Season 3 Summary and Ending Explained: Who Dies? (2023)

Note: The following contains spoilers for the entire third season of “You”.

From the haunts of New York City's literary elite to the manicured streets of suburban California, Penn Badgley's Joe Goldberg stalked, haunted, and murdered across the country innetflixThe addictive thriller series "You".

Each season features a new location, a (mostly) new cast, and a host of new characters who end up getting in the way of Joe's catastrophic search for love, so if you need an update on what happened in the third season, we've got you covered, covered with a comprehensive rundown.

What happened with Love? Who did Joe kill? How did he end up? where the hell is itthe baby? Here's everything you need to remember about Season 3.

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Where is season 3?

During the chaos and bloodshed of the season 2 finale, Joe arrivesso closeto kill Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti) after she kills Candace (Ambyr C. Childers) and Delilah (Carmela Zumbado), but stops when she discovers she is pregnant. Instead, they decide to start a new life together. Covering up their crimes with Quinn family money, the couple marries and moves from Los Angeles to the Silicon Valley suburb of Mother Linda, where the third season takes place.

Who is the neighbor Joe Stalks at the end of the second season?

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At the end of season 2, we see that Joe's obsessive cycle is starting again and he begins to obsess over a mysterious neighbor reading in his backyard, calling her the new "You". In Season 3, we find out that she is Natalie (Michaela McManus), his new neighbor at Madre Linda. Married to Matthew (Scott Speedman), Natalie becomes Joe's new obsession. She packs up her belongings and goes out for a flirtatious glass of wine, but Love discovers her wandering eye and kills Natalie with an ax before things can go any further.

Who dies in season 3 and who kills them?

Season 3 actually has a relatively low body count, with a total of four deaths. In order, they are as follows:

  • Natalie Engler (Dead of Love): Joe and Love's neighbor Natalie is murdered by Love in episode 1, after Love discovers that Joe is obsessing over her. Joe and Love dispose of the body together, kicking off the events of the season as the suburban town rallies to find Natalie's killer, none other than Natalie's wealthy tech husband, Matthew.
  • Gil Brigham (Struck by love, dies by suicide): A local teacher, Gil (Mackenzie Astin) takes the wrong side of Love in Episode 3, when she arrives at her bakery and reveals that her anti-vaccine family is responsible for putting Henry in the hospital with a measles infection. Furious, Love attacks him with a rolling pin and imprisons him in Joe's glass cage. Trying to find a way to keep Gil alive, Joe decides he needs blackmail to make sure Gil keeps his mouth shut, but when it is revealed that his son is a serial sexual abuser, Gil kills himself in the cage. glass.
  • Ryan Goodwin (killed by Joe): It isn't long after Natalie's death that Joe's eyes wander again, this time to the local librarian Marienne (Tati Gabrielle). A kind single mother with a history of drug addiction, Marienne finds herself caught in a custody battle with her ex-husband, Ryan (Scott Michael Foster), who manipulates the courts to regain custody of their daughter, Juliette, despite his continuing addiction. After a key custody hearing goes awry, Joe takes it upon himself to violently remove Ryan from the equation, initially staging his death as a robbery before blaming Love.
  • Love (killed by Joe):Possibly the most controversial death in the "You" storyline, Love is killed by her husband at the end of season 3, just after she tries to kill him. As she puts it in her last words, they are "perfect for each other". When Love discovers that Joe has once again found a new fixation item in Marrienne, she hosts a sit-down chicken dinner with plans to poison Joe into submission. But he finds out, gives himself the antidote just in time, injects Love with a lethal dose of her own poison, and blames all of Mother Linda's deaths, including his own, on her.
  • Bonus: Identity of Joe Goldberg (killed by Joe):As part of his exit strategy, Joe cuts off two toes (and bakes one into a cake, as a flourish), leaving them as proof that he was killed by Love. That means we'll find Joe with a whole new identity, London professor Jonathan Moore, when we meet him in season 4.

Season 3 Finale Explained: What Happened?

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Joe and Love's brief attempt at the suburban dream literally catches fire at the end of season 3.

The dynamic between Love and Joe was permanently altered after he learned she was a murderer in season two, and season three follows that dismissiveness and disconnection to its heartbreaking conclusion. Disgusted with her wife (and the reflection of himself he sees in her), Joe continues to turn his obsessive gaze toward new opportunities to find the love of his life—and Love, who believes he has finally found the person who can understand it. , she relentlessly pursues any opportunity to win him back, including poison.

