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Conspiracy: ‘Killing Eve’ Has A Ghost Assassin And People Really Think She’s Going To Be The Latina Energy The Show Needs

What seems like another British murder mystery detective show is absolutely not. “Killing Eve” is giving us a brilliant Asian-American female detective, played by the talented Sandra Oh. She steps outside the box to uncover the identity of an irreverent female international assassin, played by Jodie Comer. By the end of Season 1, the suspected sexual tension between the two is very confirmed, especially when assassin Villanelle understands secret agent Eve’s knife to the abdomen as a profession of love.

So far in Season 2, we’re learning of a new assassin on the scene–one who is the opposite of Villanelle. She’s so discreet, many of her kills may have gone unnoticed by Eve’s agency, M16. We’re on the precipice of meeting ‘The Ghost’ and we think she’s going to be Latina.

Of course, most fans are too obsessed with this dynamic to even notice the creeping plot twist.

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To be fair, this season is giving us a new level of obsession between these two. After Eve stabbed Villanelle, she’s even more obsessed with catching her before Villanelle catches her. 

Villanelle is also up to her usual childish antics.

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Which, we, the world, find endearing as heck. Her fashion game is on point as her previous employer, ‘The Twelve’, attempts to kill her. She’s a freelance assassin now.

Then there was this incredibly tense scene of cat and mouse.

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Eve thinks she’s caught Villanelle at the hotel she’d been staying at. All Eve has to do is inhale Villanelle’s exhale and she just knows it’s her.

So, yes, there are a lot of distracting queer baiting excitement happening, but there is a major question.

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We see some alluding to a different brand of kill than we’re used to throughout the last three episodes. Finally, we have a name and a glimpse, but no face of ‘The Ghost.’

‘The Ghost’s’ first kill made aware to M16 is billionaire Alistair Peele.

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Everyone thought he suffered a heart attack, including his own children. Eve discovered that Peele was seen by a manicurist for a pedicure the day he died. She found a puncture wound on his foot that made it clear that someone injected an air bubble into his blood, which traveled to his heart and killed him. Genius.

Eve immediately knows this is the work of a female assassin.

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She also knows that she must be somebody that can go undetected and that people feel safe having intimate, but ultimately meaningless contact with.

“She has to be someone who can go about their business without anyone noticing because what they do is seemingly uninteresting.”

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Then we get a flashback to a scene where we see a brown woman of color pushing a cleaning cart towards a white man drinking his coffee. It’s what the world assumes to be the status quo–normal.

“They’re not important. They’re invisible. It’s the kind of woman who people look at every day and never see.”

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Especially people like Alistair Peele. Her targets are people with power, whose death ultimately destroys one peg in a hierarchy of power. We don’t know what ‘The Twelve’ are after, except for ‘chaos.’

Only Eve could be so keenly aware of this crucial bit of insight.

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Eve says that the assassin probably appears as an immigrant worker and definitely a woman of color. These are the people that powerful white men can easily ignore and dismiss–not even dismiss as a threat, but just not even register in their brains.

Eve knows this because she is a woman of color who has to deal with this on the daily.

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*Boom.* Roasted. As familiar all women are with mansplaining, women of color are far too familiar. We are rarely presumed credible agencies of our own intelligence.

That’s why Eve suspects ‘The Ghost’ is going to look like this.

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We still don’t know who BBC hired to play this faceless role, or even if this is the exact person we’ll meet as ‘The Ghost’ as the season plays out. We do love that “Killing Eve” is brilliantly speaking on a frustrating social flaw and giving more power to women of color.

The key point of Eve’s discovery is that ‘The Ghost’ is using sexist racism to her own advantage.

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Of course, there are a number of ethnicities and cultures that could fit this description and we are definitely projecting our own hopes and dreams onto ‘The Ghost.’ Everyone wants to see themselves on screen, even as a brilliant assassin.

Some fans suspect that we may have already met ‘The Ghost.’

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“Killing Eve” is trying to prove this exact point to its viewers. Have we presumed Jess, played by Nina Sosanya, to be innocent just because she’s pregnant? Could she be one step ahead of Villanelle and Eve?

Or is ‘The Ghost’ merely a prop to create a jealous tension between Eve and Villanelle?

