As the third season of Ozark came to a close on Netflix, viewers were left on the edge of their seats as the Byrdes appeared to be heading towards certain death. However, despite all the evidence suggesting this was their fate, they were ultimately spared by Omar Navarro (Felix Solis), although the same couldn’t be said for everyone on the show. Now, Janet McTeer, the actor behind lawyer Helen Pierce, has revealed she hasn’t watched the show after her character’s fate was broadcast to millions around the globe.
WARNING: This article contains major graphic spoilers from Ozark season 3.
Helen thought she had everything sussed out in the final moments of Ozark season three having, in her mind, successfully scammed Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney) out of the cartel’s operation.
Not only had Helen managed to ger her signature on the documents for the Byrdes’ casinos and key money-laundering businesses, but she’s also falsified an FBI confession on behalf of Marty.
Therefore, when Omar summoned all three of them to Mexico for a rare face-to-face meeting, she was convinced it would be to take the husband and wife money-laundering duo out of the picture.
How wrong she was as her air of smugness soon dissipated moments after arriving at Omar’s plus Mexican pad.
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Instead of the Byrdes ending up in Omar’s firing line, he instead had trusty hitman Nelson (Nelson Bonilla) pull the trigger on her.
In one of the most shocking moments in the entire series, Marty and Wendy were sprayed with Helen’s blood as Nelson shot her in the head before Omar threw his arms around them in a moment of embrace.
This cemented the Byrdes’ place at the top of the Navarro Cartel’s hierarchy and set up a truly tantalising story going forward.
And while it remains a huge talking point among viewers, Janet McTeer has now revealed she hasn’t watched the entire season since it aired.
Speaking to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, Janet confessed: “I facetime Laura Linney instead [laughs].
“It’s true, I don’t watch it, I haven’t watched it yet. I’ve watched bits of it.
“My husband watches it and sort of vets it and goes ‘you’re alright Janet, you’re okay’ and then he says ‘it’s fantastic, it’s great,’
“So that’s all I need to know for now. But then I personally like to have a lot more distance before I watch something.”