At the end of season 3, Love deduces that Joe killed Marienne's ex-husband, Ryan, when she discovers Joe's bloody clothes in her son's hamper. In a last-ditch attempt to win her husband back, she cooks a roast chicken dinner (the same "perfect bite" she cooked for him while they fell in love with her in Season 2) and sits down for a heart-to-heart talk. .

Over dinner, Love confesses that, as Joe and her mother suspected, she killed her first husband, James. Just not on purpose. Although she had cared for him during her illness, James had tried to leave her. To stop him, Love poisoned him with Aconitum, also known as Wolfsbane, which she grows in her garden. But not to kill him, just to paralyze him long enough for her to change her mind. However, she accidentally overdosed and he died instantly. A mistake, she explains to herself, that she won't make with Joe, who is poisoned and pinned down at the dinner table. Love poisoned the handle of the knife on the table, and the moment she picked it up, it began to work in her system.

Once Joe is out of action, Love texts Marienne and tells her to go to his house, planning to kill Joe's latest obsession in front of him. However, after realizing that Marienne is a mother and having a brief heart-to-heart with her alleged victim, Love decides to let her go, telling Marienne that Joe killed her ex-husband and that he needs to take Marienne's daughter. her and run away . After their conversation, Love also decides that she isn't the problem with their marriage, Joe is, and decides to kill him once and for all, but before she can attack, Joe injects her with a lethal dose of Wolfsbane and she dies on the spot. his arms, telling him: “We are perfect for each other, but bad for Henry. He will see what you are.

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Joe seems okay with the latter part, as he makes the heartbreaking decision to leave Henry behind and uses Love's death as an opportunity to escape Mother Linda (and hopefully the grasp of the Quinn family's money). ). Joe cuts off two toes to leave as evidence, bakes one into a cake, and blames Love for all the carnage. And, just as he did with Beck, he once again rewrites the victim's story for him, penning an eviscerating love confession and emailing it to the Home Owners Association before setting the house on fire.

In the closing moments of the season 3 finale, we learn that Joe's evil plan worked: Fire destroyed enough evidence to confuse the details, but the police found his toes and assumed he was dead. Love takes the blame for everything and “became Mrs. Lovett by Mother Linda. Once the nausea subsided, people were hungry for her... A kind of folk hero, more famous even than Guinevere Beck.

Once again, Joe literally gets away with it. And where is she going? When we last see Joe in season 3, he's hanging around the streets of Paris, trying to find Marienne.

Is love really dead?

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Yeah. Sorry, I know, it sucks. But by all accounts, Love Quinn is pretty much dead. We all know the old TV-on-hold rule: death is never certain if it happened off-screen. Well, Love died a lot on screen; we witness her last moments up close and then we see Joe bake a cake, pose her body, and set the house on fire with her inside of it. I mean, the writing and production of the movie couldn't try harder to show us that love isdeceased.

If that's not enough for you (and well, it's understandable after Candace's season 1 twist), Victoria Pedretti, Penn Badgley, and showrunner Sara Gamble have confirmed that Love is dead.interviewed me in Newsweek. and in itpostmortem interview with TheWrapGamble said that Love's death was planned from the beginning, explaining that “we knew it the day we met Victoria from her chemistry reading with Penn. We knew this was a two-season story."

What happens to baby Henry?

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In one of Joe's rare moments of self-awareness, he realizes that Love was right, about at least one thing: he would be mean to his son, Henry. Before fleeing, she leaves the baby with Dante (Ben Mehl) and Lansing (Noel Arthur), a Mother Linda couple Joe and Love befriended during season 3, with a note expressing her final wish "that they protect Henry as if he were his own son.

When we last see him, Henry is having a happy time in a sandbox with them. However, Joe also leaves us with a mystery in the final narration, telling the audience that the note he left for Dante and Lansing also included a message for Henry. "Someday, when he's old enough, he'll be able to read the rest of the note," Joe says, "but that's between me and him."

Maria Dies?

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Poor lovely Marienne can barely hold on, only trying to put her life together when she becomes the next object of Joe's fixation and, like Beck and Love before her, falls for the mask of the man he pretends to be. But unlike most of Joe's obsessions, Marienne lives to see another day, for now.

