With RHOA over, I have some brain power left tonight to get to either write the Killing Eve Recap or Trust and I opted to do Killing Eve tonight, and hopefully do Trust tomorrow unless a housewife gets arrested or some other major news breaks. Plus #KillingEve was trending all night on Twitter and between that and American Idol I am trying not to be spoiled. Still, I may end up finishing it off tomorrow because it’s already been an emotionally draining night of TV with Idol sending two people home and Southern Charm New Orleans being another heavy episode.
We pick up where we left off last episode with Villanelle shooting at the car with Eve, Frank and Elena inside. Eve takes off and Villanelle keeps chasing the car on foot and shooting at them. So naturally, Eve decides to stop the car and get out and talk to Villanelle. Because, WTF? Even Villanelle looks freaked out that Eve gets out of the car and starts calmly walking toward her. But Villanelle finally raises her gun and Eve stops. And so does my heart. Villanelle lowers her weapon. This entire time neither of them has said one word. But when Villanelle puts the gun under her own chin, Eve screams, “No” and Villanelle just laughs. Then Villanelle shoots at the ground in front of Eve and when Eve looks up again she has disappeared.
How Safe Is The Safe House?
All of this drama has worked up everyone’s appetite so the three of them head of to whatever the British equivalent of a Waffle House is. They feed Frank, the dickswab, who continues to live up to the dickswab title and the cart him off to a safe house. Carolyn is waiting for them at the safe house. This will be the highlight of Elena’s very stressful day. She’s a huge Carolyn fan. She was sent off to make tea so that reaction hasn’t happened yet. Frank’s reaction to seeing her was to have a full on panic attack. Elena’s reaction was very British. It seems that mostly she just wants to get home to a bottle of wine or three and cry it out. So she gets to leave.
After some literal coddling by Carolyn, Frank opens up. He says the group calls themselves “The Twelve” and they knew everything about him. They offered to pay for his wife’s cancer treatments and his kid’s school. This was in exchange for pretty much everything he knows about the MI6. Their goal in the killings is to destabilize the world into chaos. Well, heck, that’s not so bad. Or very hard at this point in time. There seem to be a shit ton of destabilizing forces working toward chaos all at the same time.
Eva Cancels Plans With Niko (Again)
Kenny seems to be worried about Elena. Carolyn seems to be worried about Kenny and how he is dealing with Bill’s death so soon after his own father died suddenly. Eve declines Carolyn’s offer of an escort home and instead opts to take the bus. At the bus stop she does her self-soothing move of letting her hair down and fluffing it up. I fully expected her to do that when she was face to face with Villanelle. Then she shatters the glass at the bus stop seating area. I always thought those were plastic and apparently she did too because she seem shocked by all the shattered safety glass. At that exact moment her husband calls and she has to cancel plans with him and wishes him luck on whatever it is he is doing. What the hell does he do?
When Eve goes back to the office Kenny returns from a coffee run. We learn about Oksana who was the other girl on the three person assassin squad and we also learn that Kenny has a crush on Elena. There is an interesting file on one assassin who appears to be our girl. But she supposedly died in prison where she was serving time for killing a guy and adding a Lorena Bobbit twist to the murder.
The suitcase is back from the labs and Villanelle’s DNA was everywhere. Eve takes the suitcase home to her house which appears to be empty except for her. Um, Villanelle is loose and you have no security with you?
Holy crap. She “smelled” the perfume and put some on her wrists and neck. This is not good. Then she starts trying on all the clothes and shoes. Everything fits perfectly and she does the thing with her hair again.
Villanelle’s Signature Move Is “The Knob Bob”
She looks at the prison record of “Oksana Astankova” again. Is that Villanelle? I think it is. I thought it was the other girl at first. Oksana supposedly died in prison on August 20, 2014. Her crimes began at again 8 when she attacked and wounded a classmate She has four counts of grievous bodily harm with castration, two counts of arson, one count of murder of an adult man, one count of manslaughter of a child. She was in a juvenile delinquent center from 2001-2006 arrested as an adult in 2011 and “died” in prison in 2014.
It’s been deadly quiet in the house and giving me anxiety. Then Eve hears what sounds like someone unlocking the door. She checks the door and doesn’t see anyone until she turns around to find Villanelle in her kitchen.
Eve freaks the fuck out (FINALLY) and starts running and screaming all over the house. At one point, Eve tries to defend herself by wielding a toilet bowl scrubber like a sword. It was hilarious. Villanelle keeps telling her to stop screaming and that she is not going to hurt her. Villanelle has to hold her under the bathtub faucet to get her to shut up. I really should watch this in the daytime. Villanelle says “Stop it! I just want to have dinner with you!” This show has a way of being terrifying and funny all at the same time.
