Originally Posted by flyboy2160
I loved the first two episodes to the point of watching them again online. But the third show was a disappointment to me. It lacked the subtle, clever, small plot details of the first two. The music score didn't seem as integrated. The Chinese guy was just overacted compared to the other characters. The third show seemed more like a standard "spy" show than the first two.
I won't watch the third show over, but I'll keep tuning in to see if they return to the quality of the first shows.
The first two, especially the second, episodes focused a lot on developing Villanelle's quirky psychopathic character and her elaborate assassination schemes. Let's face it, Eve just isn't that interesting, nor are her colleagues.
I agree about the music score and the Chinese intelligence official, both seemed a bit forced in this episode, like trying too hard. Even the scenes with Villanelle and her newest toy, the older woman Pamela, seemed a bit forced.
At any rate, it was quite a shocking ending, and showed that no character is immortal in this show (except of course for Eve and Villanelle).
One niggling question for me is how did Villanelle's people find out about Eve's little group in London that's looking into her? It's totally off-book and the only people who should know about it are the four or five people in the group, including the woman who put it together. When Villanelle was told about it by her handler, he said they didn't know how much they knew about Villanelle (or something to that effect), which means one of the people in the group couldn't be the mole, since they all know how far the investigation has gotten. My suspicion is Eve's husband is working for Villanelle's people. He asks a lot of questions, though I don't know how he would know Eve is working on Villanelle's case, since she doesn't discuss particulars. Perhaps he put two-and-two together based on her needing help with the Polish translations and that first case.