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Javi Elizonndro (played by Alfonso Herrera) finally met his maker in the shape of vengeful Ruth Langmore (Julia Garner) within the second half of Ozark’s fourth and final season on Netflix. In an act to avenge the death of her cousin Wyatt Langmore (Charlie Tahan), Ruth knew the murder of Javi would undoubtedly lead to her own demise – which it will definitely did – but this wasn’t going to stop her and he or she enlisted the assistance of former allies Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney) to make it occur.

Together with blackmailed pharmaceutical giant Clare Shaw (Katrina Lenk), the Byrdes arranged a gathering with Javi under the guise it could be to debate the cartel’s working relationship with the organisation.

Unbeknownst to Javi, Ruth had threatened the Byrde duo and Clare to lure him to a secluded location as a way to kill him.

When quizzed on whether Wendy would’ve known the ramifications for Ruth if she sets up the murder of Javi – in addition to putting her circle of relatives in peril – showrunner Chris Mundy agreed the inevitability that Ruth was going to kill Javi anyway was behind the Wendy’s decision.

“I actually do think that’s the primary reason,” Mundy said.

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“Because I believe Wendy and Ruth are so similar and I believe that’s partly why they’re like this [butting heads] a whole lot of the time.

“It’s like they see one another clearly, Marty doesn’t all the time see Wendy as clearly as he should for his spouse.

“And he doesn’t all the time see Ruth as clearly as he should as a type of surrogate father,” he went on to Gold Derby.

“But Wendy and Ruth see one another, so I believe there was some extent where Wendy was type of like, ‘Okay.’

Ultimately, the inevitable did catch as much as ruth in the shape of Javi’s mother and recent cartel boss Camila (Veronica Falcon).

Camila had successfully managed to oust her brother Omar (Felix Solis) as head of the cartel because of a grimy cop who lured him into the center of nowhere and show him under the illusion it was a prisoner exchange.

Now fully aware of Ruth’s actions, Camila tracked her down within the Ozark series finale and shot her within the chest outside her trailer.

The Byrdes, meanwhile, escaped the ordeal unscathed and after some fake smiles and political manipulation, ended the series still on top and still working with the cartel.

Nevertheless, they did face one last challenge in Ozark’s final moments thanks to personal investigator Mel Sattem (Adam Rothenberg).

It seemed the Byrdes had finally met their match in the ultimate jiffy as Mel had worked out they played an element within the murder of Ben and he threatened to show them.

Nevertheless, children Jonah (Skylar Gaertner) and Charlotte (Sofia Hublitz) had come on board with their parents’ wicked ways.

A lot so, that the series ended with Jonah shooting Mel because the screen faded to black.

Ozark seasons 1-4 can be found to stream on Netflix now.

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