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Killing Eve author criticizes the TV show’s ending for “bowing to convention”

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Warning: Killing Eve season 4 spoilers follow!

Do not worry. Even the writers of Killing Eve didn’t like the end of the series.

Luke Jennings, author of Codename Villanelle, wrote for The Guardian about his thoughts on the series finale. The spy thriller novel was released in 2017 as a compilation of four serials with Killing Eve based on her work. The show was always going to end at the end of a fourth season, directed by another female head writer. But the way the show ended is far from what Jennings had in mind.

“But the end of season 4 was a cry for convention,” Jennings writes. “Villanel and Eve are the punishment for the bloody erotic chaos they have caused.”

Jennings uses Lexa’s death as an example in the CW series The 100, which she describes as a TV drama metaphor for same-sex couples who get together just before being tragically murdered.

Jennings said, “How much more gloomy and satisfying to the true spirit of Killing Eve for my husband and I to walk into the sunset together?

Many fans of the show were even outraged, comparing the finale to the ending of Game of Thrones. Luckily Jennings ends the comment by saying that Villanelle is alive and “not on screen, but will come back to the page.”

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Killing Eve author criticizes the TV show’s ending for “bowing to convention”

Warning: Spoilers ahead for Killing Eve season 4! 
Don’t worry, the author behind Killing Eve didn’t like the show’s ending either.
Luke Jennings, author of Codename Villanelle, penned an op-ed for The Guardian about his thoughts on the series finale. The spy thriller novel was published in 2017 as a compilation of four serial novellas, with Killing Eve based on her work. The show was always meant to end after its fourth season, with each one being helmed by a different female head writer. The way the show ended, however, is far from what Jennings had in mind.
“But the season four ending was a bowing to convention,” Jennings writes. “A punishing of Villanelle and Eve for the bloody, erotically impelled chaos they have caused.”
Jennings explains that the ending falls into the TV drama trope that sees same-sex lovers get together shortly before one is tragically killed, citing Lexa’s death in The CW series The 100 as an example.
“How much more darkly satisfying, and true to Killing Eve’s original spirit, for the couple to walk off into the sunset together?” Jennings writes, adding “that’s how it seemed to me when writing the books.”
Many fans of the show were upset, with some even comparing the finale to the ending of Game of Thrones. Fortunately, Jennings ends his op-ed by saying that Villanelle lives, and that “on the page, if not on the screen, she will be back.”
For more, check out our list of the 100 best TV shows of all time.

#Killing #Eve #author #criticizes #shows #bowing #convention

Killing Eve author criticizes the TV show’s ending for “bowing to convention”

Warning: Spoilers ahead for Killing Eve season 4! 
Don’t worry, the author behind Killing Eve didn’t like the show’s ending either.
Luke Jennings, author of Codename Villanelle, penned an op-ed for The Guardian about his thoughts on the series finale. The spy thriller novel was published in 2017 as a compilation of four serial novellas, with Killing Eve based on her work. The show was always meant to end after its fourth season, with each one being helmed by a different female head writer. The way the show ended, however, is far from what Jennings had in mind.
“But the season four ending was a bowing to convention,” Jennings writes. “A punishing of Villanelle and Eve for the bloody, erotically impelled chaos they have caused.”
Jennings explains that the ending falls into the TV drama trope that sees same-sex lovers get together shortly before one is tragically killed, citing Lexa’s death in The CW series The 100 as an example.
“How much more darkly satisfying, and true to Killing Eve’s original spirit, for the couple to walk off into the sunset together?” Jennings writes, adding “that’s how it seemed to me when writing the books.”
Many fans of the show were upset, with some even comparing the finale to the ending of Game of Thrones. Fortunately, Jennings ends his op-ed by saying that Villanelle lives, and that “on the page, if not on the screen, she will be back.”
For more, check out our list of the 100 best TV shows of all time.

#Killing #Eve #author #criticizes #shows #bowing #convention


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