If you’ve been waiting on pins and needles to see what happens next after Eve (Sandra Oh) stabbed Villanelle (Jodie Comer) in the “Killing Eve” Season 1 finale, well, you’re in luck. The final Season 2 trailer dropped Wednesday (watch above), revealing Villanelle’s post-stabbing whereabouts and actions.
Villanelle survives (obvs), and we see her gingerly get out of a hospital bed. What happens next is probably her worst predicament to date: She slips on a crappy pair of bedazzled white Crocs and sneaks out in a stolen doctor outfit. For a sartorial maven like Villanelle, this is the ultimate painful indignity. (Give Comer an Emmy just for her nauseous expression as she puts on the Crocs.) But as Villanelle says in a voiceover, “Sometimes when you love someone, you will do crazy things.”
Same goes for Eve, who’s all turned around after the stabbing, but she can’t help but attempt to suppress a smile when Carolyn (Fiona Shaw) tells her that she’s the only one who can find Villanelle. Well, duh. “Stop it, Eve,” she says. “I can feel your excitement.”
The trailer showcases some of the wit and dry humor that helped make “Killing Eve” a breakout hit last year. Plus, it’s also reassuring to know that the tone and voice remain even though creator and head writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge stepped down from Season 2 to focus on “Fleabag.” Emerald Fennell (“Call the Midwife”) replaced Waller-Bridge as head writer.
Season 2 premieres Sunday, April 7 at 8/7c on BBC America and AMC, just in time for Emmy voting like last year. After just two nominations last year for Oh and Waller-Bridge’s pilot script, “Killing Eve” is expected to explode in a major way for its sophomore run. It’s currently in second place in our Best Drama Series odds, and both Oh and Comer are predicted to get into the drama actress race, which would mark the first time one show produced two nominees in that category in 17 years.
In the near future, you can check out how our experts rank this year’s Emmy contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own 2019 Emmy predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominations are announced on July 16.