You season 5 should end Joe Goldberg’s story, says Penn Badgley

You. Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg in episode 401 of You. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022
You. Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg in episode 401 of You. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022 /

Joe Goldberg is in his villain era as You season 4 part 2 draws to a close, with the Netflix show’s lead finally accepting who he’s been all along: a ruthless killer. And while that could easily mark the end of his story, it sounds like You season 5 is a real possibility. Netflix has yet to green-light more episodes of the beloved series, but Penn Badgley thinks another outing needs to happen.

After all, Joe Goldberg still hasn’t been brought to justice. And leaving him in a position of power doesn’t feel like a good way to go out, at least not according to the actor who plays him.

During an interview with IndieWire, Badgley spoke about the possibility of You season 5, admitting he’d like to see Joe pay for all the things he’s done:

"“It feels to me like we need to do another season. It feels to me like Joe needs to get what’s coming to him, and now he has further to fall because he has all this power and wealth. But of course, that’s not up to me. I don’t know where it’s going. But to me, with this concept and with this character, we always wanted to be responsible and it’s not just the kind of thing we can let keep going because it’s doing well.”"

Badgley isn’t the only one hoping for such an ending, especially after Joe’s final interaction with Nadia (Amy-Leigh Hickman). The man is long overdue for his just desserts.

So, can You season 5 bring down Joe Goldberg once and for all?

You season 5 needs to bring Joe Goldberg down once and for all — but how?

If Netflix gives the go-ahead for You season 5, it’s about time the series brought down Joe Goldberg. He’s gotten away with murder on multiple occasions, even with witnesses and shoddy alibis. After his fallout with Love (Victoria Pedretti), he came back from the dead — and, as far as we can tell, no one’s even questioning his story.

Of course, Joe’s ability to shape the narrative at the end of You season 4 may prove an obstacle to putting him in jail. With his newfound wealth and privilege, Joe’s going to be even more difficult to apprehend. Like Penn Badgley, we have to believe his demise is on the horizon. But how it will all go down remains the biggest mystery of You.

You season 4 is now streaming on Netflix.

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