Andy Baker is taking the stand. It is going to be a rough day but there are bigger issues. Everyone at school has listened to the tapes and now they are eyeing all the people named. Justin is back to school and Clay gets a call from Skye and then cuts. Alex breaks the news to Jessica. He wants to just cut class. Marcus and the others are having a meeting to talk about what to do.
Totally unaware, Bryce walks with his buddies talking about the ribbon cutting at the field later that day. Someone wrote rapist on his locker. He isn’t worried about it at first but then he hears his own voice talking about rape and runs into a classroom to see what it is. Zach tells him that the tapes are out. Tyler gets locked in the dark room. Andy testifies about the zero tolerance policy that Liberty promised.
Girls gossip about what exactly Chloe knows in the bathroom and she overhears. She goes into a stall and takes out a marker. On her way out, she passes Jess and it turns out she scribbled out all the hate about Jess on the wall. Cyrus’ sister lets Tyler out. She still wants that date. Bryce calls his dad. He needs the legal team to step it up. Justin confronts him but gets nowhere. Justin flashes back to the morning after he raped Jess and the phone call he had with her.
Zach finds pictures of his sister in his locker and confronts Tyler about it. Tyler claims he didn’t do it and someone is fucking with him too. He thinks it’s Bryce. In class, Justin talks to a dealer. He’s got a hook up for some H. On the stand, Andy’s affair with his current girlfriend comes out. Hannah knew about it. Bryce wants to make a statement but his father tells him to hold off. He steps away and his parents talk about whether or not he’s capable of doing something like this. Zach is done.
He fights with his mom and drags his sister away from the ribbon cutting event. His mom seems to think that no one cares about the tapes and they should support Bryce. Marcus makes his speech and resigns from a club before accusing Bryce of rape. The principal tries to move on with the program. Chloe seems uncomfortable. Tyler and Cyrus are in the woods shooting and celebrating their victory. They talk about The former’s date with Kenzie. Then Tyler shoots and kills a bird.
Alex is freaking out and calls Clay. No answer. Bryce corners Marcus who defends himself. With the tapes out, Bryce is done but Marcus still has a future. Jess gets home just as her dad gets off the phone. He wants to go to the police about what was said on the tapes. Jess just doesn’t want to talk about it. Olivia Baker talks about the stress but on the cross her family’s history of anxiety comes up.
Clay is visiting Skye. She tells him about her condition and that she likes him but she needs to move on. She can’t be with him anymore. The Bakers fight about fault and blame. Alex gets to Clay’s house and finds Justin OD-ing and choking on his own puke. He struggles and pushes and is able to roll Justin over so he doesn’t die. Jess visits Mrs. Baker. Alex and Justin talk about shooting up and Alex’s scars. Clay gets home and he’s not happy. He apologizes for upsetting them with the tapes but it will be worse before it’s better.
Tony works out for a bit at the gym. His boyfriend introduces him to the one eyed guy and Tony takes off. Alex is remembering things. He talks to his dad about the party and pushing himself and wanting to play a shooting game to trigger more memories. His dad isn’t sure about it though. Mrs. Baker reads Hannah’s poetry and sees it as a call for help because of things at home. Then she and Jessica talk about loving who you shouldn’t. They hug and cry.
The Jensens fight about Clay leaking the tapes and what that means for his mom’s job. His dad has had enough. He sends Clay to his room and yells at his wife. Clay passes Justin on the stairs. He goes to his room and yells at hallucination Hannah. Justin leaves. He goes to his mom’s house.
This isn’t going to end well for Justin. Like at all. Also where has Porter been for the last few episodes? He needs to show up and sort things out. I appreciate that Zach finally stood up to his mother and protected his sister in the process. That was good. I don’t know what to make of Cyrus at the moment.