THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR SEASON TWO OF YOU. DO NOT READ IF YO DO NOT WISH TO BE SPOILED OR HAVE NOT SEEN THE FINALE!
At the start of YOU‘s second season, Joe (Penn Badgley) tried to avoid a relationship with Love (Victoria Pedretti) because he didn’t want her to suffer the same fate as Beck. And she didn’t. Rather, by the end of YOU‘s second season, Joe realized just how different Love and Beck were when Love revealed that she was the one who killed Delilah (and Candace). But she didn’t just do it for love. She did it for family, because as she told Joe in the season finale, she’s pregnant. “I would hear things back and forth about who killed whom,” Victoria Pedretti tells EW. “But once I read that, it was not how I saw it panning out, especially the pregnancy and the way that plays into motivating her killing is really shocking.”
And yet, from the very beginning Love was clear about the lengths she would go to for those she cared about, so was it really that shocking that she’d murder? “Even though it’s her name, she has a warped sense of what love is,” Pedretti says.
As for what Love’s dark side means for her relationship with Joe — he does NOT seem to be into their shared hobby — Pedretti adds, “It really disrupts their relationship. I mean, clearly, with the ‘Hey, you’ at the end. I hated watching that. I felt so sorry for her. After all she goes through, nothing is ever enough, but that’s him. He is never satisfied.”