Thursday, May 31, 2018

What I’m Watching: Killing Eve (Season Finale)

Killing Eve: Season 1, Episode 8 “God, I’m Tired” (B)

Well, that title sums it up. This was an intriguing, action-packed episode, to be sure, but also one that delved into a relationship that has spiraled way out of control. We’ve always known that Villanelle is someone who likes to entertain herself, shouting down Konstantin’s obnoxious daughter and bragging when she found a language the child didn’t know. She wasn’t intimidated at all when Anna got a gun and then turned it on herself, and she claimed to have been seduced before admitting that she was probably the one who seduced her. And she’s obsessed with Eve, who apparently feels the same way, to a degree. I believe that what she said to Villanelle before she stabbed her in the bed was true, that she does think nonstop about what she does and why she does it, but it’s less of an attraction than an irresistible magnetism that makes her unable to look away. Of course Villanelle managed to escape after being stabbed and shooting back at Eve, and now Eve, who was very brave if not quite as smart in her execution of things, is going to be her prime target, yet one who probably won’t be killed since she feels more affinity for her than for anyone else, including the apparently deceased Konstantin, who was relatively honest with Eve when she pointed a gun at him while he was urinating. This has been an unapologetically strange first season, and while I’m still looking forward to the second run of “Fleabag” more, I imagine I’ll tune in for season two when this show returns.

Season grade: B
Season MVP: Jodie Comer as Villanelle

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