Ever since Villanelle pulled the trigger on his lover who became a lover and let her bleed to the ground amidst the Roman ruins, fans have been desperately trying to find out if Eve Polastri had survived the gunshot.
And the wait is almost over, with the first episode of the third series of the acclaimed spy thriller landing on BBC iPlayer on Easter Monday, after being aired in the United States on BBC America and AMC the day before.
Given that Eve, played by Sandra Oh, appears in the trailer, it seems fair to say that psychotic assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) did not send the MI6 officer.
Many fans have observed how such a result reflects the equally shocking end of the first season, when Eve thought she had killed Villanelle after stabbing her in the stomach.
Either way, theories about how the next episode of the drama will unfold abound on social media. Here, FEMAIL presents some of the potential storylines that passionate watchers of the show predict for series three.
Eve and Villanelle are reunited in episode four
Assuming Eve survives – and that’s a safe bet, because her name represents half the title of the series – at some point, the two women will come face to face.
A fan who read between the lines of several critics has deduced that a dramatic meeting will take place at the end of episode four – before a standalone episode dedicated to Villanelle.
Twitter user @killingkyra shared a thread citing a critic from Paste Magazine who said that writer Suzanne Heathcote made the decision to keep Eve and Villanelle separate “minus a brief and surprising scene” for at least the first five episodes.
She then quotes another critic who claims that the reunion of the duo “comes when you least expect it: with a violent and electrifying encounter”.
Ever since Villanelle pulled the trigger on his enemy who became a lover and let her bleed to the ground surrounded by Roman ruins, fans have been desperately trying to find out if Eve Polastri had survived the gunshot.
The fan then shares another reviewer’s comment that episode five “kills the momentum of the series” after “the events at the end of four”.
She concludes: “Eve and Villanelle will have a scene (violent and electrifying) together during the first five episodes, and this will probably take place at the end of episode 4, just before the standalone episode of Villanelle. “
So another four weeks to wait for that.
Eve is trained to become an assassin
In the last episode of series two, Eve herself became a killer – clubbing Raymond (Adrian Scarborough) of the 12 with an ax in a hotel corridor to keep him from strangling Villanelle.
It was a scene that made even the most violent tamed slasher movies, with Eve delivering blow after blow, blood splatter on the walls – something that Villanelle seemed to take great pleasure in once she recovered from near asphyxiation.
In the final episode of the second series, Eve herself became a killer – bludgeoning Raymond (Adrian Scarborough) of the 12 in a hotel corridor while he did his best to strangle Villanelle
Eve, on the other hand, was horrified by her violent assault – made worse when Villanelle let slip into the final scene that she could have defended herself while carrying a gun.
So why didn’t she use it? Twitter user @ srev_8 believes this was all a test to see if Eve had the power within her to murder someone – and become a member of The 12.
He tweeted, “My #KillingEve theory is that they train Eve to be the next best assassin.
Twitter user @ srev_8 believes this was all a test to see if Eve had the power within her to murder someone – and become a member of The 12
“It was all a series of tests to make sure she was the last one who didn’t get caught. And I think Bill is number 1 out of 12. Villanelle was just a pon.
All very Hunger Games, right? For those who may have forgotten, Bill was the security chief at MI5 and a close friend of Eve in the first season. Unfortunately, he met a sticky ending in the hands of Villanelle on a nightclub dance floor in Berlin.
Nico accused of murdering Gemma
At the end of the penultimate episode of season two, Eve’s enduring husband Nico is once again the victim of Villanelle.
After being confronted by the assassin while he and Gemma – a fellow teacher who had a big crush on him – moved his belongings to a storage locker, he woke up to find Gemma dead next to him, suffocated by a plastic bag tied around it. head.
At the end of the penultimate episode of season two, Eve’s longtime husband, Nico, again fell prey to Villanelle when she killed her friend Gemma
Theories abound on Reddit that Nico will be put in connection with the murder of Gemma – who was part of Villanelle’s master plan.
CommotioCerebri suggested that Villanelle killed Gemma “to charge Niko for the murder of Gemma or to permanently frighten him”.
“She can’t kill him, so that’s how she can take him out of Eve’s life,” they wrote.
TishLaDish14 agreed, writing, “I think either of your theories is viable. Maybe a combination of the two? Frame him to keep him away from Eve? But oy, what if Eve wants to “save” him?
Theories abound on Reddit that Nico will be put in connection with the murder of Gemma – who was part of Villanelle’s master plan
Redditor101lol also raised the possibility on their Theory thread for season 3: “Villanelle will believe that Eve died after the events of the season 2 finale. Niko could possibly be charged with the murder of Gemma and could be put in prison .
