As Viggo discovers that his cache of money and paraphernalia materials destroyed by an arson set by John Wick at a church within a safe house which serves as his front upon a confession of an Orthodox priest, Pavel accompanies him in front of the priest alongside Kirill and several other thugs. However, John ambushes them and after failing to shoot him, Pavel covers Kirill while he drives a car and knocks the hitman out cold.
Pavel is later ordered to protect Viggo alongside Kirill, and then the crime lord confronts John and mocks his former assassin for leaving his old life behind. He and Kirill attempt to torture and kill John by trying to suffocate him with a plastic bag, however Pavel gets shot and killed by John's ally Marcus, who had observed the situation with a sniper rifle, allowing John to fight and kill Kirill before escaping.
- Although he was killed, Pavel was one of the few Viggo's henchmen who did not die at John's hands.