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Episode 2: "Tape 1, Side B"
Note: This review contains spoilers
Friendship is complicated, and, in episode two, Hannah makes new friends with Alex and Jessica. The drama continues as 13 Reasons Why explores all types of relationships. It continues to make the audience relive high school experiences, both happy and unhappy. At first, it was Hannah’s first kiss, how rumors start, and now, Hannah’s new best friend(s). It starts out normally, as the three bond over their “new kid in school” status and get to know each other more. But nothing is ever what it seems. This episode delves into Hannah being the third wheel because Alex and Jessica start dating. Does no one recognize what friendship is anymore?
An interesting add on to 13 Reasons Why, are the extra relationships. Instead of focusing on Hannah’s tapes, I saw Jessica and Justin worried about Clay leaking the tapes. I don’t particularly remember reading this in the book but it adds a nice flare to increase the drama. Since that’s all I can bring up from side B of the first tape, I’ll just have to keep listening/watching to know more.