‘I’ll never look at bacon the same way again’: Viewers of Killing Eve say latest episode of the BBC One thriller – which sees murderous Villanelle don a pig’s mask – left them feeling ‘traumatised’
- SPOILER ALERT: BBC1 episode – which was aired on Saturday – saw Villanelle travel to Amsterdam in pursuit of her next victim
- While there, the assassin visited the Rijksmuseum and saw a grisly painting
- She used the art as inspiration for her next target – a middle-aged father
- Villanelle dressed in a ‘creepy’ pig mask and pink frock to lure her target in
The fourth episode of BBC One’s assassin thriller Killing Eve proved so ‘creepy’ some viewers said they feared having nightmares after watching it.
The latest installment of the hit show, which aired on BBC One on Saturday night, saw murderous assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) disguised in a pink pig mask as she honed in on her latest target…in Amsterdam’s atmospheric red light district.
The famously unemotional killer dressed in a pig mask and pink frock to lure her latest target – a married father with a penchant for bestiality – in.
And viewers were left cold by what unfolded, with one saying: ‘I’ll never look at bacon the same way again’.
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Porcine nightmare! Killing Eve’s Villanelle (Jodie Comer) dressed in a ‘creepy’ pig mask and pink frock during the latest episode of the BBC One show
On Twitter, the show garnered plenty of comments from people who said they’d been left chilled by the porcine-themed slaughter.
‘Omg, Killing Eve just keeps getting more and more shocking. PSYCHOOO’ one viewer wrote.
Another said: ‘Omg, I can’t even watch any of this with the creepy pig mask. Pls I hate it so so much, nope’
‘WTF is Villanelle wearing and what’s with the head gear?’ a third horrified viewer commented.
‘This pig mask is going to be haunting my dreams,’ another penned.
Reaction: Viewers were left shocked by the performance and took to Twitter to share their astonishment
But for many, the shocking kill made the episode ‘one of the best so far’.
‘This is up there as one of my top episodes,’ an enthusiastic reviewer wrote on Twitter.
While another individual said: ‘How captivating was that! I am on the edge of my seat for next week.’
‘One of my favourite kills,’ another insisted as one person said: ‘Oh, I love this murder!’
‘One of my fav kills’: But for many, the shocking kill made the episode ‘one of the best so far’
The episode sees Villanelle taken to Amsterdam’s famous Rijksmuseum by her boss, Konstantin (Kim Bodnia), and her attention is caught by a grisly Jan de Baen painting.
The artist’s work depicts the murder of the De Witt brothers, who were gutted then strung up by their political enemies in 1672.
‘They look like bacon,’ Villanelle comments.
Later in the programme, art begins to filter into life for the imaginative murderer.
Dressed to impress her target in a frilly pink frock and a terrifying pig mask, Villanelle captures the man’s attention while he explores the Red Light District.
Dressed to impress her target in a frilly pink frock and a terrifying pig mask, Villanelle captures the man’s attention while he explores the Red Light District
Their time together soon starts to head south for the man when she opens the blinds, letting everyone gathering on the street witness her hang him upside down
Mistakenly thinking he’s about to have some fun, the father follows the assassin into a room and even allows her to tie him up.
Villanelle wastes no time in opening the blinds to the room, letting everyone gathering on the street witness her hanging her target upside down.
She plunges a knife into his stomach as his wife, walking by, watches on.
Those milling around think the display is all part of an elaborate act, with one witness amusingly saying to his friend: ‘Realistic, isn’t it?’
And the final scene looks strikingly similar to the assassin’s new favourite painting.
Killing Eve continues on BBC One next Saturday, with all episodes now available on BBC iPlayer.
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