When Eve arrives home after work, Niko is on his way to the faculty cocktail party that she completely forgot about. He heads out the door to set up and she speeds upstairs to get ready. When Eve finally makes her way to the school, Villanelle follows her dressed in an exaggerated kindergarten teacher ensemble complete with glittery pasta necklace. Raymond intercepts Eve in the park to ask for directions and pulls a “bit of fluff” off her shoulder. Suspicious.
At the faculty party, the female teacher, Gemma, is once again by Niko’s side. Eve approaches them, and Gemma gives her an “avalanche of compliments” while simultaneously making her feel like a crappy wife for never making it to school events. When there’s a lull in the conversation, Gemma finally excuses herself and Eve asks Niko to show her his classroom. Things are just heating up when she notices an apple on his desk and panics.
Meanwhile, Gemma is smoking a cigarette in the stairwell when Villanelle approaches and asks to bum one. They get to talking and Gemma opens up about Niko. Villanelle, conveniently suggests that Gemma go for it even though he’s married. She wants Eve all to herself.
Villanelle is definitely on Eve’s mind, too, because the moment she sees the apple she rushes out of the room and pulls the fire alarm. Eve is convinced Villanelle is at the school (she is) and waits outside to see if she notices her familiar face rushing out. When she doesn’t see Villanelle exit the building with the others, she’s relieved and embarrassed. Niko, on the other hand, is furious and tells her to go home. He rushes to catch up with Gemma and as Eve watches him go, Villanelle secretly slips a tube of lipstick into her purse.