Happy Monday TV fans! The wait is over and our favorite assassin is back! After watching BBC America’s Killing Eve season 3 episode 1 season premiere on AMC, I learned that “power is there for the taking. You just have to be smart about how.”
Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.
In last night’s episode, “Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey,” we catch up with Villanelle after that major cliffhanger in season 2. Meanwhile, Eve tries to pick up the pieces of her own life before a shocking death snaps her out of her temporary trance.
My top 5 moments from the Killing Eve season 3 episode 1 season premiere are:
“I am so much happier now that she’s dead.”
Are you though, Villanelle? We catch up with Villanelle at her wedding. Villanelle is marrying a wealthy woman and makes it a point to discuss her many assets during her wedding speech.
She also brings up her ex, but the celebration is cut short when Villanelle’s old mentor, Dasha shows up to invite her back to work.
I’m not sure our girl Villanelle is the settling type, but I’m glad to see that she is having some fun.
“I want to be a keeper.”
It’s good to have goals as an assassin and we learn that Villanelle apparently wants to be a “keeper.” A keeper is a rank within “The Twelve” secret organization and we know that it is higher than Konstantin’s rank, but Dasha thinks that perhaps Villanelle will work her way up to this.
So, what do we know about Villanelle’s mentor? Well, we get a flashback of her in the very beginning of the episode in Moscow 1974 and learn why gymnastics can be deadly.
It’s clear that she has a past with Villanelle and I’m hoping that her presence on the show will finally give us a chance to explore Villanelle’s own past and childhood, which I’m very interested to learn more about.
Can Dasha’s intentions be trusted now? Probably not, but it also looks like we will be jumping into “The Twelve” plot more and it’s about time.
“You can hide from it but it won’t hide from you.”
Meanwhile, Eve is alive and well, but she has quite the scar after being shot by Villanelle. Eve is now working in a Korean restaurant kitchen and she has definitely lost her spark.
I’m very much used to the neurotic Eve who likes to talk things out, but this quiet and forlorn Eve is quite jarring.
It looks like she needs a wake-up call and she’s about to get one…
“I’m totally done with her.”
I’m not sure that Eve and Villanelle can every truly be done with each other, but it will be interesting to see how Villanelle reacts when she finds out that Eve is actually alive. Eve confides in Kenny that she’s over her, but she also takes some time to chat with Niko.
It looks like their marriage is over, but I guess we will still get some screen time for him.
“Where are you?”
The ending of the season premiere presented us with quite a shock as one of our recurring characters bites the dust. Poor Kenny is pushed out a window and Eve discovers his body. I always liked Kenny and it’s a shame about his death, but it looks like this will be what snaps Eve back to reality.
Why was Kenny killed? Does it have to do with Carolyn?
We’ll have to wait to get some answers, but it looks like Eve is back in action.
So, I had some issues with the season premiere. I am a huge fan of the series and I absolutely loved season 1 and thought that season 2 was quite entertaining as well. However, the opening of season 3 felt different.
I know that we have some different writers now, but the show almost seemed fizzled out. It felt like we were catching up with some of our favorite characters as they tried to insert themselves back into a new plot. The pacing was slow and I found myself tuning out, which I have never done previously.
I don’t want this show to lose its charm and humor because that’s what makes it unique. We need the dynamic between Eve and Villanelle, but we also need all of the tiny details in between that make this show so magnetic.
I’m remaining hopeful but I really need this show to breathe some much needed life back into it so I can enjoy it again. Our Villanelle deserves it!
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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2 thoughts on “Ranking the top 5 moments from “Killing Eve” season 3 episode 1: “You’re Destined for Greatness””
I thought Kenny died in the season finale of 2 so I was nicely surprised and then not so much 🙂
But I agree with you it feels like some of the spark is gone. I didn’t know they had switched writers again. Bummer!
Hopefully things will pick up! Villanelle looks like she has some interesting costumes and characters for this season so that should be fun. 🙂