Joe Goldberg, aka Jonathan Moore, has been reeling since the shocking Season 4 midseason finale. You, which premiered in early February. The killer was revealed to be Rhys and Joe narrowly escaped with his life. He was eventually cleared in the eyes of those who made it out of the mansion alive (all but Gemma). But he still didn’t reveal the identity of the Eat the Rich killer to the others.
Why; Initially, the premise was that Joe apparently wanted Rhys for himself, though the twists and turns that unfolded in the back half of the season proved otherwise. However, at first, the tables were turned and Reese was in the driver’s seat, manipulating Joe like a puppet. She showed up at Joe’s house unannounced, pushed Joe to frame someone as a murderer, and even threatened him by telling him that Marien didn’t make it to the train to Paris after all, but was probably in serious trouble. So how about part 2 of it You end of season 4? Digital Trends has it all spoiler for you below.
Is Rhys Really The Evil Mastermind In You Season 4?
At first, Joe pegged Connie as the perfect person to plant evidence to save his love, Marianne. Connie was wasting his life on drink and hard drugs anyway. But when he meets Connie, Joe realizes that the rich man didn’t deserve to go down for crimes he didn’t commit. Maybe Joe was finally changing.
A perfect opportunity fell into Joe’s lap when Phoebe was kidnapped by a crazed fan, who imprisoned her in a hotel room under the guise of protecting her from harm. After rescuing Phoebe, further cementing Jo’s improved standing with the group, he cunningly planted the evidence in the crazed fan’s bag, sending her to prison as an alleged murderer. However, his student Nadia witnessed an exchange between Jo and Phoebe that made her suspicious. Why was Joe always at the center of everything that happened?
Seemingly having fulfilled his promise to Reese, Joe discovered that the evil killer wasn’t done with him yet. He wanted Joe to do one last job: kill Tom, the father of Joe’s new girlfriend. Kate. Ironically, Joe later learned that Tom knew his true identity and was using this detail to blackmail Joe into killing Reese.
Things are not always as they seem
In a fit of rage, Joe went to Reese’s house to kill him and found a strange man who had no idea why he was there. After killing him, Joe suddenly sees a formally dressed Rhys appear next to the stranger’s dead body. How did Rhys appear out of nowhere?
Joe then realizes that he was never talking to the real Reese. Instead, he had a psychotic break and whatever had happened was his own. It all slowly came into focus: every time someone died, Joe blacked out right before. He was drugged, fell asleep on a park bench, had fallen out of a window. It was Joe, not Rhys, who had killed Malcolm, Simon and Gemma.
As many fans understood before the final episodes, it all came to a head when they flashed back to every conversation and meeting Joe has ever had with Reese. He was always either alone or surrounded by others who were so high on drugs that watching Joe talk to himself seemed completely normal. It also meant that Marianne was in danger because of him, not Rhys.
Joe finally realized where he had put Marianne. in an airtight glass cage hidden beneath a defunct subway tunnel. Now Joe had to come to terms with everything that happened and right his wrongs. He didn’t want to hurt Marianne, but that Rhys-like voice in his head kept telling him it was the only solution. He is also plagued by other voices from his past, including both Love and Beck.
Nadia finds herself in her own murder mystery
Meanwhile, Nadia’s love of murder mysteries led her to the fact that some things just weren’t right, and Joe was probably more involved than he let on. When he raids his apartment, finds a key and does a puzzle to figure out where it led, he is shocked to find Marien. The two ladies came up with a plan, fearing that if they called the authorities, Joe would just charm his way out and chase them. Meanwhile, Joe was working on a plan of his own to fix his problem.
But it was too late. Discovering Marienne dead from painkillers upon arriving to free her, Joe took her body to rest on a park bench. He also visited Kate’s father, where he brutally murdered him and his bodyguard. That’s one problem solved, at least.
But in another twist, it turns out that Marien wasn’t dead after all. She and Nadia implemented their Plan B, using beta-blockers Nadia sneaked in to slow Marianne’s heart enough to trick Joe into thinking it wasn’t beating. Marien returned to her daughter in Paris, with Joe still believing her to be dead. So there was a happy ending to the sad story.
How does season 4 part 2 end?
Overwhelmed with guilt and anger for doing such heinous things at the hands of, well, his own mind manifesting as Rhys, Joe tries to end it all by jumping into the ocean. But he is saved from his fate by Kate, who is relieved to have her husband back and vows to protect him if he did the same for her. He was all-in for Joe Goldberg (at least the version of the victim he knew), not Jonathan Moore. A sense of relief washed over Joe as he experienced a sort of awakening, a renewed lease on life.
Jo had a chance at a fresh start, but there was still that little problem of Nadia wanting to find proof that her professor was a murderer. She broke into his apartment once again to find evidence, with her friend Edward watching on the ground.
But when he leaves Joe’s apartment, Edward is nowhere to be found, but Joe is. As he retreats, he stumbles upon Edward’s dead body behind a car. Jo calmly hands her a knife and suggests she frame her beau and plead self-defense to save herself. Nadia, as it later became known, refused to pin murders on an innocent young man and ended up in prison, traumatized by the events.
Fast forward in time and Joe and Kate are as happy as ever. Kate is none the wiser as to who Joe really is. Joe loves his new status as a hero and pillar of the community. As he looks out the window and sees Rhys’s face in his reflection, it becomes clear that while Joe may have a new lease on life, his dark side is also along for the ride. Must You to be renewed for a fifth season, both Joe and Kate are in for a rude awakening.
You Season 4, parts 1 and 2 are now streaming on Netflix.