Who is the Eat the Rich killer in You season 4? The latest instalment to the ‘eat the rich cinematic universe,’ You season 4 centres around the dastardly deeds of the ‘Eat the Rich’ killer who is targeting one prolific group of wealthy friends in London.
Based on the trailer, it looks like Joe might not be the one killing people for once — or, at least, he isn’t acting alone. If you’re wondering whether the Eat the Rich killer is an established You cast member or someone completely new, then you’ve come to the right place. Now that the You season 4 release date is upon us, we can answer this crucial question for you, but if you haven’t watched the Netflix series yet, please bear in mind that there are You spoilers to come.
Who is the Eat the Rich killer?
Joe is actually the Eat the Rich killer. You season 4 part 1 previously suggested that Joe’s stalker was the Eat the Rich killer. It seemed like it couldn’t be Joe because he was out of action somehow when all the murders took place.
When it later transpired that Joe’s stalker was Rhys Montrose, things all seemed to fall into place, and the You season 4 part 1 ending involved Joe vowing to end Rhys’ reign of terror for good.
But it turns out the You gods had one more trick up their sleeve, with part 2 revealing that Joe had hallucinated all his interactions with Rhys. While Rhys Montrose really existed, he never actually met Joe.
The version of Rhys that was going around killing people was actually Joe — but he couldn’t remember doing those acts because he developed this version of Rhys as some kind of alternate personality that took over his consciousness whenever he did bad things.
‘Rhys’ effectively became a manifestation of Joe’s dark side — the Hyde to his Jekyll, if you will — and this also means that he was effectively stalking himself. This is because, deep down, Joe was actually obsessed with the real Rhys Montrose, who he had never actually met. His interactions with ‘Rhys’ were all imaginary, and the person he was interacting with was basically his own alternate personality.
Find out what we made of this twist in our You season 4 part 2 review, or for a more in-depth account of what went down, check out our guide to the You season 4 part 2 ending explained — or work through our You season 3 recap in the first instance to get yourself caught up.
We also gathered a handy list of everyone who dies in You season 4 and answered burning questions like what happens to Joe’s son, what happened to Marienne, and how Love returns in You season 4. And if all that isn’t enough, you can also check out our guide explaining how you can watch You season 4 part 2.