The fourth season of Netflix’s You will consist of two episodes with a revised narrative framework that departs from prior seasons and signals the conclusion of the show. After the events of You season 3 and a few flashback encounters with his previous love interest, Marienne played by Tati Gabrielle, Joe vows never to date again, realising that his search for a relationship has never resulted in anything positive. Penn Badgley’s Joe Goldberg transforms into professor of American literature Jonathan Moore, a loner who prefers the company of books than people, while sincerely attempting to stay out of trouble.
But when Joe receives an invitation to Sundry House, a private club for London’s elite, that soon comes to an end. Joe puts all of his skills into one-upping this unidentified person as he becomes involved in a murder investigation that, refreshingly, doesn’t feature him as the murderer. You season 4’s modifications to the show’s basic framework signal its impending demise, even though it’s entertaining to see Joe struggle with his knowledge of the identity of You’s Eat The Rich killer and the killings he’s being blamed for.
Why You Season 4 Is The Perfect Show Ending Point
Joe appears to be a typical everyman, but what makes him unique is his hidden propensity for violence, obsessions, and cunning methods to “get the girl.” The Netflix version of Caroline Kepnes’ book mainly relies on Joe’s charisma, inner monologues, and appearance of normalcy to cause viewers to question their own morality. Given that the ma in concept of You is that Joe is a severely disturbed murderer who thinks all of his killings are justified, the character’s ability to change signifies that You season 4 is the ideal programme ending point.
Joe is drawn to Kate Galvin (Charlotte Ritchie) in You season 4, part 1 in the same way he was to his prior targets. But instead of actively pursuing Kate or denying her gifts, Joe uses all of his tried-and-true methods to identify the Kill The Rich killer and prevent Kate from becoming another victim. Not to mention, Joe was the only one who killed Vic in You season 4, part 1. Joe’s ability to change is demonstrated by his refusal to give in to his urges, opening the door for a redemption story that contradicts the main plot of You.
Continuing Past You Season 4 Creates New Series Problems
Despite the intriguing premise of Joe Goldberg becoming a better guy being explored beyond season 4, this will bring about new issues. It may be argued that Joe no longer being a murderer invalidates the show’s core thesis, which is that its lead character is not a good guy. By eliminating the thrill of the chase, the intrigue of murder, and the eerie yet interesting explanation of Joe’s actions, Netflix may set itself up to be a letdown if it decides to turn You into a series about an ex-serial murderer and his life as a phoney person.
Joe Goldberg’s character doesn’t require a redemption narrative, either. Even if he might be one of the more endearing villains around, not every character should follow the new trend of stories giving villains a chance to change from their perverted lifestyles, especially those who justify murder as a heroic deed. It’s time for Netflix to ponder on the series ending when You season 4 concludes because Joe’s character changes in season 4 are a blatant hint that the show has reached its conclusion.
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