I don’t really have the mental bandwidth for a good Killing Eve Recap, but I’d like to watch the show and I am two episodes behind. So this one is going to have to be written while I’m riding the struggle bus and it might be a little bit of a bumpy ride. You can catch up on episode one of this season here, and episode two here.
We begin in Andalusia where Villanelle is settling in to her palace and tuning her piano. Oh wait, isn’t her palace in Barcelona? It looks like she’s about to kill a bitch with a tuning fork. Yep! She threw it like a dart to the back of her head and she was deader than a door nail just like that. So it was super quiet when she heard a baby crying. Then she heard the nanny singing to the baby. I’m sure the nanny is about to die with the same murder weapon (that part is kind of disappointing) but I hope she doesn’t kill the baby! Yep nanny gets it in the forehead after begging Villanelle not to kill the baby. I have a feeling she’ll take the baby with her.
The Bin Baby
But we must wait to find out the fate of the baby. Carolyn is holding a meeting in her bathroom. She’s in a bubble bath having a drink. Her new assistant,Mo , it using the toilet as a seat as they look over the coroners report on Kenny’s death. Then Eve joins the meeting along with Jaime, the head of Bitter Pill the company where Kenny worked. Carolyn eventually gets dressed and the meeting moves to the kitchen table. No one seems how to progress with their mission to find out who killed Kenny. Eve says,”Excellent! Good meeting!” Jaime says the titular line, “Meetings have biscuits.” I totally expected that to be Villanelle’s line.
And I was correct. Villanelle has taken the baby out for vodka and tapas with Dasha. It’s a hysterical scene. Dasha is not pleased with the baby and when the baby tosses a piece of bread at her, Dasha picks the baby up and places her in the outdoor trashcan. Villanelle thinks that is funny. But when Dasha tells her that her next job is in London, she’s isn’t in a laughing mood anymore.
It looks like Eve is going to work with Jaime and Bear (from Bitter Pill) and Carolyn and Mo will work through MI6 or whatever they are these days. Eve and Bear figure out that Kenny had named his account Panda.
Fat Pandas & Dickswabs
On his computer he has photos of Frank Haleton aka the dickswab who fired Eve and Bill. He was the mole who was working undercover at MI5 and reporting to the twelve. Villanelle killed him via castration while he was wearing a dress. The other face on his computer was Fat Panda a Chinese hacker who according to the Internet was also killed by Villanelle at a BDSM place in Berlin. What do these two dead bodies have in common? I dunno yet. And also, later on when Kenny and Eve talked he told her that the dickswab and the fat panda’s accounts both showed activity. I wonder what kind of accounts. Bank accounts? Email accounts? Credit card accounts? all of the above. The dickswab may be alive y’all!
From Eve’s rapid paced dialogue this episode, “Fat Panda was a Chinese intelligence officer who was killed in Berlin. He was tracking a double agent for the twelve who was being paid from a bank account in the Caymans.” The double agent was dickswab. The Cayman island account has had three bank transfers in the last two months totaling just over six million € and the rest was transferred to Geneva. Eve strongarms Mo into investigating the owner of the Geneva Account.
The Smell of Power
Konstantin meets up with an old associate, Charles Kruger. As soon as he said he was going to his son’s graduation soon, I knew he was Villanelle’s next mark. Oh apparently, he runs the Geneva account. He tells Konstantin that a sizeable chunk of money has been siphoned from the account. So it looks like the six million euros came out of the Geneva account and into the Caymans account. Konstantin is going to look into it. Charles wants money to tide him over until he can look into the matter himself. For a mind I thought Konstantin was going to kill Charles right there. Somebody is going to kill Charles by the end of the episode. He seems to be worried about that himself.
Next, we see Villanelle in Mayfair, the fanciest part of London. She goes to a perfumer. He seems afraid of her right away, even before she say, “I want to smell powerful. I want to make her gag with it. Can you do that?” And I believe this is our first smell reference of the season. sociopaths usually have no sense of smell. She puts a stack of money on his desk and tells him a story about a roman warrior to describe the scent she wants.
Carolyn had some sort of date but she got stood up. On the way out she runs into Henrik someone from her dating past 20 years ago. Coincidence? I think not. Henrik takes her out to dinner. Carolyn asks how Geneva is treating him. She loves some good financial gossip. Carolyn is next seen extremely hungover with Mo and Eve hovering over her. She somehow did find out who owns the Geneva account. It seems there never was a date at all, she was tailing Henrik. They find out Charles Kruger owns the account. Carolyn of course had a fling with him back in the day. His real name is Sergei Korchmoref from East Berlin. Eve immediately expects he is the accountant for the twelve.
Eve goes to visit Niko in the looney bin. He checked himself out a week ago. She has no idea where he is other than he did say something about Poland. Eve is devastated. Meanwhile, Villanelle is shopping for stuffed animals and giving me hope she didn’t kill the baby. She tries to record a phrase for a bear. She starts with I should have shot you in the head. Then, she retapes I should have shot you in the head and watched you die. Then, she records, “I can’t stop thinking about you.”
A despondent Eve sits quietly alone on a bus. Villanelle gets on the bus and walks up to her wearing an oversized men’s suit and asks her how she is. A violent brawl breaks out and I think this scene is Eve’s daydream or something. But when Villanelle holds Eve down and asks her to smell her (Eve can’t smell either) I know it’s for real. Eve kisses Villanelle and then rares back and headbutts her hard. Villanelle gets off the bus looking fantastic and happy. Eve goes to her desk at Bitter Pill with torn clothes, a bloody nose and crazy hair.
The next day, Villanelle has some killing to do. Charles aka Sergei is her target. She is dressed like police officer on a motorcyle. Carolyn also wants to get some information from her old friend. Unfortunately, Carolyn and Villanelle are staking him out at the same time. When Sergei sees Carolyn he takes of running but seems to be terribly ill. Carolyn has Sergei in her car. She’s intimidating him by discussing the son’t graduation.
Death Comes In Threes
Then Eve calls. Eve is sure that Villanelle is there to kill Carolyn. But Carolyn doesn’t take the call. Suddenly, Villanelle who is still dresses as a motorcycle cop hits the lights and sirens to try to pull Carolyn, Charles/Sergei and Mo over. Villanelle walks up to the car shooting through Carolyn’s window to the back of the car hitting Sergei and splattering his brains all over the back window. The good news is that the baby was reunited with her father. Villanelle struggles to see the happiness on the father’s face. Because, sociopath. Speaking of sociopaths, when Caroline gets home, Geraldine tries to hug her. She does not hug her back. Instead, she asks for a whiskey. Our third sociopath, Eve, just sits at a bus stop not moving when the bus comes.
Villanelle hides in Konstantin’s bed and scares the crap out of him. He’s exhausted and just wants to sleep. She is wondering what kind of baby she was and if people smiled with joy when they saw her. She tells Konstantin that he is more boring than the accountant she just shot, and accountants are very boring. Konstantin tells her she was an ugly baby. She wants to find her family. Konstantin goes to sleep on the couch.
Eve goes to bed in her apartment and hears Villanelle’s voice. It’s the teddy bear saying, “Admit it Eve, you wish I was here.”