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Paco is a main character in the television series You. He is portrayed by Luca Padovan.


Paco was the young next door neighbor of Joe. With his mother in an abusive relationship, Paco found a friend in Joe who often gave him books to read or advice on how to deal with his problems at home. When his mother Claudia was deep into her drug addiction, Joe and his girlfriend Karen, who worked with Claudia, took her to the bookstore basement to detox and Paco stayed with Joe.

Later, angry after his mom's abusive boyfriend Ron hurts his mother again, Paco attempts to steal a gun from the bookstore to avenge his mother. He is caught and confronted by Joe. Instead, Paco drugs Ron and hits him with a bat. Ron wakes up to Joe who is trying to revive him and brutally beats him. Ron later returns looking for Paco, who hides from him. Joe arrives and kills Ron to protect Paco and Paco emerges from his hiding spot. Joe tells him that everything is going to be okay and Ron won't hurt him or his mom anymore. Joe takes care of the disposal of Ron and tells Paco not to ever tell anyone what happened.

When Paco later goes to the bookstore and finds Beck attempting to escape the basement, begging Paco to find the key and insisting that Joe is crazy and dangerous, Paco runs away leaving Beck to be murdered by Joe.

Paco and his mother Claudia moved away from New York to start fresh.


Season 1 (10/10)


Joe Goldberg

  • Relation: Former neighbor/Friend


  • Relation: Abusive step-father (deceased)


  • Relation: Mother

Karen Minty

  • Relation: Former babysitter


  • Paco is a character that doesn't exist in the books.
  • Paco accidentally revealed to Beck Joe's secret compartment, leading Beck to discover Joe's true nature.


"She didn't say goodbye, she always says goodbye." - S1: E8 You Got Me, Babe