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The Agent Miller Detail That Bothers Ozark Fans

Ozark season three has more than its fair share of twists and turns. The most recent season of the binge-worthy Netflix original series sees Marty and Wendy Byrde dealing with even more problems and obstacles than before, all while growing dangerously closer to their cartel boss, Omar Navarro (Felix Solis). The season brings a handful of new characters into the mix, many of whom only serve to further complicate the Byrdes' plans.

Among the show's new faces is Maya Miller (Jessica Frances Dukes), an FBI agent closely monitoring the finances and internal procedures of the Byrdes' casino. She and Marty have a constantly shifting relationship throughout the season: Maya tries to convince Marty to take a deal with the FBI and begin working for them, while Marty attempts to turn her into an insider for the cartel.

As a character, Maya brings an exciting new dynamic to Ozark in its third season — but she's also central to one of the biggest issues that fans have with the season.

There's an issue with chain of command in Ozark season 3

The Ozark season three finale (spoiler alert) sees cartel lawyer Helen Pierce (Janet McTeer) try to cut Marty and Wendy Byrde out of the Navarro Cartel. In order to do so, Helen approaches FBI agent Trevor Evans (McKinley Belcher III) as Marty's "lawyer" with a promise that Marty wants to confess about his relationship with the cartel in exchange for his and his family's safety.

Helen acquires a copy of the confession, with plans to show it to Omar Navarro as proof that the Byrdes planned to betray him. It was a turn that only further ramped up the tension of the finale. However, Ozark fans have noted a problem with the logic of the sequence (via Express): namely, that Maya Miller was in charge of Marty's case, not Trevor. Therefore, Maya would've been the only agent with the proper authority to deal with something as game-changing as Marty's confession. There's very little reason to believe — given how much attention the FBI was giving the Byrdes — that Helen would be able to work directly with Trevor and skip so many procedural steps.

The discrepancy doesn't necessarily detract from the finale's otherwise absorbing narrative, but it does raise interesting questions about how the FBI's involvement in Marty's case may continue to evolve in Ozark's fourth season. There will, undoubtedly, be ramifications for Helen's scheming in the show's next season, but fans will simply have to wait to find out what those are.