The Best Fan Theories for ‘You’ Season 3

Netflix recently announced the release date for You Season 3 and fans can’t wait to see how the next chapter of Joe Goldberg’s story will unfold. Season 2 ended on a cliffhanger, with Love Quinn and Joe expecting a baby. Joe has also found a new obsession in his neighbor, which doesn’t look good for her.

Love Quinn and Joe Goldberg stand outside the glass cage and look at each other in season 3 of 'You.'
Victoria Pedretti and Penn Badgley in ‘You’ Season 3 | John P. Fleenor/Netflix

Many of the details of season 3 are being kept quiet since there are sure to be surprising twists and turns. However, that won’t stop fans from speculating about what’s next for Joe and the other characters. There are some pretty convincing fan theories about what will happen in season 3 of You.

The baby isn’t Joe’s

At the end of season 2, Joe discovers that Love is a murderer just like him. He is about to kill Love when she shouts at him to stop because she is pregnant. One fan proposed a theory on Reddit that perhaps Love was just thinking quickly to save her own life and that she wasn’t really pregnant. The theory goes on to guess that maybe Love then panicked and managed to get herself pregnant through in vitro fertilization. Her family is very wealthy, after all.

So who is the real father? The Reddit thread proposes that perhaps Love and her first husband James froze some of James’ sperm when they found out he was sick. Another fan suggested on the thread that the real father could be the hunky Australian Milo. Love and Milo were hooking up after she and Joe broke up. Although Love said she always used protection with Milo, who’s to say she wasn’t lying?

Joe will die in ‘You’ Season 3

If it’s up to Penn Badgley this will probably be the case. Badgley has admitted that he doesn’t like anything about his character Joe and hopes that he will die at some point in the series. Joe came close to death at the end of season 2, when Forty pressed a gun to his head. If Joe meets his end in season 3 of You, there are quite a few people who could be responsible. Ellie might come back for revenge. Love could turn against Joe. Perhaps a new character could get the upper hand. There are quite a few possibilities.

Guinevere Beck is still alive

This might seem like a stretch, but Cosmopolitan points out that Joe has unsuccessfully tried to kill an ex-girlfriend before. After Joe tried to kill Candace, she returned in the hopes of exposing Joe and getting her revenge. Is it so crazy that Beck might do the same thing?


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Some fans have even proposed that perhaps Beck is related to the mysterious neighbor that is Joe’s newest obsession. According to TV Line, this neighbor is a married woman named Natalie, played by Michaela McManus. Perhaps Beck will try to protect this woman from Joe, just like Candace tried to protect Love.