First, I hate that there is a single thread for this show, and I hope by the time season 3 airs TPTB deem it worthy of episode specific threads. Now, for random comments in no specific order...
I don't think Eve was wearing her bullet proof vest in the final scene. The turtleneck sweater she was wearing wasn't tight, but it was fitted enough that the bpv would have easily shown through. She had a defined waist and boobs, so no, no bpv.
If you watch the last few seconds, as the arial shot pulls back, I'm pretty damn sure there's a pool of blood by Eve's abdomen. So I do think she was really shot and is not faking it a la Hugo.
I was really really disappointed that The Twelve plot line, which was perfectly set up at the end of Season 1, was practically abandoned in this season.
I am not a fan of Niko. I find him wholly unattractive both physically and in personality. I was hoping at some point Villanelle would tie him up, pull out a straight razor, look at him menacingly... and give him a proper shave and a haircut, put him in a really nice suit for him, and leave him like that for Eve to find. I hope he's gone in season 3.
I loved the few early episodes with Villanelle on the run. Loved the hospital scenes, the escape from the hospital, and the episode with the creepy guy and his mum. Loved how Villanelle's new handler was so inept at handling her.
Glad Konstantin returned, and I really wouldn't change a thing about how he was used this season.
I thought that MI-6 hiring on Villanelle, both for the Ghost and Aaron, was way too farfetched and didn't work at all for me. You could edit out the entire Ghost storyline and it wouldn't make a difference to the season. With only 8 episodes, spend more time on Eve & Villanelle. I understand they wanted Eve and Villanelle to work "together" this season, but I can't believe MI-6 wouldn't have a solid plan to take Villanelle into custody at the end of her "job", but instead they seem fine with leaving a brutal assassin on the streets. I would have rather seen some situation where Eve and Villanelle are both captured or targeted by a Big Bad, they fight each other initially, but then realize the only way out is to work together. Not the "let's use one psychopath to catch another psychopath". I also didn't buy Aaron so quickly falling for Villanelle and inviting her to Rome, just as they needed to happen, as well as having her in the room when he discussed his evil plan, leaving his computer open for her to search, etc., etc. etc.
I don't believe Eve was really sexually attracted to Villanelle. From Season 1, I saw Eve as turned on by the chase, by her newly discovered (and finally appreciated) skills as a profiler and her ability to get into Villanelle's head. She was an unappreciated desk jockey, but now she's part of the sexy spy world, and she loves it. And I still saw that in Season 2 - she's turned on by the game, that she (Eve) is important enough for V to care about, to be let in on the game. When they're in the same room, Eve is frustrated with V, like dealing with a small child. But when the game is on, its an aphrodisiac to her. Eve, quite literally, gets off on it.
All that being said, I still enjoyed the hell out of this season. It really is a captivating show. The scenery (Aaron's Rome mansion! Rome, especially that final ruin!), V's amazing wardrobe, Carolyn's droll delivery... All fabulous. I hope it gets back on track in Season 3, and I hate that I have to wait - what, a year? - for that.