Killing Eve: I Have a Thing About Bathrooms
May 6, 2018 7:29 PM - Season 1, Episode 5 - Subscribe

1, 2, 3...4 omg eve you are a spy!
posted by CMcG at 5:34 PM on May 7, 2018

I also wear a fair amount of shirts designed to look like they're really two shirts so I really felt for Eve in this one.
posted by everybody had matching towels at 11:10 AM on May 8, 2018 [7 favorites]

I've never laughed so hard at a waterboarding scene before.
posted by mollywas at 7:17 PM on May 8, 2018

I think there is such a distinct change in ... maybe not quality, exactly, but overall aesthetic and mood between the episodes Phoebe Waller-Bridge wrote and the ones she didn't. This absolutely had the feeling of the first two episodes, which I loved, and minimized the worse instincts of the ones I didn't (the third and fourth episodes).

I liked the intensity of the interactions between Eve and Villanelle (and the chemistry between Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer is amazing).

I just wish every episode of this show was like this one.
posted by darksong at 7:17 PM on May 9, 2018 [4 favorites]

Yeah it’s like two shows.
posted by Iteki at 7:14 AM on May 11, 2018

I wonder if there's a deliberate low-class Hannibal riff going on in the relationship between the main characters. Cordial, civil, but with violence looming just below the surface mixed with genuine interest but not true friendship. But instead of haute cuisine we get microwaved shepherd's pie.

Also loving the instant accent switch - I bet Eve can do that too.
posted by Wrinkled Stumpskin at 2:19 PM on October 1, 2018 [1 favorite]

I've been checking this show out over the last couple of nights, and have gotten as far as episode 5. I was enthusiastic after the first episode, but am growing increasingly frustrated with it. Villanelle/Oksana is actually quite an accomplishment as a character. She's part hyper-capable, hyper-driven assassin, and part monstrous child who treats the world like a playground that's hers to destroy. She's terrifying and repulsive and fascinating.

This show could be excellent if Eve were at all Villanelle's equal and we could watch the two of them battle it out like Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty, but she's not. Eve seems to be a pretty effective analyst, but she's hopelessly terrible at field work or in any sort of emergency, and the same could be said of the others on her team. (Carolyn, you seriously have to do some firing and hiring to assemble a team that's up to the task at hand.) I'm spending all my time rolling my eyes at how bad they are at what they're doing.

I was at least relieved by the death of Dick Swab (sorry dude, that's your character's name now). I couldn't stand him and am so glad that he's gone from the story line going forward.
posted by orange swan at 4:01 PM on March 21, 2019

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