with the last five episodes of You With Season 4 now streaming, the question on everyone’s mind is: What’s next for Netflix’s favorite serial killer?
The Penn Badgley-led thriller hasn’t officially been renewed for a fifth season, so it’s entirely possible we’ve seen the last of Joe Goldberg. You know, in some bizarre universe where this hugely popular show would be loudly axed without a final season announcement.
So let’s operate under the assumption that it will be back for (at least) one more round. What can we expect from Joe’s triumphant return to New York? How will he decide to use (and possibly abuse) his second chance at life? And now that he’s back in the States, which of his old enemies might he face?
Team You Not all of those secrets are free to reveal, but we still managed to get some thought-provoking intel from showrunner Sera Gamble.
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My Lovely Home
fifth season of You It will have a full-circle feel, returning Joe to where it all began. But as hinted in the final scene of season 4, Joe’s life will barely match what he left behind all those years ago – save for his little bookstore purchases that Kate mentions. was not fully aware of her lover’s unique history with bookstores.
“We all love the idea of seeing him come back home to New York in such a different way,” Gamble says.
As Taylor Swift would say to Joe, “Welcome to New York. It’s waiting for you.”
Gamble says when Season 4 wraps, Joe “is in a relationship that on the face of it sounds great.” “So the question is, how the f—k exactly does he do it?”
If history is any indication, the time won’t be far when another pretty face will come along and give it a renewed purpose. After all, “she’s still who she is, and she still lives for love in so many ways,” Gamble says.
Now that Joe is back from “the dead,” there’s no telling which faces from his checkered past might re-emerge.
Gamble says, “We’ve tracked down everybody who knows anything about Joe who isn’t dead,” clarifying that “those who are dead can still appear in dreams and hallucinations. Are.”
But here’s the part that made our ears perk up: “There are some very smart people alive. Some of them are in jail, and some of them are basically in witness protection, but there is no reason to believe that they are safe.
Dr. Nicky (John Stamos)? Ellie (Jenna Ortega)? the possibilities are endless!
revenge of a student
And don’t forget about Nadia. Considering she’s currently in prison, framed for the murders of Rhys and Edward, the poor girl really has nothing to lose. so what’s to stop him at least trying To expose his former professor, even if he has to do it from the inside?
Actress Amy-Leigh Hickman says, “If she’s done as much as she did in Season 4, she’s probably not going to be quiet for too long, so I definitely think she still has some fight in her.” “You’ve seen a lot in her, especially the way she helps Marianne, so I think she’ll try her luck at going out and taking Joe down again. I wouldn’t put it past her.
Room for one more?
While it’s unclear whether or not actor Ed Spellers will return as Joe’s dark traveller, he will certainly remain a part of Joe’s psyche when Season 4 ends.
Gamble says, “We give you half a scene where we let you think that she’s really made a fresh start and relieved herself of the part of Rhys.” “And then we tell you… no, not at all.”
art of killing
Gamble explains that Joe went on quite a personal journey in season 4, eventually becoming a “less conflicted version of himself,” and that his philosophy going forward will reflect his growth.
“There’s a fun new question we get to ask: what’s Joe like when he doesn’t have to make every murder a casual ‘oh, he tripped and fell’ that immediately puts him within inches of the police?” Gamble adds. “What if he himself admitted what he was doing and gave it a little concrete plan?”
Penn Badgley echoed the listener’s sentiments, affirming that Joe has “embraced” the form of his new philosophy, which continues to “change and evolve”. Joe’s new approach is “really a season 5 question,” says Badgley. “I think we’re going to have to look into that. I guess we’ll have to check back in.”
(Wait, a show about a man who deliberately schemes and murders so-called deserving people while giving monotonous narration? Dexter Morgan would like a word.)