Ranking the top 5 moments from “Killing Eve” season 2 episode 6: “I Hope You Like Missionary!”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching BBC America’s Killing Eve season 2 episode 6 on AMC, I learned that you should never mess with Villanelle.  Even if she is not trying to kill you, she will make you pay…oh and never pick up a muffin anywhere near her…ever.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “I Hope You Like Missionary!” Niko confronts Eve about his conversation with Villanelle, which puts more than a strain on their marriage.  Meanwhile, Villanelle shows off her impressive collection of personalities and accents after Eve asks for her help, but ends up revealing some truth behind the real Villanelle.  My top 5 moments from Killing Eve season 2 episode 6 are:

5

“Looks like we’re both pretty busy…”

After the intense conversation between Niko and Villanelle in last week’s episode, Niko confronts Eve and asks her, “What do you want from me?”  It’s a fair question especially since Eve has been all over the place lately.  It initially seems like Niko and Eve are all right for now, but Niko changes his mind in the morning and reminds Eve, “but you’re not alone, are you?”  Niko temporarily moves out of the house and stays with Gemma, who is the colleague from his job that clearly has more than a crush on Niko.

Eve stops by and insists on coming in for tea, but she loses it when she begins going through Gemma’s things.  Gemma asks Eve what she is doing and Eve asks her if she is scared, almost like she is trying to channel her own inner Villanelle.  It looks like this may be the end for Niko and Eve and I can’t say that I’m really surprised, but Eve has a lot to work through.  She really needs to discover what she wants for herself before she can move forward in any relationship.

4

“Who do you want?”

Eve and her team are trying to figure out a way to get close to Aaron Peel so we can learn more about his dealings with The Twelve, but Aaron doesn’t really have many close connections.  The one weak link seems to be his sister, Amber, who is currently in recovery from addiction.  Eve comes up with the idea to enlist Villanelle’s help once again…only her services will not include killing someone.

Villanelle is eager to work with Eve and greets her with a chipper tone when she says, “Hi Partner!”  Villanelle is ready to play the part and shows off her fabulous ideas for her next “character.”  I have to say that I absolutely adored the New York persona, Billie, and her accent was far from annoying.  I’m glad she went with that one and I would love to run into Villanelle in New York!

3

“The only thing that makes you interesting is me…don’t forget.”

Villanelle tries out her persona, Billie, at an AA meeting, but the group sees right through her lies, explaining that she is throwing a self-pity party for herself and their group is more about honesty.  Eve is initially frustrated by this because Villanelle’s story was inspired by Eve’s life and goes off on her as a result, but Villanelle gently reminds her that she doesn’t like her that much and she shouldn’t forget that she is the one making her life interesting right now.  Villanelle may have an obsession with Eve, but she likes to do things her way and perhaps she is always the one in charge, so Eve better remember that.  Even though Villanelle is “working” for Eve, she may have her own agenda.

2

“I don’t feel anything…”

When Villanelle returns to her next AA meeting, she is ready to reveal some truths about herself.  Villanelle explains:  “Most days I feel nothing…I don’t feel anything…it’s so boring.”  She further explains that she just tries to find ways to feel something.  This was a huge moment for Villanelle, as she finally lets her walls down, revealing that she is not an empty shell.  Villanelle has been trying to tap into her humanity for a while now and this moment allowed us to truly see that.

I thought Jodie Comer’s performance here was fantastic and I was very moved by her revelations.  Aaron’s sister, Amber, is impressed as well and it seems like these two are going to begin bonding according to plan, but Amber’s sponsor continues to get in the way.  Even though Villanelle shows off a softer side of herself, she is still an assassin and she pushes the sponsor in front of a moving vehicle in front of Eve.  Seriously, don’t get in her way.

1

“You’re a bully…there’s only one way to communicate with a bully.”

Villanelle is invited over to dinner at Amber’s house and she gets to interact with Aaron Peel.  She has Eve and Konstantin in her ear the whole time, which is distracting, as Villanelle decides to take the ear piece out and do things her way.  Billie’s cover story includes her having two degrees in philosophy, but it’s safe to say that Villanelle has not really done her homework.  Aaron begins to question her repeatedly, but Villanelle does not waver.

Villanelle faces Aaron and tells him that he is a bully and the only way to communicate with him is to…strike him in the face with the book he tossed on her lap.  Go Villanelle!  I have to say that I LOVED this moment, as I cannot stand bullies myself and Villanelle really put him in his place.  Even though she may have just blown the mission, Villanelle proves that she is her own boss and we later see her following a pair of young women who have piqued her interest.  I’m not really sure what she has in store for them, but perhaps she has found a new obsession?  We’ll have to wait and see, but it looks like Eve’s hold over Villanelle may be fading.  How will she handle it though?  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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