You season 4 part 2 review: The enemy of my enemy is my frienemy

YOU (L to R) PENN BADGLEY as JOE GOLDBERG in episode 307 of YOU Cr. JOHN P. FLEENOR/NETFLIX © 2021 /

After waiting a whole month, You season 4 part 2 has arrived on Netflix. I’ve been counting down the days to finally get this in front of my eyes and see how Joe/Professor Moore is able to get out of his latest shenanigans. Let’s dive in.

You season 4 part 1 left off with so many things unfolding in Joe’s life, including love, murder, and being hunted by someone who has it out for Mr. Goldberg. When I watched Part 1, I felt like it was good, but it was building on to something bigger, and that’s where we get into Part 2.

Haven’t watched season 4 part 2? Not a problem, I have provided absolutely no context or spoilers below.

A recap jump starts highlighting everything that went down in Part 1. From a dead body being on his kitchen table to Professor Goldberg going from the hunter to the hunted to his new love for Kate.

"The enemy of my enemy is my frienemy."

I love this show, but one thing that consistently blows me away is the simple fact that they were able to have so many different twists and turns that keep you on your toes. Seriously, when you think you have it all figured out, guess again. It’s truly remarkable to watch the entire thing unfold.

You is nothing without Joe and Penn Badgley

There is one twist that comes your way that you simply won’t be prepared for. All of this leads to, in my opinion, some of the best acting in the series to date. I wasn’t a huge fan of Kate (sorry, I doubted you, Charlotte Richie) to begin with, but she has an incredible arc that makes you like her and what she brings to the table. Dare I say I love her and Joe together? Please, no one tell Love Quinn, because she is my hero.

On top of that, Marianne, who Tati Gabrielle plays, delivers a monologue in episode eight that will blow you out of the water. Gabrielle has been somewhat low-key in her time in the series, but my goodness, she is a force to be reckoned with.

Of course, You is nothing without Joe and Penn Badgley. One of the things that impress me about him in this role is the range. You have an actor that started off as this kind of sweet killer turned father that wanted to do right but turned into something we’ve never seen before in season 4. I was very curious about him in Part 1, but in Part 2, Badgley gave his best performance in this role to date.

I could talk all day about the use of Blake Neely’s incredible score that elevates this show to an incredible level. It’s within those little moments where you hear the score that gives you this adrenaline rush that has you clinging to your seat. Also, the song usage in this series is top-notch, including the return of a perfectly used song from Ms. Swift once again.

Overall, just when you don’t think the series can pull off any more surprises, the writers take it up another notch. I’ve been worried about the longevity of the series, but after the season finale, I am ready for a season 5 right now. Fans of this series, I promise you, this season is the best.

You season 4, part 2 drops on Netflix on March 9. 

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