Clay Jensen (narration): My mom asked me if I wanted to say something at Justin's funeral. I wanted to, for him, but I couldn't. What could I say? Running theme, huh?
Tony Padilla: I wish there was something I could say or do.
Clay Jensen: Yeah. What is there? Thank you for wanting to, though. You always make things better.
Tony Padilla: I just show up, man. That's all I do.
Clay Jensen: Always. More than I have for you.
Tony Padilla: No. No, we show up for each other.
Clay Jensen: No one gets through this life alone, man.
Tony's father: You're a good friend. That's always important, m'hijo.
Tony Padilla: I guess... I guess so, yeah.
Tony's father: But you have to think about yourself sometimes. Caleb told me about the college offer.
Tony Padilla: He did?
Tony's father: Damn proud of you. It's time, m'hijo. It's time you sell the shop and get on with your life.
Tony Padilla: We can't afford that, papá.
Tony's father: We have work here. We're gonna be fine.
Tony Padilla: The shop is your dream.
Tony's father: Listen to me. That shop... was never my dream. You... You are my dream. Why do we do everything? So that you can have a better life than we did. This is your better life, m'hijo. Don't f*ck up my dream.
(After listening to the tapes for the first time...)
Bryce Walker: Maybe I should be dead. Not Hannah.
Tony Padilla: Maybe no one should be.
Bryce Walker: So, what... what the f*ck do I do now?
Tony Padilla: You deal with your sh*t.
Bryce Walker: Just like that? Just deal with my sh*t, that's it?
Tony Padilla: Bryce... Bryce, that's everything.
Hannah Baker: I know you think I'm this sweet, nice girl, but... I was an a**hole to someone at my old school. I was trying to fit in with these girls, and they were ganging up on her. And I thought, better to be one of them than to be her.
Tony Padilla: So, what ended up happening?
Hannah Baker: A bunch of stuff went down, and, uh... now I'm here. I just... I wish I could take it all back.
Tony Padilla: I try to do right by my friends, to be strong. To be true... like Hannah. But sometimes a friendship can't take the truth. So you find yourself trying to be someone you're not. So I promised myself that the next time things get tough for me, the next time I find myself struggling or being tested... I'm gonna think about the example she set for me... and hope that I can find the strength to do the right thing.
Tony Padilla: I've always been rough around the edges. Or at least that's what people think. Maybe it's what I want them to think. But Hannah, she saw right through all that. She was the kind of friend who challenged me, whether I liked it or not. Hannah and I had a relationship like... well, we kept each other's secrets. Me, I try to be a good friend... in the way I know how. Or if I don't... it eats me up inside. When we act out of anger... or fear... we can hurt people we don't mean to hurt.
Olivia Baker: I sit in that courtroom, Tony, and I feel like I never knew my daughter. She kept all these... secrets. Why did she have so many secrets?
Tony Padilla: I think, uh... I think, sometimes, we aren't keeping secrets to hide from other people. I think, sometimes, we're keeping them to protect those people.
Tony Padilla: I have to apologize for not telling you everything. Hannah asked me to keep secrets for her. I wanted to honor that. But I've come to believe I need to share something with you. There are 14 audio files on there. You should listen to them in order. I have the original tapes, and for reasons you'll come to understand, I have them hidden somewhere very safe. But if you need those, I will bring them to you too.
Olivia Baker: What's on here? What kind of files?
Tony Padilla: I... I really think you should just listen. What happened to Hannah... I wish that would never happen to any other kid, ever. And if giving you this helps that, then... I'm sorry. I thought I was doing the right thing.
Brad: I'm not gonna judge you, but you have to tell me what's going on. Or I can't be your friend or boyfriend or anything.
Tony Padilla: I had a friend. Her name was Hannah. She killed herself. She left a job for me. Secrets to keep. I tried, I tried to honor her memory. I tried to keep those secrets, but I don't think I did the right thing. Her parents are hurting. I don't know what I'm supposed to do. I don't know what I'm supposed to do. I just... I wanted to take care of Hannah.