I’m feeling a bit hypochondriacal today and need to watch something requires a lot of focus. So I’ll try to get out a Killing Eve Recap. I think we are going to get back to Eve’s story line this week. If you missed last week’s recap, it was totally about Villanelle and her family in Russia. You can click here to read that one.
Oh wait! It looks like Niko is not dead after all! YAY! Somehow he made back to a hospital in London! Eve has been visiting him but he has not been awake until now. Eve is so happy that he seems to be recovering. Then he uses voice computer to tell her to “piss off forever.” Poor Eve. She’s been though a lot lately.
A Keeper With No One To Keep
Villanelle has been through a lot too but, she is currently at the home of Helene who appears to be one of the twelve, or at least working for them. It’s time to pop the bubbly because Villanelle is getting her promotion. Or is she? Helene gives her a postcard just like Konstantin used to do. It’s her next assignment, a Romanian politician. This is not a promotion at all!
Bear Jamie catch Eve up on the murder of Charles Kruger’s wife, and explain that the paprika murder was a tribute to Dasha. She’s starting to put the pieces together when it comes to Dasha. So, she goes to talk to Carolyn about what she has learned. Dasha was kicked out of the KGB. She was their top assassin until she killed a fellow KGB member. Eve says she thinks Dasha is running Villanelle out of Barcelona. She thinks Dasha was the person who attacked Niko because Villanelle was busy killing Charles Kruger’s wife. Carolyn says that Eve should be very careful about confronting Dasha.
Party Of Three Set To Flee?
Konstantin is in Russia watching his daughter Irina’s hockey game. Somehow Villanelle shows up to cheer on Irina as well. There are hardly any people at the arena. Villanelle and Konstantin argue over her decision to kill most of her family in a fire. I’m sort of missing the point of this scene. This entire episode seems off. In fact, a lot of season three seems off. Why do they change writers every single season? We need the season one writer back. It sounds like Villanelle wants to run away from the murder business with Konstantin and Irina. She wants to go with Konstantin but he says it isn’t safe for them to go together and that he will send for her. Villanelle wants to leave the twelve since she doesn’t get to give orders. She must leave everything she has behind to do that. That includes Eve.
Carolyn meets a man name Mike at the park. He really wants her to come to a poker game. She’s reluctant. But the point of the meeting was to let her know that Kenny had many incoming and outgoing calls to Russia on his phone records just before he died. She goes to her old office to inquire with Paul about Kenny’s phone records. He says that Scotland Yard is dragging their feet and he doesn’t have them yet. Carolyn accuses Paul of working for “them.” He asks her the same thing. They don’t trust each other. Later we find out that Konstantin is working for Paul. Is he a good guy or a bad guy? Are there any good guys?
Two Joy Rides
Villanelle goes to Irina’s school and convinces her to ditch and hang out with her. They end up going for a joy ride with Irina driving. Villanelle tricks Irina into telling her where her dad is taking her. Looks like we are going to Cuba. But first, Carolyn has taken Konstantin for a scary car ride of her own. It seems that Kenny and Konstantin were talking on the phone just before he died. Kenny called Konstantin to ask him if he was his father. Konstantin told him he didn’t know. Carolyn stops the car after nearly killing them both and tells him to get out. She leaves him on the side of the road.
In the car with Konstantin, Carolyn asked a question that was something like, “What have you done with my child?” Or something similar. She was talking about Kenny but Konstantin said that Geraldine had tried to kiss him. So there was another long awkward scene with Carolyn and Geraldine where Carolyn accused her of lying to her.
Eve tracks Sasha down at a bowling alley in Barcelona. She challenges her to a game. They each throw strikes until Sasha gets ready to throw another and Eve tells her that Niko isn’t dead. That shook her. Sasha says that she can kill Eve at any time. And storms out of the bowling alley mid game. What exactly did that accomplish?
Villanelle has gone to Romania to kill the politician she was assigned. She seems really over killing people now that she killed her family. She’s undercover as a hair and makeup stylist. She electrocutes him with a hair dryer; but, not before he manages to stab her with scissors. She’s getting sloppy. Dasha comes home to find Villanelle bleeding on the floor and crying. She’s done with this shit. She wants out.
After the unsettling conversation with Paul, Konstantin has escalated the plan to make a run for it with Irina. Irina, deliberately mows down her mother’s boyfriend with the SUV and laughs as Konstantin stands there looking on in horror.
This episode was particularly hard for me follow. This season isn’t as good as the previous two.