YOU (L to R) PENN BADGLEY as JOE GOLDBERG and VICTORIA PEDRETTI as LOVE QUINN in episode 301 of YOU Cr. JOHN P. FLEENOR/NETFLIX © 2021

You: It’s Time to Say Goodbye

Binging this final season of You was an understatement, more like I obsessively watched until the end. Every episode left me wanting more and kept me guessing.

Read our review of the final season of You, out October 15th!

YOU (L to R) PENN BADGLEY as JOE GOLDBERG in episode 301 of YOU Cr. JOHN P. FLEENOR/NETFLIX © 2021
YOU (L to R) PENN BADGLEY as JOE GOLDBERG in episode 301 of YOU Cr. JOHN P. FLEENOR/NETFLIX © 2021

The anticipated final season of YOU has finally graced us with its presence, and we’re all wondering how it ends. Will Love and Joe live happily ever after? Or will their jealously get the best of them and leave one of them heartbroken or dead? This review is spoiler-free, so sit tight and enjoy.

The season starts with Joe and Love trying to navigate being new parents. To the surprise of no parent, it’s taking its toll on them. Joe, who probably never expected to become a dad, is trying to find a connection to his new baby boy. He’d anticipated a girl and that determined his parenting style. A boy instantly changes his whole outlook on parenthood. 

YOU (L to R) PENN BADGLEY as JOE GOLDBERG and VICTORIA PEDRETTI as LOVE QUINN in episode 301 of YOU Cr. JOHN P. FLEENOR/NETFLIX © 2021
YOU (L to R) PENN BADGLEY as JOE GOLDBERG and VICTORIA PEDRETTI as LOVE QUINN in episode 301 of YOU Cr. JOHN P. FLEENOR/NETFLIX © 2021

We thought things might be a little normal with the happy couple, but now Joe has his eye on someone new, and we’re all wondering if he’s going to fall down the same rabbit hole? Will things be different now that his equally psycho partner, Love is the same as him? The first episode leaves no time throwing you into the story. Without spoiling it, let me say that fans are going to be excited as I was. A new plot means new problems, but with some great twists and turns. 

Binging this final season of You was an understatement, more like I obsessively watched until the end. Every episode left me wanting more, kept me guessing, wondering if Love and Joe were going to make it. But, as I crept up to the final episode, I couldn’t help but feel sad knowing that YOU was coming to an end. Part of me didn’t even want to finish the series. I wanted to savor it, but for this review I knew I had to push through. 

The new characters are likable, enjoyable except for a select few, and some of you might even roll your eyes at the new people who surround Joe and Love’s new cookie-cutter suburban life. New cast member Shalita Grant who plays Sherry, for example. She’s the perfect momfulencer who has the “perfect” husband and the perfect life raising her two twins. Some new characters like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina alum Tati Gabrielle will make fans smile, while other characters might come off as a little boring.

YOU (L to R) PENN BADGLEY as JOE GOLDBERG and TATI GABRIELLE as MARIENNE in episode 301 of YOU Cr. JOHN P. FLEENOR/NETFLIX © 2021
YOU (L to R) PENN BADGLEY as JOE GOLDBERG and TATI GABRIELLE as MARIENNE in episode 301 of YOU Cr. JOHN P. FLEENOR/NETFLIX © 2021

II’ll be honest for one second. I was more invested in the plot of the final season than the plot of season 2. Season 2 follows Joe now that he’s left NYC for LA because he’s trying to have a fresh start, after murdering Beck. He meets Love, falls in love (no pun intended), people die, but the two live “Happily ever after” Or so we thought. The final season is a bit different because the story is more captivating and drew me in from the beginning, much like Season 1. Personally, Season 1 is still my favorite, and I think it will always be the best, but now with the final season out, I can confidently say that this one is definitely my second favorite season. 

Fans of the series will not be disappointed, and if any other people feel similar to the way I do, then the final season will do just what season 1 did. Captivate and draw you in until the end. Am I sad to see these characters go? Yes, but like everything good, it must end. With that being said wouldn’t mind seeing Penn Badgley or Victoria Pedretti in another series or movie where they play crazy killers or assassins. 

For more from Portia, check out her review of The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf here. And don’t forget to catch the Final Season of You, only on Netflix, October 15th, 2021!

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