Killing Eve star is "so glad" about shocking last-minute twist

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

From Digital Spy

Note: This article contains major spoilers for Killing Eve's latest episode 'Nice and Neat'.

Killing Eve star Sandra Oh has admitted that she is "so glad" about the shocking last-minute twist at the end of Sunday's episode (April 14).

To recap the episode, Sandra's character Eve Polastri and her MI6 boss Carolyn Martens (Fiona Shaw) were pretty close to catching wounded Villanelle (Jodie Comer) at the House of Dolls.

However, Villanelle managed to make her way out of the house, only to be picked up by Raymond (Adrian Scarborough), who treated her even worse than her previous handlers.

Photo credit: Nick Wall/BBC America
Photo credit: Nick Wall/BBC America

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And when Eve and Carolyn returned to Carolyn's home, they were shocked to be welcomed by Villanelle's previous handler – the Russian intelligence agent Konstantin Vasiliev (Kim Bodnia), who was just casually reading a book in the living room.

"Hello, Eve," Konstantin greeted her, raising his eyebrows and waiting for a response from Eve, who was trying to figure out the motive behind the surprising visit of this mysterious man.

Speaking about that last-minute shocking twist, Oh told Entertainment Weekly: "I was just so glad. It's just too rich of a character… He helps humanize [Villanelle] - as much as she can be.

"He sees her with understanding and empathy in a way that helps the audience see her that way.

Photo credit: BBC America/Aimee Spinks
Photo credit: BBC America/Aimee Spinks

Co-star Comer added: "There's something about the relationship between Konstantin and Villanelle that enables the audience to see her a certain way. Without that relationship, you wouldn't."

Oh has also dropped a hint about the suspicious relationship between Konstantin and Carolyn, teasing: "The higher-up puppet masters, Konstantin and Carolyn, you'll see them work together – and against each other - to try and get what they want."

"Villanelle feels she is [in] control," added Comer. "She constantly thinks that she is ahead of the game - and then finds herself not being."

Killing Eve airs on Sundays at 8/7c on BBC America. The second season is coming soon to the BBC (and BBC iPlayer) in the UK.

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