You season two is just around the corner (just like everyone's favorite creepy stalker, Joe Goldberg), and you know what that means: you will feel temporarily lost as hell when you hit play on a show you haven't seen for a year. I'm pretty sure most people ripped through the first season in a single sitting, which probably didn't do your memory any benefit. Anyway, don't worry, because everything you need to remember is here.
Here's a quick lil summary of season one
The series begins when Joe, a bookstore manager, sets his sights on a grad student and the aspiring author named Guinevere Beck. His insta-crusher seems innocent enough, until he goes home and starts to crawl her on social media. Joe's run-of-the-mill Instagram lure will soon be the IRL's pursuit. (He also steals Beck's phone and starts reading all her text messages.) When the two finally start meeting, he kills anyone who seems to be a threat to their relationship. That's the worst!
Here's who didn't
TBH, the easiest way to explain season one is to talk about all the people that Joe killed. Dark!
His first victim was Beck & # 39; s on-off ex-boyfriend, Benji. Joe was frustrated that Beck continued to give Benji attention when he was obvious wrong for her. His solution? Lock him in the scary glass cage in the basement of the bookstore and eventually murder.
The next person Joe kills is Beck's super rich best friend, Peach. Peach hated Joe from the beginning, but she was also secretly in love with Beck. He actually tried unsuccessfully to kill her by bashing her over the head with a rock while she was on the run … but she survived. He later made her home with her family in Greenwich, Connecticut, shortly after she asked Beck to move to Paris with her and tried to kiss her while intoxicated.
The last person Joe kills during season one is Beck. He throws her into the glass cage after she finds the most suspicious collection of evidence (such as … human teeth and Candace's necklace) in his apartment. He kills her in the season finale.
Don't forget that Joe also killed his abusive neighbor, Ron, and Elijah, a man who had an affair with his future musician's ex, Candace. Oh, and Candace seems to have disappeared from the planet.
Here's how it ended:
After killing Beck, Joe framed his therapist, Dr. Nicky, for his murders. (Memory jog: Beck had an affair with Dr. Nicky while she worked through her grief with him after Peach's death.) Joe then published his memoir posthumously.
At the end of the season, Candace shows up (yes, the one everyone assumed was dead!) In Joe's bookstore and he literally looks like he saw a ghost.
P.S., Netflix also made a handy little video as a recap. Bless up.