Ah, Killing Eve. What can we are saying in regards to the collection finale that has not already been mentioned? It was disappointing. It was whack. It was nothing like we anticipated. And it was an atrocious finish to a collection that began off so robust. I’m nonetheless making an attempt to course of if what we noticed was the precise ending or if somebody out there may be pranking us.
And the followers aren’t the one ones upset. In a column for The Guardian, Luke Jennings, the creator of the books on which Killing Eve relies, mentioned that he too was not too thrilled with how issues went down in the long run.
In case you haven’t watched the Killing Eve collection finale, there are main SPOILERS coming, so right here’s your likelihood to return again when you’ve caught up.
Killing Eve creator was “taken aback” by the collection finale
One of essentially the most irritating issues in regards to the collection finale was that it performed into the “bury your gays” trope. After three seasons of teasing the “will they, won’t they” romance between Villanelle (Jodie Comer) and Eve (Sandra Oh), Villanelle is riddled with bullets and floats off into the space, by no means to be seen once more.
That was the top of their story. That’s it. Nothing extra.
“As an author, it’s a thrill having your work adapted for TV, as my Killing Eve novels were,” Jennings mentioned. “You’re never going to love everything the screenwriting team does, that’s a given. It’s an extraordinary privilege to see your characters brought to life so compellingly. But the final series ending took me aback.”
The season 4 ending was a bowing to conference. A punishing of Villanelle and Eve for the bloody, erotically impelled chaos they’ve brought on. A very subversive storyline would have defied the trope which sees same-sex lovers in TV dramas permitted solely essentially the most fleeting of relationships earlier than certainly one of them is killed off. How far more darkly satisfying, and true to Killing Eve’s authentic spirit, for the couple to stroll off into the sundown collectively? Spoiler alert, however that’s the way it appeared to me when writing the books.
Jennings basically says what all of us had been considering. Why couldn’t these two murderers simply get a bizarre pleased ending?
While Villanelle’s story got here to an abrupt finish on TV, Jennings guarantees followers that the character will stay on within the books. “I learned the outcome of the final episode in advance, and suspected, rightly, that fans would be upset. But to those fans, I would say this: Villanelle lives. And on the page, if not on the screen, she will be back.”
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h/t AV Club