Last week, Eve and Helene’s power struggle ended with Villanelle taking an arrow in the back. (Oof.) But is Eve ready to finally confront her true feelings – and reveal them to Villanelle? And how will this all play into the plot to take down The Twelve?
In the sixth episode of Killing Eve season 4 (only two episodes left EVER!), Eve and Villanelle reunite before parting to go on separate missions, and Carolyn contends with her past as she tries to solve Kenny’s murder.
I previously said episode 4 was my favorite of the season, but no longer. (Although I still love episode 4.) That honor now belongs to episode six, “Oh Goodie, I’m the Winner.” I know I run the risk of overhyping the episode when I say this, but this one delivers SO much of what fans have wanted from this season and the show overall.
This Is A Love Story
The transition from season 3 to season 4 was a jarring one for a lot of fans, and not just because of the real-world hiatus or on-screen time jump. No, the most bemoaned-about issue has been figuring out how Eve didn’t seem to bridge that gap (pun intended) properly. How can the woman who so gently asked Villanelle “What happened?”, who danced slowly with her in a ballroom, who said when she pictured her own future she saw Villanelle’s face over and over again… flip the switch and end up the Eve we see at the start of season 4?
I still don’t know, and this episode isn’t offering up any answers to that question. But what it does give us is a glorious return to that season 3 finale Eve. An Eve who seems more honestly in tune with herself and her emotions. An Eve who’s willing to admit to some of her own faults and mistakes. Most importantly, we see an Eve who isn’t pretending she doesn’t care about Villanelle.
The opening of episode six picks up just moments after the ending of episode five. And you know what that means.
Villaneve stans, brace yourselves.
We’ve got gentle touches! Thinly-veiled emotional confessions! Heart-wrenching tenderness! And a big wholloping dose of angst to cap it all off.
Seriously, the romantic tension in this episode is simply off the charts. Since the final season kicked off, Killing Eve fans have been asking, Will you give me everything I want?
And for the first time, it actually seems like the answer might be “yes.”
Chaotic, Absurd, Perfectly Season 1 Energy
Besides making huge strides in the Villanelle / Eve dynamic, “Oh Goodie, I’m the Winner” ushers in some strong season 1 vibes. The humor in this one really delivers, with several chaotic sequences and absurd-in-the-best-way moments. (I believe the nunchucks are in the teaser, and you truly have no way to predict what’s going down in that scene.)
There’s one scene in particular where Villanelle and Eve re-meet in Berlin. (Okay, that’s kind of a spoiler I guess, but I doubt anyone will be disappointed to hear the episode has more than one scene with them together, so I’m mentioning it anyways. You’re welcome.) It’s messy and chaotic and hilarious and so Eve and Villanelle. And it only makes the angst that follows hurt that much sweeter.
(Also, it really makes me wish we had more of that specific chaotic dynamic on screen.)
Oh, and Carolyn literally hugs a tree as cover at one point. Extraordinary.
Your Spoiler-Free Tease For Killing Eve 406 “Oh Goodie, I’m the Winner”
I know you love a spoiler-free spoiler. So, here’s who episode 6 is for:
- Hurt/comfort trope lovers
- Anyone who’s spent four years arguing this dynamic may be toxic but it could also be TENDER
- Fans whose favorite moments include Eve wielding a toilet brush and Villanelle saying, “Eve, the shoulder?!”
- Supporters of double denim
- ANGST LOVERS
That’s all for now. I’m off to go re-watch this episode and try not to lose my mind about the fact that there are only two episodes of Killing Eve left…