Tyler Down (to Clay about Hannah): I know you thought she was perfect, but she wasn't. I bet I'm not the only one who knows that.
Hannah Baker: I'm never taking another picture again in my life.
Olivia Baker: Why?
Hannah Baker: A picture can be twisted and used against you, and haunt you forever.
Olivia Baker: My dear Hannah. Such drama.
Olivia Baker: Why didn't I just tell her she was pretty? Why didn't I just say she was perfect?
Jackie: Oh, Olivia. You did. I know you did, thousands of times.
Olivia Baker: I don't know if I did. Or I didn't enough, or... or not in the right way.
(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.
Zach Dempsey: We're not allowed to talk about suicide. Or you. Or Hannah.
Jessica Davis: Says who?
Zach Dempsey: Says the school. They made a rule the day after you... after that day. And if you talk about it on campus, you get suspended.
Alex Standall: That's so fucked up.
Zach Dempsey: Yeah.
Dennis Vasquez: Hannah's story needs to be told. And we're gonna tell it. Each day in this trial, you're gonna hear testimony from students who knew Hannah Baker at Liberty High, from adults at Liberty, from Hannah's own parents. You'll hear about a girl in crisis, a poisonous school culture, and an administration that could have averted a tragedy, but didn't. You'll hear about a beautiful, innocent, sensitive girl who was bullied to death. And for every story you hear about a precious girl that we've lost, there are stories of the living. There are lives in the balance. Justice must be done. For Hannah, and for those who are still suffering.
Sonya Struhl: There's more than one side to every story. The plaintiffs will tell you what they believe to be Hannah's story, but nothing is as simple as it seems. No one is just a victim. Her parents want to blame the school, but there's plenty of blame to go around. You'll hear the full story. And you'll make up your own mind.
Alex Standall: Mom, did I leave a note?
Carolyn Standall: Yes. You left a note.
Alex Standall: I want to see it.
Carolyn Standall: Alex, honey, I... I don't know that you're ready to...
Alex Standall: What? To know the truth? Or know why I did it? Is this that you don't want me to think about it or you just don't want to talk about it? It's my goddamn note, Mom, I want to see it!
(She gives him the note eventually)
Carolyn Standall: Do you want to talk about it?
Alex Standall: Um... What does this mean? "I could have stopped it." What does that mean? How could I have stopped it?
Carolyn Standall: It just means that you felt terrible guilt. That you felt responsible, but that is too much for any one person to take on. You know that now, right?
Alex Standall: "I could have stopped it."
Alex Standall: This trial has me freaked out. What have people been saying about us? What do they know?
Jessica Davis: We're gonna find out.
Alex Standall: Jess...
Jessica Davis: Look, whatever happens, we're gonna stick to the plan. I don't remember what happened to me, just like you don't remember what happened to you. Right?
Alex Standall: Right.
Alex Standall: I know people have been talking about me for months now.
Bill Standall: Who's been talking about you?
Alex Standall: It's a small town, Dad. I can't even go outside without people looking at me. Or talking about what I did. Or what Hannah did and I failed to do. And I'm just sick of hiding from them all.
Bill Standall: You're not hiding from anyone. You're recuperating.
Alex Standall: I can still do that. Just out there. And Hannah's trial that means people are finally gonna hear her story, and I want to help tell it.
Bill Standall: Okay. Well, you keep pushing ahead.
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.
Tony Padilla: Should I put a tape on?
Clay Jensen: How about we just listen to the radio?
Tony Padilla: That's a great idea.
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.