May 2nd, 2011
11:47 AM ET
[Editor’s Note: This post contains spoilers for the Sunday, May 1 episode of AMC’s “The Killing.”]
If you’re anything like me, you're beat from a late night of watching history-making breaking news (on CNN, of course). So let’s hit the highlights of last night’s episode, shall we?
Bennet Ahmed is still very much a suspect in Rosie’s death, only now he has a possible accomplice in his wife, Amber. Between witness accounts putting Rosie at the Ahmed home on the night of the dance and Amber’s sister telling Holder that Amber felt Bennet was keeping secrets from her, the detectives concluded that some combination of Bennet and Amber murdered Rosie and disposed of the body.
When confronted, Bennet claimed Rosie had in fact come to his house to return a book and confessed that he’d forgotten about the incident until just then. He refused to elaborate and told the detectives they’d need to come back with a warrant if they wanted to get their hands on the book she’d allegedly returned to him.
Later in the episode, Holder and Linden returned to the Ahmed home following a tip from the neighborhood recluse/telescope enthusiast who claimed to see Bennet and a woman – presumably Amber – carrying a body wrapped in a blanket late that evening. As the detectives pounded on the door, we cut to Amber cowering in the corner of the darkened nursery clutching a hammer, so yeah; she’s got something to hide.
Meanwhile, Team Richmond was in the thick of preparing for a televised debate with Mayor Adams and launching their latest media blitz aimed at boosting Richmond’s poll numbers. Their efforts were in vain, however, after a visit from Principal Meyers. She dropped by to tell Richmond that Bennet – who was very prominently featured in the new campaign ad – was suspect No. 1 in Rosie's murder. The news left the campaign scrambling to figure out how to present their candidate to the public – would Richmond stand by a loyal community volunteer or distance himself from a suspected killer?
Richmond remained firmly entrenched in the innocent-until-proven guilty camp despite pressure from Jamie and Senator Eaton. At the debate, Richmond brought up his youth program as an example of his dedication to his community. Adams, in turn, floated Bennet’s connection to the program, and to Richmond. Way to open that door, Richmond.
The Larsens attended Rosie's funeral and it was predictably heartbreaking. At the reception afterward, Belko received the call he’d been waiting for from his connection at the high school, who informed him that Bennet’s the focus of the investigation. Belko in turn told Stan, who hovered over Bennet like an angry honey badger before
We learned earlier in the episode that Stan does indeed have a shady past thanks to his involvement with the local Polish mob outfit, so it’s safe to say that he’s seen some things and done some stuff, and Bennet is likely going to bear the brunt of his aggression in next week’s episode.
In perhaps the most startling development of the night, we discovered that there’s something going on between Aunt Terry and Michael Ames, Jasper’s father. After she was all but ignored by Ames in the receiving line, Terry retreated to Rosie’s room to pout with a bottle of wine and a joint. So what gives?
Several of you have suggested that Rosie might have been involved with Mr. Ames - was her aunt competing for the attention of the same man? Let’s hash it out in the comments!
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