Ozark season 4 part 2: What is an SDN list?

Ozark. Felix Solis as Omar Navarro in Season 4 Part 2 Episode 2 of Ozark. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2022
Ozark. Felix Solis as Omar Navarro in Season 4 Part 2 Episode 2 of Ozark. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2022 /

The final episodes of Ozark are officially here, so it’s time to get the popcorn ready and prepare for an epic binge session. There’s so much on the line for Wendy (Laura Linney) and Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman), and we shouldn’t expect everything to just work out perfectly for them. Last we left off, they were so close to leaving the life of money laundering and the Mexican cartel behind them, but of course something major happened in the season 4 part 1 finale that took them a huge step backwards. How will they finesse themselves out of it? We get to find out in season 4 part 2!

The series returned in the early hours this morning, wrapping up the addicting crime drama and answering all of our burning questions about the Byrdes, the Mexican cartel, and of course, Ruth Langmore (Julia Garner). You can check out our full Ozark season 4 part 2 recap and review guide, but right now we’re here to talk about Omar Navarro (Felix Solis) and a certain list he’s desperate to get his name off of.

Spoilers ahead for Ozark season 4 part 2.

After Ruth shoots and kills Javi (Alfonso Herrera) in the premiere episode of Ozark season 4 part 2, there has to be a change of plans between the Byrdes and Omar. This totally throws a wrench in things, leaving Wendy and Marty desperate for a plan B. They call up Agent Clay (Tess Malis Kincaid), whose suggestion is that they consider witness protection. Of course, knowing Wendy, that won’t fly, and the couple has to get creative. They ask Clay if they can extradite Omar back to Mexico so he can run the cartel back home, and she approves. However, she makes sure they know that it won’t be an easy process.

Plus, when Wendy goes to see Omar and tells him the news about Javi, he doesn’t even want to entertain another plan. He’s understandably very angry and threatens Wendy, leaving her to lie to Clay and even Marty about it. She tells them that he’s interested in the new deal, which, eventually, he is. It’s really the only option he has.

But like I said, it’s very difficult to get Omar extradited, and that’s because he’s on the United States SDN list. That term gets thrown around a lot during this season of Ozark, and if you’re anything like me you had to do a quick Google search for what it even means.

Ozark: SDN list meaning

“SDN” stands for Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons, which serves as a United States government list including people and organizations who are considered a threat to national security and/or the U.S. economy. Drug traffickers are an example of people who might fall under this list, just like Omar. In Ozark, Omar’s funds are frozen as he sits in the U.S. prison and he can’t be transferred anywhere. That’s why in order to be extradited back to Mexico, he needs to get off the SDN list. That’s also likely why he needs Wendy and Marty to launder more money for him in preparation for when he returns to Mexico.

If you’d like to read more about the SDN list, head to the U.S. Department of the Treasury website to check out all of their official documents.

If you want to know whether or not Omar succeeds at getting off the SDN list, you’ll have to tune into Ozark season 4 part 2, which is now streaming on Netflix. Keep up with us at Netflix Life for our full coverage of the final episodes!

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