As disjointed and weird as this season has been, I’m a bit sad that this Killing Eve Recap is for the finale. We only got eight episodes and I don’t think it is possible to tie up all the lose ends in one hour. I confess that I probably could have done this recap sooner, but sometimes you just want a show to last. But the time has come to put this season to bed.
We begin in London at Royal Albert Hall, and it is a gorgeous setting for a meeting between Carolyn and Villanelle. Whatever could have brought these two face to face? It seems Villanelle wants to get out of the assassin business and work for MI6 as a spy. Caroline doesn’t seem to be excited by the prospect. She asks Villanelle who killed Moh and who killed Kenny. Villanelle says she doesn’t know, and I am pretty sure she is telling the truth. Wait, do we know who killed Kenny? I can’t remember that far back but I feel like we don’t know. Caroline tells Villanelle the only thing she is good at is killing people. This seems to almost sadden Villanelle.
Konstantin Makes A Run For It
Meanwhile, Konstantin is feeling better and rips off all his monitoring equipment to make a break for it. Dasha advises Konstantin not to leave the hospital in his condition. He doesn’t care. They argue about Villanelle. Dasha is pissed that she tried to kill her. Konstantin sticks up for her. Dasha tells Konstantin that he and Villanelle are both washed up. Then as he is leaving, she calls him back. She misses her son. They argue. He tells her he is going to die right where she is. Did he do something with her monitors to kill her? I’m not sure. But I think she is finally well and truly dead.
Finally, without any sort of explanation for how this scene happens, Eve meets Villanelle in some sort of old people dance club? Bar? Combination of the two? It’s all very nostalgic and a bit creepy really. It’s like they have time traveled. The meeting is awkward. Villanelle says this was the first place she ever killed anyone in England. So I guess it is a sentimental locale for her. Villanelle wonders what she would have become if she was not an assassin. Perhaps an interior designer? She is struggling with Carolyn’s assertion that she is useless as anything but an assassin.
The Monster Bash
Eve tells Villanelle that Niko is in the hospital and that Dasha tried to kill him and blame his murder on Villanelle. But Villanelle is in her own world. Eve finally realizes that Villanelle is all in her head. She asked her what has happened.
But then, the club manager or whatever says that it is basically the old people dance version of an all skate and encourages them to take the dance floor. Eventually they both reluctantly take the dance floor. They both suck at trying to dance together and we get the titular line from Eve, “Are you leading? Or Am I.” Villanelle replies, “I have no idea.” Villanelle looks longingly at a happy old couple and asked Eve if she wants that. She says, “Not anymore. We’d consume each other before we got old.” Villanelle says that sounds kind of nice. I’m having trouble hearing the conversation beyond that. The music seems to be on top of the dialogue instead of the other way around if that makes sense.
Don’t Fuck With Villanelle
Then for no explicable reason, Rhian shows up. She’s the assassin in training that killed Moh I think. Villanelle gives Eve a piece of paper and tells her to go. I think she said that Elena wants to see her. But again with the music and me going half deaf. Then we see Villanelle and Elena on the platform for the tube going to home base. Villanelle takes this moment of captivity to insult Rhian’s tomboy attire. It’s kind of funny. Basically Villanelle fucks with Rhian until Rhian tries to come for her. Oh, Rhian, you are so out of your league. You may not make it to see Elena. And there we go. Villanelle beats the shit out of Rhian. Then she finishes her off by pushing her in front of a train. Meh, I never liked Rhian anyway.
Next, it is another awkward mother daughter scene between Geraldine and Carolyn. Geraldine has written some sort of heartfelt apology to Carolyn. Then Carolyn pretends to read her letter to Geraldine that she has not in fact written. She says, “Dear Geraldine, I think it’s time you left.” I may need to use Carolyn’s letter on Lawn Kid soon. Carolyn seems to be protecting Geraldine by throwing her out.
Eve has the note that Villanelle gave her and it’s for a horse race betting location with a name and some numbers. Is this the note that she took from Konstantin to get the money? It appears that Eve doesn’t know what to make of the numbers either. Eventually she manages to get a big wad of cash out of a locker.
