OK, let’s be clear: When it comes to “The Killing,” we do not know who killed Rosie Larsen.
But AMC has their Suspect Tracker and, at last count, the top answer for viewers on the question of "Who Killed Rosie Larsen?" is none other than Jamie Wright (Eric Laden).
Laden’s feisty, win-at-all-costs campaign manager was heavily implicated in part one of the finale last week. And while AMC has promised that the person(s) behind poor Rosie’s death will be revealed in the second half of the season’s conclusion, I’m convinced there still aren't any surefire bets.
To narrow down the options, we've come up with our own list of top suspects. Chances are – in true “Killing” fashion – all of these are red herrings and we’re set to be hit with one of the biggest twists in TV history on Sunday. (Surely they won’t end this story in the anticlimactic way they did the first time around, right?)
Who: Jamie Wright, Darren Richmond’s campaign manager
Why we think he did it: At the end of the last episode we saw him get on the elevator to the 10th floor of the Wapi Casino, where we’re convinced the killing of Rosie began. The cold look in Jamie’s eyes via the surveillance camera would suggest that we have our guy.
Odds that he’s the killer: We know that Jamie will do anything to get what he wants, but murder? It's likely Jamie knows something but I’m not sold on him being the one sole killer. We know Rosie was chased by (as the preview shows) a person in dark clothes wearing a hood that looks eerily similar to what Jamie has on in the elevator. I think he chased her, but I'm not sure he put the nail in the coffin (or trunk), so to speak. If he did, he had help.
Who: Gwen Eaton, Darren Richmond’s campaign adviser and former lover
Why we think she did it: Speaking of help for Jamie, the Gwen/Jamie killer team theory has been a popular one of late. We know Gwen paid some guy to make a video of Richmond shooting hoops, so she has a sneakiness to her. It also turns out that Gwen, her father Senator Eaton and Chief Nicole Jackson (we’ll get to her next) were all chummy a while back.
Odds that she’s the killer: Like Jamie, I’m sure Gwen knows more than she lets on but she couldn’t pull off the murder alone, if she did at all.
Who: Chief Nicole Jackson, Wapi Casino Manager
Why we think she did it: I mean, why not? Chief Jackson had Holder beaten to near-death, and she slammed her lover/head of security's hand in a door during a fit of rage. And there’s the whole story we learned about how Chief Jackson may have killed someone and had her old security head/lover take the fall for her.
Odds that she’s the killer: Too good to be true. Maybe she helped Jamie finish Rosie off or maybe, as her past would suggest, she had someone do it for her.
Who: Terry Marek, Rosie’s aunt
Why we think she did it: Jealousy. We know the night Rosie was killed her Aunt Terry was headed off with Michael Ames until he bailed on her. What if Aunt Terry somehow saw Rosie and Ames together but got the wrong idea? She could have followed them, seen them at the ferry together and thought she was dropped in favor of her young niece. Terry finds Rosie in the woods and dumps her in the trunk but can’t completely finish off her own blood.
Odds that she’s the killer: She’s my wildcard.
So who do you predict will be named as Rosie's killer(s)? Let us know your theories in the comments!