Ranking the top 5 moments from “Killing Eve” season 2 episode 7: “Wide Awake”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching BBC America’s Killing Eve season 2 episode 7 on AMC, I found myself singing along with Villanelle to Blondie’s “One Way or Another.” I mean, if you really think about it, she will find a way to get you.  Watch out, Eve!  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Wide Awake,” Villanelle secures her date with Aaron Peel, which leads to an interesting trip to Rome.  Meanwhile, Eve has an important talk with Martin and begins to realize that her obsession is causing her to do things she wouldn’t normally do and Niko finds himself in a very dangerous situation.  My top 5 moments from Killing Eve season 2 episode 7 are:

5

“I feel things when I’m with you…”

In the beginning of the episode, Eve stops by Villanelle’s place and asks her if she really knows anything about being truthful.  Villanelle tells her that she really doesn’t know, but explains that she does feel something when she is with Eve.  The two women from the end of last week’s episode both make their way out of Villanelle’s bedroom, which makes Eve slightly uneasy.  Villanelle reminds her not to be jealous, but it’s clear that Eve is getting way too close here and she needs to be careful.  Even though Villanelle has these feelings for her, she’s still a dangerous assassin who likes to do things her way.

4

“Do you love Eve?”

While Niko and Gemma are putting some of his things in storage, they get a surprise visit from Villanelle.  Villanelle tells Niko, “You always look annoyed to see me,” but takes it upon herself to keep his snow globe and of course she wants the recipe to his Shepherd’s Pie because Eve loves it.  “Worcestershire sauce…yes!”  Who knew Worcestershire sauce could be so exciting?  Even when tensions are high, Villanelle is still able to break the ice with her offbeat humor.  It’s just one of the many reasons why I adore Villanelle and root for her even though she is a killer.

Villanelle also hilariously points out how annoying Gemma is, but is ready to cut to the chase.  She directly asks Niko if he loves Eve and he says he does.  Only honesty is not always the best policy when it comes to Villanelle, as she tells him that she was “so close to letting him go.”  Villanelle knows that Eve will never forgive her if she hurts Niko, but things don’t look so good for Gemma.  Sorry Gemma!  At the end of the episode, Niko wakes up in the storage unit and discovers Gemma’s lifeless body wrapped in plastic.  We know that Villanelle will do anything to keep Eve to herself, but is Niko prepared to fight for his wife?  I can’t wait to find out!

3

“So that’s Peel’s weapon.”

Even after throwing a book at Aaron’s face, Villanelle still manages to secure a date with Aaron as “Billie.”  I mean, she is quite charming after all.  Aaron invites Villanelle to Rome, but she explains that she will not sleep with him, which doesn’t seem to bother him at all.  So what is Aaron interested in?  It seems like he is obsessed with maintaining control and he enjoys watching Villanelle eat and dress, but only if it is approved by him.  Aaron has almost an entire wardrobe of gorgeous clothes waiting for her in her room, but he watches her look at them on camera like a creepy stalker.

After Eve manages to slip Villanelle her earpiece, it seems like we are in business, as Villanelle sits in on Aaron’s business dinner.  We learn that his weapon is essentially information, but the kind of information that can be extremely dangerous, as you can type in the name of any person and learn everything about them…including their deepest and darkest secrets. 

2

“You’re the only person in the world I know nothing about…”

After the dinner, Aaron tells Villanelle that he tried to look up information on “Billie” and found nothing, which instantly puts Eve in panic mode.  However, Villanelle remains calm, as she and Aaron find common ground in the fact that they are both essentially a “void.”  Aaron has no interest in truly connecting with others, but Villanelle explains that she does like trying to connect.  She wants to touch and feel, which creates an interesting dynamic between these two.  Even though this is an undercover job for Villanelle, I think it has revealed a lot about her own character, as she begins to explore parts of herself that she has never really tapped into before.

1

“I feel wide awake…”

During the episode, Eve has a talk with Martin and he asks her, “How much of the day do you spend thinking of her?”  Eve reveals that she thinks of Villanelle most of the day, but yet they really don’t have a relationship.  Eve recognizes that she is acting different and she feels unsafe, but somehow wide awake, as if this is her true identity.  Martin tells her that his recommendation for her to be taken off this mission was ignored, but he is telling Eve now for her own safety.  Only it doesn’t seem like she is ready to listen just yet, even though she recognizes how much she is changing.

After Villanelle goes to bed, she keeps the earpiece in and continues talking to Eve, sparking up a heated conversation that leads to Eve sleeping with Hugo.  Eve essentially uses Hugo here, but ends up connecting with Villanelle through this act, as even Hugo recognizes this and tells her, “Thanks for the threesome.”  Eve is playing a dangerous game here and she is allowing her desires to take complete control, throwing reason out the window.  Will she be able to get a hold of herself or is she too far gone, slipping away into Villanelle’s web of dangerous seduction?  Will Villaneve fans finally get the chance to see these two act on their feelings?  Stay tuned for the season finale next week! 

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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