Pleasant warning: The next article spoils the third episode of YOU Season three. Haven’t watched but? Get to streaming.
It’s one of the crucial jaw-dropping moments in YOU‘s third season: Nonetheless on edge after Henry’s brush with measles, Love is visited at her bakery by Gil, who admits that his youngsters had been seemingly those who handed it to her child. (Neither of them know that the actual offender is even nearer to residence.)
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What’s extra, Gil confirms that he and spouse Margaret are anti-vaxxers, which sends Love completely off the deep finish. As he makes an attempt to exit the bakery, Love hits him over the top from behind with a rolling pin — and so far as the viewers is aware of at that time, he may very effectively be useless. (He’s not…but.)
Given the timing of the brand new season’s launch, you could be tempted to imagine that this storyline was impressed by the pandemic, however showrunner Sera Gamble says that’s not fairly the case.
“Our writers’ room opened in February 2020,” she tells TVLine. “After we walked into the room, we thought, ‘Some loopy s–t is occurring abroad. We surprise if it’ll come right here, as a result of if it does, that’s not going to be nice.’ However that storyline wasn’t a response to COVID or the vaccine dialog that’s been taking place, particularly for the previous few months. If something, as that was coming in direction of us, we had been all very struck by how a lot these conversations associated to that dialog within the episode.”
Gamble says the thought to do an episode about an unvaccinated little one spreading an sickness to a really younger child got here from the writers going round and speaking about what actually scared them.
“Nothing is scarier to folks than the helplessness of getting a sick little one,” she say. “Within the case of our present, we needed to ask ourselves, ‘What would drive Like to hit somebody over the top and throw him within the cage?’ And it’s that he did one thing to hurt her child.”
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