Clearly he knew her very well, he is devastated, he feels like he's responsible somehow. Was she his girlfriend? Did he do something to her?... I am defending a lawsuit brought by two parents whose daughter was so damaged by something that she took her own life. What if our son was a part of that?
— talking to Matt about Hannah and Clay, in "Tape 5, Side A"

Lainie Jensen is a main character in 13 Reasons Why. She is the Mother of Clay Jensen and the Wife of Matt Jensen. She serves as a Litigator for the school in the lawsuit the Bakers file against Liberty High. She is portrayed by Amy Hargreaves.

Throughout the Series

Season 1

She was first seen when Clay comes home from school. As Clay is listening to the intro of the first tape, she walks in on him and scares him. As a typical mother, she asks if Clay wants to talk about anything, especially with the recent suicide of Hannah Baker, his co-worker. When Clay got home from the bike accident, she is concerned and wants to help him, only to be shut down.[1]

The next day, she wakes up Clay from outside his room. To Clay's shock, she announced that she made breakfast and wants to have family breakfast together every morning.[2]

Lainie approaches Clay, asking him if he knows anything about kids being bullied at school. Clay asks her if someone called her, Lainie dismisses this and re-phrases her question, "I'm asking whether you knew if Hannah Baker was bullied.", Clay asks why Hannah specifically. Lainie then breaks the news that her firm was hired by the school to defend them in the lawsuit that the Bakers filed. Clay asks her why her firm has been hired, saying that the school have their own lawyers. Lainie affirms this and tells Clay that "for a lawsuit they need litigators. Like me". Lainie explains the schools position and Clay tries to understand the full scheme of the situation. He is visibly confused, but hides his anger and surprise from Lainie. Lainie checks with him before moving on that it's okay she's taking the case, Clay seemingly affirms unenthusiastically with the word "sure". Lainie again asks him about the bullying and Hannah, Clay tells her that he "didn't really know her".[3]

Lainie picks Clay up from school after he got suspended for the possession of weed. Clay asks to be taken to the police station to sign up for the required drug program. Clay asks her a hypothetical question that involves around rape, but the only witness is gone. Lainie asks him if the situation is about Hannah Baker. While there, he finally tells her that he was friends with Hannah and it hurts that she isn't alive anymore.[4]

Season 2



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Lainie: How was court yesterday?
Clay: Why don't you tell me?
Lainie: I was just there to drop off some files. What about you?
Clay: I was just curious.
Lainie: Clay, I know you said you don't think about Hannah, that you don't care about her anymore, but I am worried that that's not true.
Clay: I gotta get dressed for school.
Lainie: Well... okay.
Clay: Okay.
— Lainie and Clay on being at court and Lainie on Clay thinking about Hannah[src]


See also: Category:Images of Lainie Jensen


  1. Yorkey, Brian (writer) & McCarthy, Tom (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 1, Side A". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 1. Netflix.
  2. Yorkey, Brian (writer) & McCarthy, Tom (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 1, Side B". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 2. Netflix.
  3. Sheff, Nic (writer) & Alvarez, Kyle Patrick (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 3, Side B". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 6. Netflix.
  4. Tyler, Hayley (writer) & Franklin, Carl (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 5, Side A". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 9. Netflix.