But the value of a third series, other than the obvious one of obtaining ratings, is not clear. Where can the story go now, and does anyone care about the series as much as before? The Killing Eve murders were inventive – remember the poisonous scent – but the one featured in this episode was pretty dull.
Heathcote, approaching the launch, spoke of Villanelle’s “journey” (uh-oh) and said, “I think we are beginning to understand who she is as a person.” I hope not. Villanelle’s ignorance is what made her so great.
The third series of Killing Eve begins on BBC iPlayer on Monday April 13 at 6 a.m. and on BBC One on Sunday April 19 at 9:15 p.m.