I am still not over the last Killing Eve Recap. I’m still grieving Niko. And Kenny too! And Bill from previous seasons. We seem to be averaging about three murders an episode. Can we please just have them all be people we don’t “know”? Except Sasha. She needs killin’. All of the photos sent to me this week are of Villanelle, which makes me a bit worried about Eve.
Villanelle is in some remote Russian logging town for some yet to be determined reason. Oh! I think she is looking for her family. She’s in a house that is almost as messy as mine. Okay, mine is way worse at the moment. There is food cooking on the stove, so clearly someone is home. A little boy stumbles into her in the kitchen and asks if she is from Pinner. She’s not. The collection of misfit family members isn’t really that reactive to a stranger in the house. Then, another guy comes in. It’s Oksana’s (Villanelle’s) brother. Then, Villanelle freaks out, because her Mama came home. This is such a fascinating show. I wish more of you were watching it. We all need more intellectual simulation than Bravo provides.
Throw Shit, Win Fan
It seems her whole family thought she was dead. Her mother has a super emotional reaction. Of course Villanelle can’t even properly hug her mother back.We get a variety of family bonding moments. Photo albums are shared. They play a card game that is something like Wink Murder where one person is the murderer. It was kind of funny. The little kid is a huge Elton John fan. So of course there is a rousing sing along to Crocodile rock. Really bad singing with even worse dancing. This is a weird episode. It looks like the whole episode is going to be Villanelle’s visit with her family.
The tiny town is having a harvest festival. Villanelle isn’t that excited about going. But she was really good at the shell game, which pissed off the woman running the scam. You can’t scam Villanelle. She was also quite good at the dung throwing contest. She won a fan, lol.
I think I know which three will die. There is a trio of annoying girls. One is dating someone who lives in the family house. I think Villanelle has had just about enough of them. They have formed an incredibly bad dance trio. The little kid who is the Elton John fan, and also Villanelle’s half-brother, is a self abuser. He entered some kind of cooking contest and lost and he keeps hitting himself in the head. Their mother told him he was stupid and embarrassed the family. Perhaps Villanelle will kill her mother? I mean, this is the longest she has gone without killing someone.
Next we find Villanelle in the kitchen chopping tomatoes. This means she has a knife. She turns around with tomato juice streaming down her eyes like bloody tears and tries to scare her mother. But her mother is not amused. Villanelle says that her mother only laughs at things that are not funny. He moter hands her a cloth and tells her to clean her face. Villanelle wants her mother to do it for her. Her mom tells her she is not a child. But Villanelle wants to feel like her child. Eventually, her mother begins to wipe her face.
You Are The Darkness!
Villanelle doesn’t have much time at all to enjoy this mother daughter moment. Her mother tells her she wants her to be gone by tomorrow. Villanelle wants to stay. She says it is her home. Her mother says she is not part of this family. She doesn’t belong there. Then she kisses her on the forehead. She definitely inherited the sociopathy from her mother. Villanelle says it will be harder for her mother to get rid of her this time. The mother says she doesn’t want Villanelle bringing the darkness into the house. Villanelle and I both say at the same time, “You are the darkness.”
There was a very intense mother daughter scene which I won’t transcribe here, but it was very dark. Villanelle basically said she has killed a lot of people and she has not been happy. And it is because she is her mother’s daughter. And her mother won’t admit what she is. Is Villanelle crying? Or just trying to cry when she says, “I think I need to kill you, Mama.” Then she does and proceeds to set the house on fire. She left her little half brother a note to go to the barn for a surprise. She left him an envelope with a ton of money in it and a note that said, “Go See Elton.” Then, the entire house and everyone in it blew up.
The final scene of Villanelle on a train with a headset on, we see a wave of different emotions wash over her. It was some brilliant acting and the most emotions we have seen from Villanelle in three seasons. This was an interesting sort of stand alone episode. I am looking forward to getting back to Eve next week. Oddly both of the female protagonists lost their families at the same time.