'Killing Eve' executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle thinks the final scene in season three was "more introspective than before".

Jodie Comer

Jodie Comer

The scene saw Eve (Sandra Oh) and Villanelle (Jodie Comer) on a bridge, with the pair walking away from each other before they both looked back, and Sally thinks viewers may have been surprised by the peaceful ending.

Reflecting on the scene, Sally said: "I just think they couldn't get shot again. Or stabbed.

"Of course, they are on a bridge and there's all sorts of drama that could have happened there.

"I think that what was really appealing was for both of them to have an honest conversation, which we rarely see - particularly with the revelation in the earlier scene that they were both complicit in somebody else's death.

"They both did it together, and in a way that's a good jumping-off point for a discussion about where they are.

"And also, for Eve to say, 'You've got to release me. I can't stop thinking about you,' and for Villanelle to say, 'Well, it's really easy. You just walk away.'

"They walk away and Eve turns around with Villanelle, and I think what you see in her is she knows that Eve is going to turn around.

"She knows that Eve is going to be looking back at her. Is that point-scoring, or is it actually something much more fundamental than that? And that's quite an interesting way to look at it."

Sally thinks the scene was less violent than audiences might have imagined.

She explained to Entertainment Weekly: "It's just a little bit more introspective than before, but that's quite fun as well, not to do the same thing every time."