Killing Eve: The Obsession Is Back
April 12, 2019
The series two premiere of the BBC America’s critically acclaimed psychological thriller “Killing Eve” premiered on Sunday, April 7th. The last series lead us through the cat and mouse game between MI5 agent pulled to lead a special team to find an international assassin, Eve Polastri (played by Sandra Oh), and the stylish assassin with psychopathic tendencies, Villanelle (played by Jodie Comer).
Series one lead us through many cities such as Paris, Vienna, and Belchem watching the two women navigate through their jobs and trying to find each other. It ended with a major cliffhanger: Eve stabbing Villanelle and Villanelle running out of her chic Paris apartment, leaving viewers wondering what will Eve do next? Where is Villanelle? And will she be looking to settle the score between them?
Luckily for us the first episode titled “Do You Know How to Dispose of a Body?” picks up thirty seconds after the incident happened and most of those questions are answered and not in the way one would expect. But before we get into that it should be mentioned that just the acting alone in this show is phenomenal. Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer truly bring these women to life and do a great job at making them human in a truly convincing way. That along with the excellent cinematography and writing continue to make the show compelling.
Back to the show; Eve and Villanelle have not yet interacted and their reactions to the previous happenings where very telling of what they think it meant. While Eve is running around Paris then back home in London its clear to see that she is worried and as we saw in the trailer, she thinks she has killed Villanelle. Reacting in the most “Eve” way possible. However it was noticeable that something in her has changed because of a particular scene in the kitchen that could be understood even though no words were said.
Villanelle on the other hand being, badly injured, is just trying to get strong enough to leave the hospital with a clear goal in mind. She has one thing on her mind with is not entirely what is expected. While throughout this episode we are shown the more likeable side of Villanelle that we’ve grown to love, we are very clearly reminded that she is in fact an assassin through an act some have called irredeemable.
This is a show worth watching so if you want to catch up on the first eight episodes they are available on hulu and BBCAmerica.com and new episodes on Sundays at 8pm.