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Sorry baby, but Killing Eve’s second season ends tonight

Jodie Comer
Jodie Comer
Photo: Gareth Gatrell (BBC America)

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Sunday, May 26. All times are Eastern.


Top pick

Killing Eve (BBC America and AMC, 8 p.m., second-season finale) and Vida (Starz, 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.): One of our favorite shows of 2018 ends its second go-round this evening, and while predicting what might happen on this series is a particularly foolish pursuit, we feel reasonably comfortable saying this: There will be no dragons. Lisa Weidenfeld is prepared for just about anything, and especially ready to sing the praises of two of the best performances around, courtesy of Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh. We miss them already.

Luckily, if you’re concerned about two of TV’s most complex female characters vanishing from your screens with Eve’s temporary exit, a handful of others are returning, right on time and all in the same series. One of our other favorite shows of 2018, Tanya Saracho’s excellent Vida, airs the first two episodes of its second season tonight (though the whole season is already available to stream, should you wish to binge.)

You can read more on the show’s “smarter, sexier, and more vital” second season here, courtesy of our own Danette Chavez.

Regular coverage

Billions (Showtime, 9 p.m.)

Wild card

Game Of Thrones: The Last Watch (HBO, 8 p.m.): Just when you thought What’s On Tonight was a Thrones-free zone, huh? You and us both. (We are so tired.) This two-hour documentary peers behind the wall to look at the making of the final season, and features members of the cast and crew, looking equal parts giddy and weary, saying things like “This show saved my life,” “I really have given this everything I have,” and “I’m broken,” so probably a pretty casual affair.

That trailer has 5.3 million views already, so we’re guessing a few of you will be watching.

Contributor, The A.V. Club and The Takeout. Allison loves TV, bourbon, and overanalyzing social interactions. Please buy her book, How TV Can Make You Smarter (Chronicle, 2020). It’s short!