"There's a time jump. Season 2 is a couple months after Season 1, and there's a lot that's happened to Clay in between. You're playing catch-up when you start, and you see where Clay's at," Minnette told Yahoo! Entertainment about his character. "Clay's trying to live his life . ... but I think Hannah, his life with her, and everything with the tapes, is the biggest thing that's ever happened to him, and I don't think he'll ever be able to escape it, no matter how hard he tries."