I’m a fan of thrillers, and when it comes to a psychological thriller series, I always recommend people watch the famous Netflix series “You.” The best part of the series is that it has certain qualities that makes it perfect for binge-watching. Different seasons of the series showcase different approaches in terms of screenplay and storyline. However, it is the complexities of the character of Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) that transcend this Netflix series into a whole different dimension altogether. Despite being a dark character, it is astonishing to see that Joe Goldberg has now become a phenomenon and the public’s favorite serial killer.
The fourth season of “You” is divided into two parts and if you’re reading this breakdown, I’m assuming you’ve already watched Part 1, as this breakdown contains certain spoilers. In the first five episodes of season four, part one of “You,” we witness a murder mystery concept and how Joe finds his new object of interest, Kate Galvin (Charlotte Ritchie), and discovers “Eat The Rich Killer,” who is none other than Rhys Montrose (Ed Speleers), the man who teases from the beginning of his introduction that he doesn’t fit in with the rich people. Now that the trailer for Part 2 has been released, let’s get into the breakdown and discuss the possible theories regarding the upcoming five episodes, which we are all waiting for.
‘You’ Season 4 Part 2: Trailer Breakdown
The trailer for “You,” season four, part two, opens up with an interesting confrontation between Joe Goldberg and Rhys Montrose, as Rhys tells Joe that he always wanted a friend with whom he could share his interests and dark secrets and that he cares about Joe. Interestingly, while sitting in front of his fireplace and speaking to Joe, Rhys is holding his book, “A Good Man in a Cruel World,” the same book that was introduced in the first episode of season four. The book has its relevance, and it has been at the center of the show as Joe himself believes that he is indeed a good man in a cruel world. The brief conversation between Joe and Rhys indicates that it is Joe who actually needs a friend, and perhaps it is an internal thought that Joe is projecting onto himself through the idea of somebody else.
Joe has spent the past few years running, forging new identities, killing multiple people, and keeping so much inside him. He doesn’t want to be a bad person anymore and wants to change, but I think now it’s beyond the point of changing for Joe. As the trailer progresses, we can finally see Joe reaching the point of breaking down in tears while saying he is not some cold-blooded psycho. Seconds after that, we can see Joe perhaps digging yet another grave. Then the trailer marks a shift and shows it from Kate’s perspective for a brief moment, which is something that we’ve not had before. The dialogue Kate indicates that she will have a major role in the second part of season four.
The trailer then proceeds to a scene where Joe is walking down the street, smiling, along with Kate. In the same scene, Joe admits that he wants Kate but can’t have her, which sounds a little absurd coming from a character who always goes beyond the limit to get what he wants. In part one of season four, we witnessed a certain tension and disagreement between Phoebe (Tilly Keeper) and Adam (Lukas Gage), but in the trailer, we can clearly see that they are together now, but the tension is very much visible as Adam looks suspiciously at someone while kissing Phoebe. The next scene displays a man getting tied up and perhaps getting tortured by someone, and then we can see Nadia (Amy-Leigh Hickman) getting chased by someone.
The fast-paced trailer then unveils multiple shots in a very rapid manner, which, if watched closely, can give a subtle hint of what we can expect in the next part. Interestingly, we can see a glimpse of the police breaking into Joe’s apartment, possibly after discovering Joe’s true identity. The following scene, which made me think a lot, is when Joe sees multiple versions of the same person in a room, which I think is most likely Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail) from season one. In the closing moments of the trailer, we can see the return of Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti), who is sitting on a chair trapped in a similar book vault that we saw throughout the first two seasons, and Joe said that his favorite thing about love is that it gives us second chances. Overall, I feel the trailer is really interesting, and we can expect to see some new faces along with some old ones as well. If you’re wondering what the song that has been used in the trailer is, it is the famous song “Always Something There to Remind Me” by Naked Eyes. I think the song adds a nice touch to the trailer and makes it more intense.
Possible Theories Regarding The Return Of Love Quinn
A lot of things are happening in the trailer for season four, part two of “You.” But the main highlight of the trailer that got fans so excited is when Love Quinn makes a surprise return right at the end of the trailer, which indicates Victoria Pedretti will reprise her character in the upcoming part of season four. The return of love raises a plethora of questions. We have witnessed the death of Love Quinn in season three; how is she still alive? What will now be the equation between the two if love is still alive? Or perhaps it’s just Joe’s imagination? This is very much justified, as the trailer indicates that Joe is slowly starting to deteriorate and lose his mind. I think even teasing the return of Love Quinn can be a massive reason for the fans of this Netflix series to get excited about the upcoming part, as Love was the only character who managed to match Joe’s level of insanity and possessiveness.
Although not completely disregarding the fact that Love can still be alive, it is very unlikely to happen. We all would love to see the chemistry between Joe and Love again, even when it’s pretty much clear that Joe will start to develop a delusional personality as we see him imagining people from his past. Therefore, the return of Love could be just Joe’s mere imagination or a delusion. The three seasons of “You” and even season four, part one, were really good in terms of developing the character arc of Joe Goldberg. Now that Part 2 is about to be released on March 9, it will be fascinating to see what Joe Goldberg will do when it gets more intense than ever before.