Sandra Oh on the original Killing Eve series finale

“I thought it would be the most interesting ending.”

Last month, killing eveThe brutally abrupt series ending left fans quite upset.

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And now, they’re learning that Season 4 was supposed to end in a completely different way. During a recent interview with Deadline, series star Sandra Oh revealed what the series originally planned for her character.

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As you know, during the final moments of the show, just hours after they shared their first kiss, Villanelle (Jodie Comer) was killed by a sniper, while Eve (Sandra Oh) survived. But now, we’re learning that she was actually supposed to be the other way around.

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“I thought, ‘You should kill off my character,'” Sandra said in a conversation with season 4 head writer Laura Neal. “I thought it would be the strongest and the most interesting.” [ending].”

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“I felt, emotionally, that it was the right place where I was. Eve was starting to get into a nihilistic place, and we thought, ‘Let’s continue that line and go right in.'”

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But when the pandemic hit, the production decided they had to move in a different direction for the finale. Sandra was told that her character needed to live.

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“Eve is the way to this world,” the production told Sandra. “She is our common woman. So she’s really super depressing if she dies.”

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So they decided to change the stories, and Jodie was totally on board with that. However, fans and even Codename Villanelle author of the book Luke Jennings, they weren’t too happy about it.

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“The season 4 finale was a bow to convention,” Luke wrote to The Guardian. “A punishment for Villanelle and Eve for the bloody and erotic mayhem they have caused. A truly subversive story would have defied the trope that sees same-sex lovers on TV dramas only allow the most fleeting relationships before one of them is assassinated. .”

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“How much more darkly satisfying, and true to killing eveWhat is the original spirit of the couple walking off into the sunset together?” Luke asked. “Spoiler alert, but that’s how it seemed to me when I wrote the books.”

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In the books, not only do Villanelle and Eve live, but they also end up together.

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