Warning: the following article includes spoilers for Part One of You's fourth season.
Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) simply cannot stand still on our screens. With the first half of its fourth season, Netflix's You has made a comeback, of course, for the third time in a row. He leaves a trail of bodies in his wake. Same old, same old.
Joe is now traveling abroad, seeking to turn over a new leaf with a fancy new job and a new identity. Even so, starting over proves more difficult than anticipated, especially with another murderer on the loose. To the dismay of many viewers, this isn't Joe's former wife making an unlikely comeback from the dead, but a brand-new flavor of killer ready to give Joe a taste of his own medicine.
The first three seasons of You have gotten the audience used to seeing Joe deal with his difficulties in ways no ordinary person does, with murder ranking high on his list of possible solutions. It’s also difficult to keep track of how many people have died due to Joe's actions.
Joe's body count decreased to two during Season one of You, including his obsession at the time, Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail) and her former boyfriend, Benji (Taylor Pucci). In season three, he murdered Ryan, his new stalking victim's ex, and his own wife, Love (Victoria Pedretti).
Joe murdered only one person in You's fourth season, according to Sean Pertwee. Lady Phoebe's (Tilly Keeper) personal bodyguard caught Joe in unusual situations one too many times, and for that, he paid with his life, strangled by Joe's own hands.
Joe's total of 11 kills has risen to 11 in the short runtime, as he encounters Rhys, his new friend who has now turned enemy. If any more bodies fall on the way, Joe will certainly dispose of them with the ease only a professional can provide.
If Netflix doesn't allow the first half of You's season four, the second is expected to premiere on March 9 — if plans don't change once again.