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In which case, that’s pretty frustrating. We hope that ‘The Ghost’ becomes a more fully developed character throughout the show. Though the more elusive she is, the better she is at her job.

Thus far, ‘The Ghost’ has escalated the crazy in Villanelle.

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She’s stalked Eve and her husband. She’s been calling her husband’s school pretending to be a child phoning in complaints against him. Villanelle’s even gone into character to persuade another teacher to make a move on Mr. Polastri.

As it stands, it seems this season’s plot puts Eve and Villanelle side by side in a chase to find ‘The Ghost.’

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Villanelle’s previous employers are hoping to hire ‘The Ghost’ and Villanelle won’t have any competition, both with work and the attention of Eve. As much as Eve is obsessed with Villanelle, we saw the excitement in her face as she learned of another female assassin to target.

Of course, the fandom all wants to get involved in Eve and Villanelle’s bizarre relationship.

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What would happen if the two of them were left in a room together without any threat of violence?

The closer Eve gets to finding out who ‘The Ghost’ is, the more wild and dangerous we expect Villanelle to become.

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Villanelle literally slipped a lipstick into Eve’s purse when she wasn’t looking. When Eve cut herself putting it on, she discovered a full-fledged shank inside… and liked it? The way these two show their love for each other is just going to get more crazy.

We can’t wait to see who joins this incredible female-led cast.

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Sandra Oh won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series this year thanks to this show. Let’s keep giving this opportunity to women of color, thank you.

In the meantime, tune into BBC America on Sundays at 8 p.m.

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Watch the full first season on Hulu and borrow your tío’s login to watch each episode of Season 2 live on Sunday evenings. Try not to have nightmares.

READ: ‘Jane The Virgin’ Gave Latinas One Of TV’s First Lovable Main Characters And I’m So Grateful For It

8 Fierce Latinas Who Totally Dominated The Last Decade

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8 Fierce Latinas Who Totally Dominated The Last Decade

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To us, it seems like the decade has gone by in the blink of an eye but a lot has actually happened the last 10 years. Reminiscing about that time has us remembering all the amazing events that made up the decade. However, we can’t talk about all that without highlighting some impressive mujeres and the equally remarkable decade they’ve had. 

From art and music to sports and activism, Latinas have fiercely dominated their fields this past decade to show us all what excellence looks like. To celebrate these extraordinary women, lets focus on a few who have had especially monumental careers over the last 10 years and praise their accomplishments. Here are some of this past decade’s fiercest Latinas. 

1. Cardi B

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It’s hard to believe that we entered the 2010’s without knowing the name Cardi B but the Afro-Latina didn’t first enter the limelight until 2015 with her appearance on “Love & Hip Hop: New York.” Less than two months after leaving the reality show to pursue her music career, Cardi signed her first major record deal with Atlantic Records. From that point, there was no stopping the vibrant rapper! 

Since then, she’s released numerous #1 singles and collaborations, became the first female rapper to win the “Best Rap Album” Grammy as a solo artist, had the most nominations in a single year ever by a woman at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, set a new attendance record at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and made her big-screen debut in “Hustlers.”

2. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  

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AOC is another fierce Latina who was unheard of at the beginning of the decade. She graduated cum laude from Boston University but had to return home to help her mother fight against home foreclosure following her father’s death. In 2016, she worked for Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign. After the general election, she traveled across the country to places like Flint, Michigan and Standing Rock Indian Reservation to speak with locals about the environmental crisis their communities face. 

In 2017, she got a call recruiting possible progressive candidates and decided to challenge Joe Crowley, the Democratic Caucus Chair of her district. AOC defeated the 10-term incumbent and later beat the Republican nominee to become the congressperson of New York District 14. As a congresswoman, she has been a vocal supporter of Medicare for All and the New Green Deal while fighting against ICE and the atrocities of the current administration.

3. Yalitza Aparicio 

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Yalitza Aparicio’s success didn’t hit until the later part of the 2010s when she was cast in her first acting role for Alfonso Cuarón’s 2018 drama “Roma.” Her performance was celebrated by audiences and critics alike and earned her an Academy Award nomination for “Best Actress” ⁠— the first time an Indigenous woman received the honor and only the second time it went to a Mexicana. 

