August 18, 2022

Are you additionally in denial that that is the ultimate episode of Killing Eve? The finale was probably the most lovely and tragic curler coaster journey you’ll ever be on. The highs couldn’t have been larger, however the lows will sink your coronary heart. Was it the ending these characters deserved? Did the present actually finish the best way you suppose it ended?

Earlier than we unpack the whole lot, let’s bear in mind the place we left off in Episode 7. Carolyn thinks she may know the place The Twelve conducts all of their conferences and Eve lastly admitted that she enjoys the loopy life Villanelle has given her. Villanelle has second ideas about Gunn, and desires to go away her animal oasis. A pizza supply turned lethal as soon as Pam adopted Hélène’s orders and killed the beloved teddy bear Konstantin with a pizza slicer. Gunn tries to forestall Villanelle from leaving the island, and chases after her with a machete. Their harmful recreation of tag involves an abrupt finish as soon as Gunn notices Eve, and turns her consideration to her as a substitute. The episode ends with Gunn pinning Eve down and holding a machete to her neck. Will Villanelle have the ability to come to the rescue?

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The sequence finale picks up proper the place we left off, with Gunn battling Eve within the woods. Earlier than Gunn can end Eve off, Eve throws a fistful of dust in her face. She manages to interrupt free and escape, however Gunn isn’t happening with no battle. Eve climbs a tree and as Gunn seems to be round, Eve jumps on prime of her and knocks her to the bottom. Not solely does Eve sort out Gunn, however she gouges her eyes out together with her naked palms. Your entire time, Villanelle watches from afar and is deeply amused. A bloody Eve finds Villanelle and is a bit of ticked that she didn’t assist. She tells her in regards to the message on Hélène’s telephone and the way the 2 of them ought to cease the large assembly in London. Villanelle is skeptical that that’s the one purpose Eve is there, however Eve reminds her that they each need The Twelve lifeless.

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Eve cleans the attention blood off of her palms and Villanelle gathers her issues. Miraculously, Gunn survived and was screaming for Villanelle. Fortunately, Eve and Villanelle handle to flee on a ship, with Villanelle sarcastically waving goodbye and Eve giving Gunn the center finger. They stroll round in the course of nowhere and Eve continues to be decided to hold out her mission. Villanelle is uncharacteristically quiet, particularly contemplating she lastly has Eve all to herself. Eve admits that she wants Villanelle and got here all that approach to be together with her. Villanelle lastly lets free and picks Eve up and spins her round. They arrive throughout a cheery couple within the woods who invite them over to their bothy. (Google it.)


The very affectionate couple is keen to bond with Villanelle and Eve because the thunderstorm passes. They naively ask how they met, which prompts each of them to hilariously sum up their historical past. Eve says, “Oh she stalked me, drove my husband away, left me with nothing,” whereas Villanelle chimes in with “She stalked me, she put me in jail. She tongued my boss.” Whereas that is all very correct, the 2 of them faux it was a joke in order to not make them look fully insane. Villanelle and Eve have been fairly disturbed by how a lot PDA the couple was displaying, however, deep down, they have been simply jealous.

Carolyn is greeted on the Heathrow Airport by a peeved Hugo. They head to the MI6 safehouse, which he tells her was gifted to them by an Austrian girl. Carolyn actually doesn’t care about Hugo, and sees proper by means of his makes an attempt at a sneaky interrogation. After he reluctantly removes all the key recorders, he heads out to finish issues along with his girlfriend, whom Carolyn says has been spying on him this complete time. When he returns, Carolyn requests he takes her to Hampstead.



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Again on the bothy, Villanelle and Eve sit by the hearth and attempt to ignore the giggles of the couple. The girl asks them if she will be able to learn their tarot playing cards, and Villanelle agrees. The studying signifies that Villanelle’s previous was crammed with chaos and destruction, her current exhibits that there’s “unresolved battle” in her relationship with Eve, and her future can be crammed with celestial mild and brilliance. A annoyed Eve desires in, although as soon as she sees what’s forward of her, instantly regrets it. Based on the cardboard, her future was going to be crammed with dying.

