13 Reasons Why (2017– )
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Tape 6, Side A 

Clay and Hannah grow closer. While Clay spends a heartbreaking night listening to his tape with Tony, tensions boil over at Bryce's house.


Jessica Yu


Diana Son (teleplay by), Brian Yorkey (created for television by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan Minnette ... Clay Jensen
Katherine Langford ... Hannah Baker
Christian Navarro ... Tony Padilla
Alisha Boe ... Jessica Davis
Brandon Flynn ... Justin Foley
Justin Prentice ... Bryce Walker
Miles Heizer ... Alex Standall
Ross Butler ... Zach Dempsey
Devin Druid ... Tyler Down (credit only)
Amy Hargreaves ... Lainie Jensen
Derek Luke ... Kevin Porter
Kate Walsh ... Olivia Baker
Steven Weber ... Principal Gary Bolan
Sosie Bacon ... Skye Miller
Keiko Agena ... Pam Bradley


Clay and Hannah grow closer. While Clay spends a heartbreaking night listening to his tape with Tony, tensions boil over at Bryce's house.

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Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

31 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

San Rafael, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Steven Weber (Principal Gary Bolan) & Justin Prentice (Bryce Walker) both appeared in episode 2.17, iZombie: Reflections of the Way Liv Used to Be (2016) of iZombie (2015) as Vaughn Du Clark and Brody Johnson respectively. See more »


The last time Clay reaches for Hannah his shirt is loose and unbuttoned; the camera then cuts to her and she says "get the f***" out". The camera then cuts to Clay and his shirt is on properly and buttoned. See more »


[first lines]
Hannah: [voice over] I told you about two of the worst decisions I ever made, and the damage left behind, and the people that got hurt. There is one more story to tell, one more bad decision. And this one's all on me. No, it wasn't the decision to go to the party. Because how I could I have known? But it was the same night, that same awful night. Remember that story I was saving for later? Well, this is it. And it's all about you... Clay.
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References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »


A 1000 Times
Written by Rostam Batmanglij, Hamilton Leithauser
Performed by Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam Batmanglij (as Rostam)
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"Tape 6, Side A" has Clay finally realizing how he fits
2 April 2017 | by arussell23See all my reviews

The final tape to do with the party (supposedly), Clay's tape is also the most important, arguably. Throughout this entire series so far, Clay has been a paragon of trying to get justice for Hannah. And since we've known that he's on the tapes, he must have done something terrible, right?

Well, honestly, no. Even from the get go this episode, Hannah admits that she is the one completely at fault this time. The scene with Clay and Tony on the edge of the cliff is probably the best scene in the entire show yet, as Clay almost jumps, and even imagines what he would have said to Hannah if he could have. Clay asking how he's supposed to live with the fact that he killed Hannah Baker is a really powerful moment, and it makes this episode work so well.

The actual story of the night of the party is tough to watch at a certain point. Hannah talks about how she wanted to be with Clay and wanted to have fun. They eventually get upstairs and start making out - Hannah has half her dress off and Clay has his shirt off, before Hannah starts imagining Clay being like all the other guys she dated, and she pushes him away. He leaves, and she feels more alone than ever.

Other subplots include Justin trying to find Jessica after a rough night at home, and him finally telling Jessica that Bryce raped her. It's a tough moment as well, as Jessica doesn't react in anger towards Bryce, but instead slaps Justin. How hard must it be to know that your boyfriend knew you were raped and never told you? Another subplot is that the lawsuit the Bakers are filing gets a big shock - the lawyer is going to subpoena a number of kids, including Clay. Whether this means the tapes will get out, I don't know. I guess we'll see.

Skye and Clay still aren't really friends, as they argue about why they even stopped being friends. I mean, I can relate to this storyline because I had and have friends who just stopped being friends with me for no reason. Another small subplot I'd like to touch on is that Mr. Porter has a family. How he has a family and yet is clueless to how kids are feeling, I have no idea. But it's another reason why the tapes getting out could hurt him too.

In conclusion, this is the best episode since "Tape 4, Side A." Clay has to face some heartbreaking truths, and Tony is still there to help. I'm still not sure why Tony was entrusted with the tapes, but I hope we find out because there's no real explanation yet. There are some great movement in subplots here as well, and it sets things up well for the hour-long final two episodes. Let's see where the story goes.

+Clay's story

+Tarot card readings from Skye

+Really important themes

+Good subplots

+Also, some good humor

+Powerful ending


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