After four seasons, the spy drama Killing Eve on BBC One has reached a controversial finale.
The fourth and final season of the comedy gave closure to M15 agent Eve (Sandra Oh) and Villanelle’s (Jodie Comer) will-they-won’t-they relationship, as well as a dramatic conclusion to Eve’s search for the clandestine organization ‘The Twelve.’ Intrigued? You can read our Killing Eve season 4 premiere review without any spoilers.
Kim Bodnia, who portrays Villanelle’s handler Konstantin in the series, previously spoke exclusively to RadioTimes.com about the show ending after four seasons and providing light on Eve and Villanelle’s relationship, stating that “it could be a beautiful love tale if they just end up in love.”
Now that we’ve seen the conclusion, we know the answer to that question…
Bodnia had stated, “If I could speak as Kim, as a viewer of the show, I would hope that they might find each other and put an end to this hatred.”
There is the prospect of a Killing Eve spin-off series, so Killing Eve fans need not be despondent at the show’s conclusion (via The Hollywood Reporter). Keep your fingers crossed!
What Exactly Happened After Killing Eve 4(Spoilers)?
Eventually, Eve and Villanelle kiss in the season finale of Killing Eve. To obtain access to a meeting of The Twelve, they board the yacht Queen Dixie, where Eve poses as a wedding officiant for two men celebrating their marriage on board (almost totally ruining their entire wedding in the process).
In the meantime, Villanelle is murdering the Twelve in a disorganized manner. As Eve and Villanelle are dancing on the boat deck, Villanelle is shot in the back, propelling her and Eve into the Thames.
Their blood-splattered surroundings make it difficult for them to reunite. At this moment, it becomes clear that Carolyn engineered Villanelle’s killing, but Eve’s death is mistaken for hers.
The final moments of Villanelle’s existence are depicted before Eve breaks through the surface and screams on her own.
Heavy? Yes. Satisfactory? Certainly not to everyone. The cliche is known as “buried your gays” After four seasons of what many perceived to be queerbaiting, culminating in Eve and Villanelle having an intimate relationship, Villanelle was killed almost soon.
In this version of the story, unlike the books on which the series is based, Oksana and Eve live happily ever after outside of St. Petersburg, Russia.
Laura Neal, the show’s lead writer, remarked that it was challenging to find the best finale. Sincerely, we covered a great deal of territory. “What is the truth regarding the journeys of these characters?” was a subject we frequently pondered.
In light of Eve and Villanelle’s origins and the events that have transpired throughout four seasons, what can we say about the future of their story? It could have easily come across as excessively romantic or even as slapstick, in my opinion. Finding a suitable compromise seemed vital.
Is There a Season 5 of Killing Eve?
Kayleigh Llewelyn, who was one of the writers for Killing Eve’s fourth season, has disclosed that season 5 was originally intended to occur, but circumstances changed. After four seasons of cat-and-mouse games between the spy and assassin, Killing Eve came to a stunning conclusion earlier this month.
Killing Eve Concludes With the Death of…
It was a difficult choice for the show’s showrunners and writers to end Villanelle’s life, and in reality, the creators don’t believe Villanelle is genuinely dead but have rather enhanced her presence.
Neal said to Elle that the reason we killed Villanelle was to give Eve a second chance at life. When it came to Eve, the moment she rose from the water was present in the earliest draughts of the conclusion. It was crucial to us that Villanelle die bravely to save Eve, and I feel the final edit reflects this.
This final act demonstrates how far Villanelle has come on her journey, as it is for someone else and is a kind of unselfish action. Instead of a conclusion, it is a kind of transcendence. In my opinion, this is not Villanelle’s demise. The villanelle has reached a new level. We spoke at length about how Villanelle was too huge for this world and how the Earth could not contain her. We also desired to incorporate the spirit of that occasion.
Is There Going to Be a Killing Eve Season 5?
Is the fifth season of Killing Eve in the works? Not.
Executive producer Gina Mingacci told Elle magazine days before the Season 4 finale, “This is it.” No more will be produced. I believe everyone on this site is pleased with the result.
“I want [audiences] to believe that Eve will continue to live a beautiful life after ‘The End,” she continued. She has escaped from us. Carolyn considers her deceased. Currently, she has the freedom to live her life as she pleases.
This new version of her existence will incorporate all of Villanelle’s advice and direction, and Villanelle will continue to exist in my consciousness as a part of Eve.
Which Killing Eve Season Finale Did Jodie Comer Prefer?
We filmed the final scene with Villanelle, which turned out to be the final shot ever.”
“It was unusual because once I had finished the work, it was over,” Comer explained. When I completed the final photograph of her, something about it seemed to be exactly right.” But that was peculiar.
It was an unusual occurrence. We were able to share our experience with the cast and crew since Sandra and I were able to spend the entire last week together.
Comer states that Villanelle’s story’s conclusion was “inevitable. Similar to a cat, she has at least nine lives. My favorite aspect of the scene was her initial act of selflessness. It felt right for her to protect Eve when she did.”
She said, “I think that protection signified how much she had changed.”
Unfortunately, she did not value what she had when she was working so hard to make a change. At this time, Eve’s metamorphosis can be readily observed.
Does Sandra Oh Have Any Thoughts on the Killing Eve Season Finale?
Oh was satisfied with the conclusion of Eve’s story arc on the program, but she understands why other viewers were not.
“I think it fits the tone of this episode. As a viewer, you desire satisfaction. You are interested in the response to this inquiry. “I want to be fulfilled,” for instance. ” A bow would be pleasant. This is something I would like to understand better. Elle was informed that there was more.
When I completed filming, the final image I captured was of Eve yelling at the world from the waves. As time ran out, we faced technical difficulties with the camera, and the session was ultimately canceled. It made me feel uneasy.
No, I was not certain. It was an extremely challenging day. I believe that one of the show’s unique aspects is that it’s satisfying not to receive what you want with a bow. The conclusion of Eve leaves us with the question, “How will she continue?”
Ooh commented that she was captivated by the visions of Eve dancing on the boat’s deck as Villanelle massacred the Twelve.
“As Villanelle watches Eve dance, she is brought to tears because we get a glimpse of their inner selves. Oh stated, “I believe Villanelle has finally come around.” “Because we can watch how [Villanelle] has changed in the seconds since then.
She is the savior of Eve. Villanelle’s passing was required for the show to conclude.
After the epidemic ravaged the planet, Eve and Villanelle’s destinies were reversed, as she explained, “but the pandemic changed our course. As Villanelle advances, she enters a new realm. Eve was the sole survivor.
Will There Be Killing Eve Spinoffs?
However, AMC Networks stated that the Killing Eve universe might be expanded with spinoffs. The development of a spinoff starring Carolyn Martens was announced to be in its earliest stages on April 6, 2022. Carolyn is likely a prequel series about an MI6 spymaster depicted by Imogen Daines in Killing Eve season 4 flashbacks set in 1979.
Fiona Shaw could reprise her role as Carolyn in the present. According to producer Sally Woodward Gentile, a spinoff titled Carolyn is “not necessarily in the works.” Given how Killing Eve season 4 concluded, there are very few characters left to continue the story, therefore prequels may be the best option if any Killing Eve spinoffs are to be produced.