‘Killing Eve’ Season 4: Does Show’s Title Foreshadow Eve’s Fate?

Hit BBC America show Killing Eve has fans wildly speculating on the connection between the title of the spy thriller and what lies in store for Eve Polastri, played by Sandra Oh, in Season 4’s finale. Viewers loved Season 1, 2, and 3, but the final season has thrown fans for a loop as they wonder if the show’s curious title foreshadows Eve’s fate. Here’s what you need to know about Season 4.

‘Killing Eve’ Season 4 highlights

The final season of Killing Eve was bound to raise questions among fans because of the rather surprising storyline. Viewers have highly anticipated the final 10 episodes since BBC announced the fourth season in January of 2020.

The storyline unfolds in the wake of the Season 3 climax. Eve, Villanelle (Jodie Comer), and Carolyn Martens (Fiona Shaw) find themselves in unfamiliar territory. When the show opens, a disguised Eve is trying to stalk Hélène (Camille Cottin) and her daughter with the intention of planting a tracker in Hélène’s purse.

Meanwhile, Villanelle tries to mend her ways unsuccessfully. While on a bus to a church retreat, a colorful moth lands on her hand and flits away in a moment. The fleeting moment of grace makes Villanelle feel remorseful. But can this last?

Carolyn’s pursuit of The Twelve brings her to some dark places and darker revelations. She runs into Vlad Betkin (Laurentiu Possa) who needs some rather compromising information about Carolyn’s former MI6 colleagues. Her business of betrayal receives a major jolt when she learns one of the women she betrayed died by suicide.

Finally, Eve catches up with Hélène and plans to blaze her way to the latter’s heart through the stomach. She shows up at Hélène’s door with a bottle of wine and the ingredients of a shepherd’s pie. All through, viewers have the feeling Eve will get burned — and she does, literally.

As the story unfolds, fans can’t avoid speculation and theorizing about Eve’s destiny. The title doesn’t help matters; it leads everyone to doubt the chances of Eve surviving Season 4.

Is Sandra Oh’s character going to die by the end of ‘Killing Eve’?

Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh smile for cameras at BBC America's 'Killing Eve' Season Four photo call
(L-R) Killing Eve stars Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh | Momodu Mansaray/WireImage

If Eve is to die by the end of Season 4, her confrontation with Konstantin (Kim Bodnia) at the episode start could be a clear foreshadowing of her death. Konstantin tells her she’s going to die, following a shot to her hand. Her response is even more gripping: She says “Thank God.”

The lead writer, Laura Neal, also knows what’s on the viewers’ minds concerning the expected ending of both Eve and Villanelle. Speaking to Insider via Zoom, Neal said she isn’t surprised at the theories flying around, considering the title of the show.

As Eve totters dangerously on the edge, seeking to exterminate members of The Twelve, Neal speaks about taking over as the lead writer during the show’s final season, the challenges brought by the pandemic, and how she came up with the idea of Villanelle’s Jesus at the end of the episode.

Is the title ‘Killing Eve’ a disturbing foreshadowing or misdirection?

Ending Killing Eve must’ve been quite a challenge even for the writers and actors. It appears no one was absolutely sure whether to kill the old Eve and introduce a new Eve or just have her die to end the episode. Neal reveals that she discussed the ending many times with both writers and actors.

When Konstantin tells Eve she will never come out of it alive, and Eve says “Thank God,” the lead writer and Oh — who plays Eve — had plenty of deliberations on the line. Has Eve finally resigned to her inevitable fate, or is it a misdirection on the authors’ part?

Whatever the case, the final season of Killing Eve will leave viewers with lots to talk about, long after the last episode has aired.

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