While Love Quinn-twin Goldberg’s brother Forty died at the conclusion of season two of Netflix’s You, he is still very much present in season three.
Love seems to be having a hard time getting over her loss; she is still occasionally messaging on his phone (which she keeps in a drawer next to her bed), and she frequently refers to her new kid Henry as “Forty,” especially while speaking to the mother of the Quinn twins.
Numerous references are made to Forty’s death and the events leading up to it in the third set of episodes. You’ve found the proper site if you want a quick summary of the events surrounding Forty.
Season three also revisits Forty’s terrible youth, detailing how the Quinn family’s au pair drugged and almost sexually molested him, with only his twin sister attempting to defend him.
It’s very obvious that this episode from her childhood aroused a particularly homicidal impulse in Love, and she’s subsequently gone to some pretty extreme measures to protect her family from damage or threat.
It gets even more perverse: Forty blamed himself for the nanny’s death, a feeling of sorrow and dread that followed him well into adulthood.
Forty developed an addiction and through constant hardship; his sister Love was there to save him every time he fell. It took some time for
Forty to warm up to Joe when he and Love first started dating, but once he did, their connection quickly became intense and reliant. Joe and Forty were initially antagonists, but they eventually became good friends, and Forty even mediated a reconciliation between Joe and Love.
Everything changed, however, when Forty learned (from Joe’s ex Candace, of all people) that Joe had killed Guinevere Beck and framed her therapist to cover it up.
After seeing Dr. Nicky in prison, he was convinced that his sister Love was next on Joe’s hit list, and he resolved to do whatever it took to keep her safe.
Forty lured Joe to meet him at the hybrid bookstore/bakery Anavrin, where he eventually held a pistol to Joe’s head. The problem was that she was well apprised of the situation and was determined to stand with Joe while making futile attempts to calm Forty down and save his life.
What happened to Forty?
Joe’s ex-girlfriend Candace and Joe’s neighbour Delilah both met violent ends at the hands of Love at the second season’s conclusion, proving to Joe that Love was every bit as lethal as he was.
She also admitted to murdering Sofia, Forty’s au pair, but Joe refrained from killing Love because she was carrying his child.
Forty saw Dr. Nicky in jail, who was wrongfully convicted of murdering Beck, and became persuaded that Joe was responsible for her death. He then proceeded to Anavrin to confront Joe, loaded with a revolver.
He put the pistol to Joe’s head and became upset when Love tried to save him, admitting that he’d suspected Love of murdering their au pair for years.
Unfortunately, Forty didn’t listen to Love’s pleading and, when police officer Fincher came, he was shot and killed by Fincher.
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Forty is a filmmaker and writer, and he strikes us as the very model of the affluent narcissist. Eventually, he becomes a problem for Joe because he is so reliant on Love that he makes her clean up after him. Joe and Forty eventually become friends, and Joe offers assistance to Forty as he works to adapt Beck’s novel. Forty still considers Joe a friend following the breakup between him and Love.
Forty read Beck’s book and now thinks Beck’s ex-wife murdered him and blamed it on Dr. Nicky. Joe’s ex-girlfriend Candace confirms his suspicions and accuses him of murder. During his own investigation into the Beck case, Forty sees Dr. Nicky (John Stamos) in jail. Dr. Nicky gives Forty dire instructions to avoid Joe.
In the end, Forty invites Joe to meet him at Anavrin, the business owned by the Quinn family, where he threatens his sister’s boyfriend with a revolver. Love begs Forty to spare Joe’s life on the grounds that she is expecting. Forty expresses his dismay that she would bring a kid into the world and admits that he knew all along that she was responsible for the death of their au pair. Officer Fincher manages to shoot Forty before he can fire.
Although Forty is no longer present, his untimely demise will almost certainly have major consequences for the future season. Let’s see what Season 3 brings us!