The fish-tank scene is going to be iconic for a while. For Villanelle, she was there to show Eve that she was different; but if she was, would she really have been there? She recognizes that there’s always been a performative nature to Jodie Comer’s character, at least in how her desperation for attention serves as a primary driving force. A part of her was obsessed with the image of baptism, of rebirth, with this episode — she thought that it would change her. When she reunited with Eve, she could also see the change in her.
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So how is Eve perceiving Villanelle at the moment? Speaking to TVLine in a premiere postmortem, Sandra Oh relates it to “one of those bad relationships where you think, ‘They’re gonna come back… And we’re going to do this dance over again, and then we’re gonna separate’… I think Eve is really ready to let that go.”
Of course, just because Eve feels that way now doesn’t mean she will forever. One of the main narratives of the series is that these two can’t seem to ever drift far apart from each other, even if they try to do so — and by not killing at the end of the premiere, we have at least a sign that Villanelle is at least a little bit different than she once was.
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