A recovering drug addict who spends the entire season fighting for a new life with her daughter, Marienne.don't hesitate to run awayafter his candid conversation with Love, during which Love reveals Joe's true nature as a stalker-killer. At the end of season 3, Marienne appears to have fled the country and Joe follows her, looking for her in Paris.

What happened to Sherry and Cary Conrad?

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Influential Type A mom Sherry (Shalita Grant) and her alpha husband Cary (Travis Van Winkle) end up trapped in Joe and Love's glass cage in the final act of season 3, after an attempted foursome turned hilariously, and then terrifyingly, wrong. During their supposed seduction, Sherry and Cary overhear Joe and Love discuss Natalie's murder, leading the murderous duo to lock them up until they figure out what to do with them. But as Joe and Love's relationship spirals out of control, Sherry and Cary's only grows stronger inside the cage. They use their hard-earned communication skills to stay alive, eventually realizing that since Joe and Love never trusted each other, they would have left the keys hidden inside the cell.

After their escape, Sherry and Cary turn their survival experience into a marketable self-help empire, cashing in on their 15 minutes with the book "Caged: A Radical Couple's Therapy Technique." The last time we saw the ragtag duo, they were giving a TED talk.

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What happened to Theo and Matthew Engler?

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Theo (Dylan Arnold), the boy next door, bonds with his new neighbor, Love, during the third season and ends up falling for her, before falling victim to her violent ways. Theo lives with his stepfather Matthew Engler (Scott Speedman) and Matthew's wife, Natalie. After Love kills Natalie, Theo's relationship with his stepfather becomes strained. Matthew becomes obsessed with finding the killer of his wife. Theo grows closer to Love, falls in love with her, and begins an affair, unaware that she is her murderer.

He learns the hard way at the end of season 3, when he discovers Sherry and Cary in the cage and is in turn hit with a fire hydrant by Love. Fortunately, he survives the attack and is rescued by Joe, who takes him to the hospital. Later, Matthew, who is (correctly) convinced that Love killed his wife, breaks into Love and Joe's house to find Joe sick, paralyzed by Love's Aconite. After finding out Theo is in the hospital, he lets Joe suffer everything Love has planned for him, telling him that "he deserves what Natalie got 100 percent."

Fortunately, things look up for Theo and Matthew at the end of the third season. During the final cut, we see Matthew picking Theo up from physical therapy, discussing the great progress he's making. As Joe says in the voice-over, "Without my family poisoning the well, Mother Linda began to heal."

What happened to Dottie?

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Love and Forty's mother, Dottie Quinn (Saffron Burrows), plays a supporting antagonistic role during seasons 2 and 3, during which we learn that she is Love's fickle, overbearing, and abusive mother. After losing Forty, Dottie pours all of her affections into baby Henry (whom she calls by her middle name, Forty), and he becomes increasingly erratic and unstable. Especially after she loses her business, the Quinn family store, Anavrin, and her newly acquired vineyard, during her divorce from Love's father, Ray.

Drowning her sorrows in alcohol, Dottie crosses the line when she kidnaps Henry, angry that Love hired a babysitter instead of asking her to take care of him, runs off with him drunk and sets fire to the vineyard. A furious Love interrupts her mother and Joe leaves her in rehab, where Dottie tells him that she believes that Love killed her first husband.

That's the last we see of Dottie in season three, however, in the final voiceover, we learn that she tried to get custody of Henry after Love's death, and it doesn't seem like it's going well for her. As Joe explains, "After a lengthy legal battle, a grieving and still not sober Dottie relinquished custody to Dante and Lansing."

When was the season 3 premiere date?

Netflix released all 10 episodes of the third season of "You" on Friday, October 15, 2021.

Who is in the cast of the third season?

  • Penn Badgley como Joe Goldberg
  • Victoria Pedretti as Love Quinn
  • Tati Gabrielle as Marienne
  • Shalita Grant como Sherry Conrad
  • Travis Van Winkle como Cary Conrad
  • Saffron Burrows como Dottie Quinn
  • Dylan Arnold como Theo Engler
  • Scott Speedman como Matthew Engler
  • Michaela McManus as Natalie Engler
  • Ben Mehl as Dante
  • Noel Arthur as Lansing
  • Shannon Chan-Kent as Kiki
  • Christopher Sean como Brandon
  • Mackenzie Astin como Gil
  • Chris O'Shea as Andrew
  • Bryan Safi como Jackson
  • Ayelet Zurer as Dr. Chandra

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Who dies in season 3 of you? ›

In the Season 3 finale, Love deduces that Joe killed Marienne's ex-husband, Ryan, when she discovers Joe's bloody clothes in their son's hamper.

