Ranking the top 5 moments from “Killing Eve” season 2 episode 2: “Nice and Neat”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching BBC America’s Killing Eve season 2 episode 2 on AMC, I realized that ordinary errands like going to the Laundromat or the grocery store are not so ordinary if you have Villanelle tagging along.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Nice and Neat,” Villanelle tries to lay low, but ends up in a dangerous situation, forcing her to call for backup.  Meanwhile, Eve meets the rest of her team and discovers that there may be another female assassin on the loose.  My top 5 moments from Killing Eve season 2 episode 2 are:


“I need your help.”

So watching Villanelle grocery shop was everything!  This scene was so hilarious, as she miserably walks down the aisles in her over-sized sweater and yellow T-shirt and even gets mistaken for a homeless person when she asks a woman for help.  After getting a good look in the mirror, Villanelle tries to cover up some of her bruises with make-up, but it looks like she will need to put in a little more effort here since she still hasn’t really recovered from her injuries.  Villanelle spots a man by himself and targets him, asking him for help and he accepts.  One should be cautious about helping Villanelle, as she is far from an angel, but it looks like she may have made the wrong selection…


“I thought she was a ghost.  I hate ghosts.”

Jodie Comer is so fantastic as Villanelle and her unintentional comedy was spot on in this episode.  The stranger who helps Villanelle is named Julian and he agrees to let her stay at his home, which is completely covered in creepy dolls.  Villanelle keeps her composure and comments on “how lovely” they are, but he even has a doll named Annabelle! As if this couldn’t get any worse, Villanelle meets Julian’s mother who suffers from dementia and mistakes her for a ghost, which is one of the funniest scenes I have seen on the show.  You can’t help rooting for Villanelle in moments like these, as she starts to realize that Julian may be a little bit more dangerous than she initially realized.  But we know that he is no match for our girl Villanelle.  Watch out Julian!


“It wasn’t her…I knew it!”

While Villanelle is dealing with creepy Julian, Eve meets her new team and is excited to be reunited with Carolyn’s son, Kenny.  Eve realizes that Alistair Peel’s murder was made to look like a heart attack and it did not scream for attention, which is far from Villanelle’s typical signature.  Eve explains to her team that Villanelle is not sloppy and that she likes to really make a splash with her work, but that this assassin seems to be careful and almost invisible.  After some more investigation, Eve realizes that this was not the work of Villanelle.  It looks like we are dealing with another female assassin who likes to hide in plain sight, but is she Villanelle’s replacement or does she work for someone else?  I’m intrigued to find out and I think it will be interesting to see Villanelle interact with this assassin in future episodes.


“That’s what you get, Julian.”

After Villanelle’s hilarious conversation with Julian’s mother, she realizes that she needs to get out of there as soon as possible.  However, Villanelle quickly realizes that there are no real sharp objects in the house and she will need to get creative.  She is still badly injured and knows that she needs backup.  Villanelle tries to call her agency and I have to say that I absolutely loved the code of Cher Horowitz failing her driving test, as Clueless is one of my all time favorite movies!  Villanelle is shocked to find out that no one seems to recognize who she is and decides to call MI6, asking for Eve.  Villanelle is desperate and needs help, but Julian interrupts the phone call before she can get any further.  Villanelle tells Julian:  “I think you are going to bleed to death” and eliminates him once and for all, reminding him that’s what he gets.  I was rooting for Villanelle so much here, as I was actually really worried that he would try to make her part of his creepy doll collection!


“Hello Eve.”

Eve finds out that Villanelle tried to call and she tries to make it to the house, but these two just miss each other.  Villanelle is greeted by her new handler, who is planning on keeping her on a much tighter leash and she spots Eve from the car.  So close!  It looks like the drama is over for now until Eve later discovers that Villanelle’s previous handler, Konstantin, is waiting for her and Carolyn.  This twist was interesting and I guess he made it out alive after all.

We know that Konstantin is involved with The Twelve and Carolyn, but is Eve prepared to actually work with him?  It looks like she might not have a choice, but can he really be trusted?  I’m still not sure if I even trust Carolyn at this point, but this twist definitely captured my full attention.  What will Villanelle do when she finds out that he is alive?  Also, this new handler of hers seems to be a bit strict and we know that Villanelle likes to do things her way, so it’s only a matter of time before she tries to rebel.  But who will she turn to next?  Stay tuned! 

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Killing Eve in the comments section below.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

I live in Long Island, NY. I am obsessed with TV, movies, reading and writing! My top TV shows are Lost, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Prison Break, Charmed, Veronica Mars, and Beverly Hills 90210. My dog, Honey, loves TV too!

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