After much anticipation, season three of You has finally hit Netflix, and whew, we were not ready for all the twists and turns it throws at us. And while it may seem like this is the end of Joe’s (Penn Badgley) story, it’s actually not, because a season four has already been confirmed. We probably won’t be seeing Love (Victoria Pedretti) again, but there’s a good chance some of the other characters will be returning. Before we get too ahead of ourselves, though, let’s break down the season three finale of You first, shall we?
Does Love Die?
Despite their efforts to save their marriage, Joe and Love only continue to grow further and further apart as the season progresses, and by the final episode, Love reaches her breaking point when she discovers Joe’s bloody T-shirt in the diaper pail. You know, the same shirt Joe wore when he murdered Ryan (Scott Michael Foster)? After quickly putting the pieces together, Love realizes her suspicions were right all along: Joe is obsessed with Marienne (Tati Gabrielle).
Love then puts her plan into motion. She’s going to kill Joe, but not before paralyzing him with aconite first and making him watch her kill Marienne after she invites her over to their home pretending to be Joe. Luckily for Marienne, Love ends up having a change of heart once Marienne’s daughter pops up at her door. Love lets Marienne go and then redirects her attention to Joe, who already had a feeling that Love was up to something, so he’s been dosing with an antidote for aconite and took some of Cary’s (Travis Van Winkle) adrenaline pills to help him focus. As Love goes in to kill Joe, he injects her with aconite, which, turns out, is fatal when injected. Joe then sets things up to make it look like Love killed him, chopping off two of his toes and setting their home on fire with Love inside of it.
Do Sherry and Cary Ever Get Out of the Glass Cage?
While Joe is busy killing Love, Sherry (Shalita Grant) finally finds the key to the glass box hidden in one of the containers inside, and she and Cary are able to escape. After making it out alive, they end up using their experience to write a book titled Caged about a radical couples technique.
What Happens to Henry?
In hopes of providing Henry with a better life, Joe leaves his son behind with Dante (Ben Mehl) and Lansing (Noel Arthur). They are eventually granted full custody of Henry after a long legal battle with Dottie (Saffron Burrows).
Where Does Joe End Up?
In the final moments of the episode, we finally get an update on Joe, only now he’s changed his name to Nick and is living in Paris. True to fashion, he’s still obsessing over Marienne and waiting to reunite with her and her daughter. Guess we’ll have to wait until season four to find out if he ever does, but something tells us he’ll have a new obsession by then.