How does Love return in You season 4, part 2? Played by Victoria Pendretti, Love Quinn was an integral character in both season 2 and season 3 of You. In season 2, she became the latest object of Joe’s obsession, and by the end of the season, it transpired that she wasn’t just okay with Joe’s murderous past, but is a dab hand at killing as well.
Then, in season 3 of the Netflix series, we saw a now-married Joe and Love move to the suburbs with their infant son, Henry. But neither of them were able to change their ways, as Love kept killing and Joe kept obsessing.
At the beginning of You season 4 it seemed like Joe and Love’s relationship was over but more recent trailers have teased her return. But how does Love return in You season 4, part 2? Warnign spoilers for You ahead.
How does Love return in You season 4, part 2?
Love returned in You season 4 part 2 — but only in Joe’s imagination.
Fans were thrilled when they spotted Victoria Pedretti reprising her role in the You season 4 part 2 trailer — but it was revealed in episode 9 that her appearance, as shown in the teaser, was a figment of Joe’s imagination.
After Joe discovered that he was the Eat the Rich killer all along (he blacked out while committing the murders in a Jekyll and Hyde-like situation) and that the Rhys he’d been interacting with was inside his head, it’s fair to say he unravelled a little bit. We got to return to Joe’s mind palace in a Valium-fuelled trip as he fought with Rhys (who, as it turns out, was an alternate personality and a manifestation of Joe’s ‘dark side) in order to remember where he imprisoned Marienne.
During this spiral, several figures from Joe’s past appeared, including people he’d murdered, like Beck and, of course, Love. Unfortunately, although Pendretti got to perform fresh scenes for the series, the ‘Love’ we saw was just a manifestation of Joe’s own guilty conscience. Still, we’re glad Love got to mess with Joe one last time, even if it was technically beyond the grave.
To learn more about who will be joining Joe in You season 4 — including the Eat the Rich killer — check out our guide to the You cast. Maybe you’ve already seen the latest episodes, in which case you can read our take 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.
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 and what happened to Marienne. And if all that isn’t enough, you can also check out our guide explaining how you can watch You season 4, part 2.