Everything We Learned About Hannah In Season 2 Of 13 Reasons Why

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Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) died by suicide before the events of season 1 of 13 Reasons Why. Over the course of Netflix's freshman season, we learned what led to Hannah making the choice to take her own life: the 13 reasons she recorded on a series of audiotapes. With Hannah no longer narrating the show via those cassette tapes, many wondered how 13 Reasons Why would continue to unpack her truth. Season 2 revealed that while it would tell Hannah's story, it was less of a continuation and more about filling in the gaps. Those gaps include new things we learned about Hannah's life — some surprising, some sad, and all illuminating. Ultimately, season 2 of 13 Reasons Why allowed Hannah to become less of a martyr (a frequent complaint from critics of 13 Reasons Why) and more of a human being, with the flaws and complications everyone should be allowed.
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Click through to read about all of the surprising things we learned about Hannah throughout the show's sophomore season.
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Hannah Had A Texting Romance With Justin

On her tapes, Hannah revealed that her flirtationship with Justin (Brandon Flynn) ended when his friend Bryce (Justin Prentice) sent around an upskirt photo Justin took on the pair's park date. In reality, Tyler (Devin Druid) revealed that Hannah was sexting with Justin after the photo was taken, and later, we learn that Hannah and Justin secretly kept up the digital flirting for weeks... though Justin was "too embarrassed" to be seen in public with someone with Hannah's reputation.

Later, we learn a little bit more about that first date. Afterwards, Justin came to Hannah's house to escape a beating by his mom's boyfriend, and slept in Hannah's bed while she crashed on the floor.
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Hannah Knew Courtney Was Into Girls

In an extension of that sleepover scene, we learn that Courtney (Michele Selene Ang) confessed to Hannah that she is a lesbian after their playful kissing. Hannah, feeling badly that she said her kiss with Courtney didn't "mean anything" when it meant something to her, then gave her a sweet smooch back.
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Hannah Threatened Marcus

Shortly after Marcus (Steven Silver) groped her on their Valentine's Day date (which, we learn, he only went on because he bet Bryce $100 that he could hook up with Hannah), Hannah found Marcus in the hallway and literally grabbed him by the crotch... just like he did to her. It was a warning for Marcus never to pull a stunt like that again.
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Hannah Wrote A Poem About Justin

Not only did Hannah continue to text Justin after their ill-fated date, she even worked on poems about him with Ryan (Tommy Dorfman).
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Hannah Saw Her Father Cheating On Her Mom

While having lunch outside the Cresmont, Hannah saw her father, Andy (Brian d'Arcy James), kissing a woman who definitely was not his wife, Hannah's mom Olivia Baker (Kate Walsh). Hannah confronted him about it, and Andy broke up with his mistress. He also confessed to Olivia about the relationship, though he declined to let her know that Hannah was aware of the extramarital affair.
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Hannah Dated Zach

It's clear in season 1 that Zach (Ross Butler) had a crush on Hannah, but apparently their relationship went way deeper than that. After Hannah confronted Zach about stealing her compliments, he apologized, and the two started hanging out. It eventually led to a romantic relationship, with the two losing their virginities to one another and having sex (first bad, then better, then good) all summer long. Unfortunately for Hannah, Zach cared too much about what his friends thought of him, and wanted to keep their relationship a secret. Ultimately, that's what led Hannah to end things with Zach, even though she still cared about him.
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Hannah & Clay Did Drugs Together

Jeff (Brandon Larracuente) invited Clay (Dylan Minnette) and Hannah over to do molly, in hopes that it would bring Clay closer to his crush. Everyone has a great time, and Hannah and Clay stay up all night, talking. However, the next morning, Hannah (who has crashed hard from the drugs) starts making comments about wanting to end her own life.
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Hannah Helped Set Up Ryan & Tony

It was Hannah who helped Tony (Christian Navarro) first ask out his artsy one-time boyfriend Ryan. Not a huge thing, but definitely sweet!
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Hannah Bullied Another Girl At Her Old School

In season 2, Hannah's former classmate from her old school, Sarah, takes the stand and explains that Hannah and a group of girls bullied her so badly that she had to leave her school. In a flashback, we see Hannah tell Tony how badly she regretted going along with the crowd to fit in.
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Hannah Rejected Bryce

Bryce lies on the stand about having a sexual relationship with Hannah, but in flashbacks, we learn the truth. Bryce and Hannah struck up a friendship, but Hannah rejected him when he tried to kiss her, telling Bryce that she wanted to stay friends.
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Hannah Made A List Of "Reasons Why Not"

In the last episode, Olivia shows Clay a list she found on her old computer. It's one Hannah made, and it lists all the reasons why she shouldn't end her life. It was 11 points long, and Clay was on the list twice.
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