Killing Eve - Season 2, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes

Desperate Times



Critic Consensus: "Desperate Times" calls for gruesome measures with periodically haunting moments.

Episode Info

Villanelle decides to take matters into her own hands on a trip to Amsterdam. Carolyn is called in to face the music with her boss. After the discovery of another dead body, Eve and her new team make a break in their case.


Jodie Comer
as Villanelle
Owen McDonnell
as Niko Polastri
Kim Bodnia
as Konstantin
Fiona Shaw
as Carolyn Martens
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Critic reviews for Desperate Times

No matter what happens next, this episode certainly feels like danger is building. There is a tipping point coming, and it's not going to be pretty.

April 29, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

[It] brings it all together just as aptly.

May 6, 2019 | Full Review…

"Desperate Times," definitely feels like the series is getting back to its roots, but it's going to have to push through to deliver the same energy that it did in Season 1.

April 30, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Killing Eve continues to press on its protagonists' soft spots, and it's for that reason "Desperate Times" works.

April 29, 2019 | Full Review…

After a couple of episodes of near-miss moments, Killing Eve pulls its two leads apart again and sets them off on their own separate, but inevitably interconnected arcs.

April 29, 2019 | Full Review…

All told, Sunday's murder was one of the most, if not the most, gruesome on Killing Eve so far.

April 29, 2019 | Full Review…

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