Since it first arrived on our screens back in 2018, On My Block has become one of Netflix’s best-loved shows and boasts an impressive 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The series has followed a group of high school students and their families, living in the fictional Los Angeles neighbourhood of Freeridge.
One of the show’s central characters has been Oscar ‘Spooky’ Diaz, the older brother of Cesar, and a long-time member of the Santos gang.
Through his gang affiliation, Oscar has always lived life on the edge but just what happens to Julio Macias’s character in season 4 of On My Block, does ‘Spooky’ die?
*WARNING: Spoilers ahead for On My Block season 4*
On My Block season 4 release date and plot
Season 4 of On My Block arrived on Netflix on October 4th, 2021, several months later than the usual March release date.
Over the course of its three previous seasons, On My Block has followed a group of bright and street-savvy high school students who navigate their way through life in the rough inner city of Freeridge, Los Angeles.
Season 4 picks up the events two years on from when we last caught up with Monsé, Ruby, Jamal, Jasmine and co. who have now gone their separate ways.
However, the gang is forced to reunite when a dangerous secret is unearthed and they quickly learn that you can’t run from the past.
Does Oscar die in On My Block season 4?
Yes, Oscar ‘Spooky’ Diaz tragically loses his life in season 4 of On My Block
The character’s fate is sealed in episode 5 and takes place as Oscar is preparing for his upcoming move to Portland.
Oscar even asks his younger brother, Cesar, to come with him and Isabel to start a new life, away from the gang violence that they’ve known all their lives.
However, when Oscar goes outside to phone Isabel and grab some celebratory tequila from the moving van, his call is interrupted when he hears a car approaching and he hurriedly tells Isabel that he loves her and hangs up.
From inside the house, Cesar hears gunshots and rushes outside to see his brother lying on the ground.
It isn’t revealed who Oscar’s killer was but we hear Ray telling Cesar that Oscar was “in the life,” and the rising tension between Freeridge’s gangs means that any number of people could have wanted him dead.
Fans react to Oscar’s fate
Despite season 4 of On My Block having only just released, it hasn’t taken fans long to binge their way through the episodes and it’s safe to say that many aren’t happy to see Oscar go out the way he did.
One fan on Twitter wrote: “Those writers sick in the head for doing that to Oscar why set him up for a happy ending just to play him #OnMyBlock“
While another added: “no bye 🤚 because Oscar DID NOT deserve this ending. No one talk to me I’m in mourning 💔 … #OnMyBlock
This fan commented: “OSCAR JUST WANTED TO START A NEW LIFE WITH HIS WIFE, DAUGHTER AND BROTHER #OnMyBlock“
And finally, this fan summed up their feelings in gif form:
On My Block season 4 is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on October 4th, 2021.