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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

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Kevin Hart Backs Ellen DeGeneres Despite The Fact That Fans Canceled His Opinion A Long Time Ago

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Kevin Hart Backs Ellen DeGeneres Despite The Fact That Fans Canceled His Opinion A Long Time Ago

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In 2019, comedian and actor Kevin Hart received a torrential downpour of heat from fans after a series of homophobic tweets and jokes he’d made in the past had been recovered and publicized. As a result, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ousted him from his position as host of the Oscars that year and fans demanded that he issue a mea culpa. After a day, Hart tweeted an apology to the LGBTQ community but later announced that he was reconsidering stepping down as host after comedian Ellen DeGeneres expressed support for Hart to do so. At the time, DeGeneres defended Hart and called the Academy to rally for Hart to be able to host again.

Around that time, DeGeneres also hosted Hart on her show and urged him to ignore the backlash he’d received. At the time, DeGeneres dismissed his critics as “haters.”

Now it seems that Hart feels that it’s his turn to defend DeGeneres.

In the wake of allegations and criticism about the show’s toxic workplace culture as well as DeGeneres’s role in facilitating it, Hart took to Instagram on Tuesday to say that he will love the comedian “for life.”

“It’s crazy to see my friend go thru what she’s going thru publicly,” the actor wrote in a post featuring the two stars smiling together on her show. “I have known Ellen for years and I can honestly say that she’s one of the dopest people on the f—— planet. She has treated my family and team with love and respect from day 1.”

“The internet has become a crazy world of negativity… we are falling in love with people’s downfall. It’s honestly sad..” Hart continued. “When did we get here? I stand by the ones I know and that I love. Looking forward to future where we are back to loving one another… this hate s*** has to stop. Hopefully, it goes out of style soon…”

Hart finished his post writing that he does not mean “to disregard the feelings of others and their experiences.”

Hart continued writing that the point of his message is “simply to show what my experiences have been with my friend. Love you for life Ellen.”

Last week, DeGeneres addressed allegations about her show and apologized. “My name is on the show and everything we do and I take responsibility for that,” she explained. “Alongside Warner Bros, we immediately began an internal investigation and we are taking steps, together, to correct the issues. As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t. That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”

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Someone Leaked A Massive Bachelorette Spoiler About A New Black Lead And We Are Here To Taste That Té

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Someone Leaked A Massive Bachelorette Spoiler About A New Black Lead And We Are Here To Taste That Té

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Each year fans of “The Bachelorette” series wait in anticipation for the upcoming season which its host Chris Harrison always promises will be “unlike any other.” If you’re a fan, you know that this declaration rarely ever lives up to the hype. After all, year after year, Harrison makes the same promise but few seasons fail to live up to the dramatically cut trailers of the show or Harrison’s promises.

This year, however, a newly confirmed rumor suggests that when it comes to the series’ 16th season it might just be true.

According to reports the season’s original Bachelorette, Clare Crawley, has been replaced with Tayshia Adams.

In July, a viral Reddit thread posted by a Bachelor spoiler account leaked a story that we all thought was too good to be true: that this year’s lead Clare Crawley had been replaced by Tayshia Adams. On Monday, the Bachelor Nation confirmed the spoiler and revealed that Adams had replaced Clare Crawley as the Bachelorette. Crawley, a hairstylist will “still be a part of” the show’s upcoming season but her role will come to a quick end because she fell in love with one of the contestants.

According to ET, Crawley left the show on good terms with producers, but as filming is still underway it is unsure as to how Tayshia’s entrance into the series will play out. “Filming did not stop, but Tayshia got a fresh start as the Bachelorette,” ET reports. It has not been confirmed by ABC if new men have been brought into pursue Adams or if she will be left with Crawley’s original bunch.

Adams, who was one of the final two women in Colton Underwood’s season of “The Bachelor,” also starred in “Bachelor in Paradise” for season 6.

Season 16 of “The Bachelorette” started filming again in July after production was put on pause in March because of COVID-19 concerns. According to Refinery 29, “ABC announced that the film and crew would follow strict coronavirus safety protocols while filming in one location — the giant La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, California — and then revealed the final list of 42 suitors who would compete for Crawley’s heart.”

It didn’t take long for Bachelor fans and alums to react excitedly with the new season’s epic plot twist.

“Holy freaking plot twist of Tayshia becoming the new Bachelorette and Clare apparently found love. I cannot confirm or deny… but I have thoughts,” Kaitlyn Bristowe, the eleventh season’s Bachelorette said in her Instagram Story. “I love both of these women. I was really excited to watch Clare’s journey. But like, that’s part of the contract. That’s one of the hardest things about going through the show, is you have to take each relationship to the necessary place to really know who your guy is at the end, and I’m just so confused.”

“Obviously, I just hope she’s happy. Now, enter Tayshia. Great, I wanted her to be the Bachelorette a while ago. I’m super pumped on this… but I’m still, what is happening? The Bachelor franchise is genius, and we’re all talking about it!” Bristowe exclaimed.

Colton Underwood, who pursued Adams on his season of “The Bachelor” also tweeted about the news writing “Congrats @TayshiaAdams — good luck and I hope you find yourself a better kisser.”

Fortunately, fans of Crawley and Adams were on the same page about the news and were beyond elated.

No doubt, Adams’ new role is the best news to come out of 2020!

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