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) Ed Speleers as Rhys, Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg in episode 408 of You. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

You season 4 episode 8 recap: “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”

The eighth episode begins with a flashback of the day Marienne left Paris to go to London for the art fair. We rewatch the scene where Joe finds Marienne at the art fair and then where they have a conversation on the stairwell. We even rewatch the scene where Joe takes Marienne’s necklace. However, what we didn’t see in a previous episode was what happened to Marienne after Joe took her necklace. This episode shows what happened to Marienne.

After Joe steals Marienne’s necklace, he doesn’t let her get on the train like we were led to believe in episode 1. Instead, he puts something in her drink to drug her. Once Marienne wakes up, she finds herself strapped to a chair in an apartment. Joe makes his presence known, but he’s acting completely different than how he’s been acting in previous episodes this season. He appears zoned out and detached from reality. You could even say he looks like his old self from seasons 1 and 2. He’s also a big fan of Rhys, which is weird in itself.

Marienne begs Joe to let her go so she can be with her daughter, but Joe doesn’t listen to her pleas and instead keeps her at the apartment for a long time. One day, Joe puts Marienne in a crate and brings her to the abandoned building from the previous episode. As Joe tries to put Marienne in the cage, she tries to fight him off but fails. Joe leaves Marienne in the cage and constantly brings her food until one day he stops.

Then, we cut to the present time when Nadia finds Marienne in the cage. In the next scene, we go back to Joe and Rhys’s clone talking. Rhys’s clone explains that he’s not the one who kidnapped Marienne and locked her in the cage. He tells Joe that he did, but Joe refuses to believe he would hurt Marienne. Rhys’s clone tells Joe he needs to bury his body and then vanishes in thin air. Now we know Rhys doesn’t actually have a clone. Joe imagines he’s talking to Rhys. This is more proof that Joe is mentally unstable and back to his old ways.

Later, at Joe’s apartment, Joe and an imagined Rhys continue their conversation from earlier. Rhys explains to Joe that he didn’t actually meet him until he killed him. So all those times Joe thought he was talking to Rhys, he was actually talking to no one. Joe also imagined the texts he was receiving from Rhys.

Rhys explains that Joe imagined him as the killer because he wanted so badly to rid himself of his old ways. Joe wanted to show he was a changed man and didn’t want to see himself as a serial killer anymore, so he imagined that the person he was obsessed with was the killer instead. But Joe was actually doing the dirty work all along. Basically, imagined Rhys is supposed to be the bad part of Joe he’s trying so desperately to get rid of. Joe spends the rest of the episode trying to find where he put Marienne.

Back at the abandoned building, Nadia returns and tells Marienne she has a plan to get her out of the cage. Then, Joe finds the abandoned building and turns the knob on the door. Will Joe catch Nadia? Find out in episode 9!

Written by Crystal George