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Praise for Zoë’s ‘delightfully furious’ performance in Killing Eve’s latest episode

30 April 2019 21:31

‘Desperate Times’, the fourth episode in the second series of BBC America’s darkly comic thriller Killing Eve, premiered in the US on 28 April. Zoë’s performance as a quirky – and irate – senior British intelligence official, Helen Jacobson, has made a big impression on TV reviewers and viewers alike.

Press coverage of ‘Desperate Times’ is full of praise for Zoe and the programme as a whole (if you haven’t watched it yet, please note that the articles linked to below include spoilers).

A mini-Harry Potter cast reunion delighted Entertainment Weekly: ‘when Carolyn Martens [played by Fiona Shaw] enters an office at the start of this week’s episode, the supervisor she’s meeting is played by none other than Zoë Wanamaker, Hogwarts’ greatest flying instructor. Aunt Petunia, meet Madam Hooch!’ The article goes on to highlight Helen’s ‘unhinged rage’ and choice language.

Zoe’s screen time with Shaw also provided a Gormenghast reunion (they played the eccentric Clarice Groan and Irma Prunesquallor, respectively, in the TV epic).

TV Insider enjoyed Zoe’s ‘delightfully furious’ performance. 'In an episode of contrasts,’ the article emphasised, ‘Helen’s unconfined rage made for an excellent complement to Carolyn’s permanently unfazed demeanor.’

The encounter between Carolyn and her boss has also captured the attention of Killing Eve’s loyal audience.

Zoe’s appearance in 'Desperate Times' may have been brief, but it's certainly memorable.

UK fans (like me!) will be able to watch the show some time after the full second series has aired in the US. Broadcast and iPlayer boxset dates for the UK haven’t yet been announced by the BBC.

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