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Hannah's secrets are what killed her, and they do not get to stay that way.
— to Tony Padilla, after implying he had secrets of hers to keep, in "Tape 6, Side B"


Olivia Baker is a main character in Netflix's 13 Reasons Why. She is portrayed by Kate Walsh.

She is the grieving mother of the late Hannah Baker and wife of Andrew Baker. In the second season, she files a case against Liberty High School in order to get justice for her daughter's death.

Early Life

There has been a history of mental illness in the women on her side of the family.

When she was 12 years old, she was raped by an 18-year-old guy.[1]

Her husband, Andrew, cheated on her with Valerie for a month before he confessed to his affair. The affair is something that Hannah knew about before Andy told Olivia.

Throughout the Series

Season 1

In the wake of Hannah Baker's death, Olivia and Andrew Baker arrived at Liberty High School to pick up the rest of their daughter's belongings, in hope of finding something to help them win the lawsuit against the school.[2]

After searching through her daughter's things, Olivia found some incriminating evidence that could solidify their lawsuit: the "hot list" Alex Standall made. However, Andy wasn't sure how this would strengthen their case. Olivia didn't care, as long as she found evidence linking to her daughter's suicide.[3]

Olivia arrived once again at Liberty High and went to the principal to ask if he noticed anything different about Hannah's behavior at school in the days leading to her death. Since she filed a lawsuit against the school, the principal couldn't lawfully talk to her. Olivia enters the girl's bathroom to find graffiti about Hannah. Not only about Hannah, but the entire wall of the bathroom was covered with insulting comments about other girls. She came to the conclusion that Hannah was being bullied and that was a strong enough evidence.[4]

She caught Clay Jensen as the culprit for toilet papering her house, but it turned out that he was just trying to help. When she learned that he was an old friend and co-worker to Hannah, she invited him into the house. Olivia tried to pressure him into helping them find out why Hannah killed herself. When the Baker's drug store was losing customers, Olivia was sure it's because of Hannah and that people were scared of them.[5]

While out to dinner, they talked to a woman about Hannah as if she was still alive. She told the mother that Hannah was 17, was going to start applying for colleges soon. Later, Olivia then explained to Andrew that it is nice to sometimes not be the mother of the dead girl. He suggested moving, but Olivia didn't think it would help.[6]

Olivia found the list with all the names of the people on the tapes, although she didn't know what the list meant.[7]

Season 2

TBA

Appearances

Season 1

Season 2

Gallery

See also: Category:Images of Olivia Baker

References

  1. Tyler, Hayley (writer) & Yu, Jessica (director). (May 18, 2018). "Bye". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 13.
  2. Yorkey, Brian (writer) & McCarthy, Tom (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 1, Side A". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 1. Netflix.
  3. Yorkey, Brian (writer) & McCarthy, Tom (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 1, Side B". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 2. Netflix.
  4. Son, Diana (writer) & Shaver, Helen (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 2, Side A". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 3. Netflix.
  5. Higgins, Thomas (writer) & Shaver, Helen (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 2, Side B". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 4. Netflix.
  6. Moore, Kirk A. (writer) & Araki, Gregg (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 4, Side B". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 8. Netflix.
  7. Son, Diana (writer) & Yu, Jessica (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 6, Side A". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 11. Netflix.