For all the excited discourse bubbling around “Killing Eve
” Season 1, one element of BBC America
’s compelling new drama was often overlooked: At its core, it’s a procedural. Sure, the action is serialized, but the narrative nevertheless circles around one cop’s quest to catch a criminal, and episodes find new ways for the two to butt heads, cross paths, and obsessively circle one another like hungry cats not sure what to do with the mouse they’re stalking.
With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that Season 2 wastes little time reestablishing the dynamic it pretended to blow up during last year’s finale. Yes, MI6 agent Eve (Sandra Oh
) finally came face to face with Villanelle (Jodie Comer
), the assassin she hunted (and fell for?) over an intense investigation, but she only appeared to make a decision. She stabbed her. She hurt her. But she also let her go.