Many viewers said they felt the highly anticipated episode was underwhelming on first viewing.
After all, season 4’s you When the second part provided much-needed context for the first, when it revealed that the presumed murderer Rhys (Ed Speleers) was actually a figment of protagonist Joe Goldberg’s imagination. , which made more sense.
Actor Penn Badgley, who plays Joe, also previously revealed he was confused by Netflix’s decision to release the season in two parts, admitting on the podcast: pod crashhe was concerned that Part 1 wouldn’t make much sense without Part 2.
“One of my concerns when I found out they were going to release it in two parts was, ‘Is Part 1 worth it without Part 2?'” he said. said. “Well, that makes sense, but what about the following? ah Do people usually find the show?
Sitting down with the outlet as its latest cover star this week, Penn explained the upcoming season 4 you It was “never intended” to be split into two parts.
“This was never meant to be released in two parts. [the show’s creator] Sera Gamble and [cocreator] For example, Greg Berlanti,” he said.
“I think that’s the economic reality of Netflix, and I think it generally makes sense to split things up and release them,” he continued.
“When I found out, I was like, ‘We’re going to take a month off. [episodes] 5 and 6? It’s a big old diversion. For me, it’s not all going home until I finally see the cage,” he added.
Penn also explained that, though I don’t know when or how you It will eventually end, but he believes that if there is another season, it will be the “grand finale.”
“I know what Greg suggested to me years ago that he thought was the right ending. If there was one more thing, I think it would be the grand finale,” he said. I got
In case you missed it, Penn said last month that he demanded little to no sex scenes from creator Cera in Season 4 out of respect for his marriage to Domino Kirk Badgley. It provoked a reaction.
“Fidelity in all relationships, including my marriage, is important to me,” he said in one episode. pod crash“I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t want to do it,” he added. you It featured intimate sex scenes between Penn and various other romantic leads.
Penn’s comments received a fair amount of criticism from internet users, but he now admits that he felt the whole thing was “blown out of proportion.”
“What I was talking about was not really the final product,” he said. “It was kind of a culture inherent in making all movies, but especially those scenes. Look, it’s like knowing that Hollywood has a flagrant history of exploitation and abuse.”
Penn revealed a little more about what it was like to express his concern to Serra in the first place, revealing that he was “so nervous.”
“I was nervous even to have that conversation. It wasn’t easy. Sera’s handling made me feel at ease and relieved,” he said. “But strictly speaking, if I had thought I had the ability to set that boundary sooner, I would have done so.”
“Of course we’ll see if there are any implications for setting that boundary. Simply put, it limits the number of projects you can participate in,” he added.
However, Penn said that regardless of his decision, the change in the sex scene was you.
“It didn’t change the trajectory of the season at all,” he said. “So Joe was, of course, ready not to be in that position anymore.”