The opening scene of “You” season 4 sees Joe leading a class discussion on the subject of redemption. If that feels a little too convenient, just remember that this is Joe we’re talking about, a man with such a warped perspective on the world that he often thinks of himself as the hero of this show. So of course he’d jump at the chance to trick his students into arguing that redemption is possible.
Luckily, there’s at least one student in the room who sees through his flimsy logic. “It’s not redemption if it’s done for selfish reasons,” argues Nadia (Amy-Leigh Hickman). Joe, aka Professor Moore, later ends the class by assigning everyone to read “The Tell-Tale Heart,” the Edgar Allan Poe story about a man who commits murder and is psychologically tortured by guilt. No need to read too deeply into that choice, though.
These Freudian slips aside, Joe seems to make a pretty solid professor. Even Nadia, his most argumentative undergrad, seems to be a fan. “He’s genuinely good at it and it’s a pleasure for him to do it,” showrunner Sera Gamble told Tudum of Joe’s new gig. “I can say this without spoiling too much: Even when his life is completely falling apart, he still does enjoy teaching class.”