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Netflix's "Bloodline" takes the idea of skeletons in the closet to the next level. This dark family drama is full of secrets and mysteries. The biggest secret, revealed in Season 1, is the death of Danny Rayburn. Now that the third and final season is streaming on Netflix, we're throwing open doors of the Rayburn family closet. Here are the worst characters, ranked from not that bad to straight up horrible.
Nolan Rayburn (Owen Teague)
The son of Danny (Ben Mendelsohn) carries around a lot of guilt, believing that the fire he set at his dad's restaurant set off a chain of events that led to his father's death. But viewers know the kid is innocent.
Diana Rayburn (Jacinda Barrett)
The wife of John (Kyle Chandler) is definitely not the biggest Danny fan. She encourages John several times throughout the series to cut ties with his scalawag sibling. But she has good reason: Danny threatened their daughter Jane (Taylor Rouviere). Still, Diana welcomes Danny as part of the family when she needs to.
Meg Rayburn (Linda Cardellini)
Although Meg is a huge player in the cover-up of Danny's death, she didn't play a huge role leading up to it. In a recent interview with TheWrap, Mendelsohn said
that while there are strong arguments to be made for the awfulness of other Rayburns, when it comes to Meg he doesn't see it. "It’s tough to make that argument for Meg — the sister — and perhaps Kevin, to a lesser degree," he said.
Wayne Lowry (Glenn Morshower)
Although Danny is definitely responsible for his own actions, drug and human trafficker Wayne readily involves Danny, putting him and the Rayburn family inn in danger.
Kevin Rayburn (Norbert Leo Butz)
In the last moments of Season 2, Kevin ends up killing Marco (Enrique Murciano), when he was supposed to be talking him into helping him, Kevin, and Meg. Kevin is constantly abusing drugs and alcohol and rides high on emotion, landing him high on our list.
Sally Rayburn (Sissy Spacek)
In his interview with TheWrap
, Mendelsohn said, "There’s an argument for dad, there’s an argument for mom," when it comes to the worst character on "Bloodline." As for Sally, she ignored the abuse Danny endured at the hands of her husband, and even left the family at one point. Even after Robert's death, she defends his transgressions.
Which brings us to...
Robert Rayburn (Sam Shepard)
Father Rayburn was king at keeping family secrets, including perhaps the most ugly secret of all (pre-Danny's death). Robert abused Danny while all the kids were growing up because he blamed Danny for their younger sister's death. The other kids and Sally let it slide under the rug, leaving Danny to feel more and more alienated from the family.
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John Rayburn (Kyle Chandler)
We love you, Kyle Chandler, but John Rayburn is definitely the worst on this show. He kills his brother, then continually covers it up, and gets other family members involved. By the beginning of Season 3, he's spiraling out of control. When Mendelsohn was asked who was the better person -- the seemingly squeaky clean John or the black sheep Danny -- he said "In terms of the scale of transgressions — he murders his brother."
Season 3 of "Bloodline" is now streaming on Netflix.
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