It’s raining laborious on the bothy, and Eve can’t recover from her tarot studying. Villanelle tries to ease Eve’s thoughts, saying that “there’s no such factor as destiny.” Eve begs to vary, and says that them being collectively is a chief instance that destiny certainly exists. Villanelle doubles down and says that she shouldn’t belief something a pair who can’t pee in entrance of one another says. (Traditional Villanelle.) The couple asks if Villanelle and Eve wouldn’t thoughts sharing a sleeping bag, and everyone knows the reply to that query. The 2 go the night time sleeping and minding their very own enterprise, however as soon as it turns into morning, Villanelle makes a daring transfer. Whereas Eve is asleep, she runs her hand up her again as a last-ditch effort to see if Eve was actually excited by her in that approach. At first, Eve is greatly surprised and asks her what she is doing, however as Villanelle continues to really feel Eve’s emotional and bodily scars, Eve relaxes. The 2 lock eyes and for the primary time, they each appear genuinely joyful and at peace. Villanelle asks Eve if they need to steal the camper van and depart, to which Eve responds with a convincing, “sure.”


Whereas they head to a truck cease to seize meals and a charger for Hélène’s telephone, the 2 bask within the consolation they’ve with one another and behave like an previous married couple. They giggle on the similar issues and discover the identical issues repulsive. Eve picks up an opened bag of thriller jelly beans left on the bottom, and the 2 hilariously mock the loving couple they have been caught with as they eat their sweet. They undergo just a few channels on the radio earlier than touchdown on one which captures the query they’ve each had on their minds however have been too afraid to ask: “Don’t You Need Me” by The Human League. They dance and giggle within the van like no one’s watching. If you happen to thought issues couldn’t be higher for these two, simply wait.


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On the truck cease, Eve is worked up to see they serve curly fries and motions to Villanelle throughout the room if she desires some. Villanelle can’t perceive her and Eve waves the miscommunication off. This may not look like one thing price noting, nevertheless it really reveals a lot about how far they’ve come. Eve’s snug sufficient to wave off Villanelle as a result of she is aware of Villanelle wasn’t going wherever. In flip, Villanelle discovered Eve’s temporary second of irritation together with her relatively cute. Villanelle steals a person’s charger, and makes use of it for Hélène’s telephone. The 2 smirk at one another from throughout the crowded restaurant, like two folks on their first date.


Pam meets Carolyn in Hampstead Heath, and tells her that she killed Konstantin and that he stated to inform her that he all the time beloved her. Carolyn then reads Konstantin’s letter, and, although we can’t assume something with this present, Carolyn’s numb response might be as a result of Konstantin lastly admitted what she suspected all alongside: he killed Kenny. Pam begins to go away, however Carolyn calls her again. She wants assist pulling off her largest plan but. The 2 enterprise to a murky lake, and Carolyn tells Pam to not ever let emotion, particularly guilt and disgrace, take management. Carolyn then wades into the gross physique of water and a cautious Pam follows swimsuit.

Villanelle and Eve share curly fries on the truck cease, and their flirting begins. Villanelle calls Eve a psychopath for utilizing an excessive amount of mustard, then takes it upon herself to dump salt everywhere in the mustardy mess. The telephone lastly prices, and so they discover the situation of the supposed assembly, however Eve’s a bit confused. That pub is the place the MI6 used to hang around. Might this actually be the fitting place? Eve and Villanelle pull over and pee on the aspect of the street. (In contrast to the bothy couple, they don’t have any downside doing it in entrance of one another.) As they stroll alongside the empty road, Villanelle makes her second daring resolution and kisses Eve on the cheek. Reasonably than jerk away, Eve pulls Villanelle again and holds her hand. Then, in the end, it’s the second we’ve been ready for the whole sequence.



