Wednesday, May 8, 2019

What I’m Watching: Killing Eve

Killing Eve: Season 2, Episode 4 “Desperate Times” (B)

Eve and Villanelle have developed a relationship that seems to be working both ways, and its intimacy is being blocked by supervisors on both ends. Konstantin is having enough trouble keeping Villanelle reined in so that she won’t get herself arrested for some other crime than her assassinations, and Carolyn was pretty direct with Eve that she should not be the one to go to Amsterdam even though Villanelle had expressly requested her presence. The apprehension of the Ghost is almost insignificant since Villanelle is still out there, but Eve is going to have to hard time focusing and being happy with this one victory when the one she really wants has yet to be caught. I don’t know what to make of her near-kiss with Hugo, which was both highly inappropriate and highly unusual behavior for Eve, but I guess she’s just so distracted that anything feels normal at this point. Villanelle didn’t do a particularly good job of laying low and not making a production of her kills, and what an opportunity it was to execute someone in full view of the public while she was wearing a mask and they all thought it was a show. There’s no way Eve is going to let it go, and I’d be more intrigued to see Carolyn and Konstantin get back in touch and figure out how they can deal with their unruly assets in a way that gets as few people as possible killed, which is far from an easy task.

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