“It would make Eve distressed and find Villanelle. This time Villanelle will have no idea that Eve is coming for her and will continue her life as an assassin. At some point in the season, Villanelle will discover that Eve is somehow alive and more events will take place.
Redditor101lol also raised the possibility on their Theory thread for season 3: “Villanelle will believe that Eve died after the events of the season 2 finale. Niko could be charged with the murder of Gemma and could be put in prison”
Villanelle is the daughter of Konstantin and Carolyn
In a recent interview, Fiona Shaw – who plays Carolyn – hinted that her character had “more children than we know”.
“You never know who she was actually married to and who the father of these children was, whether it was the same father,” she said. Entertainment Weekly.
A fan wrote on Twitter: “I have the impression that Konstantin is going to be Villanelle’s father”
In the third series, we meet Carolyn’s daughter Geraldine (played by Gemma Whelan) – but some fans suspect that Villanelle could be the product of a date with Carolyn-Konstantin, and therefore Geraldine’s half-sister.
Twitter user @ Nerdzilla76 thought, “I wonder if my theory that I mentioned the last time about Villanelle being Carolyn / Konstantin’s daughter is about to come true? “
Another fan, a Twitter user @ CDC_1919, wrote: “I have the sneaky impression that Konstantin is going to become Villanelle’s father, on the steps of Rome when she says that her family is dead, he quips … well, almost all! “
Eve has an adventure with Carolyn’s daughter
Earlier this year, The Sun revealed that Villanelle – who lives in Barcelona at the start of the third series – is marrying a Spanish woman in the new series.
“It seems that Villanelle and his Spanish wife are very much loved,” said a source.
“The scenes that Jodie and her co-shoot have already included a large Spanish group and the cutting of a cake, before she spots an enemy among the guests and pursues them. “
Some fans have suggested that the newly awakened bisexual Eve starts having sex with Carolyn’s daughter Geraldine (possibly in retaliation) – which leads to a reunion with Villanelle.
Some fans have suggested that newly awakened bisexual Eve starts having sex with Carolyn’s daughter, Geraldine – which leads to a reunion with Villanelle
Twitter user @ vxllanelle1 thinks, “Okay, a concept. Carolyn’s daughter also turns out to be a murderer, maybe working for MI6? She meets Eve. She seduces Eve. And then BOOM, jealous, Villanelle returns.
Asked by another fan with whom she would prefer to have Eve for her twin alarm clock, @villainoveralls said, “I wouldn’t mind seeing Eve connect with Carolyn’s daughter since V is married and she uses it to finally enter fully into her own sexuality, ‘while @JClawesome deduces:’ Eve and Carolyn’s daughter are going ***. ‘
Twitter user @ vxllanelle1 meditated: “Okay, a concept. Carolyn’s daughter also turns out to be a murderer, maybe working for MI6? She meets Eve. She seduces Eve. And then jealous BOOM Villanelle comes back up ‘
Villanelle finds his mother
A character who appears in one of the trailers for season three has convinced some fans that it was the mother of Villanelle, long gone.
It turns out that Dasha, played by Harriet Walter, is a former Russian gymnast – who is seen brutally beating her teenage lover in a flashback scene – and an old partner of Villanelle who finds her.
Killing Eve fans think Dasha could be closer to Villanelle than she suggests, with @VillanelleEves claiming it is “obvious” that she is her mother – despite a distinctly non-maternal moment in the trailer where the two women try to strangle each other.
Dasha, played by Harriet Walter, is a former Russian gymnast – who is seen brutally beating her teenage lover in a flashback scene – and a former partner of Villanelle who finds her.
Writing on Twitter, they said, “Konstantin said in series 2 of the last episode: your whole family is not dead, and Villanelle said his mother had scary hair in S1, so I’m pretty sure … If it’s not her mother I really wonder who she is. Age, appearance, behavior correspond to his mother, and why make a trailer of the past of an unimportant character?
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jodie Comer hinted that Villanelle was face to face with someone she thought was dead.
Of course, she could be talking about Eve, but she may be referring to someone else.
Killing Eve fans believe Dasha may be closer to Villanelle than she suggests, @VillanelleEves saying it is “obvious” that she is his mother
“This is the thing: you believe someone is dead, so you live with the fact that someone died and then that is not the case,” she told the publication.
“How do you get back?” How does it change your relationship that you had? Does he do it? Is there a new opportunity? Is there a chance or is it necessary to finish what you have done? It’s probably going to be the most important thing for Villanelle.
The third series of Killing Eve, episode one will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer on Monday April 6, followed by a BBC One show on April 19. More episodes will be published on iPlayer every Monday, week by week.