by mrtomtomman2000 - Is this helpful?
**Abused becomes the abuser as we look at the story from Joes perspective to the reasons why he does what he does for love and how far would you go for love too?**
This series is captivating really puts you on edge at first you think Joe is a psychopath stalker and killer, when he starts to follow Beck the woman that he meets in a bookstore and she immediately gives him her email address in a flirtatious way for herself while having a boyfriend already also known as Benji.
Joe starts to become obsessive checking social media for Beck finding people that will get in the way, like Becks Boyfriend who is a drug user plus drug dealer that he is a bit psychotic too, as well as we later found out he murdered a few people in cold blood where he kept a video documentation of it. Anyway, Joes way of dealing with Becks Boyfriend Benji is to lock him in a bookstore basement with the soundproof glass prison type room that is claustrophobic. We later find out after Joe was abused as a child by his parents the owner of the bookstore takes him in then becomes Joes only father figure who he loves dearly.
I start to feel sorry for Joe where we later find out that Joe got locked in the same basement when he was younger to teach him a lesson that just added onto his overall trauma thinking it is okay to lock people in basement for their own good that is obviously not, nevertheless the bookstore owner did it out of love for Joe. Cutting a long story short Joe kills Becks best friend Peach who is obsessed in love with Beck and would do nothing to single her out to have Beck to herself even booking flights to Paris, if you ask me, she reminds me of Joe in a way. They both keep documented evidence, Joe in a Box above his bathroom in the drop ceiling, where there is sentimental pieces like diaries, pictures, pieces of clothing, for example bra, underwear you get the picture, murder evidence like Benji’s teeth that he could not burn as the body could be easily identified by the cops. Peach kept digital documentation on her laptop for blackmail, like pornographic images of people who she has been obsessed with especially a lot of pornographic images with Beck on, therefore we are dealing with two people who will do anything to get Beck to love them.
We find out that Beck has Daddy issues which everything is a mess her Dad has practically a separate family, also Beck cheats on her past partners a lot while she persists on lying about it for herself, she even cheated on Joe with the therapist that she lied about continually as well. Joe has love for people like Beck he just sees it as protecting her, in addition this one kid in his building called Paco where the mother is also in a abusive relationship with a her boyfriend who is a parole board officer, we later find out that he knocks her about and the reason why she haves him back is that he could use his contacts to take Paco away.
Joe has a past relationship where Beck is determined to find out more details on a woman called Candace Stone, finding out that is not simple as she randomly leaves the country after having an affair behind Joes back with the record label producer to get signed up as a singer. Joe finds out confronts the record label producer killing him by pushing him of the roof years ago, where he learns how to cover it up and create a social media trail, so people think he committed suicide rather than just murdered linking it back to Joe. When it all comes to ahead Joe and Peach has a showdown of course Peach suspected Joe from the start especially after getting assaulted by her stalker in central park while out on a run, which eventually at Peach’s house she sees Joe and shoots him grazing him on the leg Joe plays dead with very little blood. After Peach goes up to him to make sure that the job is done Joe gets her on the ground while killing her with Peaches gun in kind of a mercy killing. Before this Peach and Joe had a convosation about keeping it a secret, so they both disagreed mainly Peach it either being Joe or Peach that was going to die obviously Peach in the end. Peaches death ruled as a suicide obviously Beck and Joe try to make it work until Beck dumps Joe for being overprotective and paranoid as I said earlier Joe was right and Beck did cheat on him with her therapist. Middle of this Joe has a steady Girlfriend then cheats on her with Beck, therefore eventually dumping her.
Private investigator turns up suspecting everyone thinking the death is a murder not a suicide of course he is right still trying to gather up evidence strongly suspecting Joe. After another forgiveness again Beck doing it all for herself with Daddy Issues, Beck finds the evidence after Paco said Joe said hiding objects in the drop ceiling above the bathroom is a great hiding spot for Paco’s Book, which Beck goes in there finds the evidence, Joe finds out she knows knocks her out as well before she escapes, locks her in the basement down to love for days while she was on a writing retreat her friends thought as Joe posed as her on social media saying that. Joe lets Beck out eventually where she stabs Joe with a type writer keys that are very sharp after kissing him to try to escape, Beck locks Joe in the glass prison, Beck tries to escape and there is extra fence after the basement door not letting her, she sees Paco asking him to let her out he does not say anything and leaves, Joe gets Beck down after opening with hidden spare keys, Beck hits him with a mallet, Beck attempts to use the keys then Joe mercifully in his eyes kills Beck.
The reason Paco did not help Beck is that before this Paco tries to steal gun from the bookstore stored under the counter desk and gets caught by Joes friend, which Joe takes the gun off him and convinces him not to kill the abusive parole officer. Later on, in the events Paco uses a weapon to whack his mother’s abusive boyfriend, he goes to lividly chase after Paco, where Joe sees this and stabs the Paco’s Mothers abusive boyfriend in the throat. Paco and Joe cover it up leaving a social media trail where his body is never found. This is mainly because Paco views Joe as a father figure when joe loves him like his own son that really humanises this relationship.
Becks Body gets planted by the Therapists work where the evidence is already written on a typewriter by Beck mentioning the therapist doing all of these horrific actions in place of Joe who actually did it more to appease Joe. The therapist gets arrested after the evidence is sent in anonymously, then goes down for it even though he is completely innocent, meanwhile no one suspects Joe. The whole trauma gets made into a book published with Becks name on by someone else to tell their story.
It just shows with past trauma people can think it is OK to do these horrific actions thinking they are justified like out of love; therefore, you cannot help but sympathise with Joe when he has been through a lot of abuse too when he was much younger age. Usually like with Joe the abused eventually becomes the abuser with reasons justified in his eyes some logical some illogical.
In conclusion I rate this a ten out of ten really leaves you on the edge of your seat, especially adding a twist on at the end where this female looking figure tuns up in the bookstore where Joe works, which it turns out to be the presumed dead girlfriend Candace Stoneeven. I wonder how that is going to play out, as I the reason she has visited after reading the news story on Beck I recon she knows about everything she does not look surprised at all, which suggest to me that she might even be a killer herself just knows you never know what is going through someone’s mind where everyone is capable off killing for their own reasons justified or not.
In addition to this conclusion I highly recommend this ten out of ten mystery series where you will not be disappointed if you watch it in your spare time. I really hope there is a season two of YOU as I really want to see how this plays out maybe Joe seeks a path of redemption who knows we will just have to wait to find out.