What happens at the end of you Season 3? ›

In the end, Joe fakes his death and blames it all on Love

The end of Season 3' of “You's” final episode reveals that Joe has stolen away to Paris on a hunch that Marienne has moved there with her daughter.

What happened to Judy in season 3 of Dead to Me? ›

She has cervical cancer, a development that leaves her ride-or-die bestie Jen (Christina Applegate) shattered, given her mother's history with the disease. In the finale, while on a brief getaway in Mexico with Jen, Judy dies.

What happens to Theo in you? ›

Theo survives Love's attack.

After being attacked by Love and pushed down the bakery's basement stairs, Theo survives. Joe finds him nearly unconscious, drugs him with some of Cary's stash of medications, and drops him off at a hospital. Joe tells Theo's dad, Matthew, where his son is, and they are reunited.

Who killed Theo in you? ›

It looks like Love might actually let Theo go, but as he turns to leave she hits him over the head with a handy fire extinguisher, causing him to fall down the stairs where Love leaves him for dead.

Is Beck alive in you Season 3? ›

Yes, Beck is dead. But there were theories that maybe it wasn't really her, and that she might show up in season two. After all, Candace did, right? But nope, it's clear that Beck is dead—because of the way she appears in season two.

Who gets blamed for Natalie's death in you? ›

Joe reveals to Theo that Love lied and was Natalie's real murderer before loading him into a car to go to the hospital. The finale ends with Matthew reuniting with Theo at the hospital after learning he's still alive.

What happens to Joe and Love's baby? ›

In the final episode of You season 3, Joe poisons and kills Love, but before that he gives baby Henry away to a couple who is better fit to parent. He drops off Henry at Dante's (Ben Mehl) house, one of his co-workers at the library who seems like a good person.

Does Joe find out about Love and Theo? ›

When Joe goes to clean up Love's mess, Joe discovers Theo is alive but seriously injured. He takes pity on Theo, who reveals he really loved Love, and puts Theo in a cab to the hospital.

What happens to Jen and Judy? ›

Judy dies and Jen returns to Laguna Beach

“I've had the best time with you,” Judy tearfully tells Jen. Jen weeps and replies, “Me too.” They exchange “I love yous” and embrace as they watch “The Fact of Life” one final time. Jen awakens and finds that Judy left her a note and her bracelet.

What happened to Steve dead to me? ›

That's why he left that night — and one of the reasons Jen's taking his death so hard is because she feels responsible for it. It's this revelation that inspires Judy to confess that she's the one who killed him. Lies, guilt and secrets build a totally healthy relationship, right? Secret: Jen killed Steve.

Is Judy Hale dead? ›

According to showrunner Liz Feldman, Judy Hale (Linda Cardellini) dies at the end of Netflix's Dead to Me Season 3.

Does Joe end up killing Theo? ›

Joe manages to signal to Matthew that Theo is in the hospital. A flash forward shows that Theo survived and was released from the hospital; the traumatic incident seemed to have healed and strengthened Theo and Matthew's relationship.

Is Love pregnant by Theo? ›

Although there was a short pregnancy scare in episode 5 and episode 6, Love does not get pregnant in You season 3.

Is Love in Season 4 of you? ›

Is Love back for Season 4? As it turns out, yes. In the final moments of the Part 2 trailer, we see Joe approaching what appears to be his beloved basement cage.

Who killed Beck in you series? ›

Nicky (Beck's therapist with whom she had an affair) for her murder. However, in episode 2 of season 2, Beck returned as a hallucination in Joe's mind. Severe bruising around her neck revealed that Joe choked her to death. “You hurt me,” her ghost said.

Is Love in Love With Theo? ›

The two start a flirtationship that soon turns physical, and it seems like the two really do have feelings for one another. But, for many reasons, Love decides not to pursue a relationship with Theo. For starters, Love is married to Joe and she very much wants to make their relationship work.

Does Theo know Love killed Natalie? ›

Turns out, colder. Theo arrives at the bakery to save Love but instead discovers the Conrads, who tell her that Love killed Natalie. Theo doesn't believe them… right up until the moment Love clobbers him in the head with a fire extinguisher.

