Why We’re Addicted to ‘Killing Eve’ and its Season 2 Trailer

Killing Eve Season 2 Poster
Killing Eve season 2 poster. Photo courtesy of BBC America, screenshot by Linda Maleh.

On Thursday, February 14, Valentine’s Day, the BBC America hit series Killing Eve dropped their first trailer for season 2, which premiers on April 7. If you haven’t seen it, Killing Eve is about Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), an MI5 agent who starts chasing the assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) across Europe, and the two become increasingly obsessed with each other. Spoilers ahead if you don’t want to know how season 1 turned out.

The trailer picks up not long after season 2 left off, with Eve confessing to someone on the phone – most likely the MI6 agent she’s been working with, Carolyn (Fiona Shaw) – that she found and tried to kill Villanelle. She also says it right in front of this couple that are in the middle of getting engaged, which is a nice little reminder that while this show can be a bit of a thriller, it has a sense of humor too, and great timing. The brutal stabbing at the end of season 1, though, didn’t kill Villanelle – obviously, because then we wouldn’t have a show.

Jodie Comer as Villanelle on Killing Eve.
Jodie Comer as Villanelle in some comic book inspired pajamas on Killing Eve. Photo courtesy of BBC America, screenshot by Linda Maleh.

Nope, Villanelle is still somehow walking around, still in fantastic outfits, by the way. There are some comic-book inspired pajamas, a nightgown, and I’m assuming it’s Villanelle under that pig mask. How she managed to survive is a bit of a mystery, but we do see her in a hospital environment in one of the shots, so she definitely didn’t patch herself up. Not only did the stabbing not kill Villanelle, but the stabbing also didn’t kill Villanelle’s massive crush on Eve – psychopaths can have crushes too okay? She even sends Eve a beautiful flower arrangement in the shape of her name. At least, I’m assuming it was Villanelle who sent it. No one else in this show is just that over the top, and certainly not Eve’s husband.

What else is in the trailer? Carolyn’s curious about why Eve and Villanelle are “so interested in each other,” but we’re all still curious about whether Carolyn’s a double agent, after Eve found evidence last season that Carolyn might be dirty. Villanelle is still very into killing people – she literally says in the trailer to an off-screen man that she’s looking for a knife to stab him with. Eve seems like she might be in shock after what happened at the end of last season. We see her crying a lot, examining the kitchen blade she’s using to cook with, and guzzling what looks like alcohol – maybe the start of a drinking problem to get through all of this? – but, that’s a little bit too much speculation at this point. Eve obsessively eats popcorn in an airport, because when you and a psychopath are playing a terrifying game of cat and mouse with each other, you might as well binge-eat to deal with it. Someone also gets hit with a car.

Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri on Killing Eve.
Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri, confessing that she tried to kill Villanelle, on Killing Eve.

It’s fair to say that season 2 of Killing Eve will be no less thrilling than the first, or at least according to the creepy music they set the trailer to – Skylar Grey’s cover of Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love.” Except that they keep cutting off the word “love” so that the line, “might as well face it you addicted-” just keeps playing over and over again. The line has a dual function of reminding us how addicted Eve and Villanelle are to each other, but also to how much we’re addicted to this show! Seriously, April 7 can’t come soon enough for this Golden Globe winning series to return. Cause let’s face it – we’re addicted.

You can watch the trailer here.

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Author: Linda Maleh

Entertainment writer, feminist, and New York City native. Personal blog is tvtotalkabout.com.

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