I was rightly told off for posting this on Twitter, because it contained spoilers for Killing Eve. It was an honest mistake – I thought the series had finished, but it actually has one episode to go if you are watching weekly on linear TV.
So, if you have NOT finished watching the series, or are waiting for the final episode to be shown on BBC One rather than binging on iPlayer, STOP READING NOW!
SPOILERS FOR KILLING EVE BELOW
The BBC’s marketing department has converted part of the former Debenhams store in Liverpool ONE into a temporary advert for Killing Eve on iPlayer, showcasing some outfits and iconic moments from the series (I assume – I don’t actually watch Killing Eve).
Walking past on my lunch break this afternoon, something caught my eye. A pile of flowers, posters and balloons stacked up against the wall, next to the window displays.
Curiosity piqued, I crossed over. Was this yet another tragic tribute to someone whose life was cruelly cut short, examples of which are regrettably too common in the city streets?
Yes, there are heartfelt tributes, balloons, flowers and homemade posters, just as you might expect. But these are for Villanelle Ostankova, the fictional character portrayed by Jodie Comer in the TV series, who met an unfortunate end in the series finale.
It’s easy to sneer at outpourings of grief like this, but I think congratulations are in order to the writers, actors and everyone else involved in Killing Eve, for creating a show and character that has clearly had an effect on so many people. (qv. Ianto’s shrine in Cardiff)
Oh, and Twitter, maybe instead of fannying around with an edit button, you could add spoiler tags, to avoid this sort of faux pas in the future.