‘You’ Recap: Season 4, Episode 5 “The Fox and the Hound”

Hannah - Editor/Instagram Manager
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You. (L to R) Penn Badgley as Joe, Charlotte Ritchie as Kate in episode 405 of You. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

Hello … you.

Episode 4 moved our story to the English countryside for our “friend” group to hide away in Phoebe’s country home. While there, the group continued to reveal just how horrible they all are to one another and those around them, Roald was rejected by Kate, and a murder mystery game turned into Joe being pushed from a window and Kate leaning over Gemma’s dead body.

This article containers spoilers for You season 4, episode 5 “The Fox and the Hound.”

You. (L to R) Penn Badgley as Joe, Charlotte Ritchie as Kate in episode 405 of You. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

Things are moving right along and pieces are all falling into place now that the final episode to part 1 is here. We open where the previous episode closed — Kate leaning over Gemma’s dead body, which leads Joe to believe that she has been the killer all along. It quickly turns to the two of them needing to hide the body together, which is fine, because “Jonathan” has experience. It’s all part of a plan for Joe to get definitive evidence that Kate is the killer so he can “do what needs to be done.”

Roald is still incredibly angry about “Jonathan” snooping through his room, and instructs one of the hired help to inform him when he makes his presence known again so they can have a private word. Meanwhile, everyone is doing copious amounts of drugs and alcohol, which is really a fantastic idea when someone is trying to kill your entire friend group.

Joe rolls up Gemma’s body and the dagger into a vintage carpet to place her in a large chest at the end of the bed. The pair intend to move her to where hunted game is being stored because

You. Eve Austin as Gemma in episode 405 of You. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

Phoebe interrupts the two — sitting directly on the chest containing Gemma — because she needs advice from Kate. She is reeling over the discovery of Adam with a servant — not because she cares that he is sleeping with other people (it’s a tradition amongst people of their status), or because she has a problem with his pansexuality (she most certainly does not) … but because she feels envious of how Adam was looking at the other man.

“Jonathan” reveals that Adam is hiding something about himself from Phoebe, leading her toward the conclusion that the secret is a kink. Though she wants to continue prying, Kate is quick to get her to leave by stating that she needs to do so in order for her and “Jonathan” to be able to have sex.

Kate and “Jonathan” move to pick up the chest, which is apparently a terrible antique because the bottom breaks and the body goes toppling back to the ground. Ever the one to be resourceful, Joe quickly has a back-up plan, and Gemma’s body is pushed out of the window and carried to the destination.

Kate confronts “Jonathan” to ask him how he’s so good at disposing of/hiding bodies, to which he is forced to come clean about some of his history. He tells Kate about finding and disposing of Malcolm’s body, the texts that he’s been receiving from the killers, and about his previous marriage and how he had to run away and leave his son. Trusting his emotions, Kate becomes less suspicious, and even seemingly becomes more enamored with the knowledge that this man has been sticking around to try to protect her from the killer.

While he says he thinks he trusts Kate, Joe’s top suspects remain to be her and Roald.

You. (L to R) Charlotte Ritchie as Kate, Penn Badgley as Joe in episode 405 of You. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

Phoebe and Adam meet in her boudoir so Phoebe can attempt to fix their relationship with her newfound knowledge. Trying to deduce exactly what the kink her partner is hiding, Phoebe begins making suggestions for them to try — pegging, cake sitting, falling down the stairs, before finally settling on … golden showers.

“Shame has no place in the boudoir.”

She offers to give it a go, they really do give their best, but it doesn’t work because it doesn’t have the same effect — he just doesn’t seem as into it. Adam asserts that while he loves Phoebe and wants to be with her more than anything, the reason the kink works for him is because he has people from a lower monetary and social status perform the deed normally, and it just doesn’t work with Phoebe … who is much wealthier than him. Phoebe ends their relationship so both of them can be happy.

