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“I will rip the tongue out of your mouth.”

I watched the Ozark series finale so you don’t have to

“I will rip the tongue out of your mouth.” So begins Season 4.2 of the beloved 21st-century family drama, “Ozark”. That is what Wendy Byrde says to her husband Marty in another calm discussion on how best to raise the kids.

Honestly, I can’t even remember what she was upset about. It could have been anything, from what to have for dinner to whether their 15-year-old son should slow down a bit on his money…




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Charles Bastille

Charles Bastille

Hyperbole enthusiast and author of MagicLand, available at your favorite bookseller: All stories © 2022 by Charles Bastille.

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