Apologies for the delay with the final two recaps. This show takes all of my brain power on a good day and I haven’t had many of those lately. This is the penultimate Killing Eve recap. I am hopeful to get to the finale by tomorrow or the next day.
The first scene shows Villanelle cooking in a Japanese kimono when her doorbell rings. Aaron Peel has left her an apology gift with an invitation to lunch the next day. The gift is a dictionary of philosophy. Villanelle starts to read it right away, like a novel. But, Eve comes storming in to her place in a bad mood. She seems angry that Villanelle said what she said in the AA meeting about not feeling anything. Villanelle toys with her and says she feels things when she is with Eve.
And just when it looked like peace in the middle east was possible, a pretty brunette comes out of Villanelle’s bedroom. She thanks her for the sex. Eve puts on her coat to leave. Then a pretty blonde comes out of Villanelle’s bedroom. Eve tells Villanelle she has to read the file this time. She thrusts the file, tells her to do whatever she has to in order to go to Rome with Aaron. Then, she storms out.
Lunch With Aaron Peel
Aaron has rented out the whole restaurant for lunch with Villanelle. He does not like eavesdroppers. Lunch is weird, even for Aaron Peel. He has ordered food for Villanelle. We see very little conversation. He wants to take her to Rome. She says she is not interested in sleeping with him. He isn’t planning on even touching her. He does seem to like to watch her eat though. Weird fetish? Anyway, mission accomplished. Meanwhile, Eve keeps leaving frantic messages for Villanelle to let her know that she survived the meeting. Villanelle loved the concern.
On a fashion note, Villanelle is going through a kimono phase and I am here for it. Also, I’m glad that high-waisted jeans are making a comeback. Those two are three inch zippers in jeans were never a fit for my rotundness.
I’m Running Out Of Good Safewords
It’s decided that Hugo will go to Rome with Eve. She’s not happy about that at first, but the alternative was Konstantin. I imagine that Konstantin will show up anyway. Carolyn tells Eve to tell Villanelle that the safeword is “gentleman.” I don’t see Villanelle ever using a safeword. She’d just murder Aaron with her bare hands.
Niko and the schoolteacher arrive at a storage unit with Niko’s belongings. As the schoolteacher reminds Niko that he is welcome to keep his stuff at her place, Villanelle appears. She has a knife. She’s pissed about Niko and Eve’s kinky sex scene. The schoolteacher is terrified. And, as Villanelle points out, so very annoying. She asks for and receives Niko’s recipe for shepherd’s pie. But it seems she is not done scaring these two yet.
Back at Carolyn’s house, Carolyn is stressing the importance that Villanelle cannot kill Aaron. She can’t kill anyone. See, when you hire an assassin to go on a mission, someone is going to die, Carolyn. She’s just not a safeword kind of girl. Kenny begs Eve not to go to Rome. She should do anything to get out of it. He tries to tell her some information from his current assignment, but Carolyn interrupts their private conversation.
Konstantin heads over to tell Villanelle the safeword. She doesn’t need no stinking safeword. He also brings her birth control pills. There is a microphone in the Saturday pill. It will work from inside her body? Is that a thing? He also gives her a passport, a burner phone and cash. Will the passport be for “Billie?” She rightly states she won’t need any money. Konstantin tells Villanelle that if something happens, Villanelle and Eve will be on their own. Which is exactly what they both want.
Eve goes to see the psychiatrist contact of Carolyn’s and a hot psycho killer hits on Eve. She loved it. Carolyn doesn’t know about this meeting. She’s worried about Eve. The shrink knows that Eve is a psychopath too. He tells her that he recommended she be taken off the case. She’s too close to Villanelle. He tells her that for her own safety she needs to get off this case. That’s twice this episode she has been told not to go to Rome. He tells her to be careful. She doesn’t want to wind up in the nuthouse with the hot psycho killer.
Buon Giorno, Roma
As “Billie” and Aaron check into a presidential palace, Eve and Hugo check into a very modest hotel. Villanelle’s ginormous suite features a walk-in closet full of designer duds apparently curated by Aaron. Hell, maybe she won’t kill him after all. Aaron has provided her clothing, but kept her travel bag. She’s going to need her “birth-control pills” though. The woman who showed her to her living quarters (suite seems to small a word to cover it) says she won’t need her pills why she is there. Meanwhile, Aaron is watching her every move via hidden cameras. He’s a voyeur.
Eve goes to take Villanelle a backup microphone. She catches up to them at a restaurant and slips the backup microphone in a croissant. But instead of eating it, she put it in her purse. Then she put the microphone in her bra or something. Eve and Hugo now have audio.
Aaron Has Extensive Knowledge On… Well Everyone
When Villanelle and Aaron meet again, she’s had a costume change. He freaks out that she has paired a dress with a belt she doesn’t like. She takes it off. He has some sort of boring dinner meeting and insisted that she keep her current pose until he returns. He returned before dinner because she is with him at the business dinner. Aaron knows everything about everyone. She runs down every personal detail of his client including his penis size and his secret lover. It’s average but a bit on the thin side if you are interested.
So if he knows every detail about everyone, like Amazon does, why doesn’t he know who Villanelle is? And if Villanelle does need to use her safeword, who is going to save her? Eve and Hugo? Hardly. After dinner, Aaron is appalled that Villanelle enjoys orange flavored chocolates. They are disgusting he makes her spit it out. She does.
Ah he did run a check on her and it came up empty. She’s the only person in the world he knows nothing about. She’s a void. Billie says that is her. He replies, “Me too.” She asks if he ever gets lonely. He said no. She does.
Hugo is starting to worry, He wants to call Carolyn. Eve says Villanelle is handling things. Hugo goes to bed. Eve puts in her earpiece. Villanelle goes back to her room. She talks to Eve while masturbating. Eve gets into bed with Hugo and screws them with the earpiece still in her ear.
The next morning, Villanelle wakes up Eve. Wouldn’t Aaron also have audio on
Villanelle? When Eve sends Hugo out for coffee the next morning he says, “Thanks for the threesome.” on the way out.
School’s Out For EVER
Back in London, we finally find out what Villanelle did to Jemma and Niko. Niko is alive but Jemma is dead, dead, dead. And completely covered in plastic wrap.
We didn’t get nearly enough fashion this episode.
And on we go to the season finale. I’ll try to start the final Killing Eve recap now unless there is some shocking breaking news in my in-box. Please don’t spoil the finale in comments here. Thanks.