‘You’ Season 2 Was Originally Meant To Have A Very Different Ending
Warning: Spoilers ahead for You Season 2
You Season 2 dropped on Netflix on Boxing Day, and it wasn't long before millions of people around the world had slipped off from their family celebrations to spend the whole day bingeing it on the sly.
The seriously creepy murder series followed Joe Goldberg's new life as 'Will' in LA, and had a pretty massive twist at the end of the show that left people's jaws on the floor.
The Netflix show's dramatic finale saw Joe, played by Penn Badgley, discovering that it isn't just him who is a serial killer and a stalker, but his girlfriend Love, too.
It all comes to light after his ex Candace traps Joe in his murder box and invites Love to come and see him and his dead neighbour Delilah for herself. But then Love decides to kill Candace to save Joe.
Yep, it's a real rollercoaster.
Absurdly, Joe is terrified and disgusted at the revelation at first, but when Love announces she is pregnant with his child the pair decide to give their romance another go.
However, things end on a slightly more sinister note, as Joe can be seen stalking his mystery neighbour from the confines of his home with Love as the series comes to an end.
Bring on season three, right!?
While the shocking ending prompted a huge reaction online, it turns out it wasn't actually how Hidden Bodies - the book You was based on - concluded.
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Yep, in the original story, by Caroline Kepnes, Joe ends up getting his comeuppance, and finally being sent down for all the crimes he commits.
Caroline also never writes Love as a serial killer, and instead writes that Joe kills Delilah himself.
Plus, to make matters worse, instead of Forty being shot by the police, in the book, Joe takes him to the desert in Nevada and drowns him in the hot springs. What a way to go.
The only similarity between the two endings is that in the book, Love does find out about Joe's murderous antics (except for Forty's murder), and chooses to stay with him nonetheless.
Despite knowing the truth about Joe's murder of Beck, Peach and all the rest of his victims, in the end Love decides that love conquers all.
But their happiness is short lived, as Dr Nicky soon gives an anonymous tip-off to the police about a patient he thinks killed Beck, leading to Joe's arrest.
It doesn't take long for the police to realise the true extent of Joe's killings, and find the huge amount of evidence needed to send him down.
Unlike the series, the book finishes with Joe behind bars, still holding onto the hope that Love's rich family will find a way to get him out scot-free. He concludes: "I'm one of the rich people now, the untouchables. These f*ckers can't nail me."
While Joe escapes a similar fate at the end of season two, it remains to be seen whether he'll eventually get caught and sent down for what he did.
We guess we'll have to keep paying for that third season...
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