After an agonizing countdown, You season 2 dropped on Netflix in what was probably the best belated Christmas gift we could have asked for - leaving many fans in a full-blown Joe Goldberg induced frenzy.
As viewers sink their teeth into the new offering, it seems many can't look past one thing - and it's caused Twitter to be flooded with memes.
But the final twist in season 2 has left some viewers with a pretty terrifying theory. We seriously thought we were on to something.
Until now. Penn Badgely has exclusively revealed that (as always seems to be the case with You) things are not what we expected.
Netflix's You hit our screens on December 26th of last year.Perfect for those in the post-Christmas slump, the psychological thriller followed the ill-fated romantic pursuits of a terrifying sociopath, named Joe.
It was based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Caroline Kepnes.In the series, Joe becomes absolutely obsessed with a writing student and all-around Millenial cliche named Guinevere Beck, stopping at nothing to gain her affections.
Some of Joe's actions are pretty questionable.And by questionable, we mean terrifying. What starts with him intensely investigating Beck's social media accounts quickly descends into some full-blown stalking. The girl seriously needed to invest in some curtains.
And it got worse...By the end of series one, not only were all of Beck's closest acquaintances murdered but (spoiler alert), Beck had to go too. She simply knew too much about Joe's horrifying habits.
Because you can't get away with this stuff forever, right?Although (worryingly enough), Joe seems to have managed to go on a full-blown killing spree without consequences - and there was an even more bizarre reaction to his behavior.
Because in spite of the fact Joe Goldberg was a stalker and murderer?
Penn Badgley: Please stop romanticizing my You character, he's a reprehensible stalker and a literal murderer Y'al… https://t.co/4kBHo350fR— TV Guide (@TV Guide)1548345626.0
After the trail of destruction Joe left behind in New York, season two of You has had to have a change of scenery.It first starts with Joe moving cross country to Los Angeles, with the best intentions to turn over a new leaf and leave all the creepiness and crimes back in NYC.
And with a new city, comes a new love interest.
Victoria Pedretti Was Just Cast as the Female Lead in Season 2 of @younetflix #YouNetflix https://t.co/l9DArWpObV— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLE Magazine (US))1549032832.0
But there are some recurring characters.
seeing Joe with Love AND Candace makes us happy being single. YOU S2 in production! https://t.co/IXDNVtt9op— YOU (@YOU)1550267492.0
The second series of You is based on Kepnes' follow up book.The second book, called Hidden Bodies, came out in 2016.
Fans of season one were always going to be in for a treat with this second season."Joe is always trying to be a good guy but yet somehow he's finding himself in these thriller, horror kind of situations. It's terrible for him but I think it's going to be so much fun for the audience," Gamble says.
But that's not all.Gamble promised a scene in season 2 which will make the entirety of season one seem like easy watching.
It's clear Gamble enjoyed making the second series."Episode two of the season has my single favorite shot that I have been a part of in my entire career," she teases.
It's safe to say everyone was excited to get creeped out by Joe once again.
via: imdb"Joe is always trying to be a good guy but yet somehow he's finding himself in these thriller, horror kind of situations. It's terrible for him but I think it's going to be so much fun for the audience."
After an agonizing wait, You season 2 finally dropped on Netflix this week.
via: imdbAnd fans have shown no hesitation in getting stuck into binging the latest offering.
And it looks like it hasn't been disappointing so far.
YOU SEASON 2 IS 10000000X CRAZIER OH MY GOOODDDD— DEWANIE KIM ♥️ (@DEWANIE KIM ♥️)1577442841.0
But there's one thing people can't help but notice.
via: imdbPenn Badgley, who plays resident psycho, Joe in the series, was best known for his role as Dan Humphrey in Gossip Girl (which is actually coming back to screens very soon - get all the details at the end) and many fans are pointing out how You is just Gossip Girl 2.0.
Many can't believe that You's Joe Goldberg and Gossip Girl's Dan Humprey are different characters...
via: imdbFans find their personality so similar that they are convinced they are just the same person.
And it's become the focus of some hilarious memes.
“penn badgley in YOU is called joe!” “dan humphrey” https://t.co/Rf8hb7Sdgp— anja (@anja)1577368328.0
People just couldn't help themselves.
So Dan Humphrey becomes a serial killer while Serena kills her twin to fake her death for insurance money. Dark times since gossip girl— Mattmobile 🚀🥀 (@Mattmobile 🚀🥀)1577349592.0
The resemblance is definitely uncanny.Looks like many people can't look past the star's former role.
Given the fact that Dan was Gossip Girl and a stalker...
Watching Dan Humphrey as a serial killer doesn’t surprise me in the slightest— 😌💛🌞🌼😊✨ (@😌💛🌞🌼😊✨)1577455042.0
Some fans have even come up with their own theories...
After Dan Humphrey revealed he was Gossip Girl, he left the upper east side and moved to a different part of New Yo… https://t.co/fwPqt72LPh— Diane (@Diane)1577351955.0
But for those who've watched it, the second series has left more questions than it answered.
via: NetflixQuick catch-up - after realizing Love is as crazy as him, Joe and her seem to settle down into a nice suburban life together.
But (obviously) everything is not what it seems.
via: NetflixIn the final shots of the final episode, we see Joe looking through his fence at a new lady.
"This is where I had to be. Exactly where I had to be to meet you. There you were with your books and your sunshine. So close, but worlds away," he says.
via: Netflix"I will figure out a way: a way to get to you. See you soon, neighbor."
People had some strong feelings about the twist.
@pushyamami I was on his side til he saw his neighbor and decided to pursue her once he won over the girl he WAS pu… https://t.co/Q5gzS51DLz— 𝒥ℴℯ𝓁𝓁ℯ 💞💋✨ (@𝒥ℴℯ𝓁𝓁ℯ 💞💋✨)1577541511.0
Viewers were left annoyed.
I was on Joe's side the entire time! Hoping he doesnt get caught, thinking he's a good person deep down who just ne… https://t.co/15O9dvyKDa— 🌸 Jocelyn 🌸 (@🌸 Jocelyn 🌸)1577552246.0
Well, some have a very interesting theory.
SPOILER ALERT - if you haven’t seen You season 2 yet, don’t read the following: Theory - Joe’s new next door neigh… https://t.co/MKzYmZTRMa— Dallas Vice (@Dallas Vice)1577675561.0
There's a fair amount of evidence to support this, too.
CAUTION “YOU” SPOILERS AHEAD okay no joke y’all i have a theory on who this mystery neighbor is: it HAS to be joe’… https://t.co/xQKVXfEdD6— ashley • ia-ish (@ashley • ia-ish)1577512288.0
And that's not all.
why are some people confused about the last scene? that woman/neighbor was definitely joe's mom. the hands were a d… https://t.co/kDJ4ISK1G2— Rosario¹⁸·⁰¹CL (@Rosario¹⁸·⁰¹CL)1577452402.0
Many totally buy this theory.
someone just said that the lady at the end of s2 of YOU might be joe ‘s mom & like https://t.co/Vw5kzC06IU— katt !! (@katt !!)1577660113.0
But that's not all.
Can't wait for season 3. It would be such a plot twist would be if his neighbor was his mom or Beck suddenly survived. @YouNetflix— Jacara (@Jacara)1577555068.0