Okay, remember last week when I said Killing Eve wasn’t that gory? Well this Killing Eve Recap starts off with a very bloody killing in Bulgaria with Villanelle killing some poor Bulgarian guy who worked in an office. Was that girl on the bus calling her mom just a way to show society’s indifference to murders? Or will she be seen later in the season? My guess is the former, but who knows?
Back in London, Eve goes to meet Carolyn, the head spy lady over at MI6 for breakfast. After she got fired last week for getting a few people killed, the security crew went through her laptop. There it was discovered that she had complied a dossier on Villanelle. Carolyn was impressed with her work. Carolyn takes Eve to what will soon become her new office, she pauses on the doorstep and says,
“I once saw a rat drink from a can of coke there. Both hands. Extraordinary.”
After going through a series of locked doors, they enter Eve’s new office. The walls were strewn with photos and diagrams of Villanelle’s killings around the globe and information about the victims. Carolyn immediately apologizes for the smell. Eve says,”It’s like I’ve walked in to the inside of my brain.” She wonders why she is being selected for this job when there are certainly more qualified people. Carolyn basically explains that it is an unofficial investigation. She has already been fired so she is completely expendable. Oh!… and there is hardly any money to pay anyone. Then Kenny comes busting through the door. He too apologizes for the smell. Kenny is a computer expert and hacker that will be helping her find the killer.
Villanelle has returned home to her apartment where she finds her boss/handler Konstantin inside. He doesn’t want her going out on any more jobs until she is “assessed again.” Apparently, she is even more psychotic than usual. She was supposed to make the witness she killed look like a suicide. Instead she slit her throat and killed four other people. She replied, “It happens.” A shrink does a shoddy assessment when he asked if she has been feeling any stress or anxiety she replies,
“I had quite a heavy period last week, but other than that I think I’m okay.”
I laughed at that for some reason. When asked about how she felt when the last mark begged her not to kill him because he is a father and offered to pay her, she replied, “impatient.” They showed her a photo of a person who was hanged. No emotion. then a dog that was hanged, and she pretended to feel something to fake the doctor out, then started laughing that she fooled him. The doctor says she is fine.
Konstantin says he has another question for her. He hands it to the shrink.
“Do you still have dreams about Anna?”
I can’t quite peg the language that question was asked in. There was also a picture of a woman with no face and dark hair. She say’s that’s not Anna. That’s my mother. Then she says, “I’m joking. My mother has really thin, shitty hair.”
I should point out that the photo with no face somehow manages to look like Eve. And if you recall, Eve has this thing she does when she gets nervous or has something on her mind. She goes to the bathroom and messes with her hair. That is what she was doing when Villanelle came into the bathroom at the hospital right before she went rogue with her assignment and killed five people instead of one.
Based on the final question, it is decided she will not be sent out on the next assignment. Konstantin and the shrink leave. She chases after Konstantin begging for the assignment. She is not pleased. The next one has asthma and he knows how much she likes the breathy ones!
Postcards From The Edge
Konstantin seems to truly care for her well-being. When she gives him an unexpected fake hug, she stole the postcard with the next assignment on it. Konstantin told her to relax, enjoy Paris and go do something normal.
So when her cute neighbor, Sebastian comes knocking on the door, she literally says, “let’s go do something normal.” He chooses a walk through Paris eating ice cream. Villanelle is distracted by a woman with thick dark hair who happens by. Then she looks at Sebastian and says in her very flat affect, “I want to see your apartment.” It is there that she fucks his brains out. He manages to live until morning, which shocked me. Villanelle gets up the next day and says she has to go to work. He wishes her luck selling her perfume.
Next, we see Villanelle making some “perfume.”
Back in London, (excuse the smell) Eve was allowed to hire two people to work with her and Kenny to find the killer. Of course she chooses, Bill her old boss that got fired with her last week, and her former assistant Elena. Bill is not sold on the female serial killer bit at all. There is no hard evidence to tie any of the murders together. When Bill tells her that she can’t lead an investigation with the assumption that they are looking for one woman behind all of these murders, Eve starts to bristle.
She asks for a bathroom and stands in front of the mirror doing her hair thing, She takes it out of the bun and shakes it out. When she does that, she remembers a nurse who as in the bathroom with her last week just before the murders. Perhaps she might have seen something. Actually, she saw it all because she is the killer. She asks Kenny to pull up all the photos of nurses on duty the night the witness, and four others were killed.
