May 16th, 2011
12:34 PM ET
This was a tense episode, no? Judging by the friction between Detective Linden and just about everybody this week, the alternate title for the episode could very well have been “Linden and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.”
The episode resumed during the FBI raid of the meat locker, and we learned that the mosque Bennet attended was under investigation for possible ties to terrorism.
The storage facility was curiously set up to accommodate young girls, and Linden spotted a girl’s t-shirt that piqued her interest. In true Feds v. Local Police fashion, the FBI took over and was reluctant to share much about the investigation with the detectives, including evidence taken from the scene. Linden later managed to snap a picture of the shirt to show to Mitch, who confirmed that it belonged to Rosie.
The Larsens continued to struggle. Mitch jeopardized the boys’ safety when she left them in a closed garage with the car engine running after going back into the house and getting distracted by a newscast that featured crime scene photos from Rosie’s murder.
Terry discovered the boys and later told Stan about what happened. Stan responded by packing up Rosie’s room and told Mitch that it was time to begin moving on. Ouch; too soon, man. Don’t forget gang, we’re just a week into the investigation.
Meanwhile, Team Richmond strategized a plan to hit back at the Adams campaign after last week’s debate debacle over the controversy surrounding Bennet’s involvement with Richmond’s youth program. Darren also expressed his willingness to “go negative,” which delighted Jamie to no end.
The campaign’s plan of attack required some serious cash, so Jamie met with wealthy gadabout Tom Drexler at the preferred deal-making locale of all millionaires – a shady underground fight club. The first rule of Fight Club is you do not dress like you’re on your way to a Sigma Chi pledge mixer, Jamie.
Drexler threw Jamie a bone and revealed that he had dirt on Adams: he's footing the bill for his alleged mistress’s apartment. Snooze. Wake me when he's involved in something truly nefarious and/or gross and/or atypical of politicians everywhere since the dawn of time.
Later, Linden’s Day of Woe continued when the lieutenant confronted her over the leaked crime scene photos. Linden had a fleeting suspicion that it might have been Holder, but we later learned that it was Linden’s son Jack who found them on her computer and emailed them to his friends. Kids these days!
Speaking of Holder, when the poor guy wasn’t getting dumped on by Linden or off trying to get his life together, he worked his connections and arranged for a tap on Bennet's phone. The tap yielded a big lead when it recorded a tense conversation between Bennet and the mysterious Mohammed over some eagerly anticipated passports. The plot thickens!
As a bonus, loyal viewers, if you simply can’t get enough of “The Killing,” check out my interview with Bennet Ahmed himself, actor Brandon Jay McLaren and find out what’s in store for the rest of the season. Now, to the comments!
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