Ranking the top 5 moments from “Killing Eve” season 2 episode 4: “Desperate Times”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching BBC America’s Killing Eve season 2 episode 4 on AMC, I started thinking about the song, “Reflection,” in the movie Mulan, where she sings:  “When will my reflection show who I am inside?”  It seemed fitting and it’s interesting to see how much the dynamic is shifting between Eve and Villanelle.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Desperate Times,” Villanelle puts on a show and tries to win back Eve’s attention.  Meanwhile, Eve continues to put the pieces together surrounding Alistair Peel, leading her to the new female assassin, Ghost.  My top 5 moments from Killing Eve season 2 episode 4 are:

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“You’re the best person I know…come back.”

Eve and Niko continue to have problems in this episode, as Eve forgets to let him know that they now have security watching their home.  Eve clearly has a lot on her mind, but she continues to push Niko further and further away.  Niko reminds her that none of this is normal, even though she works for MI6, and tries to get through to her.  In a sweet moment, Niko tells Eve that she is the best person he knows and he just wants her to come back, but is Eve too far gone at this point?

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“This is so boring!!!!!!”

You just gotta love when Jodie Comer brightens up the screen with her amazing portrayal of Villanelle.  Villanelle is in Amsterdam with Konstantin, preparing for her first job, but they decide to walk through a museum, which is beyond boring to Villanelle.  Villanelle hilariously shouts this in front of a crowd, not caring what anyone else thinks, but she is intrigued by one painting in particular and even purchases a postcard version to send to Eve.  We later see Villanelle in a gorgeous pink ensemble and a woman asks her if she can take a picture for her Instagram and Villanelle hilariously replies, “Don’t be pathetic…get a real life.”  This is why I love Villanelle.  She says what she thinks without hesitation and we still adore her anyway.  The postcard to Eve reads:

Darling Eve,

I hope you haven’t forgotten about me.

Only Carolyn intercepts the postcard before it reaches Eve.  But why is Carolyn trying to keep this from Eve?  Is there a particular reason why she wants her full attention on Ghost?  I still don’t trust Carolyn, but I’m hoping we will fill in some more blanks soon!

3

“Scorned wives and scumbags…”

Villanelle is ready to put on a show for Eve and we learn that being discreet is definitely not in her nature.  Villanelle tracks down her target and lures him into a red light district window.  Villanelle wears a pig mask and opens the curtain, as the crowd watches as she strings the man upside down.  Before killing him, Villanelle signals for some encouragement from the crowd, as they don’t understand what is really going on before she performs her final act and butchers the man in front of them.  Villanelle leaves him hanging upside down, similar to the painting in the postcard she sent to Eve, but she is beyond disappointed when Eve doesn’t show up to investigate her work of art. 

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“Do you like her watching her or do you like being watched?”

Eve continues to investigate Alistair Peel’s murder and realizes that everyone around him seems to be dying, but in natural ways.  After meeting with Alistair’s obnoxious son, Eve begins to focus her attention on Ghost and realizes that she wanted each act to be painless.  So “what kind of assassin is that?”  A light bulb goes off within Eve, as she realizes that Ghost must have previously worked in the medical field.  This is clearly exciting Eve, as she is all about the hunt, but will she forget about Villanelle now that she has Ghost on her mind?

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Reflections…

My favorite moment of the episode is at the very end, where we go back and forth between Eve and Villanelle staring at their reflections.  Eve is getting ready to interrogate her Ghost suspect and pulls up her hair, leaving it neatly off of her face.  She stares at herself and is calm and unwavering.  After getting high and almost going off the deep end at a club, Villanelle looks at her own reflection and begins crying, which causes her to eventually smile.  Even though Villanelle feels ignored or rejected by Eve, it has brought out human emotions within her, as she taps into vulnerability inside.  It always seems like Villanelle is just trying to feel something and now she does, but what will she do about it?

Eve was always previously seen almost out of control and constantly on the move, refusing to sit still, but now she is calm and confident, suggesting that she has perhaps taken a page out of Villanelle’s book.  It’s interesting to see how these two characters are almost adapting characteristics of each other, as they continue on this twisted journey.  But what will happen when these two halves finally meet in the middle?  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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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:

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“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…

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“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!

3

“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.

2

“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!

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“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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