Ozark’s Darlene was the mother of baby Zeke, who was left orphaned in season four, part one after Javi killed Darlene and Wyatt.
Ozark is gearing up for season four, part two which is set to mark the end of the hit Netflix original series.
As fans of the show countdown to April 2022, when the last seven episodes of the series will be made available, they are looking at details they may have missed from the previous seasons.
As a result, fans are interested in the character arc of Darlene’s “adoptive” child, Zeke. Baby Zeke played an integral part in the conclusion of season four, part one as Ruth rode off with the infant in search of revenge on Javi Navarro who killed her brother and Darlene.
What is Ozark about?
Ozark is the three-time Primetime Emmy Award winning crime drama series.
The Netflix original series, which first premiered in 2017, has since become one of the most popular shows on the platform and is set to conclude in April 2022, after four seasons.
The thrilling but dark series filled with surprising plot twists was created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams.
The premise of the series is shared as, “A financial advisor drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder money to appease a drug boss.”
The title characters of the series are married couple, Martin “Marty” and Wendy Byrde, who are played by the acclaimed actors Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, respectively.
Who is Darlene’s baby on Ozark?
Baby Zeke was introduced in season one of Ozark. The infant was introduced through characters Pastor Mason Young and his wife Grace, as their then unborn baby.
Baby Zeke was the only surviving member of the family by the end of season two, after Grace’s kidnapping by the Snells, never to be seen again.
Then, in season two, Pastor Mason was shot in the head by Marty during an altercation when he confronted the Byrdes, as he believed they had something to do with Grace’s disappearance.
He was initially taken in by the Byrde family, but Darlene had other plans. The character had always wanted to have a child who would inherit her business, and as a result, she forced the Byrdes to give her custody of baby Zeke.
Despite the initial apprehensiveness, Darlene proved to be an unorthodox but doting mother to the infant by the end of season three.
What happens to baby Zeke in season 4, part 1?
After realising the kind of mother Darlene was by the end of season three, fans wondered what would happen in season four, part one, which was made available in January 2022.
Initially, baby Zeke’s future looked promising, since Darlene was still a doting mother. Moreover, she had married Wyatt Langmore and created an unconventional but loving family.
But by the end of season four, part one, things took a turn for the worst as Javi Navarro killed Darlene and Wyatt, leaving baby Zeke an orphan once again with his future left in the air.
What will happen to baby Zeke in season 4, part 2?
When Ozark season four, part one concluded, it saw a devastated Ruth Langmore driving her car in search of revenge for the death of her brother, Wyatt, at the hands of Javi Navarro.
In the car with Ruth was baby Zeke. As the upcoming seven-episode part two is set to mark the end of the series, fans have speculated about baby Zeke’s future.
Some believe that Ruth will take care of the baby since she also does not have many relatives except for her cousin, Three.
Alternatively, some fans believe that baby Zeke might be returned to the Byrdes. Though that would be a plausible plan, it seems unlikely in light of season four, part one’s flash forward opening scene.
When is Ozark season 4, part 2 set for release?
In February 2022, Netflix surprised Ozark fans with the release of the Ozark season four, part two announcement date video.
The video confirmed that season four, part two which is the series finale, is set to be made available on Friday, 29 April 2022.
The release date surprised many, as it was speculated that the series finale would be scheduled for a date during the second half of the year, considering the January 2022 release of part one.
Moreover, in March 2022, Netflix also unveiled the official trailer for season four, part two, which promises to provide all the desired drama and plot twists.
Ozark recently released the official trailer for its season four, part two series finale. The trailer promised fans that the seven-episode, part two series finale will have all the expected twists and unexpected turns that fans have become accustomed to.
While it served to tease many avenues that the story will explore, one detail it did not tease was the fate of Darlene’s adoptive son, baby Zeke.
Zeke was left orphaned during season four, part one’s finale, and in the care of Ruth Langmore, who is in pursuit of revenge for her brother’s death at the hands of Javi Navarro.