5 most gut-wrenching deaths in Killing Eve, ranked

Jodie Comer as Villanelle, Kim Bodnia as Konstantin Vasiliev - Killing Eve _ Season 3, Episode 2 - Photo Credit: Des Willie/BBCA
Jodie Comer as Villanelle, Kim Bodnia as Konstantin Vasiliev - Killing Eve _ Season 3, Episode 2 - Photo Credit: Des Willie/BBCA /

Have you heard? All four seasons of Killing Eve are now streaming on Netflix, which means it's officially time for a rewatch session. We've already started rewatching the episodes and are getting to parts of the show where several beloved characters meet their demise. Since it's been a while since we last watched the spy thriller, we forgot that some of our favorite characters don't make it to the end. While these character deaths deeply hurt us, there's one in particular that we still can't get over to this day. If you're a diehard Killing Eve fan, you probably already know which character we're talking about.

But if you have absolutely no idea who we're alluding to, keep on reading because we shared five of the most heartbreaking deaths in Killing Eve and ranked them by how gut-wrenching they were. Obviously, the character's death ranked at the No. 1 spot is the one that affected us the most, but each one on this list was still tough to watch. Now without further ado, let's get this ranking started.

Spoilers ahead from all four seasons of Killing Eve.

Jodie Comer as Villanelle - Killing Eve _ Season 2, Episode 2 - Photo Credit: Parisa Taghizadeh/BBCAmerica /

5. Gabriel

Although Gabriel was a minor character and only appeared in the season 2 premiere, his death was sad to watch. Villanelle meets him while at the hospital. Remember, she had been stabbed by Eve in the season 1 finale. To get the help she needs, she jumps in front a car and makes the driver drop her off at the hospital. When she wake up, she finds herself in a hospital bed next to a young patient who looks badly injured. The patient introduces himself as Gabriel and tells Villanelle that the reason he's injured is because of a car accident. He tells her his parents died in the accident, so he has no family left. They bond as Villanelle tries to find a way to escape the hospital.

Gabriel emotionally expresses to Villanelle that he wishes he had died in the car accident with his parents. He also tells her that he doesn't want to live looking the way he looks with a missing eye. Villanelle then consoles him, but in a surprise move, she twists his neck, killing him. While Villanelle had no right to do this, it was her own twisted way of putting Gabriel out of his misery. But although Villanelle is a ruthless assassin, I still wasn't expecting her to kill him. I thought she would've left him to deal with his sorrow alone.

4. Bill

Truthfully, I saw Bill's death coming. He was in over his head thinking he could follow Villanelle and end up unharmed. I mean, he knew who he was possibly dealing with: a psychopathic assassin who has no problem killing someone if she feels threatened. But I guess he thought he was safe since he was in the middle of the dance floor with a bunch of people around. In the third episode of season 1, Villanelle spots Bill on the dance floor and rushes after him. Bill tries to run away, but Villanelle quickly catches up to him and begins to repeatedly stab him over and over again until he bleeds out. Eve watches as a now-dead Bill lies on the dance floor. This scene was tough to watch with Eve screaming out in agony at seeing her closest friend murdered.

3. Kenny

A character death I didn't see coming at all was Kenny's, and we never actually find out if he was killed or accidentally fell to his death. Either way, I hated to see the end of this beloved character. Like Bill, Kenny had become one of Eve's closest allies when tracking down Villanelle. And sadly, Eve was the person to discover his body. It all happened in the season 3 premiere titled "Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey." Kenny shares with Eve that he has been looking into the Twelve's financial records, but Eve shuts him down quickly saying that she doesn't want to be involved anymore. The conversation ends with Kenny telling Eve that she should come to his office sometime for drinks. Eve takes him up on the offer later in the episode, but when she arrives at his office, he's nowhere to be found.

As she looks around the office, she hears a loud thud outside. She looks out the window and sees a body sprawled out on the ground. She quickly runs outside to discover that it's Kenny. Then, she looks up to where he fell from but doesn't see anyone. It's Kenny's death that draws her back into the Twelve business and hunting down Villanelle.

Kim Bodnia as Konstantin Vasiliev - Killing Eve _ Season 3, Episode 8 - Photo Credit: Laura Radford/BBCAmerica/Sid Gentle /

2. Konstantin

Konstantin's death wasn't surprising at all since the show had been hinting at him possibly dying in previous seasons. However, his death was so anti-climatic for a main character's death. Death by a pizza slicer? I mean, come on! He deserved a much more shocking ending than this. It's like the creativity just went out the window for the writers when it came to Konstantin's death. However, his death scene was still sad to watch.

He meets his demise in the seventh episode of the fourth season. As he finishes packing up his and Pam's stuff, Pam enters the hotel room. Konstantin tries to convince her to join him in leaving The Twelve, but Pam ends up slitting his throat and slicing his torso several times with a pizza slicer. Pam did this because Helene ordered her to kill him. As Konstantin lies on the ground bleeding out, he reveals to Pam that she didn't actually have to go through with the assignment because Helene is dead. Shocked by this information, Pam runs to Konstantin to try to stop the bleeding, but he tells her to stop.

Konstantin asks for one final request before Pam ends his life with one last slash across his throat with the pizza slicer, which is to deliver a letter to Carolyn and to tell her that he always loved her. It was already hard watching Konstantin's death scene, but to see him lying in the hotel bed with his body depleted of oxygen was incredibly difficult to watch.

He was definitely one of my top characters in the series. I enjoyed watching his and Villanelle's funny banter over the four seasons and would've liked for Villanelle to be there when he passed away. It just didn't make sense for a new character to be the last person to see him. But I guess nothing about the fourth season made sense...

1. Villanelle

You just had to know that Villanelle's death was going to be ranked at the top spot as the most heartbreaking death in the spy thriller series. After watching the season 4 finale, I was boohooing for days, might I say weeks because of this beloved character's death. I don't think I have ever been this affected by a fictional character's death in my entire life. Villanelle had escaped death so many times throughout the series, so I wasn't expecting her to die at all. She doesn't even die in the books. And it was the way she died that angers and saddens me at the same time. If you're going to kill off an iconic character such as Villanelle, make sure to send them out with a bang. Death by a sniper bullet was so anti-climatic.

Villanelle finally got the girl, aka Eve, and successfully took down the Twelve, just for her to be shot to death a couple of seconds later. Then, to see Eve reach out to Villanelle as she sinks to the bottom of the river was incredibly difficult to watch as well. Eve rises from the water and lets out a chilling scream, expressing how hurt she is from losing Villanelle. Man, oh, man! This scene was very hard to watch.

It's like the writers' goal when writing the season 4 finale was to hurt the viewers as much as possible, and I truly don't understand why. Villanelle didn't deserve to die. She deserved to finally get her happy ending with Eve, and we did get to see this happen for a short period of time in the series finale. I'll just pretend that that's how the series ended. Eve and Villanelle riding off into the sunset in that white van. This would've been a satisfying ending to an amazing series.

Killing Eve seasons 1 through 4 are streaming now on Netflix.

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