Boys are assholes. Some are assholes all of the time. All are assholes some of the time. It's just how boys are. Well, maybe not all boys.

–   Hannah Baker

Tape 3, Side A is the fifth episode of the first season of 13 Reasons Why.


Hannah and Clay connect at the school dance, but a crass rumor ruins the mood. Clay takes Courtney to visit Hannah's grave.


The next tape is about Courtney Crimsen.


Courtney and Hannah make up after the whole photo scandal. They decide to go to the winter formal together with a group of other students. A student starts to proposition Courtney after finding out that the picture was, in fact, Hannah and Courtney. Courtney lies and says that it wasn't her but Hannah with another student, Laura. To make matters worse, she starts to make up some details about Hannah and Justin Foley and that night in the park.

Clay and Hannah share a slow dance and they kiss. Hannah argues with Courtney telling her that she just wanted to be her friend and why would she do something like this. Jessica ends up getting drunk at the formal because she's still hurt over her breakup with Alex. Hannah decides to drive Jessica home. Her car doesn't start so Tony gives her a jump. Before they leave, Tony gives Hannah a cassette tape of the song she slow danced to earlier.

Present day

Clay asks Courtney Crimsen if they can talk. They decide to visit Hannah's gravesite. Once there, Clay wonders why Courtney is ashamed of being a lesbian. It's because she has two gay dads and she knows how hard it was for them to be gay while growing up. Courtney starts to cry.

Justin, Bryce Walker, Zach Dempsey, and Alex Standall kidnap Clay and take him away to interrogate him. While they're driving, Alex is speeding down the road. Luckily, they get pulled over by a cop who is ironically Alex's Dad. In elation at having another person at their side, Justin tells Clay that they can't be touched as they are bulletproof. Once Clay gets home, he finds out that his mom is going to be a litigator for the school. She asks Clay if he knows of any bullying going on at the school. Clay denies it. He denies knowing Hannah, but later begins to cry in the shower.





  • Ellen Ho as Ashley
  • Hannah Payne as Stephanie
  • Danielle O'Dea as Theresa
  • Gabrielle Haugh as Laura


"I should've kissed her, but I can't."
―  Clay


  • The tape is about Courtney Crimsen.
  • Hannah and Clay kiss for the first time on-screen in this episode.



Song title Album Artist Purchase
The Night We Met Strange Trials Lord Huron Purchase
One Mark of The Beat Poppy Brothers Purchase
Living in Fiction Icky Blossoms Purchase
Amused Hunger Purchase
Hollow Visions Eagulls Eagulls Purchase
Cinnamon New Mistery Cullen Omori Purchase
Thirteen New Moon Elliot Smith Purchase



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