'Killing Eve' Season 3 Finale both broke and saved fans' lives and 'it doesn't even involve a kiss'
It has been three years, and once again, Eve and Villanelle seem to depart on a typically 'Killing Eve'-esque note. But is it really over for them?
Spoilers for Season 3 Finale, Episode 8: 'Are You Leading or Am I?'
Picture this: Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) and Villanelle (Jodie Comer) on London's Tower Bridge, talking about their inner monsters and a normal life they could never achieve. The moonlight shining in the background as they make the ultimate decision of all times. Johnny Jewel's 'Tell Me' plays like an alarm ringing in the inevitable, as Eve and Villanelle turn around with their backs facing each other. Eve asks "What now?" and Villanelle answers "Now we walk." And they walk, letting go one last time. Heartbreaking right? You aren't the only one.
It has been three years, and once again, Eve and Villanelle seem to depart on a typically 'Killing Eve'-esque note. The finale sees Kenny (Sean Delaney)'s mysterious death unraveled, Dasha (Harriet Walter) dead, Konstantin (Kim Bodnia) on his way to Cuba, and Carolyn (Fiona Shaw) wiping the smug life out of her coworker Paul (Steve Pemberton)'s face. But what attracts us the most are the final five minutes of the finale titled 'Are You Leading or Am I?' Once again, it is these two alone in their sweet, blissful little world. This time it's not a stab in a Parisian apartment, or a gunshot amid the ruins of the Colosseum in Rome. This time it's closer home, in London, where it all began. Villanelle eventually leads, and Eve follows. After a hearty talk about growing old together, and not even a single kiss, the entire fandom has exploded in unison about how this 'Orpheus and Eurydice' type love story is the most romantic thing on TV.
As Jewel's voice croons "And you'll never leave me", our heroines pause briefly almost at their respective ends of the bridge. Eve is the first one to turn, and soon Villanelle does too. They look at each other, smile, giving a whiff of hope that not all is over, as the screen fades to black. It's a cliffhanger, but there's reason to believe Season 4 might give us more VillanEve scenes than this year. But for now, fans are taking this little win in all caps, screaming on Twitter about how the finale couldn't have been better.
"THIS IS THE MOST ROMANTIC SCENE I’VE EVER SEEN AND IT DOESN’T EVEN INVOLVE A KISS," tweeted a fan, as another chimed in "THE SCENE THAT BOTH BROKE AND SAVED MY LIFE." For other fans, it was the painful realization that "Every time I think I'm prepared for this show, I'm not." And some even went on to claim "this scene will live in my mind rent free till the day i die," and how "I’m never going to look at the Tower Bridge the same again." Other fans decided to look forward to what Season 4 could entail. "This broke me, destroyed me. but it also gave me hope. they didn't keep walking, they both stopped. they both turned around. they can't leave," shared one with a heavy heart, while another wrote: "The thought that season 4 could be a whole season of scenes like this is too much to even comprehend."
But some fans also tried to explain the gut-wrenching sad ending in their own way, noting: "Did Villanelle want them both to walk away just because Eve said she 'wanted' a normal life because she doesn’t think she can give her that ?!??" And as usual, someone screamed their way to making sense of that heartbreaking finale, stating: "VILLANELLE WAS WILLING TO WALK AWAY AND LET EVE BE NORMAL! IF THATS NOT LOVE, I DONT KNOW WHAT IS!"