Saturday, May 26, 2018

What I’m Watching: Killing Eve

Killing Eve: Season 1, Episode 7 “I Don’t Want to be Free” (B)

This episode got a bit messy, breaking down relationships we thought were central to this show and making things mighty uncertain going into the season finale. Eve did not understand at all that Carolyn and Konstantin were wearing the same clothes from the day before because they slept together, and you’d think that she’d be a bit more consistently perceptive. Getting Nadia released meant nothing since, as we knew, she was already dead, but Eve didn’t waste a moment, enlisting Kenny to surveill his mother and meeting with Anna to learn more about who Villanelle was. After an unconvincing stint with the cellmate she killed within hours of being paired with her, Villanelle got sprung on her prison transport, reacting in amazement to the number of dead bodies resulting from her escape. Her fellow freed prisoner wasn’t so into her new status, and Villanelle bestowed the same fate upon the man who wasn’t Konstantin who tried to explain how the world was going to work to her. Konstantin seemed very frightened to find Villanelle in his daughter’s bedroom, but he took those pills and then got the upper hand, giving her the finger while he got away on his boat. As Eve discovered that it was Carolyn who met face-to-face with Villanelle and help get her released - a puzzling twist given that she’s the leader of this entire operation who put Eve in a position to expose what Villanelle was doing - it’s hard to know what’s going to happen with Villanelle and Eve both finding that the mentors they looked up to are colluding with each other and working in opposition to the very different goals they are aiming to achieve.

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