‘You’ Recap: Season 4, Episode 4 “Hampsie”

Hannah - Editor/Instagram Manager
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You. Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg in episode 404 of You. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

Hello … you.

Episode 3 put the “Vic” in “victim” when Joe claimed the life of Lady Phoebe’s driver/security. The episode also brought Joe closer to Kate as the pair decided to have sex, and also brought him closer to his stalker/the “Eat the Rich Killer” (ETRK), who now knows his true identity and all of the murders he’s committed.

This article containers spoilers for You season 4, episode 4 “Hampsie.”

You. Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg in episode 404 of You. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

It turns out the detectives were there to talk to everyone — not just “Jonathan” — and are pleased to talk to someone actually sober in comparison to the rest of the group. Joe maintains his mask of being the perfect cooperator and is ultimately invited to Phoebe’s country house — Hampsie — with the rest of the group.

While this is certainly not something Joe wants to do, he agrees to go because that means everyone will be under the same roof — including him and his number 01 fan. While packing, Joe catches a glimpse of Kate who is on an obviously infuriating phone call with someone she wants to leave her alone.

Adam is broke and owes money to, apparently, every bank in London. His wandering eye continues, insistent to ignore the people who will be coming to him for money. He says everything will be fine because he can just get money from his father, and departs to join the group in Hampsie.

Upon arrival, Joe is interrogated by Gemma — who really is the worst. He fails to carry a conversation with her as the two of them have literally nothing in common and he’s too focused on using his mental power to figure out who amongst them is his stalker. Kate has additional private security with her that she seems upset about, and Roald takes the opportunity to invite “Jonathan” hunting and be passive aggressively condescending.

Rather than accept that they’re all there to hide, the group is ready for the “festivities” to begin. This includes dividing up the lavish rooms, Kate taunting “Jonathan” some more in what she asserts is one of the nicest rooms in the manor, and Joe finding a handwritten message — “portrait gallery.”

You. (L to R) Tilly Keeper as Lady Phoebe, Penn Bedgley as Joe in episode 404 of You. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

Joe brought a murder weapon with him — because of who he is as a person. In the gallery, rather than finding someone who wants to murder him, he finds Phoebe who is intent on seducing him. It turns out the “portrait gallery” is actually her boudoir, and while “Jonathan” is flattered and doesn’t immediately shake her off, he ultimately ends the interaction.

He does care about Phoebe and seeks to comfort her, and she reveals that she feels Adam no longer wants her. Joe reveals to her that he used to be married and that he had “other things on his mind” … leading Phoebe to come to the conclusion that Adam does worship her. He is a genuinely good friend to Phoebe … not that it earns him any redemption points.

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

Hampsie continues to not have cell phone reception anywhere, which is driving Joe crazy as he cannot receive any new messages. Gemma is abusive to the hired help around the manor, and while Joe mulls over the fact he’d be fine if all of them died, Adam interrupts his thoughts to declare it’s time they got to know one another.

The pair share a drink and Adam confides in “Jonathan,” seeking advice from the man he views as a friend now. Adam says he wants to propose to Phoebe but is worried how it will change his life and the things he will have to give up. Joe attempts to guide Adam to a mature answer, but Adam leads himself to a conclusion based on money — he will never be without it. He also reveals that it was Roald’s idea to invite “Jonathan” along to the manor.

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You. (L to R) Charlotte Ritchie as Kate, Penn Bedgley as Joe in episode 404 of You. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

Joe is caught once again spying on Kate, and she uses the excuse that her necklaces are tangled and she needs assistance in order to stay around him. The pair are seemingly unable to resist one another and end up nearly having sex again, though they stop themselves because it’s a “terrible idea.”

Roald interrupts to invite Kate to a pre-dinner swim and seems more and more like he has feelings for her. Before she leaves, Joe asks for advice on how to get her friends to like him — particularly Roald who has now become suspect number 01. Joe goes to search Roald’s room for evidence and finds a camera full of pictures of Kate — including some racy photos he has no business taking of someone who doesn’t know they’re being taken.

He runs in to Roald and Kate in the hallway and takes the chance to make a comment to Roald about how he knows the weekend was his idea and it’s a great time for them to get to know one another — but Roald only looks annoyed.

Lunch is incredibly awkward. Gemma continues sexually harassing the hired help and Kate reveals that she actually despises Gemma, and maybe even some of her other friends. It seems she may know about Adam’s secret kink as well, but doesn’t push the conversation with “Jonathan.” Turning down Roald’s invitation for tennis, Kate retreats to spend her day elsewhere while Roald turns his attention to “Jonathan.”

The two men go hunting together, where Joe learns that Roald and Kate have known one another since they were 15 years old and attending the same boarding school in the United States together, as well as incredibly private details about Kate’s life and her family. Joe fakes a horrible shot at the birds as a way to throw Roald off any scent he may be on. Roald also hated Malcolm, also making a comment about his poor business methods, and Simon as well. While Roald points the barrel of his gun at “Jonathan’s” back, Kate interrupts.

You. Ben Wiggins as Roald in episode 404 of You. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

Kate tells Roald she needs to give up bullying “Jonathan” and his affections for her. Roald insists he will continue trying to keep her safe, even from her own heart. Joe and Kate succumb to one another once again and have sex after a moment of deep tension while getting ready for dinner.

Dinner is even worse than lunch — almost no one is sober, everyone is talking about horrible and upsetting things, and Roald and Gemma gang up on “Jonathan” about being poor and hating them for being wealthy. Roald and Gemma start hinting at Kate being just as influential and important as they are because of who her dad is, all while continuing to say “Jonathan” is a nobody.

The horrible bullying is interrupted by Phoebe initiating a murder mystery game, which apparently the group plays frequently — though now may not be the time. This gives Joe a moment alone with Kate who reveals her father is Tom Lockwood, an activist investor and apparently one of the more powerful men on the planet, and her family is certainly the wealthiest of anyone in the group.

The game continues, Phoebe discovers Adam being groped by one of the hired help (though Adam does shut it down). Joe searches Roald’s room again and is caught by the man this time, resulting in him being pushed out of a window. When he manages to limp inside he hears Kate scream and rushes to her rescue, only to discover her leaning over Gemma’s dead body, holding the murder weapon.

If you need to catch up on recaps for the season, you’ll be able to find them here. You season 4 part 1 is available to stream now on Netflix.

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By Hannah Editor/Instagram Manager
Hannah’s a lifelong nerd, but has been with the team since May 2021. She’s been gaming since an early age, a trend that has continued into adulthood, and her most said phrase in regards to her favorite characters is “I could fix him/her.” Hasn’t stopped crying about Arthur Morgan since 2018 (with no plans to anytime soon) and thinks everyone should be nicer to Gale of Waterdeep. At her core, she's really just an aspiring vampire juice box. Especially nerdy about: video games, Star Wars, D&D, Spider-Man, and horror (all of it). Based in Denver, CO.
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