You season 4 recap guide: All 10 episodes explained

You. Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg in episode 408 of You. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023
You. Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg in episode 408 of You. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /
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You. (L to R) Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg, Lukas Gage as Adam in episode 404 of You. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022 /

You season 2 episode 4 recap: “Hampsie”

Coming off that cliffhanger at the end of episode 3, all eyes are on Joe at the start of episode 4. But no need to fear; the detectives show up at Sundry House just to follow up on the lead Joe gave them. That’s right, he’s not in trouble. On the contrary, the detectives believe he might’ve helped them solve Simon’s murder. They tell him that they looked into the tip from the artist Blue, and just like that, Joe’s off the hook again.

The fourth episode is titled “Hampsie” because that’s the new location Joe goes to. Phoebe invites him to her country house, and though he’s hesitant to agree at first, once he finds out the whole group is going he can’t resist. Joe wants nothing more than to find out who’s been texting him and who the Eat the Rich killer is. Will he find them in episode 4?

When Joe arrives at Hampsie, it’s unsurprisingly a huge, extravagant mansion that resembles a castle. Some of the wealthy guests give Joe a hard time right off the bat, with Gemma asking him if he’s having sex with Phoebe and Roald giving him back-handed compliments. Joe feels super uncomfortable and says to himself that the killer could be any of the friend group members. They’re all “monsters.”

Kate and Joe have adjoining rooms which won’t help their decision to keep things platonic, while Joe finds out he has another admirer. When someone slips a note under his door with the words “portrait gallery,” he quickly sneaks away in hopes it’s the killer. But he’s in for a huge surprise when it turns out to be Phoebe, who tries to seduce him. Joe turns her down and then realizes she’s not feeling prioritized by Adam, which is why she tried to have sex with him.

As Joe tours around the mansion, he realizes Gemma is one of the worst of the friend group as he watches her harass and embarrass the staff. “Everything in me says let them die,” his voiceover can be heard narrating.

Adam then approaches Joe and asks him to grab a drink, and for a split second, he wonders if Adam could be the killer. But he quickly realizes that’s not the case when Adam starts asking him for marriage advice. He says he wants to propose to Phoebe but isn’t ready to give up his freedom or his secrets. The conversation isn’t all useless to Joe, however, as Adam also reveals that it was Roald’s idea to invite Joe on the trip. Hmm.

Back in their rooms, Joe and Kate almost get intimate but stop themselves before it gets too hot and heavy, just before Roald knocks on the door and asks Kate to hang out. Joe asks Kate about Roald, getting super suspicious when she suggests he has wanted to be more than friends. Is Roald in love with Kate? And does that mean he’s the killer? According to Joe, he’d have the motive to kill Malcolm and Simon.

Acting upon this theory, Joe sneaks into Roald’s room and then researches him online, seeing his rich parents and family and discovering he’s a landscape photographer. Joe finds Roald’s camera and starts looking through the photos, finding some extremely creepy ones of Kate. Some show her getting dressed or undressed, while others are upskirt shots. Gross.

The next morning Joe and Kate sit next to each other at breakfast and Gemma is still being insufferable, spanking the waiter and just being overall rude again. Kate tells Joe that she despises Gemma and you can tell there’s real feeling in her voice.

In a surprise move, Roald asks Joe to go hunting and of course, Joe can’t pass up the opportunity. Joe thinks this could really be the guy and hopefully, he’ll confirm that soon. The two of them are out in the woods alone and Roald starts asking Joe about his relationship with Kate, clearly very jealous. He’s extremely protective of Kate which makes Joe all the more suspicious. In one shot, Roald is standing behind Joe and has his gun pointed right at him, but Kate appears and shoots a bird down, distracting Roald. Kate and Roald walk off, leaving Joe behind.

In their private talk, Kate accuses Roald of finding someone new to bully, and Roald says she needs to find an equal like him. She rejects this idea and says she’s not like him, storming off.

When Joe and Kate see each other again they’re in their rooms and they decide to throw caution to the wind and have sex. There’s an obvious connection between the two and they choose to act upon it this time. Let’s see what this means for their relationship moving forward.

At dinner that evening, Gemma is up to her usual antics and complains about how Rhys skipped out on the trip before posing the following question: What if Jonathan is the killer? She points out to the table that people only started dying after he showed up, something Kate isn’t happy to hear. Roald then challenges Kate, saying she actually believes she isn’t one of “us.” He then makes the conversation more interesting by asking if Jonathan knows. Knows what, you might ask? That’s the big secret. There’s something Kate’s hiding from Jonathan but fortunately, we don’t have to wait long to find out. But before Roald spills the secret, Phoebe is brought out by the staff, pretending to be dead, and the group is given instructions to start a murder mystery game.

While the group is out trying to find clues, Joe and Kate find each other in the hallway and Kate comes clean. As it turns out, Kate is the daughter of one of the most powerful men in the world, someone named Tom Lockwood. According to her, he’s an activist investor but is completely corrupt and has caused a ton of pain while getting richer and richer. Because of this, she and him are estranged, but now that there have been murders in her friend group, he’s sent security guards to watch after her.

Joe and Kate bond over their troubled pasts and trauma, and while Joe doesn’t get into the details of what he’s been through, of course, he does comfort her by saying he understands feeling cursed by the past. And with that, Joe realizes he’s really starting to fall for her. This can’t be good.

Joe heads to Roald’s room again in hopes of finding more clues, wanting desperately to prove he’s his guy. But before he can get anywhere, Roald appears and accuses Joe of being the killer, pushing Joe out of the window. Though it’s a pretty far fall, Joe lands on a shrub on the ground and is in good shape all things considered. He gets up and starts walking with a limp before hearing a loud scream. Realizing. Kate isn’t anywhere to be found, he runs up to her room and finds a shocking scene.

Gemma is lying dead on the floor with blood everywhere, and Kate’s bent down in front of her holding a bloody knife. Now things have gotten even more complicated.

Written by Natalie Zamora