Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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

Killing Eve: Season 3, Episode 1 “Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey” (B)

In the time since this show aired its second season and performed very well with Emmy nominations, leading to an extremely exciting surprise Emmy win for Jodie Comer over my prediction of Sandra Oh, I had forgotten that I’m still not completely into it. It has some great elements, namely Comer, but overall it’s still wildly irreverent. I’m not sure what we were supposed to make of Villanelle getting married at the start of the episode since that seemed like a highly public event which would surely leave many, many witnesses, even though it wasn’t even clear whether it was a long con for a purpose or just to entertain herself. I was pleased to see the addition of actress Harriet Walter, who is also starring in “Belgravia,” which happens to air the same exact time as this show, and her character seems like a very logical inspiration for the person Villanelle became. As we saw each of the main characters separately, this episode took a bit of time to get started and really explain what’s going on at the moment. Villanelle posing as a delivery woman and moving the ladder to kill her latest target kicked it into gear, but then it all came crashing down in a brutal way. Kenny is one of the only truly nice people we’ve come to know in this world, and to see him get thrown off a roof after he was there for Eve after she’s completely changed her life was devastating. Villanelle may not have been the one who killed him since she thinks Eve is dead, but it’s not going to lead to good things no matter who it was.

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