The Worst Episodes of Ozark: When the Byrdes Hit Rock Bottom

If you’re a fan of gritty crime dramas, chances are you’ve already binged Ozark on Netflix. The show follows the Byrde family as they navigate the dangerous world of money laundering and drug cartels in the picturesque backdrop of the Missouri Ozarks. While the series has been praised for its intense performances and gripping storyline, even the best shows have their weak moments. In this listicle, we’ll be diving into the worst episodes of Ozark that left us feeling less than satisfied. So grab some popcorn and get ready to cringe as we explore the most lackluster moments of this beloved series.
Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

Season 1 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2017-07-21

In a flashback to 10 years prior, Wendy struggles with depression, Del asks Marty to be his financial adviser, and Agent Petty faces a family crisis.

My Dripping Sleep

My Dripping Sleep

Season 1 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2017-07-21

Marty finds a way to control Ruth. Wendy worms her way into a job. Looking for another business to invest in, Marty digs for info on the strip bar.

Stag

Stag

Season 2 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2018-08-31

The FBI sends out a second lure. Charlotte slips up while chatting with Wyatt. The Byrdes grow wary of Rachel, who deflects suspicion onto someone else.

A Hard Way to Go

A Hard Way to Go

Season 4 – Episode 14

Air Date: 2022-04-29

Every desperate deal. Every broken promise. Every bloody murder. Eager to leave their murky past behind, the Byrdes make a final bid for freedom.

The Precious Blood of Jesus

The Precious Blood of Jesus

Season 2 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2018-08-31

When a mobster jeopardizes the casino bill, Marty enlists Buddy’s help. Wendy resorts to dirty tactics to get votes. Cade reminds Ruth of her roots.

Once a Langmore...

Once a Langmore…

Season 2 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2018-08-31

Wendy does damage control when Wilkes’s pressure on Sen. Blake backfires. Rachel is sent on a mission. Ruth resists accepting her Langmore destiny.

Reparations

Reparations

Season 2 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2018-08-31

Ruth’s dad gets out of jail. Approval for a riverboat casino calls for Wendy’s political skills. The Mexican cartel demands reparations from the Snells.

Pick a God and Pray

Pick a God and Pray

Season 4 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2022-04-29

Their deal with the FBI now dead, the Byrdes desperately search for more solutions to their growing problems. Wendy’s father comes to town.

Book of Ruth

Book of Ruth

Season 1 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2017-07-21

Jacob educates Marty on his business. Ruth devises and sets in motion a deadly plan. Rachel learns Marty is cooking the books at the Blue Cat Lodge.

The Cousin of Death

The Cousin of Death

Season 4 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2022-04-29

Devastated by a tremendous loss, Ruth heads to Chicago to enact revenge as Marty tries to talk her out of doing something she may regret.

Tonight We Improvise

Tonight We Improvise

Season 1 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2017-07-21

Marty hires Ruth to pull off a heist. Agent Petty forges a relationship with a member of the Langmore family. Jonah exhibits disturbing behavior.

Ruling Days

Ruling Days

Season 1 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2017-07-21

Marty decides to invest in the religious sector, unaware he will disrupt a discreet business operation. A surprise visitor shows up at the Byrde home.

Nest Box

Nest Box

Season 1 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2017-07-21

To stop Jacob from carrying out his threat, Marty makes an offer. Agent Petty gets what he needs to turn Russ. Charlotte grows desperate to escape.

Let The Great World Spin

Let The Great World Spin

Season 4 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2022-01-21

Maya pushes back on Marty’s plan for Omar. Ruth pursues the hipster heroin market. Wendy tries to raise $150 million. The new sheriff causes problems.

Ace Deuce

Ace Deuce

Season 4 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2022-01-21

Wendy’s claims about Ben anger Ruth. Mel the P.I. tracks down Wendy’s father. Ruth’s trip to the Missouri Belle with Kerry doesn’t go as planned.

Pound of Flesh and Still Kickin'

Pound of Flesh and Still Kickin’

Season 4 – Episode 11

Air Date: 2022-04-29

Ruth makes a play for the casino with some help from a familiar face. Wendy cozies up to Omar’s sister and arranges a meeting with Clare.

Trouble The Water

Trouble The Water

Season 4 – Episode 12

Air Date: 2022-04-29

Nathan angers Wendy by making Charlotte and Jonah a surprising offer. Ruth tries to erase her own past with an assist from Charles Wilkes.

Blue Cat

Blue Cat

Season 1 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2017-07-21

In the Ozarks, Marty struggles to find a local business he can use for money laundering, while his kids make new friends but neglect a crucial duty.

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

Season 2 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2018-08-31

Darlene makes one too many rash moves. Marty tries to free Rachel from Agent Petty’s grasp. Jonah helps his mom force Wilkes to continue his support.

Wartime

Wartime

Season 3 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2020-03-27

Marty is pressured to move money ahead of schedule, Wendy pitches a high-stakes plan, Wyatt lives the good life, and Ruth butts heads in the casino.