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I waited for you, Marcus. And I just had to sit there, wondering. Imagining. Playing over all the different scenarios in my mind. And all the while thinking that they all knew everyone in the whole place that I'd been stood up on Valentine's Day. I decided to give you one more chance; Stupid Hannah.
— {{{SaidBy}}}, in "[[{{{Episode}}}]]"


Tape 3, Side B is the sixth episode of the first season of 13 Reasons Why. It is the sixth episode overall in the series. The subject of this tape is Marcus Cole.

Synopsis

Hannah's date on Valentines Day doesn't go as planned. Alex gets into a big fight at school and has to face the honor board.[1]

Plot

The next tape is about Marcus Cole.

Flashback

Hannah and Marcus Cole are paired up for a match-making charity event. They go to Rosie's Diner or at least Hannah goes. Marcus shows up an hour late and with the football team in tow. Hannah is angry and is even more upset when Marcus starts to feel her up. He bails when she pushes him off and says that he thought she'd be an easy lay. Hannah is left alone, embarrassed.

Present day

Alex and another student get into a fight after Alex almost gets run over. Students circle round as Alex gets the crap knocked out of him, recording everything on their phones. Mr. Porter breaks up the fight. Justin threatens to beat up Clay if he doesn't keep his mouth shut. The vice principal decides not to do anything about the fight since it happened off-campus. He does decide to bring it to the Honor Board for a decision.

Clay and Sheri meet at Monet's after school. Clay sees Tony and decides to study somewhere else, and Sheri suggests his house. They make out during their study session. But she's only there because she's also on the tapes and wants Clay to like her despite what Hannah says about her. Sheri was the one that matched up Marcus and Hannah.

Cast

Main

Recurring

Quotes

Maybe there aren't any good kids.
— Clay Jensen
Marcus, welcome to your tape. What was it? Did you want to see if the rumors were true? Or did you just want to start some new ones of your own?
— Hannah Baker
Olivia: "Maybe we should be blaming ourselves. I mean, if we weren't so preoccupied with the fucking store..."
Andy: "The store's how we survive."
Olivia: "No, no, no. The store was to get you out of that company that was killing you to get us out of that shitty suburban wasteland."
―  Olivia and Andy Baker talking about Hannah's death


Trivia

  • The tape is about Marcus Cole.
  • Clay and Sheri share a kiss in this episode.
  • Alex gets severely beaten up by Montgomery de la Cruz

Multimedia

Soundtrack

Song Title Album Artist
It All Feels Right Paracosm Washed Out
The Great Longing Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing Lost Under Heaven
In A Black Out I Had a Dream That You Were Mine Hamilton Leithauser
Frozen Pines Strange Trails Lord Huron
Ghost Love I Must Be Dreaming Of You Wishkaah

Images

References

  1. Official Netflix Synopsis of Tape 3, Side B