'Killing Eve' Season 3 Episode 6 Preview: Is it Eve's turn to torture Villanelle or another disastrous reunion?

After losing her loved ones in a row, it is understandable why Eve might hold Villanelle accountable for, by extension, The 12's crimes


                            'Killing Eve' Season 3 Episode 6 Preview: Is it Eve's turn to torture Villanelle or another disastrous reunion?
Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri (BBC America)

After a nerve-wracking episode that saw Villanelle's (Jodie Comer) reunion with her family, our beloved Russian assassin doesn't waste time contemplating the disaster she has just done: set her mother's home on fire, killing everyone inside except her own brother and a very young half brother.

Villanelle is back and trotting about in London once again, and as she teams up with Konstantin (Kim Bodnia) to enjoy a hockey match, it looks like it might be time for the titular Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) to toy with her prey and play some games.

How and why Villanelle lands in London, isn't made clear in the teaser clip for the upcoming episode, but it most likely has to do with Eve — the only person who has made her feel any semblance of affection in the recent past.

But with Eve jaded and jarred by what happened to her estranged husband Niko right in front of her own eyes, there's another disastrous reunion to come on Villanelle's path.

The teaser shows Eve grabbing the note Dasha (Harriet Walter) left behind at Nico's murder scene that read "Still Got It!" Eve presumably took it back to Kenny's boss and the others investigating his death, looking at it as a work of The 12.

The leads are right, Dasha is a member of The 12, and with Villanelle being hired back and granted a promotion, Eve wouldn't be too wrong to assume she is behind all of this.



 

So when the teaser shows snippets of bowling alleys and a very brooding, dark, menacing Eve, practically chirping "Up for a game?", there's no harm speculating that the person being addressed to is Villanelle.

Will Eve tease and torture Villanelle the way she unwittingly has done to Eve in the past? Or will it be yet another confusing reunion where Eve tries to express all her rage and ends up offering the most awkward kiss in on-screen lesbian history for good reason?

None of it is clear yet, but we do know for her next murder, Villanelle is adopting the guise of a hairdresser, dressed in chic outfits again — a striking contrast from her Russian tete-a-tete.

All we need to find out is just how Eve will exact her revenge from the professional assassin because right now, nobody else really had a reason to harm Niko. And even if one does hold The 12 responsible, Dasha killed Niko simply to drive a wedge between Eve and Villanelle — to keep Villanelle from being distracted by untied loose ends.

This didn't have anything to do with Kenny or his investigation, and even though Eve might understand that, all the fingers sadly point to Villanelle, considering she has already threatened Niko and beaten him to a pulp in the past. Why should she not come back to kill him now?

'Killing Eve' Season 3 airs on Sundays at 9 pm on BBC America.

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