When Villanelle learns Eve is her new target, she’s, as Konstantin (Kim Bodnia) puts it, “a mess.” He tells her she needs to handle the job and toughen up. But her face tells us trouble is brewing. That evening, she orders a single glass of Champagne to her room and asks the bellman to stroke her hair. Yikes.
Meanwhile in London, Eve and Niko make plans to have Indian food for dinner. He tells her he has to go out of town for a few days to chaperone a spelling bee at Oxford (turns out Carolyn orchestrated it). Then, the doorbell rings and Eve finds a large floral arrangement that spells out her name. She knows it’s from Villanelle and she gets a strange sexual thrill out of it. So, she asks Niko if he wants to go upstairs to you-know-what.
At MI6 the next day, Carolyn asks Eve if she’s sure she wants to go through with this. Eve questions Carolyn’s reason for not memorializing all this in paperwork. Hugo (Edward Bluemel) arrives to get Eve settled into her bulletproof vest and she tells him she doesn’t want a backup team on site. She needs Villanelle to trust her and feel like she’s in control. Then, she’s off to go get maybe murdered.