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Netflix’s thrilling cartel series got here to a jaw-dropping conclusion last month when the ultimate seven episodes of Ozark were unleashed to streamers. Before Wendy (played by Laura Linney) and Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) made their final try and escape the clutches of the cartel, nevertheless, their former partner Darlene Snell (Lisa Emery) met a brutal demise within the midseason finale.

Lisa and her Ozark co-star Charlie Tahan have opened up on two of probably the most shocking deaths within the show’s history.

At the tip of the primary half of season 4, each Darlene and Charlie’s character Wyatt Langmore are callously taken out by the Navarro cartel’s second in command, Javi Elizondro (Alfonso Herrera).

Ruth Langmore (Julia Garner) manages to get her revenge for her cousin’s death but, sadly, this was the last we saw of the pair before the gripping final chapter.

Series regular Lisa revealed in the brand new documentary, A Farewell to Ozark, she suspected Darlene’s death was within the pipeline, though this on no account made it any easier to say goodbye.

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“It was crushing to learn that I used to be going to be killed and yet, I could smell it coming,” she said.

“I mean, you possibly can’t keep someone like Darlene kicking around eternally. She’s gotta get her comeuppance.”

Darlene and her late husband Jacob Snell (Peter Mullan) caused each the Byrdes and the cartel loads of trouble throughout the primary 4 seasons of Ozark.

After the death of her husband, Darlene began an unexpected relationship with Wyatt, which ultimately led him into the cartel’s crosshairs.

Lisa said: “Once I first learned that Wyatt and I were going to turn out to be an item… I assumed it was very daring, a daring thing for them to do.”

And showrunner Chris recalled: “I called Charlie and Charlie laughed for a solid two minutes before he said anything. He just laughed his a** off.”

Charlie remembered the exact same call and likewise confirmed laughing with Chris down the road before getting all the way down to the main points.

“Chris Mundy called me and told me, a pair months before we began shooting, and we were just cracking up,” he said.

“I believe he mentioned it began as form of an inside joke within the writers’ room, and so they were like, ‘What if Darlene and Wyatt went together?’”

Fans grew surprisingly keen on their seemingly out of nowhere romance, and were naturally devastated once they were each killed off in a single fell swoop.

Ruth’s revenge against Javi may not have made up for the lack of two of the viewers’ most beloved characters, though they were still glad to see the cartel boss get his comeuppance.

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

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