Killing Eve returns to our screens this year in its final outing – it has been confirmed that Season 4 will see the series reach its conclusion, but will it be enough to tie up all the loose ends?
Season 3 ended on a massive cliffhanger and there are plenty of questions that need answering before we have to say goodbye to Eve (Sandra Oh) and Villanelle (Jodie Comer).
There have been reports that Killing Eve will get a spin-off show, but this hasn’t been confirmed so, we’ll just have to make the most of its final episodes.
If you need a recap of what we still need to find out in the last season of the show, take a look through this list of questions we want answered...
Will Eve and Villanelle get together?
Season 3 ends with Eve and Villanelle stood on a bridge discussing their future before walking away from each other – this is after they’ve both tried to kill one another multiple times.
Before the show leaves audiences to stew over the final season, Eve admits to the Russian assassin: “When I try and think of my future, I just see your face.”
Does mean a romantic relationship is on the cards for the two of them, or is it simply Eve picturing a professional pairing?
Their intense past indicates something more than just a working relationship and Villanelle expressing her desire to give up the assassin life, despite Eve admitting she brings the “monster” out inside of her, could be the turning point for them both.
Will Carolyn die?
Carolyn (Fiona Shaw) could be The Twelve’s next target if and when they find out she was responsible for Paul’s (Steve Pemberton) death, who was both her co-worker at M16 and a Twelve spy.
She went through a hell of a lot last season including her son dying, potentially at the hands of her ex-lover (more on that later); that man, Konstantin (Kim Bodnia), tried to use her daughter Geraldine (Gemma Whelan) to give up information about her mother, her colleague Mo (Rajendra Bajaj) died, she got her first on-screen kill but, she couldn’t kill Konstantin.
Carolyn would have a much easier life without Konstantin around given he dealt most of her trauma in Season 3.
Although she’s been cool enough to evade death up until this point, after her murder of Paul it wouldn’t be surprising if the Twelve did seek revenge – or will she outsmart them like she has done with most people so far?
Who are the Twelve?
Villanelle has been working for this organisation from the very start of Killing Eve – but not a lot is known about them.
It binds all the main characters together, and they kill a lot of people but with not a lot of rhyme or reason.
Hopefully the mysterious group gets unmasked, and we get to learn all its secrets and goings on, but they’d have to do it pretty fast given it’s the final season.
Did Konstantin kill Kenny?
Carolyn’s son Kenny (Sean Delaney) came to his bitter end during the show's third season, after he fell off the roof of the offices of Bitter Pill where he was working.
But did he fall?
Konstantin was the last person to see Kenny alive, according to video footage, and although he insists he didn’t have any malice in his visit, only convincing him to try and work with the Twelve, can anything Konstantin says be taken as gospel?
However, this all gets even darker if Konstantin turns out to be Kenny’s dad – Carolyn had a fling with the Russian spy, and it was revealed in her investigation of her son’s death that Kenny had tried to call Konstantin every day before he died and, according to the Russian he was phoning, to ask if he was his father.
Konstantin was incredibly lucky not to be killed by Carolyn this season, as she had to chance when she learned of all this but failed to pull the trigger.
Will Villanelle actually quit her life as an assassin?
Villanelle makes her intentions clear all throughout Season 3, as she wants to be promoted to a handler with the Twelve, not just an assassin anymore.
But after this revelation she is metaphorically shot down by both the Twelve and M16 – Hélène (Camille Cottin) from the mysterious organisation tells her to stay in her lane and a job offer extended to her by M16 is withdrawn after she tells Carolyn she wants to do spy stuff instead of just murder.
Villanelle flirts with the possibility of becoming an interior designer, confessing to Eve after killing someone in London for the first time that she could have gone down that creative career path if she hadn’t headed down the assassin route.
Could the Russian killer be queuing outside the job centre in the final season, or will she return to old ways and continue being her ruthless self?
Does Niko return?
Eve’s estranged husband Niko (Owen McDonnell) is last seen in a hospital bed recovering from Dasha (Harriet Walter) from the Twelve putting a pitchfork through his neck while working as a bread deliveryman in Poland.
He was used to try and drive a wedge between Eve and Villanelle but now that he isn’t needed and was simply collateral damage, will he silently bow out or will he get dramatically killed?
Niko told Eve to leave him alone and “p**s off forever” in the hospital room, so does that really mean we’ll never see him again – but we haven’t even said goodbye...
What will happen to Irina?
Konstantin’s daughter Irina (Yuli Lagodinsky) is a killer just like Villanelle who has been like a daughter to the Russian – but his biological one kept it in the family by running over her mother’s boyfriend.
Sitting in jail waiting for her father who probably won’t be making a lot of effort to come and get her out is where Irina ended up at the end of Season 3.
However, Villanelle was recruited by the Twelve when she was in prison, so could the parallels between the two continue and will the same happen to Irina with her eventually replacing Villanelle if she decides to pursue interior design?
Hopefully, Season 4 will answer all these questions – but probably not, Killing Eve is the master of a cliffhanger.
Killing Eve makes its return on February 27th in the United States and will likely return to the UK on February 28th, but that is yet to be confirmed.
Words by Lucy Roberts for Female First, who you can follow on Twitter, @Lucy_Roberts_72.