Before you continue, this article contains You: season two spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.
You’re only lying to yourself if you continue to deny that you didn’t spend all of boxing day binging the second season of Netflix’s hit show You. If it makes you feel any better, you’re certainly not alone – a telling sign based on the internet conversations that quickly erupted after the season dropped. Although there have already been several fan-led conspiracy theories that have developed post-watching, it seems as though we may have missed one major detail.
Watch below: You: Season Two official trailer
The second season of the show takes Joe (Penn Badgley), now Will Bettlheim, from New York to Los Angeles; an escape plan he devised to escape his not-so-dead ex-girlfriend Candace. Just a typical day in Joe/Will’s life. Landing a job at a L.A market, he meets the Quinn twins – Love and Forty – but if you’ve watched the show, you know all of this already.
What you may not know is that the twin’s strange names actually have special meanings – they’re both terms used to score a tennis match.
For those of us who have not the faintest clue how the sport works, “love” is the term for “zero”, so a game of tennis technically begins with a score of “love-love”, though it’s not commonly referred to this way. When someone scores the first point, the score becomes "15-love," and if the other player continues to not win any point the score would become "30-love" and then...you guessed it, "40-love." It's a weird system, so, certainly fitting for this weird family.
Making this revelation even more interesting is the fact that one of Love and Forty’s first significant scenes together involves them playing tennis. Mind blown.
Could there be more hidden details that we've missed? It might be time for a second viewing.