In our podcast episodes, we have focused on Eve as our main protagonist, but in this blog article, we list the 5 commandments for Villanelle's global story. Even a psychopathic serial killer has to face progressive complications and a huge dilemma.
Inciting Incident: Konstantin tells Villanelle that a witness to her Vienna assassination will be interviewed in London the following day.
Some Progressive Complications:
Turning Point: Konstantin tells Villanelle there is an investigation led by Eve Polastri to find Villanelle. Villanelle finds a picture of Eve on the internet and remembers her from the hospital bathroom. She knows now she has already met the leader of the task force that is chasing her.
Crisis: Shall Villanelle be more careful in her killings or should she go on expressing herself in the way she kills and start playing with the one who hunts her?
Climax: We are not seeing the climax nor the resolution to Villanelle’s beginning hook in the first two episodes. But you will find the answer in episode 3, just look out for it, when Villanelle uses Eve’s name for the fetish sex hospital in Berlin, where she kills a Chinese man.
Resolution: Villanelle lured her prey to Berlin and is now able to study Eve.
Value Shift: It moves from being carefree to that feeling of being intrigued by someone, which is strange and new to Villanelle. Until finding out about Eve, Villanelle was just doing her job, but knowing that Eve will be there to find her victims, gives Villanelle the chance to start a new game to entertain herself. A game that excites her. A game of being the hunter and the one who’s hunted at the same time.
Inciting Incident: Konstantin can’t trust Villanelle anymore. He takes her off her job. She now has to work with partners.
Turning Point: Carolyn meets with Villanelle in prison. Something must have been discussed there that we don’t know about yet. But for certain Carolyn has something to do with getting Villanelle out of prison again in exchange for information? Against the 12? Who knows. But Carolyn is Villanelle’s turning point.
Crisis: Work for Carolyn and do her bidding or stay stuck in prison?
Climax: Villanelle gets freed during a prison transport
Resolution: Villanelle kills her new employer (could mean she’s working for Carolyn now when she turns against the 12), but she fails to kill Konstantin
Value Shift: restricted to free (-/+)
Inciting Incident: Villanelle kidnaps Konstantins daughter
Turning Point: Eve falls down on Villanelle's bed because she’s so tired.
Crisis: Kill Eve or lie next to her.
Climax: Villanelle lies down and wants to kiss Eve.
Resolution: Eve stabs Villanelle in the stomach.
Value Shift: power to powerless (+/-), healthy to badly wounded (+/-)