“Jonathan” and Kate continue to have tender moments, particularly with Kate realizing that he does have real feelings for her. She realizes a bracelet engraved with her name fell off while they were moving Gemma, and therefore Joe has to go on a search for it again.

You. (L to R) Charlotte Ritchie as Kate, Tilly Keeper as Lady Phoebe in episode 405 of You. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

Adam is now pissed at “snitch ass Jonathan Moore” for telling Phoebe that he was hiding a kink and leading to their relationship to end. In his anger, he fuels more rage from Roald, telling him that “Jonathan” and Kate are having sex as they speak. Adam encourages him to “take back what’s his” when the servant from the previous episode informs Roald he has spotted “Jonathan.”

Kate returns to the room to find Phoebe, staring at the blood-soaked rug. Kate has no choice but to come clean to her about the night’s events — that she discovered Gemma’s body and “Jonathan” helped her hide it. Rather than being upset for the death of their awful friend, Phoebe expresses relief that it wasn’t Kate who died — though it may be the drugs she’s taken that are smoothing her emotions.

Kate convinces Phoebe to send the manor’s staff away while reprimanding Kate for not utilizing her father’s security. Kate agrees to do so, and the pair decide to stick together. Roald, of course, was listening outside the door the entire time.

Roald cocks a shotgun at “Jonathan” the moment he finds Kate’s bracelet on Gemma’s body and marches the man back inside, presenting “the murderer” to the remainder of the group who are still intoxicated from various substance consumption all night. While Roald tries to convince the others than “Jonathan” is the killer, Joe argues for his innocence and that Roald is the actual killer.

Roald decides to execute “Jonathan”, giving his hunted a head start. A chase into the woods ensues.

You. (L to R) Niccy Lin as Sophie Soo, Ozioma Whenu as Blessing in episode 405 of You. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

Sophie and Blessing, holding antique weapons, inform Kate and Phoebe of what is going on when they return to the group. Kate gaslights her father’s security into going into the woods to help “Jonathan.” He doesn’t need help with Roald, as it turns out, and quickly gets the shotgun out of his very dangerous hands, knocking him out.

The true killer reveals himself immediately after, however — Rhys Montrose grabbing the gun and using it to knock Joe out.

“Hello, Joe.”

Joe awakes chained up in a cellar next to Roald, where Rhys reveals his motives for all of the murders and for his little game with Joe. He wants to pin all of the murders on Roald — after Joe kills him, of course. Joe really wants nothing to do with this entire situation but recognizes the need to play along to continue living, stroking Rhys’ ego and agreeing to go along with the plan.

Rhys retreats to enact his part of the plan — finish framing Roald and make it look like a suicide — while Joe is left to kill the other man, still in chains. Rhys returns and upon seeing Joe is trying to escape the chains himself without killing Roald comes to the conclusion that Joe has been lying — leading him on this entire time.

“If you’re clever enough to get yourself free, I’ll see you back in London and we can revisit this. Otherwise — goodbye, Joe.”

Rhys departs after setting the cellar and therefore entire manor on fire. The group in the manor make it out together after Phoebe and Adam reconcile. Joe frees himself from the chains as Roald is coming to, and after freeing himself nearly decides not to help Roald. Ultimately, he is trying to be a different man and releases Roald from the chains. The two are lifted to safety from the cellar with the help of Kate. Hampsie goes up in flames.

Upon return to London, Joe remarks he hasn’t heard a peep from Rhys, and turns down Kate’s offer to pursue their relationship. Before closing, Rhys Montrose announces his candidacy for Mayor of London.

And with that, we’ll see you again March 9 for the release of You season 4 part 2, which holds an additional five episodes of mystery for viewers.

Our spoiler-free review for the entirety of season 4 can be read 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. Her life is easily classified by two abbreviations - BBG3 and ABG3 (before Baldur’s Gate 3 and after Baldur’s Gate 3). Especially nerdy about: video games, folklore, Star Wars, D&D, Spider-Man, and horror (all of it). Based in Denver, CO.
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