Hearing the scuffle, Eve comes out of the room and sees the axe Raymond so carelessly set down. She threatens to hurt him with it, but he doesn’t believe her. Villanelle is close to passing out so Eve goes for the gold and axes Raymond in the back. After she composes herself, Villanelle insists that Eve finish the job with a final blow to the head. She says the Twelve will come after them for what they’ve done. Suddenly, violently, Eve cleaves him once, then again, until Raymond is dead.
Eve is in shock, so Villanelle ushers them out the back door of the hotel and breaks into an enclosed tunnel so they can travel undetected. Villanelle tries to reassure Eve as they walk. “It’s OK if you feel weird. You just killed someone for the first time—with an axe,” she jokes.
Eventually they find an exit and Eve violently breaks the door down while Villanelle watches in mock wonder. They ascend a staircase that leads into a stunning collection of ruins. Acting like they can suddenly lead a normal life together, Villanelle asks Eve what she wants for dinner (“spaghetti”) and if she’d like to run away to Alaska with her (“OK”). Villanelle says, “It’s going to be amazing” and assures a still very shocked Eve that she’ll feel better soon. “I’ll take care of you,” Villanelle says.
But then some birds cause a ruckus and Villanelle draws her gun out of instinct. When Eve realizes that Villanelle could have shot Raymond herself, she’s incensed. Villanelle simply says that Eve had it under control. Eve quickly realizes Villanelle wanted her to do it. Villanelle admits, “I wanted you to know how it feels. How did it feel?” Eve’s answer? “Wet.”
Villanelle tries to take Eve in her arms and says she’s proud of her, but Eve hardens and says she needs to go home. She yells at Villanelle for thinking something more is going on between them. Villanelle reaches to brush her cheek and Eve shouts at her: “You want me to be a mess. You want me to be scared. But I’m like you now. I’m not afraid of anything.” They toe the line between sexuality and violence for a moment more and then Villanelle tells Eve she loves her. “You’re mine,” she says. Still, Eve walks away. And then, when she realizes Eve is really leaving, Villanelle shoots her. Eve collapses and Villanelle simply walks away.
Could Eve be playing dead for safety like Hugo earlier or is she really dead? Is Niko still alive? How is this whole mess going to be sorted out?
No matter what happens, that’s a cliffhanger if we’ve ever seen one. The good news? Killing Eve is coming back for a third season. Fingers crossed Eve makes it there.