One of the biggest questions that Season 1 of 13 Reasons Why left us with was whether or not Alex would survive after experiencing a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The last we heard of him, he was in the hospital in critical condition, leaving the range of possibilities for his character wide open. Now with fan theories flying just over a week before the Season 2 premiere, I still have this query in mind: Does Alex die in 13 Reasons Why Season 2?
At close glance, it initially appears that Alex is one of the few characters to not appear in Netflix's Season 2 promo at all. Such a decision makes sense, as we ended Season 1 with Alex's fate unknown, and it wouldn't exactly be fair for the trailer to spoil one of the show's biggest ongoing mysteries. Seeing as he isn't the only character to not pop up in the ominous trailer, the series definitely hasn't singled him out in a special way, but it does bump up the speculation for upcoming episodes. The absence of Alex isn't stopping any hardcore fans from theorizing about what's in store for the character. We've gathered three theories about his role in Season 2 and, no surprise, they're not necessarily the most optimistic. It turns out that death is far from being the worst possible outcome for Alex, and the theories we've found focus on what could happen if Alex survives his gunshot wound (fingers crossed!).