I thought I had a MAFS recap to do today but either it didn’t tape. So, I’m moving on to last week’s Killing Eve recap while my brain seems to be moderately functioning in advance of tomorrow night’s show.
Good Serial Killers Are Hard To Find
We start with poor Villanelle in jail. I’m going to need her out immediately. She can’t play dress up in jail! I’ve been very disappointed in her wardrobe all season. She is demanding her phone call. Who will she call? Meanwhile, Eve has been summoned by Helene to a large theater where she finally finds Helene on the stage alone. Eve tells Helene that she believes the leader of the twelve to be Lars Meier. This seems to shock Helene. Especially when Eve makes it clear that she has chatted extensively with his ex-wife, Fernanda. Then, Helene lets Eve know that she knows she had Villanelle arrested. These two have so much sexual tension. Apparently, they are going to look for Lars separately and see who can find him first.
Next, we see the odd pairing of Konstantin and Pam, the former mortician turned killer. They are speed walking to a hotel. It seems like Pam has finally gotten the job of her dreams. Konstantin puts her up in a hotel. He lets her know they are not friends. She is there to do a job. Perhaps he should have had that conversation with Villanelle in the beginning. He laughs at her lack of qualifications give her a burner phone and tells her to meet him at the pier in an hour. Pam meets Konstantin on the pier. Konstantin tells her to go push a random woman into the sea. He’s testing her killer instincts. She refuses but Konstantin keeps pushing her. He basically fires her and walks off.
Sometimes A Cigar Is Just A Cigar
Helene is too busy bailing Villanelle out of the hoosegow. Somehow she managed to negotiate a raise in her pay while locked up. They are not even out of the parking lot before Helene gives her her next target. It’s “sensitive” which means it is probably Eve. Villanelle says, “fine.”
Next, we check in on Carolyn who has gone to Puerto Rico to find the victim of the twelve that survived. He’s the guy who had his toes chopped off and shoved up his nose. The dark comedy in the scene between Carolyn and the lady who runs the safe house in Havana is the reason I love this show. Caroline talks toeless guy and tries to get information out of him about the twelve. I’ve always thought Caroline was part of the twelve. Anyway, the all the guy wants is a cigar. Can you smoke a cigar handcuffed to the bed with no nose and no toes? Why does Carolyn have cigars and a cutter in her purse?
Sometimes It Is Not About The Cigar At All
The guy has a great sense of humor for someone who has gone through such an ordeal. He gets a few puffs and then says he will die before groveling to a woman. Carolyn takes the cigar and leaves. Then as Carolyn is outside by her car enjoying her cigar, someone comes from behind, puts a bag over her head and abducts her. The next time we see her, she is in the trunk of her own convertible she rented in Havana. It’s an amazing car. It seems that Helene wants Carolyn dead. The first thing Carolyn says is, “If you wanted a cigar, you could have just asked for one.” Villanelle takes the hood off. She better not kill Carolyn. She’s the comic relief of the show! Carolyn starts talking to Villanelle about meeting her in the orphanage when she was nine and how much she likes Villanelle. Villanelle clobbers her over the head hard with a giant wrench.
Caroline starts telling Villanelle stories about when she met Villanelle for the first time in the orphanage. A girl had stole her pudding and so Villanelle tied her bracelet around the girl’s finger. The finger had to be amputated and Villanelle wanted to see it. Carolyn advises her why she would want to try to be good when she can just go with what she is good at. The Carolyn says she is ravenous and asks Villanelle to go get a sandwich with her before she bashes her skull in. They go to the safe house for lunch. Their conversation about eating in silence is hilarious.
The Torture Continues
Suddenly, Carolyn has made in roads with Villanelle. Villanelle admits that Helene has sent her. Carolyn shows Villanelle the toeless, noseless guy she has handcuffed to the bed. Villanelle loves the handiwork of the failed assassin of course. Carolyn, always two steps ahead of the game, gets Villanelle to torture him to find out what he knows about the twelve. She starts slicing off fingers with cheese wire and shoving them up his nose. He begs her to kill him. She keeps asking for the name of the assassin. This scene is gruesome. He says that he doesn’t have a name only a place, El Hombre de Dos Caras. Then, Villanelle finishes him off.
It seems that Villanelle has decided to team up with Caroline and screw over Helene. I’m loving this duo. The two of them go to El Hombre de Dos Caras restaurant to check it out. They have no idea what they are looking for. Villanelle wants to play truth or dare. I guess that is better than never have I ever. As they play the game, Carolyn sees a familiar man going up the stares. He freaks out. She greets him with “Hello, I thought you were dead.” He bolts from the restaurant and Villanelle runs after him. He takes off on a scooter and gets away, for now at least. Villanelle didn’t seem to try so hard to catch him.
Later, Caroline says the he man he is an old flame. Is it Lars? Who is it? Before they were interrupted by the “old flame” Villanelle was about to give Carolyn a dare, so she does it now. She tells her to rock out playing the air guitar. It was amazing. Carolyn is going to Berlin next. As she is packing she gets a call from Vlad but does not pick up.
Everybody Loves An Seaside Boardwalk
Konstantin calls Helene to complain about Pam. She’s untrainable. He is irritated because Andreas, some higher up in the hierarchy than both of them got him the job as mayor and now he is supposed to train some insignificant girl to be an assassin. He threatens her saying either she sends him back to Russia or he will tell Andreas what she is up to. What is she up to? But it seems that Helene knows about what he did to Paul the accountant who was framed for stealing millions from the twelve. Checkmate. Konstantin is furious.
Next, we see Pam having the time of her life eating cotton candy and playing carnival games on the boardwalk. Even, paid assassins love the boardwalk! She damn near breaks the strongman game and doesn’t even take a prize. The carnival guy introduces himself as Darren and tries to hit on her but she ignores him and goes off to ride all the rides. She’s having the time of her life. This could be the first time she has ever laughed. Later, She calls Konstantin and tells him she has been mugged and she may need to go to the hospital. He goes to meet her at the pier and she shoves him into the sea. Konstantin comes out of he sea laughing. Pam says, “Don’t underestimate me.”
Eve Continues Her Journey
Meanwhile, Eve meets up with Yusuf to let him know the race is on for finding Lars. Helene doesn’t know what Lars looks like. But, Yusuf has found a photo of him on Fernanda’s Instagram after sorting through 7,432 of her social media posts. Does Helene not have Instagram? Later they find another photo of Lars but reach some roadblocks when it comes to more information. So Eve goes to Paris to visit the shop. To try to get more information about Lars Meyer from the shop owner. This is the person she has called regarding the photo she has of him from a long while back. They shop owner is bitchy. But apparently her mother was the photographer for the photos. She hated her mother, she told Eve she was welcome to sort through them. She gets texts for Helene telling her to come over. Eve buys two more photos of Lars.
Eve goes running over to meet with Helene. Other than Carolyn, all the women on this show seem really over sexed. The first thing Helene does is mention having a bath. So Eve’s meeting with Helene takes place in the bathroom were Helene is taking a bubble bath. Eve sits by the bath and shaves Helene’s legs. Eve asks a lot of questions about why Helene recruits females and turns them into killers. The next thing we see is Eve joining Helene in the bathtub. Who wants to sit in someone else’s dirty bathwater? It’s awkward. Eve admits it is uncomfortable. They decide to get out of the tub and have some soup. As one does. Helene told Eve she bailed out Villanelle. Eve does not enjoy that news. But, Helene is right. Eve does enjoy suffering in bad relationships. And then they make out.
Thanks for reading and sorry for the delay. Hopefully this is a good refresher for tommorow’s episode. I’d love to hear your thoughts.