An Unexpected Dinner Guest
A soaking wet Eve microwaves some Shepherd’s pie for their dinner. Villanelle helps her unzip her wet dress to put on some dry clothes hanging by the door. Eve sticks a knife down her pants while setting the table. Villanelle says, “You don’t want that to slip. You can hold on to it if it makes you feel better.” Villanelle asks who made the Shepherd’s pie and when she finds out her husband made it, she says “He has an excellent mustache.” Eve is now even more terrified.
Villanelle puts on a brilliant performance replete with tears about how she needs help and doesn’t want to keep hurting people. She apologizes for killing Bill. But Eve isn’t buying it. She says, “bullshit.” And then, “God, you’re an asshole, Oksana.” That got her attention. Eve spills out all that she knows about her and ends with “I know you are a psychopath.” Villanelle says, “You should never tell a psychopath they are a psychopath, it upsets them.”
“You should never tell a psychopath they are a psychopath, it upsets them.”
Eve asks her who she is working for and why she is killing these people. She gets the feeling Villanelle doesn’t really know why she is killing the people she does. Villanelle says, “Do you know the people you work for?” She says, “yes.” Eve says “Really?” Eve says “Yes.” Villanelle says, “REALLY?” Eve says, “Yes!” I miss some of the dialogue because I wasn’t able to rely on lip-reading, but the gist of what Villanelle says was she thinks they probably work for the same people.
Eve wants to know why she castrated the man she killed. Eve makes a comment about Eve’s unfortunate fashion sense. Suddenly Eve is pissed about Bill. Villanelle says he was slowing her down. Eve grabs the knife and tries to come for Villanelle but she makes quick work of Eve and has her against the fridge with the knife to her throat in short order.
Is Niko Dead?
Villanelle who apparently can smell just not well, just like Eve, realizes that Eve is wearing the perfume she sent her. When she asks if she is wearing it, Eve says she is going to find the thing that she cares about and she is going to kill it. Immediately I get the feeling she has signed her husband’s death warrant. Then I realize he is probably already dead. He was probably at bridge and she killed him first and took his wallet to get the address because she knew about the bridge club stuff.
And just when I think I know exactly what is going on, we hear her husband coming in talking to someone. Villanelle makes her give up her PIN to her phone and takes her phone, and the wet dress she bought her and leaves with some pleasantries. She zips past the husband and the boy wonder that was with her at the hospital and shouts over her shoulder, “Thanks Eve, that was delicious!” Eve tries to pull herself together despite her wet hair, wet face and bizarre attire and asks her husband, “Did you win?”
Kenny Is Carolyn’s Son?!
Eve runs straight to Carolyn, still wet and disheveled. Carolyn is in the middle of a dinner party. Kenny is there. Carolyn explains that Kenny is her son. I am even more confused than before. She tells Carolyn that Villanelle was at her house and took her phone. It has the interview with Frank on it. And she will have the location of the safe house as well. The need to move Frank and she needs forensics at her house and protection for her husband.
Unfortunately for Frank and the MI6, Villanelle is already at the safe house. Of course the reason for the visit was to get to Frank. She has a job to finish. Frank begs to be killed in the bedroom instead of the bathroom. She says that she has a thing for bathrooms, but agrees to kill him in the bedroom. Her shirt is covered in blood so it seems as though all the security is dead. She tells him to take off his clothes. He asks what she wants from him. She says, “your penis.” It looks like there will be a fifth castration tonight.
Left With No Dick To Swab…
Carolyn and Eve bring a full SWAT team to the safe house. Carolyn and Eve wait in the car. But Eve, once again stupidly walks into the hostile situation. Frank is on the bed in the dress that Eve was wearing earlier, presumably with no penis. Frank the dickswab joke seems less funny now. Also, how would he fit in Eve’s dress, He’s very tall and much broader than Eve and it fit her like a glove. Eve goes back to the car to tell Carolyn about the castration. She simply replies, “Right.”
Villanelle Has A Craving for Sausage
Then we cut to a pan with two sausages cooking on the stove. Which, again, is hysterical. It’s Villanelle cooking sausages while telling Konstantin a fabricated version of events about how the other two ended up dead. She said the guy ran over the girl, Nadia, and she killed the guy. She says it was terribly said because she liked having a team, but you can’t trust anyone.
Konstantin says Nadia is actually still alive. He suggests she go visit her before she starts telling her side of the story. She is in Russia and Villanelle doesn’t want to go there. She asks, “What about Anna?” She says she won’t see here and she can come straight back. Villanelle asks what number her his. (She has new information from the tape about The Twelve). He says, “Oh dear…”
Only three episodes left!On the next Killing Eve recap, Villanelle ends up back in jail in Russia. Nadia is Villanelle’s next target. And Eve’s husband may or may not have called her a psycho.
So, what do you think? I don’t even know where to start regarding talking points.