Estela de la Cruz: Why would someone do something like this?
Tyler Down: Maybe they're in a lot of pain, and they think that this'll make it stop.
Estela de la Cruz: Why would hurting someone else make it stop?
Tyler Down: It doesn't, but you don't know that. You're just... You're so sad, and that sadness makes you angry... all the time. Like you thought making a fist would feel good, and it does. You feel strong again, but then you can never... never unclench that fist, and you just feel like... like you just need to hurt someone else.
Estela de la Cruz: Did you hurt someone else?
Tyler Down: I almost did, but my friends... helped me get better.
Estela de la Cruz: I'm glad that you didn't do anything.
(Tyler is pointing a gun at Bryce...)
Bryce Walker: Justin helped you. And I have hurt Justin enough in this life. So, I'm not gonna narc on him now.
Tyler Down: So, it was for Justin?
Bryce Walker: Those guys saved you, man. That's decent. Maybe I'd like to think someone would do that for me.
Tyler Down: No. No, we're not the same. You hurt people. I didn't.
Bryce Walker: Aren't you here to hurt me now? So, do it, man. Seriously. If it'll make you feel better, go ahead. You'd be doing me a favor.
Tyler Down: You don't want to die.
Bryce Walker: Come on, dude. You could kill the monster. This town would celebrate. You're right, I hurt people. I don't get to start over. 'Cause no one's gonna let me. So, go ahead. Shoot me.
Clay Jensen: It was all bullsh*t, wasn't it? All that about taking back the power. Big f*cking deal. We can spray paint some sh*t, they clean it up the next day. Nothing does anything.
Tyler Down: You wanna know what real power feels like?
(They go shoot guns in the woods)
Clay Jensen: Oh, my... This... This feels f*cking incredible.
Tyler Down: Right? Told you.
Tyler Down: Do you mean, like a...
Mackenzie: I mean, like a date. It's an early stage in the mating ritual of homo sapiens. We agree to go somewhere together. I obsess over what to wear and then you obsess over if you should pay or if we're splitting it. We show up, it either goes great or it goes terrible, and then we decide if we wanna put ourselves through it again.
Tyler Down: What sadistic person invented this ritual?
(Tyler is examining the new tiles in Alex's bathroom)
Alex Standall: That's where it went. The bullet. That's where it went. Yeah, I had never shot that kind of gun before, so it was heavier than the other ones, and I flinched. And the bullet went up, and then in and out of my skull and into the wall. That's what they told me.
Tyler Down: You don't remember?
Alex Standall: No, I don't remember anything of like, a month before that.
Tyler Down: It's been five months since Hannah Baker killed herself. And see... We never thought this trial would happen. We thought we could move on. But when I got called to testify all of a sudden, it made me realize we can't just move on. Life is different now. The truth is, everyone's still hurting. Some more than others. Maybe we try to convince ourselves we're over it. Maybe it works for a while. I tried not thinking about it. Some days I was able to shut it all out and live my life. Some days I wasn't. But then I got home last night and got some news I wasn't expecting. This trial going forward, it affects the whole town. We'll have to think about it all over again, how Hannah lived and how she died. And how it changed all our lives. You hurt. Worse, you feel... powerless. I know some people don't want us to talk about what happened... but if we don't talk about it, it's never going to change. So it's important for everyone to understand how it all happened. The whole story, you know? Because things at Liberty are as bad as they've ever been. And I don't want to be afraid anymore. I don't want to be afraid.
Alex Standall: Jesus, Montgomery, leave him alone.
Montgomery de la Cruz: Why? You want to go again?
Alex Standall: Do you? Didn't you just get back from suspension?
Montgomery de la Cruz: F*ck you, Alex.
Alex Standall: No thanks, Monty, you're not man enough.
Montgomery de la Cruz: Okay.
Tyler Down: I suppose you expect me to thank you.
Alex Standall: Actually I'd like it if you never spoke to me again.