Here's How Each Character's Story Ends on You Season 3, Because It's a Wild Ride
Our favorite psychopathic couple are back in action on You season three, and of course there is plenty of murder to go around. But while some of the deaths feel totally predictable — we have seen Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) in action before — the stories of survival this season are almost more surprising.
To recap the season, Joe and his new wife, Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti), move to a sleepy Northern California town called Madre Linda to settle down. However, Joe will never change his ways, and it turns out, Love won't either. The season includes some murders, some jealousy, some cheating, some swinging, and just about everything else you can imagine. In the end, some people make it out alive, and a bunch of people don't. If you want all the spoilers, keep reading to learn how each would-be victim's story ends.
Does Natalie Die in You Season 3?
The first death of the season is poor neighbor Natalie (Michaela McManus). She's the mysterious woman on the other side of the fence who was teased in the finale of season two, and naturally, Joe instantly becomes obsessed with her. But while Joe's obsessions often lead to murder, this time around, Love takes out Natalie in a fit of jealous rage. In the first episode, Natalie shows Love a storefront that could potentially be her new bakery, and Love kills her in the basement. She and Joe then have to dispose of the body, and her husband's attempts to solve her murder becomes one of the central storylines of the season.
Does Gil Die in You Season 3?
Neighborhood good guy Gil (Mackenzie Astin) openly admits to Love that he and his wife are antivaxxers, which is how his kids got baby Henry sick with the measles. Understandably frustrated, Love knocks him out. Joe and Love try to get some dirt on Gil so they can let him out of the basement cage in exchange for his silence, but when they dig up something even he didn't know, Gil dies by suicide. As a "two birds, one stone" solution, Love and Joe frame him for Natalie's murder and write a suicide-note confession.
Does Theo Die in You Season 3?
Sweet, adorable Theo (Dylan Arnold) is just the kid next door who falls in love with Love. Alas, Love is convinced her soulmate is Joe, and when Theo finds out about her dark dealings in murder, Love knocks him out in the basement of the bakery. However, when Joe comes to deal with the body, he finds Theo still alive. In a shocking twist, Joes drives him to the hospital, ensuring that Theo survives his injuries.
Does Matthew Die in You Season 3?
Natalie's husband, Matthew (Scott Speedman), seems likely to become a victim at some point. Unconvinced that his wife had an affair, Matthew is determined to find the real killer — by any means necessary — and gets dangerously close to crossing Love and Joe in his quest. Still, he manages to survive the season and is reunited with Theo in the final episode.
Does Ryan Die in You Season 3?
Marienne's ex Ryan (Scott Michael Foster) is the most hate-able character of the season, and it ultimately leads to his demise when his beef with Joe comes to a head in episode nine. After Ryan wins custody of the daughter he shares with Marienne and threatens to move her across the country, Joe "helps" him fall from a parking garage before stabbing him to finish him off.
Does Marienne Die in You Season 3?
As the main object of Joe's affection this season, Marienne (Tati Gabrielle) seems almost certain to suffer an untimely death. The librarian with a troubled past falls for Joe, and Joe falls hard right back. But after a close call with Love in the final episode, she and her daughter move to Paris, where Marienne was born. Now that You has been greenlit for a season four, we're not holding our breath that Marienne survives another round.
Does Sherry Die in You Season 3?
The Madre Linda mom you love to hate actually makes it out of this season alive. Despite Love keeping Sherry (Shalita Grant) and her husband, Cary (Travis Van Winkle), trapped in a cage in the basement of the bakery throughout the final episodes, she is eventually freed.
Does Cary Die in You Season 3?
And if Sherry makes it out alive, it only stands to reason that Cary does, too. The two of them find a key Love had hidden in the cage and free themselves. They go on to take advantage of the experience by building a new brand around it — because of course, influencers are gonna influence. They even do a TED Talk and write a book!
Does Joe Die in You Season 3?
Unsurprisingly, Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) survives Madre Linda, despite getting into scrapes with, well, everyone in town. He has some close calls this season, and we really thought Love (Victoria Pedretti) might take him out in the end. However, all she wanted to do was paralyze him and make him listen to her so she could fix their marriage. In the finale, he gallivants off to start a new life. Again.
Does Love Die in You Season 3?
Oh, Love. There's only room for one murderer in the You universe, which of course means Joe had to kill his wife. Though Love thinks she has the upper hand by paralyzing Joe, he's one step ahead and already has an antidote ready. He ends up poisoning her and leaving her dead in their kitchen. He writes a suicide note from Love and makes it look like she also killed him. He then escapes and sets the house on fire, seemingly sealing Love's fate.