In the final moments of season two, Joe turned infatuated with the neighbor. Her face was by no means proven, however she’s completely Joe’s sort: mysterious and into books. Gamble informed THR that the scene was all to indicate that Joe hadn’t actually modified.
“I think to me, the most important thing about that last scene is just it is confirmation that Joe is still Joe in a way that’s not going to be great for Joe,” she mentioned. “That he has not learned that he cannot just keep looking for the next person to attach his hopes and dreams to that way. It seems clear that he’s falling into some version of that same pattern. I can’t say that we know exactly what a season three would be, but I can say things won’t go well for Joe.”
In a video for TV Guide in September, Gamble mentioned there’s “lots to come” with that neighbor. Penn Badgley additionally confirmed to Bustle that the neighbor is “definitely not his mom,” in case you have been subscribing to that idea.