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Book of Ruth is the sixth episode of the first season of Ozark. It aired on July 21, 2017.


Jacob educates Marty on his business. Ruth devises and sets in motion a deadly plan. Rachel learns Marty is cooking the books at the Blue Cat Lodge.


The Snells kidnap Marty and reveal their operation. They inform him they use Mason's church on the lake to distribute heroin. They warn Marty to stop church construction, with implied threats to Mason's pregnant wife Grace if Marty does not persuade him to resume boat-based services. Marty appears likely to meet the three-month deadline for laundering the cartel's $8 million, and he and Wendy temporarily reconcile in celebration. During sex, Marty intentionally reminds her of an encounter with Sugarwood, causing her discovery of the video Marty's private investigator made.

Charlotte works at the Blue Cat and declines Wyatt's "anti-tourists" party invitation to go with Zach, a tourist from Chicago. She loses her virginity, but Zach departs the next day without saying goodbye, prompting Wyatt to tell her tourists always leave, and she is now "one of us" – a permanent local resident.

Russ acknowledges he is gay and begins a sexual relationship with Roy. Ruth and Russ devise a plan to kill Marty at Cade's instigation. Russ tells Roy, who secretly intervenes. Wendy and Marty recognize the contents of Del's package as a warning to speed up the money laundering. Rachel confronts Marty over irregularities in the Blue Cat's books.




  • Rachel's grandmother
  • Jimmy Hoffa
  • 1 rat


  • The episode title is a nod to the Book of Ruth. The 8th book of the Old Testament in the Holy Bible.