What Happened to Zeke on Ozark?

July 29, 2023

If there’s one thing we know about baby Zeke on Ozark, it’s that he’s had a rough time since his birth. The adorable little guy has been a part of the show’s seedy world of murder and money laundering since the first season. And he’s probably gone through more than most of the main characters on the Netflix series.

Zeke is the son of Pastor Mason Young and his wife Grace, who were killed by Darlene Snell (Laura Linney) and Jacob Snell (Peter Mullan) in Season 1 to keep him out of their messy money-laundering schemes. The Byrdes then took the child in under the guise that they were helping him, but they really just used him as a bargaining tool. Darlene, who promised to stop their casino project if they gave her custody of the child, blackmailed them into handing him over to her.

Things finally looked up for Zeke in Season 4, as Darlene showed off her first-class mothering skills and forged a new family with him and Wyatt Langmore (Charlie Tahan). But the idyll was short-lived, as Javi murdered both Darlene and Wyatt in Part 1, leaving the child an orphan once again. Fortunately, Ruth Langmore found the bodies and took in Zeke as her own in the aftermath of their deaths. So, what’s next for the little boy?

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