Now that YOU‘s fourth season is streaming in full, allow us to all be agreed: Half 1 was merely the set-up for the payoff that’s Half 2. And what a completely bonkers payoff it’s.
By season’s finish, Joe has come to understand that his total relationship with Rhys was fabricated, the results of an obsession coupled with some critical dissociation. Rhys was by no means the killer, it was at all times Joe, which makes Rhys’ homicide all of the extra twisted and pointless. (Talking of Rhys’ homicide, Joe manages to pin the entire thing on poor Nadia.)
The finale closes with Joe again in New York and dwelling beneath his authentic identify, due to Kate’s costly workforce working to recreation nearly each system conceivable. What’s worse, Joe — who has additionally quietly bought a small bookshop, probably as a storage unit for his beloved cage — is being overtly hailed as a hero, each within the States and overseas.
In brief, Joe has gotten away with completely every part. However in the event you assume that being within the clear means Joe will lastly put an finish to this vicious cycle, assume once more. A fast shot of Rhys in Joe’s reflection within the window confirms that Joe’s darkish passenger continues to be very a lot alongside for the experience.
“We offer you a couple of scene and a half the place we allow you to assume that he’s truly gotten a recent begin and has rid himself of the Rhys a part of himself,” showrunner Sera Gamble tells TVLine. “After which we let you know… no, in no way.”
In actual fact, “not solely has he not modified, he’s truly grow to be a much less conflicted model of himself,” Gamble explains. “He’s nonetheless Joe, and he nonetheless lives for love in so some ways, however I believe there’s a enjoyable new query we get to ask: What’s Joe like when he doesn’t need to make each homicide an unintended ‘Oh, he tripped and fell’ factor that places him inside inches of the police instantly? What if he admitted to himself what he was doing and he gave it somewhat little bit of stable planning?”
The present’s future (Netflix has but to resume YOU for its inevitable fifth season) stays unclear, however wherever it goes from right here, know this: There will likely be blood.
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