In an interview with our sister web site Deadline — watch the full video here — Oh addresses the BBC America thriller’s collection finale, which divided followers final month with its brutally abrupt ending. Within the closing moments, Villanelle was killed by a sniper whereas Oh’s character Eve survived, however Oh reveals that “truthfully, it was going to be the opposite manner round,” which means that Eve would die and Villanelle would reside.
Oh and Season 4 lead author Laura Neal “had been chatting about how we had been going to finish this,” she remembers, and “I used to be like, ‘You need to kill my character.’ I assumed that may be the strongest and probably the most attention-grabbing” ending, and “I felt, emotionally, it was the correct place of the place I used to be at.” She notes that on the finish of Season 3, “Eve was beginning to get into, like, a nihilistic place, and we’re like, ‘Let’s simply proceed that line and go straight into it.’”
However then the pandemic shut down manufacturing, and later that yr, “they got here to me, and so they stated, ‘We will’t do it. We have to change it… Eve must reside.’” As Oh factors out, “Eve is the way in which into this world. She’s our everywoman. So it’s form of actually tremendous miserable if she dies.” So “we switched it round,” Oh says, including that her costar Jodie Comer, who performed Villanelle, “was very a lot onboard for that.”
Many followers weren’t onboard with the ending, although, and neither was e-book writer Luke Jennings, who voiced his issues in regards to the finale in a scathing commentary, criticizing the Killing Eve writers for “bowing to conference” and “punishing” Eve and Villanelle “for the bloody, erotically impelled chaos they’ve induced.” He wished Eve and Villanelle may’ve each survived: “How way more darkly satisfying, and true to Killing Eve‘s authentic spirit, for the couple to stroll off into the sundown collectively?”