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:

5

“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!

4

“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.

3

“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.

2

“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!

1

“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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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:

5

“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?

4

“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. 

2

“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?

1

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!

**I am so excited to announce that my book, The Search for Alice, is now available!  If you enjoy dark fantasy, fairy-tale retellings, paranormal romance, horror, and mystery, then this might be the book for you or someone you know!  Thank you for taking the time to check it out and I appreciate any feedback as well.  I hope you enjoy!

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