The first half of You Season 4 ends with a big revelation. In addition, an actor now revealed how it continues for his murderous role.
- The first half of season 4 “You – You Will Love Me” is over and ends with a big reveal.
- Joe is not the only killer in London and on the identity of the “Eat the Rich” killer, there are new insights from the actor himself.
- Spoilers for Season 4 of “You” on Netflix follow.
Actually, (ex-)killer and stalker Joe Goldberg felt comfortable with his new identity and life in London in season 4 of “You – You Will Love Me.” As an English teacher, he tries to leave his past behind and mend his ways. However, his past quickly catches up with him in the form of the so-called “Eat the Rich” killer.
Over the course of the first half of Season 4, the mysterious killer keeps London high society on tenterhooks. In the finale, it is revealed that he is none other than Rhys Montrose, with whom Joe has interacted regularly since episode 1. In an interview, the actor of Rhys, Ed Speleers, revealed how he understands his character and his motivations.
You Season 4: Ed Speleers on the “Eat the Rich” killer Rhys Montrose
Ed Speleers sees his character Rhys Montrose as a power-hungry manipulator who seeks to achieve his goals by any means necessary. Anyone who gets in his way is eliminated. His main drive is success as well as the perception of a second chance for himself. Speleers says that it was great fun for him to play the (double) role of the “Eat the Rich” killer, whose identity and its revelation are a big part of the charm and fun of season 4’s “You.”
You Season 4: What makes the “Eat the Rich” killer so intriguing?
Rhys Montrose has been a constant companion to joe in London since the 1st episode of season 4. Cagey, slightly quirky and fascinating, the apparent bon vivant seemed to have a big goal in mind. That he now turns out to be the notorious “Eat the Rich” killer, who has set his sights on the rich and beautiful of the metropolis, is not only unexpected, but also a heavy blow for Joe personally. For so his own murderous past catches up with him again when he finds himself in the crosshairs as a potential victim rather than a perpetrator.
On what level the friendship between the two men will now develop remains exciting and still uncertain. Will Joe keep Rhys’ secret to himself or confront him? This is a very interesting change for Joe’s character, though, as he is usually used to protecting his own identity and shadowing others.
So how will Joe adjust to his new role? Will his murderous desires get the better of him again, which may have been Rhys’ plan all along, or will he use his talents to stop Rhys from killing more people in the second half of season 4’s “You”?
A fight between the two seems inevitable. However, for Joe, it could be an opportunity to not only suppress his dark, murderous urges, but to finally rise above them and go from bad guy to good guy as the Netflix series progresses. This would turn the entire premise of the thriller-crime upside down and change it forever, which could lead to new potential for exciting stories and seasons.