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    Posted on May 11, 2017

    This Small Detail In "13 Reasons Why" Foreshadowed The Whole Series

    "Don't let the world bring you down."

    For anyone who is living under a rock, 13 Reasons Why is a new show streaming on Netflix about a high schooler named Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) who kills herself.

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    The show is based on the 2007 novel by Jay Asher. 13 Reasons Why deals with a lot of heavy topics, from suicide to sexual assault and harassment, and how young people grapple with these traumatic events.

    While we're not aware of the depths of what's going on quite yet in the first few minutes of Episode 1, we see Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) struggling to get through a day of school in these first few minutes of 13 Reasons Why.

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    Clay is clearly distracted in his communication class, where Mrs. Bradley (Keiko Agena) is talking about how to spot possible warning signs for people who might be contemplating suicide. He's having flashbacks of his interactions with Hannah in that same class.

    He also sees Hannah's parents walking over to what used to be her locker. After following them into the hallway, Clay decides to go to the bathroom for a moment of reprieve.

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    The bathroom stalls have a lot of graffiti on the walls, mostly consisting of negative comments.

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    This is something Hannah's mom, Olivia Baker (Kate Walsh), also brings up to administrators later in the season.

    And when Clay leans his head against the wall in one of the bathroom stalls, he faces two phrases that basically foreshadow what's to come in the rest of the series.

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    The sentences read, "Don't let the world bring you down" and "No means no."

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    "Don't let the world bring you down" is arguably a message that relates to how Hannah ended up feeling devastated by the negative actions of other people around her.

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    And "No means no" is an obvious message relating to how Bryce Walker (Justin Prentice) raped Hannah and Jessica.

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    Clay's moment of reprieve only lasts for a brief minute in the first episode, but it seems to represent the main topics the show aims to address.

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