It’s time to see what’s happening at Bitter Pill, where Kenny worked. Are we finally going to find out who killed him? Bear and Jaime and Kenny’s former girlfriend whatshername have called Carolyn in for a meeting. They show Carolyn footage of the day Kenny died. It appears he left with Konstantin! Then we flip straight to Konstantin and Eve magically running into each other in the train station. He wants is money. But the package isn’t money. It’s a set of Russian nesting dolls. It has a pass code for another safety deposit box that has everything he needs to escape.
Then Villanelle shows up at Bitter Pill and tells whatshername that she has a meeting with Eve. Since she is not there, she decides to wait. She sees a board of dead people and tells whatshername that one of the kills was not her. Jamie and Bear freak out when they realize Villanelle is in the office. Bear wonders aloud what she does with all the penises. lol. Villanelle answers the question with. “The good ones, I pickle. The bad ones….you don’t want to know.” Konstantin calls Villanelle and tells her to tell Eve to give him the nesting dolls. She will not. He tells her to get down there. She leaves right after she scares the living shit out of the Bitter Pill employees.
Then Paul calls Konstantin and tells him that he knows he is the one stealing money from the accounts. He wants him to be at his house in half an hour. Well, it is a good thing Villanelle is on the way to handle this problem. Then we see someone is holding Paul at gunpoint. Konstantin tells Eve he has to go. Eve insists on going with him.
WHO KILLED KENNY? FOR FUCKSAKE TELL US?
The unlikely duo of Konstantin and Eve nonsensically arrive at Paul’s house. Carolyn is there with Paul. She was the one holding the gun on him. It seems Caroline just wanted to face off with Konstantin. Then Villanelle shows up. Carolyn holds Konstantin and Paul at gun point. Eve and Villanelle have no idea what is going on. I think I kinda know but this is rather confusing. Both Paul and Konstantin cop to working for the twelve. Eve wants to know who ordered Dasha to kill Niko. Konstantin announces that Dasha is dead.
Carolyn accuses Konstantin of killing Kenny. Konstantin said that Kenny was getting too close to the twelve. He told him if he wanted to live he needed to come to work for the twelve. He was trying to save him. Kenny got scared. He kept stepping back but he fell before Konstantin could save him. Carolyn doesn’t believe him. Konstantin says he would never do that to someone he once loved. She tells him to get down on his knees. He professes to love her. Please don’t kill Konstantin! Konstantin gets on his knees and Carolyn holds the gun to his forehead. Konstantin cries out to Villanelle to save him. SAVE HIM VILLANELLE!
Then Carolyn randomly kills Paul! YAY! We hate Paul! She tells Konstantin, “It should have been you. Go before I change my mind!” He takes the Russian dolls from Eve’s bag and looks at Villanelle and asks, “Are you coming?” She says no. And when he asks why not, she says that he is not family. Eve is furious that Carolyn killed Paul. He was a source. Carolyn basically says there is nothing that can stop the twelve. Is that because she is one of them? And Villanelle agrees with Carolyn. Eve storms off and Villanelle follows in her wake shortly afterward. Carolyn calls in Paul’s death as a suicide. And I presume places his prints on the gun.
In what I presume will be the final scene, Eve is running for her life and Villanelle is not too far behind. They catch up with each other on a London Bridge. Eve says she killed Dasha. Villanelle says she did. Eve points out she finished the botched job. Actually, I think Konstantin killed Dasha. But really who cares? Ding Dong the witch is dead. Villanelle says that it seems they both did. Isn’t that romantic? Eve says the are the only two people who would find that romantic. Villanelle confesses that she doesn’t want to be an assassin anymore. Eve says she used to be normal. But now when she sees the future she only sees Villanelle’s face. Villanelle rightly points out it is a very beautiful face.
I Can’t Quit You!
Then, Villanelle asks Eve if she ruined her life. She asks if she thinks she is a monster. Eve says that everyone has a monster inside of them. But most people manage to keep theirs hidden. They both admit that they aren’t able to keep their monsters hidden. Villanelle says she thinks her monster encourages Eve’s monster. Eve says she thinks she wanted it to. Eve asks her to help her make it stop. Eventually, Villanelle has them stand back to back and walk away from each other. Eve doesn’t want to walk away. But, Villanelle insists that they walk away and never look back. Villanelle leaves first. Then Eve finally walks away. They both cry. Eve turns around first. Then Villanelle. And there it ends.