Look, let's start by pulling the band-aid off the obvious "cliffhanger" that BBC America's Killing Eve needs to resolve heading into the third season (hitting BBC America and AMC on April 26 at 10 p.m.). When last we saw Sandra Oh's Eve, she had just taken a bullet to the back from Villanelle (Jodie Comer) – who clearly does not take rejection very well (was also a nice bookend to the first season's finale).
Well, Eve's alive.
We're hoping that's not a spoiler… but then again, they didn't change the show's title to Killed Eve so there's that…
So where does that leave things heading into season 3? According to executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle, Eve and Villanelle will be looking for more control over their respective lives – and for Villanelle, that means a new focus:
"A big theme for Villanelle is her trying to gauge some sense of control. She is a very free spirit, and she always seems to be under the thumb of this higher entity, whoever that may be. She's really trying to shake that off."
Woodward Gentle and EW teamed up to drop some intel on what fans can expect. While you should definitely check out the entire article (here), there are the five highlights/teases that stood out to us:
● Now that Eve's no longer a big fan of MI6, she's looking to take her career in a different direction – yet she just can't escape those pesky knives:
"She's a very, very bright woman who is good at whatever she decides to turn her hand to. She's also very, very good at making dumplings. And Sandra turns out to be incredibly good at making dumplings — and at butchering, actually."
● Konstantin's (Kim Bodnia) future was teased with a simple reminder that his daughter Irina is still alive.
● The mysterious fellow next to Villanelle in the clown photo below? That's Felix (Stefan Iancu) – a name and face to keep and eye on… especially since no other info was given out on his backstory or how he impacts our pair.
● While Eve and Carolyn (Fiona Shaw) will find their relationship understandably "strained", their paths will cross again – but the trust levels are at an all-time low.
● Remember Eve's pseudo-husband Niko (Owen McDonnell)? First thing you should know is that he's alive. Second thing you should know is that after Villanelle framed him for murder… well… here's how Woodward Gentle explains it: "He's left in a really, really miserable place, but he's not dead. Miserable but not dead."
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