Bill Is Being A Monkey Dick
Then, she has to go chase down Bill who has “left in a sulk.” Bill says he is just going for some chocolate. Eve says it seems like he is just being a monkey dick for not being a boss. Last week I added dickswab to my lexicon of insults, now this. I love this show. Bill says that the female killer is not the person to focus on, it is the people who hire her. Eve says they have to focus on her first to get to “they.”
Villanelle takes her new bottle of perfume and dashes off in a black and white waitstaff outfit and begins pouring wine at a major French political campaign event. The candidate thanks a woman named Carla for being the largest donor to the party and a devout feminist. When Carla goes to powder her nose, Villanelle follows hers. A man tries to stop her from using the private lavatory instead of the staff facilities, she flashes a tampon and says that she was asked to bring it. I mean, who is going to question that?
Once she is alone in the bathroom with her mark, she tells her she is a huge fan and she too is trying to build her own cosmetics company and how much she admires her for paving the way in the field. She even named her perfume after her, “Carla.” She places the deadly scent on the counter. Carla sprays her wrist and says she can’t smell anything and before she can get out the whole “good luck, now go away” sentiment, she is dead on the bathroom floor as Villanelle gleefully watches her expire.
Time To Ambush The Dickswab
The three former employees of MI5, now employed by MI6, go out to ambush their former boss, the dickswab, at the pub. He had claimed there was CCTV of the person who killed the witness they were supposed to be protecting and it was male. Eve wants to prove to Bill that Frank was lying. Frank is drunk and apparently his wife recently died and he had no friends at work. He’s a sad little man with nothing to lose and he admits that he lied about the CCTV because he was sick of Eve always piping up with conspiracy theories that were outside the parameters of her job.
Eve and Bill pretend to feel badly when Frank leaves until they both realized the other didn’t feel badly at all. That night, Eve tells her husband about her new super secret job. He doesn’t seem to mind. I am pretty sure you are not allowed to tell your family about your spy job. It would also seem to open the whole family up to risk.
What Kind Of Psychopath Makes Unscented Perfume?
Konstantin blasts in to Villanelle’s apartment and chokes her up against the wall. He tells her he is halving her allowance. She replies, “I wouldn’t recommend that.” She disobeyed him because he told her it was not possible. Now she has proven him wrong.
They are in a minor sort if physical situation when Sebastian busts in with take out. Sebastian is not going to be long for this world if he keeps this up. Villanelle tells him she will catch up with him in a few minutes. He gives her a small chocolate and promises to keep dinner warm. Sebastian asks about the perfume sales and how it went. He wants to smell it. She deflects and he leaves unsupervised. On his way out, he spots the perfume on the top of her bag she dropped in the foyer and picks it up.
Caught In A Bad Romance
As soon as the door closes, Konstantin says, “You need to deal with him.” I don’t think that will be a problem anymore. Villanelle is on a killer’s high and is in no mood for Konstantin. She said that he told her there would be security and there was not. He lied to her. He says she just has to trust him. Then she pulls a knife on him. He tells here that there is a bureau investigating her in London. She’s flattered. He says it’s a problem. She asks the name of the person hunting for her and he tells her, Eve Polastri. This stupid. How easy this will be for her to find her now!
Suddenly there is a loud bang at the door. The two of them open the door to discover that Sebastian is dead outside the door and the take out was collateral damage as well. Villanelle turns to Konstantin gives a little shrug and says, “Dealt with.” Konstantin groans and gets on his phone, presumably to call a cleaner.
A Bridge Too Far
Villanelle gets in bed with her laptop to start googling Eve. Eve is online going through all of the nurses on duty at the hospital the night the witness was killed. Villanelle finds a photo of Nicholas Polastri, Eve’s husband with his entire bridge team including Eve. The kid that went with Eve to the hospital is also in the photo. Just like that Eve and the entire bridge club is in serious danger. Eve suddenly realizes that the killer was in a nurses uniform in the bathroom with her. When Bill comes in, she tells him, “I think I’ve met her.” And that is where my DVR ends so I don’t know what if anything was shown for next week but do come back for next episode’s Killing Eve Recap!
Body count this episode: 3.