Ozarks star Alfonso Herrera has addressed the shocking twist in the latest mid-season finale of Netflix’s hit crime drama.
The first seven episodes of OzarksThe fourth season of launched on the streaming service earlier this week, with another seven scheduled to follow later in the year.
Viewers were left on edge when the show unfurled a major plot development in its seventh episode.
Spoilers follow for the latest episode of Ozarks…
In the episode, newlyweds Darlene (Lisa Emery) and Wyatt (Charlie Tahan) are murdered at the hands of the mercurial Javi (Herrera), Omar Navarro’s successor to the throne.
Speaking about the heartbreaking moment, Herrera said entertainment weekly:: “When I read that, as a fan, I was shocked.
“But, as an actor who plays Javi, I was very excited to see the arc of this character. That last scene is very powerful, it’s very explosive.”
The actor recalled meeting Emery and Tahan before filming the scene and hugging them.
“That was tough, man,” he said. “Because when I got to the set, it was the first time I saw both of them. And I remember I hugged them and they said, ‘This is going to be hard,’ and I said, ‘I don’t know if I have to say this is an honor, or I’m just sad, but it’s a pleasure to work with you and be with you. in this process.’
“They were very generous and it was emotional when we finished,” he added. “Not just for me, but for the entire cast and crew. They’ve been there since the beginning, so it was a very sincere goodbye from everyone to them.”
Ozarks is available to stream now on Netflix.