She was nominated for over a dozen awards for her role in “Roma” and won the Hollywood Film Awards’ “New Hollywood Award.” In 2019, Aparicio appeared on the cover of “Vogue México” and was also named one of “TIME” Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world for 2019. Most recently, she was named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Indigenous Peoples and uses that role to be an activist for Mexico’s native people.

4. America Ferrera

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America Ferrera left “Ugly Betty” back in the 2000s and hit the 2010’s hard. First, she made her London stage debut playing Roxie Hart in the musical “Chicago.” In 2015, the actress made it back to television with ABC’s hit comedy “Superstore” in the starring role an as a co-producer. In 2018, she also had two big arrivals with the birth of her first son and the release of her anthology of stories, “American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures.”

Ferrera has also spent the past decade being highly political. In 2016, she was a speaker at the 2016 Democratic National Convention and joined Voto Latino in order to help get Latinx people involved in voting. She was also a speaker for the 2017 Women’s March and the 2018 “Families Belong Together” protest. The actress also participated in the 2017 #MeToo campaign and is a founding member of the Time’s Up legal defense fund.

5. Elizabeth Acevedo

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At the beginning of the decade, Elizabeth Acevedo started out as a Teach for America Corps participant. There, she taught eighth-graders poetry and language arts. It was there that she got inspiration for her first published novels. In 2016, Acevedo released “Beastgirl and Other Origin Myths,” her first book and a finalist for the YesYes Chapbook prize. 

Two years later, she released the “New York Times” Bestseller “The Poet X,” a book that would cement her as an essential Afro-Latina author. “The Poet X” earned numerous accolades, becoming a National Book Award and Carnegie Medal winner as well as winning the Michael L. Printz Award, the Pura Belpre Award, and the Boston-Globe Hornbook Award. In 2019, she released her third novel “With the Fire on High” and has gone on to deliver several TED talks. 

6. Rita Moreno 

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Rita Moreno has been having amazing decades since the 1950’s so it’s no wonder that the 2010s would be another. She began the decade staring as Fran Drescher’s mother in “Happily Divorced” while continuing guest roles on series like “Welcome to the Family” and “In Plain Sight.” In 2015, she began a recurring role on “Jane the Virgin” and voiced Abuelita on the animated children’s program “Nina’s World.” She took on the role of Lydia for the beloved 2017 reboot “One Day At A Time” and has gained a new generation of fans.

Moreno also received heaps of lifetime achievement awards for her long history as an entertainer. In 2012, she was rewarded with the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and then received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2013. 2015 earned Moreno the Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award. Most recently, she was named co-grand marshal of the Rose Parade. 

7. Laurie Hernandez 

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Phenomenally, this has only been Laurie Hernandez’s second decade on this earth but it has definitely been a big one for here. At the age of 12, Hernandez’s career began at the U.S. Classic where she qualified to the National Championships. In 2013, she was added to the U.S. Junior National Team and won the silver medal at the National Championships. Two injuries sidelined the young gymnast briefly but she later recovered to earn 3 gold and 2 silver medals at the 2015 International Junior Japan Meet.

At the Olympic Trials in 2016, Hernandez placed second in the all-around and earned a place on the 2016 US Olympics Gymnastic team. There, she won gold alongside her team As an individual, she took home silver. Since then, she became the youngest winner of “Dancing With the Stars” and published her first two books, an autobiography, and a children’s book. Most recently, she was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame and was named co-grand marshal of the Rose Parade. 

8. Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez has been the IT Latina since her days back as a Fly Girl but the 2010s treated her pretty great as well. At the beginning of the decade, JLo signed a $20 million deal to be a judge on “American Idol.” The following year, she launched her first headlining concert series, the Dance Again World Tour, earning $1 Million per show. She also released her first greatest hits album and her eight studio album. 

2014 saw the pop star perform for the FIFA World Cup alongside Pitbull and she also released her “New York Times” Bestseller “True Love.” In 2015, JLo announced her Las Vegas residency that spanned for 3 years and earned more than $100 Million in ticket sales. IN 2019, she announced her new concert series, “It’s My Party,” commemorating her 50th birthday. She and boyfriend Alex Rodriguez also made it official by getting engaged this year. Most recently, Lopez released the blockbuster “Hustlers” and was announced to co-headline the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show.

