He added: “But once we had the idea in the room, it was like, people kept asking, ‘Are we really doing it? We’re really doing it.’ It just went and we just rolled.”
Darlene and Wyatt’s romance also set up many other things in season three, not least of all Ruth coming over to join them after quitting working for the Byrdes.
With the Snells and the Langmores working together alongside the KC Mob, the Byrdes have a huge line-up of enemies to face.
Ozark has always been about the tension between the Byrdes, who are middle-class outsiders, and the more impoverished local residents of the Missouri resort.
Ruth giving up her position with the Byrdes and allying herself with Darlene felt like a homecoming of sorts as she finally embraced her identity.
While there are theories floating around about how Ozark will end, Ruth could be the one to come out on top with her new alliance with Darlene.
Ozark seasons 1 to 3 are streaming on Netflix now