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Eve pulls Villanelle in tight and the 2 start making out. Like, rather a lot. This second feels too good to be true for followers and even them, and maybe, it was. They’ll’t assist however giggle and smile at lastly with the ability to share their emotions with each other. Their guards are fully down and neither of them can consider it. They virtually skip to the van, and Eve heads again to her seat. Reasonably than get behind the wheel, Villanelle surprises Eve on the passenger aspect, the place they choose up the place they left off on the street. Later, an eerie calm falls over them as they proceed on their street journey.

Pam and Carolyn are on the pub, although it looks as if a bust. Proper when they’re about to go away, Villanelle and Eve arrive. Villanelle is delighted to see her previous Havana chum, however Eve desires time alone with Carolyn. Pam and Villanelle play darts, and Pam tells Villanelle that Konstantin is lifeless. A teary Villanelle speaks a beautiful final message to him in Russian: “Goodbye, you previous bastard.” Eve thanks Carolyn for recognizing her in that assembly again within the day, as a result of with out her, she would nonetheless be residing her boring life. Carolyn doesn’t wish to settle for Eve’s type phrases, and as a substitute tells her that folks behave precisely as you’d count on them to. She seemingly provides Eve one final likelihood to give up whereas she’s forward, telling her that she’s only a girl attempting to chunk off greater than she will be able to chew. In typical Eve style, she doesn’t again down. Carolyn leaves her with a cryptic message, saying, “Now I’m going to behave precisely as you’d count on me to, and do one thing totally different.”


Hélène’s telephone will get one other postcard with an up to date vacation spot: a cruise ship. As Eve and Villanelle head within the new path, Carolyn pulls Pam apart and asks for a stroll. She admits she misses MI6, however is aware of she will be able to’t return empty-handed. Pam asks her the place her true loyalty lies, and he or she explains that above all, it’s to herself. She’s really glad that Villanelle and Eve are heading to the assembly, as a result of that’s precisely the place she desires them. She presents Pam “the job,” which probably means to kill the 2 lovebirds, however Pam declines, leaving Carolyn dumbfounded. Maybe Konstantin’s pleas to desert this way of life lastly sank in.


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Villanelle and Eve make it on the crowded cruise ship and check out to determine how you can establish The Twelve. Eve pretends to be the officiant for the marriage on board, however earlier than she leaves, Villanelle pulls her in for one final kiss and encourages her to distract the marriage visitors. Eve has no concept what sensible phrases to say to the joyful couple about relationships and discovering your soulmate. That’s, till Villanelle walks within the again. When the 2 make eye contact, all the fitting issues to say circulation out of Eve, and Villanelle is aware of she is talking on to her. Relationships are troublesome and require a whole lot of effort, however the magnificence lies in the best way you overcome obstacles and unite. A smile spreads throughout Eve and Villanelle’s faces, and Villanelle’s eyes properly up once more with tears. Villanelle desires to remain, however is aware of she should end what she began.


Villanelle greets the members of The Twelve with “Hi there, losers,” proper earlier than she begins killing them one after the other. On the similar time, Eve is dancing with the marriage visitors and having the time of her life. After killing everybody within the assembly, Villanelle stops by the social gathering and is over the moon to see the girl she loves so joyful. As soon as once more, her eyes properly up, maybe as a result of she had an uneasy feeling about what was about to occur subsequent.

Exhausted and emotionally drained, Villanelle tells Eve that she did what she’s all the time needed to do: kill everybody in The Twelve. The 2 embrace on the ship’s balcony and breathe a brief sigh of reduction. They did it. They actually did it, didn’t they? After this temporary second of reduction, Villanelle is shot within the again by a distant bullet, and they’re each horrified. Villanelle tells Eve that they should leap overboard in the event that they wish to be secure, which they do. Tragically, Villanelle is struck by a number of extra bullets, and Eve is compelled to look at Villanelle’s blood circulation out in entrance of her. Villanelle may’ve killed everybody on the assembly, however she didn’t kill each member of The Twelve. We then see who was behind the last-minute gunshots: Carolyn. A helpless and vengeful Eve swims to the floor and screams her coronary heart out into the sky. Did she actually simply lose her one real love? If that’s certainly true, at the very least Villanelle’s final moments have been with the one she beloved, and he or she died figuring out Eve beloved her, too.



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