What happens to Paco? ›

When Paco later goes to the bookstore and finds Beck attempting to escape the basement, begging Paco to find the key and insisting that Joe is crazy and dangerous, Paco runs away leaving Beck to be murdered by Joe. Paco and his mother Claudia moved away from New York to start fresh.

What was Beck's cause of death in You? ›

However, in episode 2 of season 2, Beck returned as a hallucination in Joe's mind. Severe bruising around her neck revealed that Joe choked her to death.

Is Beck dead? ›

What happens to Cary and Sherry? ›

The pair ultimately make it out alive, as we find out in the You season 3 finale, and they even write a couples' book about the experience called “Caged.” The final time we see them, they're successful as ever while sharing what happened to them with the world.

What happens to natalies scarf in You? ›

As Natalie's disappearance attracts media attention, Joe and Love decide to frame Matthew for her murder by planting Natalie's bloodstained scarf in his home.

Who is the father of the baby in You? ›

The real father is Milo. This is based on the fact that Love got physical with Milo at one point to bring out the darker side of Joe. If we marked her and Milo's relations as the time of conception, then it is highly possible that by the time she knew of the pregnancy, she hadn't been physical with Joe yet.

What happens to Ellie when Delilah dies? ›

Instead, Joe goes to find Ellie and tell her that Delilah is dead. He sends her away with money he's taken from the Quinn business safe to start a new life in Florida before she can be taken away (we know she gets there safely as Joe receives a postcard from her before the end of season two).

Why did Love name the baby Henry? ›

Henry "Forty" Quinn-Goldberg is the newborn son of Love Quinn and Joe Goldberg. He is named after Love's brother, Forty Quinn. Joe is insistent on calling his son, "Henry". Whereas, Love and Dottie Quinn are more eager to call him "Forty".

What did Love do with Candace body? ›

Candace is killed by Love.

Love uses the bottle to slit Candace's throat. This is more or less the same way she'd previously killed the au pair who was hooking up with her brother, Forty, when they were kids. Later, Love takes Candace's body to Anavrin where she presumably disposes of it.

Why Love Kills Theo? ›

#3: Theo. When Theo discovers the Conrads in the basement of the bakery, on his was to free them (unfortunately for him) he runs into Love. He knows too much, so Love bashes him over the head with a fire extinguisher, and he tumbles down the stairs.

Does Love cheat on Joe in season 3? ›

“What Is Love?”, the Season 3 finale, is filled with some pretty big revelations. In a short amount of time, Joe learned that Love had been cheating on him with a teenager, that she tried to murder said teenager, and that the new love of Joe's life, Marienne (Tati Gabrielle), wanted to run away with him.

What did Joe inject Love with? ›

Just as Love was ready to kill him with a butcher's knife, Joe injected Love with aconite, which killed her almost instantly.

What did Jen and Judy do with Steve's body? ›

Jen tried to take the detective to the spot in the Angeles National Forest where she and Judy buried Steve's body. While speaking to Perez, Jen didn't reveal that Judy helped bury Steve's body. While searching for the burial site, they ran into a woman jogging with her dog.

Where did Jen go at the end of Dead to Me? ›

Dead to Me ends its three-season legacy of shocking twists with one final cliffhanger, which comes at the very end of the series finale. In the show's final scene, Jen lounges on a lawn chair with her new baby as Ben (Marsden) and her sons play in the pool nearby.

Why is Perez helping Jen? ›

After Jen reveals her Mother died when she was young, Perez also talks of her Mothers sacrifice to protect her from her step-father. Taking pity on Jen, Perez lets her go until any further evidence is found.

Who murdered Candace in You? ›

She was actually killed by Joe, before he could then meet Guinevere Beck, she also doesn't play an important role in the second book, Hidden Bodies, and wasn't Amy Adams, that was a completely different character Joe meets, taking that role over Candace, due to her death.

Who is pregnant in you Season 3? ›

**Warning, includes major spoilers for You season three**

Realising Love was dangerous, Joe decided to kill her but was stopped in his tracks when Love revealed she was pregnant with his baby.

Does Joe find out about Theo? ›

In any case, Love eventually does tell Joe about Theo — kind of. She says that Theo kissed her, and then she conducts a plan so she can get closer to Theo but make Joe believe it's for another reason.

Who takes the fall for Natalie's death in You? ›

After Natalie's death, Marienne becomes Joe's new obsession. As Love has an affair with Theo, Joe becomes close to Marienne and inspires her to leave town for a better life for her and her daughter.


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