One familiar face from You’s first season will be seen a lot more in Season 2. Considering how Season 1 left off, this character's heightened presence next season is unlikely to come as a huge surprise.
Ambyr Childers, who played Joe’s ex, Candace, has been promoted to series regular status, per Deadline. She starred on You in a recurring capacity throughout Season 1. As the season finale and this news indicate, there is a lot more in store for Candace in Season 2.
Warning: Spoilers from the first season of You are discussed below.
Throughout Season 1, You led viewers to assume that Candace had been killed. After Joe murdered Beck at the end of Season 1, it seemed to confirm that suspicion. In what was literally a last-minute twist, it was revealed that the latest young woman to catch Joe’s eye was actually a much-alive Candace.
Joe seemed as taken by surprise at Candace being alive as viewers. At least, this one. She greeted him with a “Hey, Bunny” before telling him that they had some “unfinished business” to discuss. Joe’s shock that Candace is alive seems to indicate that he thought she was dead, based on the last time they saw each other.
The shocking twist left the door wide open for You to delve into a lot of questions. What happened? How did Candace survive? Why did she wait so long before resurfacing? Has Candace always been able to roam around since her disappearance? If not, how long has she been able to? Why on earth is she approaching Joe instead of the authorities?
Those are just a few of the mind-boggling questions that Candace’s surprise survival brought up. How Joe will handle her arrival and, hence, survival in Season 2 is another question. He does not like loose ends, and Candace is one he did not anticipate.
Candace's story is among the many intriguing plots that await the second season of the Netflix hit. Viewers got to see some of her and Joe’s relationship play out via flashbacks in You’s first season. That relationship shadowed a lot of conversations between Beck and Joe.
Given their backstory, You has set Candace up to be in a unique position. She is one of the few people alive to know Joe’s twisted true nature.
Considering Candace’s history with Joe, it seems plausible that she suspects Joe murdered Beck. Will her suspicions free Dr. Nicky? You and many others will have to wait and see.
The first season of You is currently streaming on Netflix, alongside many other TV shows. Netflix has not announced a premiere date for Season 2 yet, so stay tuned. There will be a lot of new TV content to watch in the meantime.
Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.
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