Anatomy of a Murder: How ‘Killing Eve’ Avoids Equating Trauma With Motive

The relationship between Villanelle and Anna seems to have been overlooked in most critics’ analyses of the series, and yet it goes a long way to explaining Villanelle’s initial interest in Eve, and provides context to many of her emotional reactions throughout the story.

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‘Killing Eve’ and the Power of a Gaze

“Your eyes will just empty. Then your soul goes in,” Villanelle tells Frank. “People think that your soul or personality, whatever, leaves the body when you die. I swear, it just goes further in. It falls so far in and just becomes so small that it can’t control your body anymore. It’s just in there, dying forever.”

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REVIEW | ‘Humans’ 3.01

This episode took a gamble with tone – one that did not totally pay off – and returned with a memorable action setpiece that will have lasting effects on the story, but ultimately it is the quieter, interpersonal moments that remain the series’ strength, and it continues to ground huge thematic dilemmas in pleasingly laid-back domestic interactions.

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