‘Killing Eve’ Season 3 Episode 2 Questions We Have

Killing Eve Season 3 Episode 2 continues about where the action-packed premiere left off. The story follows the cat and mouse game between Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) and Villanelle (Jodie Comer).  After the cliffhanger at the end of season 2, they were living separate lives, but of course that can’t last forever. Something will have to happen to put Eve and Villanelle in each other’s orbit again.

Season 3 Episode 2 of Killing Eve also leaves us with some questions. Considering these questions might give us some clues as to where the show is going.

[Spoiler alert: The following contains major spoilers for Killing Eve Season 3 Episode 2.] 

Does Kenny Stowton’s former boss Jamie have anything to do with the Twelve?

Sean Delaney as Kenny Stowton in Killing Eve season 3 episode 1
Sean Delaney as Kenny Stowton in Killing Eve | Laura Radford/BBCAmerica/Sid Gentle

In season 3 episode 1 of Killing Eve, Kenny Stowton, Carolyn Martens’ son, had a new job as an investigative journalist. Of course, he used that opportunity to continue investigating the Twelve. In season 3 episode 2 of Killing Eve, Eve Polastri has Kenny’s phone and gets texts and calls from the editor in chief of the site Kenny was working for, Bitter Pill, named Jamie. Eventually, Eve goes into the office but refuses to hand over Kenny’s phone unless she gets access to his files.

According to Jamie and one of Kenny’s coworkers, called Bear, it will take days to decrypt what Kenny was working on at the time of his death. Jamie also says that the police have Kenny’s work thumb drive. When she finds that out, she takes Kenny’s phone back and goes to his mother Carolyn, telling her everything. Eve wants them to get Kenny’s thumb drive back and find out what he was investigating that got him killed.

Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri in Killing Eve season 3 episode 2
Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri in Killing Eve | Nick Wall/BBCAmerica

This leads to our question: could Jamie have something to do with the Twelve or with Kenny’s death in general? In a show like Killing Eve, anything is possible. So far he seems to just be Kenny’s boss who is concerned about his work files getting into the wrong hands. Yet it’s also possible that he could be working for the Twelve.

Jamie certainly would have had the means and the opportunity to kill Kenny or to let in whoever did, as he would have had access to the office. The Twelve certainly seem like the type of group to have representatives everywhere they could. Hopefully, Jamie is just what he appears to be or if not, his true allegiance is revealed as the season goes on. 

Why did Konstantin Vasiliev say that Villanelle isn’t safe in ‘Killing Eve’ Season 3 Episode 2? 

Jodie Comer of Killing Eve Season 3 Episode 2
Jodie Comer (Villanelle) at the Killing Eve Season Two premiere | Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

In season 3 episode 2 of Killing Eve, Konstantin Vasiliev shows up at Villanelle’s fancy new place. He is greeted with a kick from Villanelle, who says he is not allowed to come over unannounced anymore.  He wonders why she is trusting Dasha when she wanted to kill her before. Villanelle’s answer is that if she killed everyone who betrayed her, there would be no one left.

Konstantin tells Villanelle that Eve is alive, which shocks the assassin. Konstantin’s voice fades away, but you can still hear him telling Villanelle that he cares about her and that she’s not safe. But…why wouldn’t she be safe? Surely the Twelve would not want to kill one of their assassins, especially after welcoming her back in such a spectacular fashion.

Jodie Comer (Villanelle) and Kim Bodnia (Konstantin Vasiliev) in Killing Eve season 3 episode 2
Jodie Comer (Villanelle) and Kim Bodnia (Konstantin Vasiliev) in Killing Eve | Des Willie/BBCAmerica

Then again, we don’t know exactly what the Twelve’s end goal is yet. Hopefully, that will be unraveled eventually. Maybe if Villanelle succeeds in becoming a Keeper, she will know more about who the Twelve are and what they want. But for now, she seems to be in their crosshairs just as much as Eve is. 

Perhaps Eve is the answer. Perhaps Villanelle got too close to Eve for the Twelve’s liking, or perhaps they feel Villanelle is too unpredictable to deal with anymore. Whatever the case may be, hopefully, it will become clear why Villanelle isn’t safe as the season goes on.