Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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

Killing Eve: Season 3, Episode 8 “Are You Leading or Am I?” (B-)

This was far from a satisfying finale, and I was reminded looking back at my review of the season two closer that I actually liked it a lot more. I was happy that we at least got one scene with Villanelle and Eve meeting, checking in on each other and then dancing without a decision of who was going to lead. Having them walk away from each other as opposed to one of them shooting the other was much less exciting or interesting, and I hope that they’ll make the decision to partner or date or maybe even both. Villanelle approaching Carolyn about a job offering was intriguing mostly because she said she didn’t want to kill, which the eternally blunt Carolyn said was of no value since she considered that to be her only skill. Responding to her daughter’s long list of apologies, including making romantic advancements on a man who had previously been involved with her mother, with a simple conclusion that she should leave was typically friendly and warm. I got worried when Carolyn saw the footage showing that Konstantin was the last person Kenny saw, and killing off the duplicitous Paul instead of him was a relief since Konstantin can now return in season four. Dasha, on the other hand, appears to finally be dead after everyone believes they’ve killed her, and I think that’s fine since there were too many mentors on this show. Villanelle showing up at the office and being recognized by those afraid to approach her was a nice moment of comedy, something that this show does well and should probably do more. I’ll watch season four, but this season felt a bit more aimless than the previous ones, and I’ll be curious to see how it does at the Emmys this time around.

Season grade: B
Season MVP: Jodie Comer as Villanelle

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