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Ozark Fans Have Theory About Finale Credits Song

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Ozark Fans Have Theory About Finale Credits Song

The much-adored crime drama series, Ozark, created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams, has been going strong now for nearly half a decade, with the first ever episode airing way back in 2017.

Since then, the series has attracted die-hard fans from all around the world who follow the fate of the Byrdes' family amidst a backdrop of crime, cartels and corruption.

In the most recent episode titled: 'A Hard Way to Go', the plot follows "Every desperate deal. Every broken promise. Every bloody murder."

Ozark fans analyse the finale credits music choice. Credit: Netflix
Ozark fans analyse the finale credits music choice. Credit: Netflix
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As thousands tuned to to see the "Byrdes make a final bid for freedom," many took the opportunity to do a little bit more than just watch.

With any fandom naturally comes fan theories and one Reddit user took to the platform to offer up their speculations over the choice of music for the end credits song.

Titled: "[SPOILER] Al Green’s 'Love and Happiness' - end credits song," the theory unpacks the lyrics of the hit 1972 song by Al Green from his album I'm Still in Love with You.

The Reddit user begins with some background contextual information about Ozark's history of music choices: "Ozark songs always mean something - even if to just set the mood."

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Al Green's "Love and Happiness" left some fans theorising about hidden meanings. Credit: Netflix
Al Green's "Love and Happiness" left some fans theorising about hidden meanings. Credit: Netflix

The theory continues, "Al Green’s 'Love and Happiness' definitely gives us a clue to Marty and Wendy’s relationship - solidly together."

Further analysing Green's song, the theory puts a key emphasis on the lyrics, "Love and happiness, yeah something that can make you do wrong, make you do right…" and "You be good to me, I'll be good to you. We'll be together, yeah. We'll see each other, walk away with victory."

This follows noting the importance that "Marty and Wendy both say 'I love you' in the car when they get home after the gala."

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The Reddit user concludes with a brief but succinct take on the finale credits song: "Sure, it’s a love song, but this song is all about a possibly/probably unhealthy relationship."

Fans think the song choice is a testament to Marty and Wendy's tumultuous relationship. Credit: Netflix
Fans think the song choice is a testament to Marty and Wendy's tumultuous relationship. Credit: Netflix

The theory concludes: "Marty and Wendy are bad for each other. Bad for their family. Bad for everyone who comes in contact with them.

A few fellow fans have since responded to the theory, adding their own spin on the take.

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"The first time I ever heard this song was in the movie Menace To Society. I think that was like 1992? And 30 years later, it’s still just as powerful in Ozark. Best Al Green song ever."

Another simply reiterated the theory in support: "Bad for each other but meant for each other," referring to the complex relationship of Marty Byrde, played by Jason Bateman, and Wendy Byrde, played by Laura Linney.

You can stream the final episodes of Ozark on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV And Film, Netflix

Rhiannon Ingle
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