TV REVIEW: Killing Eve – Season 2

Season 2 of Killing Eve picks up directly after season 1 ended with Eve (Sandra Oh) stabbing Villanelle (Jodie Comer). Reeling from the violent act she has committed but unable to find Villanelle, Eve returns to MI6 and her husband, Niko (Owen McDonnell) but can’t get past her obsession. Meanwhile Villanelle makes plans to track Eve down but can’t escape her past or her own compulsions.

Meanwhile there’s a new female assassin in town with a very different modus operandi in town. Could Villanelle be the key to unlocking “The Ghost”? And can Eve really trust anyone?

This season continues to delve into Eve and Villanelle’s obsession with each other and Eve’s unravelling mental state as she starts to wonder if everything she thought she knew about herself and the fabric of society is wrong.

On some levels it really continues to work. The chemistry between Oh and Comer is explosive. You never know if they’re going to kiss or kill each other. Both characters are volatile and unpredictable, which makes for exciting viewing. I also had a great time watching Villanelle interact with fellow sociopath, Aaron Peel (Henry Lloyd-Hughes).

That said, everything that doesn’t involve Eve and Villanelle is a bit boring. It’s hard to care about Niko or his feelings or his potential dalliance with fellow teacher, Gemma (Emma Pierson). It is even harder to care about new MI6 team member, Hugo (Edward Bluemel) and Eve using him as a human dildo.

2 Comments

  1. I am still watching this week by week, resisting a ‘binge’. But I still love it, because the two leads are so obviously enjoying themselves. Comer is unstoppable in this, and I hope she gets more awards.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Comer is brilliant. It’s such a challenging character to play. Loads of fun but just not as good as the first season.

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