While the rest of America is watching Game of Thrones, I am choosing to do a Killing Eve Recap because I just can’t wait to see what episode two of season two brings us! On last week’s Killing Eve Recap, we left off with Villanelle, still suffering from her knife wound. She had stowed away in a car and was headed to the port to catch a boat to find “her girlfriend” in London. Eve had been reinstated to her old job and was about to go to meet her team and fill them in on Villanelle. Will she include the part where she tried to kill her in her briefing?
This week, Eve is continuing her retail therapy, but instead of buying a shit ton of expensive windows, this week she’s buying lingerie. Niko kindly points out which one is sexy and rolls over and goes back to sleep. Little does he know she shops with Villanelle in mind.
The Reluctant Good Samaritan
Meanwhile Villanelle is far from sexy as she is still banged up and wearing the dead kid’s superhero pajamas. She takes her briefcase full of pill to the laundry mat and take a nap on the folding table. When she wakes up, someone has stolen all of her hospital supplies including her pain killers. So she just steals a bunch of clothes and heads on her way.
Villanelle needs a man to rescue her. Well, sort of. She needs an easy mark. And they say that grocery stores are a good place to meet men. So she manages to convince a guy that a man outside the store is her stepfather and her wounds are from him. Presto. She has a place to stay and something to eat and probably a medicine cabinet of some sort.
Eve meets up with Carolyn and they chat about how bad Carolyn’s excellent moisturizer works. Carolyn says it smells like arse. Eve says she doesn’t mind. It’s our first reference to Eve’s poor smelling ability of the episode.
Eve meets her new team, Operation Mandalay. She is thrilled to see Kenny is a part of it. However, Elena is not. She decided the job was not for her. Kenny says she was afraid she might be killed. Elena always was the smart one. Perhaps we have not seen the last of her. Elena has been replaced by Jess. Hugo, a posh boy, has also joined the team. Eve quickly gives Kenny the news about stabbing Villanelle. They decide not to tell Kenny’s mom, Carolyn. Hugo immediately assumes they are having an affair. Eva confirms his theory.
Eve And The Forbidden Apple
Eve gets her Operation Mandalay team up to speed, or at least tells them the history of Villanelle without telling them her history with Villanelle. Then she does some online research and finds out about the kid that Villanelle killed. In the crime scene photos she sees a partially eaten apple in the kid’s hand. She immediately takes it as a message from Villanelle to Eve.
Eve, and to an extent Hugo, review the Alastair Peele autopsy. They both come to the conclusion that Eve was not his assassin. It was way to subtle for a Villanelle kill.
Let’s Get This Over With, Shall We?
Eve Polastri and Carolyn Martens head over to Alastair Peele’s house to talk to his surviving children. I immediately suspect the kids of being the ones who somehow managed to put an air bubble in his bloodstream via a syringe between his toes. Neither of them show any reaction at all to hearing that he was murdered. Though the both seem convinced it was a plain old heart attack.
Eve shows them an old mugshot of Villanelle. They’ve never seen her before. Their dad had his heart attack at the office during a meeting. He liked to get a pedicure during the important meetings as a “fuck you” for having to be at the meeting in the first place. I hate meetings. I bet I would have loved Alistair Peele.
When Eve and Carolyn leave the house, Eve is giddy. The Twelve have hired a new assassin. Villanelle will be furious! Back at headquarters, Eve tells the rest of the team that whoever came in and gave the fatal pin prick to Alistair must have been the type of woman people look at and ever see, An older woman? A fat woman? Then we see a scene with the son at the office totally oblivious to the woman emptying the office trash. She has switched out his Starbucks coffee and killed him too. I’m guessing it will be ruled a heart attack as well.
Eve tells her new team that the assassin that has replaced Villanelle has the complete opposite MO. She is meticulous. She may look like an immigrant worker. Or, she may be older. They don’t seem to know that she is Villanelle’s replacement exactly. They call her The Ghost. When Jess says that they don’t have to focus on Villanelle anymore, Eve gets really flustered. She tries to make a case for further investigation.
Carolyn Martens calls Eve out of the meeting for something urgent. She has a recording of Villanelle screaming at the MI6 automated directory trying to get put through to Eve.
Villanelle’s good Samaritan’s name is Julian. I was almost sad thinking about his fate until we entered his house. His mother collected dolls and he has kept all eleventy billion of the creepy things. For this alone, he deserves his fate which likely includes a castration if there is anything there to castrate.
