mackenzie) recently spoke to Seventeen Magazine about this theory which she called “really interesting”. Shows like ‘Big Little Lies’ have had success with entire seasons centered around police interrogations of main characters. This could actually be a realistic avenue for season 3 to go down?
9. Could Alex and Zach get together?
’13 Reasons Why’ season 2 spent a lot of time teeing up a friendship between Alex Standall and Zach Dempsey. Could something occur between them in future seasons? Some fans believe so. They’ve both dated women in the past, but so have plenty of other men who date men. What do you guys think? Is a Zalex romance potentially on the cards for season 3?