'Killing Eve' Producer Sally Woodward Gentle Talks About Season Three Finale Cliffhanger
Killing Eve's third season came to a close this past Sunday. If you're not quite caught up, please know this update does have spoilers.
Episode eight, entitled "Are You Leading or Am I?," ended with Eve (Sandra Oh) and Villanelle (Jodie Comer) having a heart-to-heart about all that's transpired and how they've changed as people. While viewers can draw their own conclusions, we also have KE producer and expert on the series, Sally Woodward Gentle, to help break down the scene.
Woodward Gentle recently had a catch-up with Entertainment Weekly, where she discusses season three. She starts off the conversation by reflecting on the first two finales, which ended slightly less than amicable, saying, "I just think they couldn’t get shot again, or stabbed. Of course, they are on a bridge and there’s all sorts of drama that they could have happened there."
Eve and Villanelle being on a bridge was a nail-biter...
She addresses how both Eve and Villanelle let their guards down by the end of season three, saying, "I think that what was really appealing was for both of them to have an honest conversation, which we rarely see, particularly with the revelation in the earlier scene that they were both complicit in somebody else’s death.”
Woodward Gently is referring to them being responsible for Dasha's death, which makes them even more connected. Woodward Gentle makes note of when the conversation shifts: "And also, for Eve to say, ‘You’ve got to release me. I can’t stop thinking about you.’ And for Villanelle to say, ‘Well, it’s really easy. You just walk away.’ They walk away and Eve turns around with Villanelle, and I think what you see in her is she knows that Eve is going to turn around."
It did look like Villanelle had a glint in her eye, trusting Eve would ultimately look back.
Woodward Gentle goes on to ask two telling questions, "Is that point-scoring, or is it actually something much more fundamental than that?"
It might be both, now that we think about it.
She describes the ending as "a little bit more introspective than before," and that it's "quite fun as well, not to do the same thing every time."
If you're already finding yourself missing Killing Eve, there is a fourth season coming out. When asked about the next season, Woodward Gentle chimed back, "Oh, yeah! We haven't taken our foot off the pedal. The writers are in the room now. We should have three episodes written really shortly."
If you've yet to see the finale, here's a play-by-play we've put together with our reactions.
Did the finale answer all of the questions you may have had going into it?