The dollhouse is super creepy and makes odd noises day and night. Does Julian have his mum locked up in there somewhere? In the middle of the night, Villanelle goes to investigate the noise. She takes a ceramic cat figure with her for protection. I suspect this house is full of real cats somewhere.
As I am screaming “DON’T UNLOCK THAT DOOR!” inside my head, so as not to awaken my dog, Villanelle unlocks a door where the noise seems to be coming from. I have to stop to pee because I am afraid it is about to scared right out of me. And it is a good thing I did because Villanelle and Julian’s mother come face to face in the dark room and spook each other. Both start screaming at the top of their lungs. Julian appears out of nowhere to stop Villanelle from clobbering his mother with the ceramic cat. Julian’s mom has dementia so he locks her in her room at night for safety.
He’s a Good Boy, Really
Julian gets creepier by the minute. The moment he fetches all the painkillers and antibiotics Villanelle needs he’s going to die a cruel death. He’s more concerned about brushing her hair than going to the pharmacy for medication to help with her fever. Her wound is infected and she needs antibiotics. She also asked for sanitary pads to use for sterile gauze. Meanwhile, his delusional mother warns her to be careful of Julian. Even though he is “a good boy, really.” When Villanelle tries to open a window to let some air in. She discovers that she’s locked in the house with the other crazy lady.
I’m surprised that Julian is still there, I thought he had left. I think Villanelle thought so too. She is trying to dress her wound. When Julian walks in he asks why she is looking through a kitchen drawer. She’s looking for a knife to stab him with, she tells him. He laughs and says there is nothing sharp in the house because of his mother. She reminds him of her medical needs and he snaps at her. As he turns to go, he says will bring her back some flu tablets. He is definitely getting castrated. It will be so easy to frame his mum.
I’ve Failed My Driver’s Test
After Julian leaves, Villanelle calls The Twelve. She gives her code name and says she has failed her driver’s test. The man on the other end of the call informs her there is no one there who can help her. He hangs up. She’s royally screwed now. They will come looking for her. She freaks out and tries to call Eve. She can’t get through.
Julian is back. He has forgotten something. Villanelle is feeling like a caged animal. The time has come. Julian finds the phone dangling from the cord. He removes the entire phone from the wall. He leaves with the entire phone. When he comes back, he asks Villanelle who she was trying to call. He lays into her. No one else would pick up someone like her. Does she think he doesn’t know she is using her innocent routine to get what she wants. But what does he get? Nothing! Villanelle lures him closer saying that he was ordering a cake for him to thank him for being her knight in shining armor. He feels terrible.
“What must you think of me?” he asks.
“I Think You’re Going To Bleed To Death!”
I really hope she made a shank for the castration. Julian puts up a remarkable fit for a man of his age. He gut punches Villanelle in her stab wound and tries to strangle her. She tries to run out the door but can’t undo the locks fast enough. He’s got the upper hand! Villanelle finally gets free and finds something long and pointy in his bag by the door. She drives it straight into his jugular vein. She watches him die and answers his question. “This is what you get Julian.” And he got to keep his dick. There were no knives available.
Villanelle and the old lady leave the house. She goes one way, the old lady goes the other. Villanelle gets into a car with a man in it. He says, “Hello, Villanelle.” She asks who he is. He tells her his name is Raymond and he is her new handler. Villanelle says she thought she was fired. When he tells her the circumstances have changed, she say, “No thanks.” He reminds her that she stupidly called them from an unprotected line. After a bit of a nasty struggle, he reminds Oksana who she works for and let’s her know she’s on a very short lead now. A choke lead.
Raymond and Villanelle drive off. He tells her that there are antibiotics in the glove box, with some water. As the pull away, Carolyn and Eve are walking up the street. She sees Eve but Eve doesn’t see her.
Guess Who Is Back?
When Eve and Carolyn get inside, we see Julian’s body in the same chair where Villanelle left it. It looks like there is a toilet scrubber in is mother. Did the mother put it there? That would be awesome. Her fingerprints would be on it. Eve realizes that she just missed Villanelle. Carolyn says they are going to have to get Eve some protection. Eve agrees. Please get some for Niko too. I do worry about his dick ever so.
Carolyn takes Eve to speak to someone at her house. Kenny doesn’t respond to Eve when she goes inside. There is someone waiting for her in the living room. It’s Konstantin Vasiliev!
Did anyone else catch the commercial with the link to get the show 48 hours early? There is nothing up for it yet. www.bbcamerica.com/EARLYEVE In other news, after just one episode, it’s been renewed for a third season.