Sunday evening BBC America and AMC premiered season two of the hit series Killing Eve. The dark comedy received rave reviews in its debut, coveting Sandra Oh multiple nominations and the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama Series. While her brilliant co-star Jodi Comer ended 2018 empty-handed, there is no way the powers that be can ignore her this season.
Beginning thirty seconds after the finale, Eve stumbles to gather her life back together while suffering some type of PTSD. I guess that can happen when you commit your first kill – or think you have. Eve thinks she’s killed Villanelle after their close encounter. After fleeing the scene back to London, she makes face that everything is alright. But nothing is alright. Nothing will be alright again.
Back in Paris Villanelle manages to escape the Twelve’s cleaners, mending in a hospital. Working her sociopath magic, she escapes, but not without putting a disfigured orphan out of his misery. With no identification and a target on her back, the once prolific hunter, is now the hunted. But its like putting Hannibal Lecter in a crowded Jungle Gym – she’s ready to play.
Thinking she’s washed her hands of the situation, Eve’s dragged back into the fold as Carolyn recruits her to find Villanelle before she finds her.
With a new showrunner, the series hasn’t missed a step. Oh captures the imbalance of her characters obsession perfectly. Her reeling PTSD is as much a part of her fixation and her need to solve an issue like Villanelle. Comer is lethally charming, able to flawlessly display any emotion necessary for the moment.
I also love the amount of men in the series – little to none. We have women as the hero, the villain and all in-between. A feat that remains rare even in this changing landscape. Tune in for the series Sunday evenings at 8 p.m. on BBC America.