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Ozark season 4: What is this rap song that we hear in episode 1 (The cousin of Death)?

Ozark Season 4 is back with a bloody start for Part 2, “Death’s Cousin.” The Netflix series directed by Jason Bateman has become synonymous with the symbols displayed in a titled “O” at the top of each episode. For the first of Ozark’s final chapter, symbols include lynxes, highway junctions, a urinal, and a hooded jacket. Find out what they all mean in “Death’s Cousin”.

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Ruth mourns Wyatt and has lynx hallucinations in “Ozark” Season 4 Part 2.

The first episode of Ozark Season 4 Part 2 picks up where the first half of the season left off. Wyatt (Charlie Tahan) and Darlene (Lisa Emery) died at the hands of Javi Elizonndro (Alfonso Herrera Rodríguez) and Ruth (Julia Garner) is bereaved. Throughout the episode, she remembers Wyatt alive and the time they spent hiding from their troubled childhood and, later, making plans for their land.

Eventually, when she travels to Chicago for revenge, sleep-deprived Ruth hallucinates upon seeing two bobcats crossing a street. In the very first season of Ozark, Russ (Marc Menchaca) and Boyd Langmore (Christopher James Baker) invest in two bobcats so they can raise them. The only problem with their investment is that they bought two females. The lynxes will become the symbol of the Langmore estate, a dysfunctional home for Ruth, Wyatt and Three (Carson Holmes). In “Death’s Cousin”, they become the symbol of Ruth’s loss.

The crossroads in “The Cousin of Death” are literally and figuratively.

The crossroads symbol in the “O” at the start of “The Cousin of Death” literally symbolizes the roads Ruth must take to get to Chicago and kill Javi – a plan that Marty (Bateman) begs her not to follow in the ‘episode.

Additionally, the crossroads is symbolic of the inner turmoil Marty feels at the start of Ozark Season 4 Part 2. He wants to protect Ruth from the inevitable backlash that will lead her to kill Javi. But by doing this, Wendy (Laura Linney) thinks Marty is choosing Ruth over his family.

Another aspect that crossroads symbolize in “Death’s Cousin” is Ruth’s difficulty in pulling the trigger. When the opportunity to kill Javi arises, Ruth cannot do so, as she finds herself at the crossroads of good and evil.

Javi tortures his college professor with a urinal.

Javi, a former business student, meets a former professor who treated him like a nobody. Now that his family has a thriving “tiling business,” the teacher wants a donation for the school. But Javi has other plans.

After a civil dinner, Javi offers two options to his teacher: $2 million in exchange for his name on a building or an anonymous donation for the right to “beat his face”. Javi chooses the violent route, beats the man down and uses the urinal to nearly drown him.

Javi’s death in ‘Ozark’ Season 4 Part 2 is symbolized by Ruth’s jacket.

With the help of the Byrde children and Frank Cosgrove Jr. (Joseph Sikora), Ruth ends up in Chicago with a brown zipper jacket. With pockets large enough to hold a weapon, Ruth wears the jacket during the nightly encounter Wendy arranges with Navarro’s nephew.

Three shots and Javi is dead. Despite Marty’s pleas, the murder clears Ruth.

The Ozark episode “Death’s Cousin” is named after a Nas song.

Music is a very present character in this episode of Ozark. Nas’ Illmatic Album Is The Soundtrack To Ruth’s Revenge In ‘The Cousin Of Death’“.

The song “NY State of Mind” plays when Ruth goes to the Lazy O Motel to ask where Javi is. The lyrics of the song “I never sleep because sleep is the cousin of death” serve as the namesake for this episode.

Additionally, “Represent” is played when Ruth gets a gun and later when Marty and Wendy accompany her to Shaw’s offices to kill Javi; “One Time 4 Your Mind” plays when Ruth calls Wyatt to tell him that the Byrdes are setting up their new life in Chicago.

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