In 2017, the Mexican drug dealer Camino Del Rio discovered that his financiers were stealing funds. They were instructed to legalize the money received after the sale of heroin, but a "hole" of 8000000 dollars was formed in the budget. A series of thefts was conducted for a long time, the culprit is Bruce Liddell. After learning what was going on, Del shot the accountant and his girlfriend. And he left a colleague of the " rat " alive. Because Marty Bird promised that he would find a way to launder huge sums in a provincial Missouri town located on the shore of a lake. To check, the poor guy was offered to perform an operation with 5 million dollars. So begins the 1st season of the series "Ozark".
On the eve of the tragedy that happened to his partner, Martin learned that his wife Wendy was cheating on him with Gary "Sugarwood". He didn't want to make a scandal and divorce because of the children. But I decided to talk to my opponent. The mafiosi managed to get to the accident first. Kamino wanted to deal with the cheater, but the subordinate convinced him to save her life.
There was nowhere to retreat. The main character told the family to get ready to move to a" quiet peaceful " corner, a resort on the picturesque lake of the Ozarks. High school student Charlotte and teenager John wondered why their parents hurriedly took off from the place. Therefore, later the father and mother were forced to tell the offspring the truth. The daughter began to rebel. And the son was carried away by a video about the showdowns in drug cartels and watching vultures.
Arriving in the Ozarks, the Chicagoans immediately encountered a local gang of Langmores. The 19-year-old Ruth is the leader of the Rednecks. She has two cousins, White, who later became friends with Charlotte, and a Troika. And also uncles, Russ and Boyd. The girl's father and the brother of the bandits, Kade, is serving his sentence in the nearest prison. The weasels discovered that the hotel guests had money hidden and robbed them. However, Martin managed to take away the cash, explaining that it was not worth contacting his boss.
The key event of season 1 was the arrival of FBI agent Roy Petty, obsessed with the idea of "pinning" cartel members. He made an acquaintance with Russ, first making him a guide for deep-sea fishing, and then luring him into his own bed. Another federal agent, Evans, a former lover of a colleague, sought to sway the Byrds to the side of justice. Suspecting that the mafia was involved in Liddell's shooting, Trevor suggested that the couple "hide" with the help of a Witness Protection Program. But they pretended that they were not aware of what was happening.
The couple bought out a share in the Blue Catfish Hotel with a bar, took over a strip club, and then took over a funeral home. Although the relationship between the spouses remained tense, they had to unite when the danger loomed over the children and themselves.
Ruth cherished the hope of stealing 8 million Chicagoans, despite the fact that he took her to manage the club. She went on a date with a criminal father so that he would support her daughter's "initiative". But the attempt failed, although the thief tried and turned the docks at the pier into an "electric trap".
Marty's competitors turned out to be a couple of farmers, Jacob and Darlene Snell. They sold heroin in the town, transporting the drug during the sermons of the priest Martin Young. The pastor did not know about the secret operations, and when he refused to cooperate, he paid with the life of his pregnant wife Grace. The appearance of a representative of the Mexicans, who launched a broad investment campaign, was unprofitable for local drug dealers. So they started bullying him.
Russ, blackmailed by a "friend" from the FBI, promised to find information against Marty. But instead, he planned to eliminate the" object " of surveillance and escape with the money. The niece saw through her uncle's plans. And again I used electricity. The "accident" shocked the neighborhood and orphaned her cousins.
The owner of the hotel and marina, Rachel Garrison, stumbled upon the hiding place of a business partner and escaped with part of the loot. Byrd's boss arrived in town, dissatisfied with how things were going. The subordinate came up with a new way to legalize funds, but for this it was supposed to cooperate with the Snells. In the finale of the first season, an angry Darlene shot a failed ally in the head. And the main characters survived.