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This Mashup Of Selena Gomez’s ‘Lose You To Love Me’ And Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ Will Bring You To Tears

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This Mashup Of Selena Gomez’s ‘Lose You To Love Me’ And Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ Will Bring You To Tears

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There’s no denying that while Fall has meant the ushering in of a new season for some, it has meant the official closing of a chapter for Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber fans. 

At the end of October, singer Gomez released her new track “Lose You To Love Me” which publicly put the final nail in the coffin of her relationship with Bieber. Of course, many fans had come to accept the ending of their relationship earlier last year when Bieber married his wife Hailey Baldwin.  Still, Gomez’s honest song about the emotional toll and ending of her relationship with Bieber seemed to be the true catharsis her devoted fans needed. The heartrending song meant fans could dust off their hands and move on from their obsession with the relationship. 

Now, after a week of the song’s release, a fan of the two artists has released a fan-made mashup of Bieber’s 2015 hit “Sorry” and Gomez’s new track that acts as a conversation between the former couple.

The new mashup was created by a  Los Angeles-based filmmaker, editor and music producer named Andy Wu

In the video description of the new mashup, Wu wrote that “It’s been 3 years since I made JELENA Megamix (2008-2016). Now their chapter is officially closed and done. I guess it’s time for everyone to move on.” Wu’s mashup which was released on October 27 and began going viral this week, now has nearly 1.5 million views and thousands of comments.

The new video mashup of Gomez and her ex combines Bieber’s 2015 hit “Sorry” with Gomez’s first No. 1 single “Lose You To Love Me.”

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The mashup kicks things off with Bieber’s lyrics stacked onto the melody from Gomez’s new song. For his part, Bieber sings”You gotta go and get angry at all of my honesty / You know I try, but I don’t do too well with apologies / I hope I don’t run out of time could someone call a referee / ‘Cause I just need one more shot at forgiveness.”

The verse builds just as Gomez’s “Lose You To Love Me” lyrics begins and starts with “I saw the signs and I ignored it/ Rose-colored all distorted / Set fire to my purpose / And I let it burn / You got off on the hurtin’ / When it wasn’t yours.”

Fans of the couple have expressed excitement and approval over the new mashup. 

“This is literally the best mashup I’ve ever heard,” one user wrote in response to the song. 

One user commented that the mashup “literally sounds like I’m listening to both sides of the story, Selena’s and Justin’s.”

Fans of Bieber and Gomez know that the two have had an up and down relationship since 2011.

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Bieber, 25, and Gomez, 27 began dating in 2011 and dated off and on until finally breaking things off in March 2018. Three months after their breakup US Magazine Three months later, Us Weekly confirmed that Justin had begun dating his ex-girlfriend Hailey Baldwin. The two married in September 2018 . 

Gomez has not personally confirmed that her song is about Bieber but did say that it was about personal experiences.

“Although the song ‘Lose You to Love Me’ was cowritten and a collaboration, Selena was very involved in writing and creating it, and the song is obviously about Justin,” a source told In Touch Weekly. “Her fling with The Weeknd did not inspire the song — their relationship was much more short-lived and not deep enough to inspire it.”

Speaking to radio show host Ryan Secrest during his radio show, Gomez addressed how fans have commented her “two months” lyric and pointed out that it has been a common thread in her relationships.

“I’ve actually experienced that a million times before,” Gomez told Secrest during an interview. “And that’s the unfortunate part about what I do. It’s all very real to me and I’m sure it’s all just entertainment for other people, but I think I had become numb to it. And it would be stupid of me if I didn’t acknowledge what I had felt because it would be inauthentic, because it’s everything I claim to be and do.”

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“I’ve actually experienced that a million times before,” Gomez told Secrest during an interview. “And that’s the unfortunate part about what I do. It’s all very real to me and I’m sure it’s all just entertainment for other people, but I think I had become numb to it. And it would be stupid of me if I didn’t acknowledge what I had felt because it would be inauthentic, because it’s everything I claim to be and do.”