*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
If anyone would be able to get information out of a contract killer, it’d be another contract killer, but Eve doesn’t go through standard procedure to ensure her safety with Villanelle. She doesn’t wear a bulletproof vest, she refuses a backup team and she doesn’t bat an eye when Villanelle drops her cellphone in Champagne. As she tells Hugo (Edward Bluemel), before sleeping flirting with the enemy, it’s all about getting Villanelle to trust her.
This all pays off when Villanelle and Eve go to the Forest of Dean to interrogate the Ghost. Eve tries to get info first, but she’s unsuccessful. Villanelle, on the other hand, is able to extricate intel in a flash. But then, Villanelle and Eve have a spat because Villanelle doesn’t feel Eve expresses enough gratitude. It’s very on-brand for I-don’t-work-well-with-others Villanelle, so we expected their working relationship to be over and their game of cat-and-mouse to resume.
But when Villanelle surprises Eve’s husband, Niko (Owen McDonnell), at Oxford and tells him she and Eve are friends now, we’re left to wonder if that really was the end of team Eve and Villanelle. Something tells us no.
Now that Eve knows Aaron Peel (Henry Lloyd-Hughes) is responsible for a string of murders, she’ll presumably focus on that and allow Villanelle to continue her business—otherwise MI6 would have arrested her after she got the Ghost to speak. It’s also worth noting that BBC America renewed the series for a third season, so perhaps Eve will team up with Villanelle again to get to the bottom of more murders. Maybe they’ll even release some of that sexual tension that’s been building between them.
All that and more will (hopefully) be revealed when Killing Eve returns for season two, episode six this Sunday, May 12, at 8/7 c on BBC America and AMC.