Ranking the top 5 moments from “Killing Eve” season 2 episode 5: “Smell Ya Later”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching BBC America’s Killing Eve season 2 episode 5 on AMC, I learned that when it comes to a psychopath, “don’t add…take it all away.”  Take away everything that makes them human, but what if the psychopath in question is desperately trying to tap into something human?  What then?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Smell Ya Later,” Eve and the rest of the team are not getting anywhere with the new female assassin, the Ghost.  Meanwhile, Villanelle is thrown off when she gets her newest assignment, which causes her to enter into a proactive state of mourning.  My top 5 moments from Killing Eve season 2 episode 5 are:


“The demon with no face…”

After getting nowhere with the Ghost, Eve is disappointed that she isn’t really fun like Villanelle, which sparks a new idea.  Eve thinks that they can enlist the help of Villanelle to get something out of the Ghost, since she seems to be absolutely terrified of her.  Eve decides to put a hit out on herself, which is extremely risky and dangerous, but Eve has been dancing with danger for quite a while now. 

Carolyn is on board and Eve is reminded that there is no paper trail on her.  Is Carolyn trying to get rid of Eve after she uses her?  I’m not sure, but Eve better watch her back.  When Villanelle gets the hit assignment, she is far from amused and asks, “Is this a joke?”  For a while now, Eve and Villanelle have been tapping into the qualities of one another, which has now blurred the line between good and bad.  What will happen when they finally come face to face with one another?  We’re about to find out!


“This is out of control…”

Kenny tries to talk some sense into Eve and reminds her that Villanelle killed Bill and that she is putting people in danger.  Eve suggests that Kenny find a new assignment to work on rather than dealing with what he is saying.  It seems like Eve has been dismissing the opinions of others for a while now.  First with Niko and now with Kenny, as she continues to let her obsession guide her.  But it’s not a good idea for Eve to walk away from all of the people she cares about, as they may be the only ones keeping her grounded.


“Will you give me everything I want?”

The moment we have all been waiting for is here, as Eve and Villanelle finally meet up.  Villaneve fans get some major moments between them, as the chemistry is off the charts.  Villanelle says that Eve doesn’t seem too surprised to see her and explains that she thought she forgot her.  Eve tries to tell her that this was her idea and says that she needs her help.  Villanelle is dressed for the occasion for sure, as she is “about to be in mourning,” but Eve tries to keep her cool.

Eve even takes the pills that Villanelle had, as Villanelle begins screaming for her to do something and claims that it is poison.  It seemed like Eve was trying to call Villanelle’s bluff here to prove that she wasn’t afraid and that she didn’t think she could kill her, but Villanelle reminds her who the true boss is here.  As Eve rushes off to the sink, Villanelle begins hysterically laughing and says, “Of course it isn’t poison.  Do you think I’m insane?  You’re too easy.”  This moment was laugh out loud funny, reminding us that Villanelle absolutely has a flair for the dramatic.  Villanelle agrees to help Eve, but is Eve prepared to be in Villanelle’s debt?  After all, giving her everything she wants may cause Eve to lose her own soul in the process, as she continues to dabble in darkness.


“Would you like to watch?”

Eve brings Villanelle to the Ghost, but begins to have second thoughts, as she realizes what she is doing.  Villanelle is ruthless and willing to do anything to get what she wants, but Eve is now an accomplice to anything she does to the Ghost.  Villanelle obtains the information that Eve is looking for and explains that Alistair Peel’s son is responsible for the hit and that he is apparently trying to sell some kind of weapon of interest to The Twelve. 

Eve tries to ask Villanelle what she did and Villanelle simply responds with, “Nothing you didn’t ask me to.”  Eve goes up to the Ghost who says, “Monster,” leaving us with the impression that Villanelle definitely did not hold back here.  Has Eve just unleashed her own monster by working with Villanelle?  We’ll have to stay tuned to find out, but I love that these two have finally come together again.  It’s about time!


“You would think I was the bad guy…”

At the end of the episode, Villanelle pays Niko a visit outside of Oxford.  Villanelle apologizes for filing those complaints against Niko at his school, revealing that she has been embedded in Eve and Niko’s life for quite some time now.  Villanelle reveals that Eve stabbed her, showing Niko a side of his wife that he was unaware of.  It almost felt like Villanelle was revealing an affair, as there is something beyond intimate about their relationship. 

Niko does not seem afraid of Villanelle, but is there something more to this?  Is Niko innocent or is he perhaps somehow involved in the Twelve?  I know it’s a stretch, but anything could be possible.  After this confrontation, what’s next for Eve and Niko?  We’ll have to wait and see, but it looks like Villanelle is not going anywhere.  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!

2 thoughts on “Ranking the top 5 moments from “Killing Eve” season 2 episode 5: “Smell Ya Later””

  1. I’m still catching up! But I loved the black dress/angel of death look 🙂
    Eve is a disaster and Carolyn is the best boss for letting you do whatever you want but possibly the worst for caring about your life expectancy!

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