'The Killing': Linden lands in the crazy house
May 28th, 2012
03:15 PM ET

'The Killing': Linden lands in the crazy house

If you believe Holder’s theory in Sunday's episode, “72 Hours,” then you believe Rosie Larsen's murder goes straight to City Hall.

If not, we’ve got a lot of twists and turns to get through before the season closes out, so let's begin with Linden, who woke up in a psych acute ward.  Our favorite case-obsessed detective had earned another trip to the cuckoo’s nest, and was placed under 72-hour suicide watch.

Holder put up a fight in the lobby, and Lt. Carlson told him Chief Jackson said she was suicidal when they found her snooping in the hotel.

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'The Killing': You’re still my BFF
May 21st, 2012
03:26 PM ET

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[The following post contains spoilers to the May 20 episode of AMC's "The Killing."]

We’re 22 days into the investigation of Rosie Larsen’s murder with just four episodes left in the season, which means it’s time for the writers to start doing some explaining.

Sunday’s episode waited until pretty much the very end to serve its purpose in the overall story, and I’d say it more or less delivered with information we’ve been speculating about all season.

Looking like me after a game in my weekly soccer league, Holder limps his way through the station and into Linden’s office, where everything has been removed.

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'The Killing': Linden against the world
May 14th, 2012
01:21 PM ET

'The Killing': Linden against the world

We’re getting closer. Five episodes from now we should know who killed Rosie Larsen, but until then, we have a mess of conspiracy theories, red herrings and Pez dispensers to go through before we get there.

Last night’s “Off the Reservation” did what a typical “Killing” episode seems to do, which is reveal new info while raising even more questions.

After Holder's beating last week, we learned that Nicole Jackson, like Wu-Tang, ain’t nothing to ... OK, you get where I’m going with that. So on Sunday's episode, Linden attempted to put a search party together for Holder, but of course was told she couldn't authorize that and had to go through someone higher up.

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'The Killing': You've been warned
May 7th, 2012
02:18 PM ET

'The Killing': You've been warned

[The following post contains spoilers for the May 6 episode of AMC's "The Killing."]

With last week’s underwhelming episode, it seemed as though AMC and I both took the week off. Thankfully, the “Killing” team turned up the action this week.

Between the possible death of arguably the show’s best character and the realization that Kalimish Chief and Wapi Casino manager, Nicole Jackson, might be our true villain (and overall badass), there’s much to discuss and debate.

Over at Holder’s casa, Linden was still freaking out over the drawing that was left on the refrigerator of her last place.

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'The Killing': Who's the daddy?
April 23rd, 2012
01:32 PM ET

'The Killing': Who's the daddy?

[The following post contains spoilers from the April 22 episode of AMC’s “The Killing.”]

Sunday’s “The Killing” was definitely a game-changer. Aside from the huge Stan Larsen reveal, we also found out the possible sex of our killer and realized what we knew all along: Aunt Terry is in some way connected to Rosie’s murder.

Linden and Holder thought they had all the pieces needed to potentially implicate Alexi as Rosie’s murderer, calling it “poetic justice." They visited Monica Krol, Alexi’s mother, to find out his location, and Monica told them Alexi had no part in Rosie’s death. But like the understanding mother she seems to be only when her kid isn’t around, Linden convinced Monica to give Alexi up.

In the interrogation room, Holder - or as Alexi lovingly called him, “Slim Shady” – played bad cop. Even though Holder’s tactics failed, his “no soda,” “make-the-suspect-stand” routine was hilarious. Leave it to Lt. Carlson to come in and ruin the fun by telling Linden they could only hold Alexi for eight hours instead of 24. Why does he love putting road blocks up for our detectives? Sooner or later we’ll know.

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'The Killing': The family Michaelski
April 16th, 2012
11:45 AM ET

'The Killing': The family Michaelski

[The following post contains spoilers for the April 15 episode of AMC’s "The Killing."]

With everything that’s happened in the lives of our characters, it’s hard to believe the Rosie Larsen case is only at day 17.

But if Sunday’s episode was any indication, things are about to pick up: We finally have our first major suspect (or just another red herring) of season 2.

Linden and Holder are back to talking over cases in the car again, and while they went over the contents of Rosie’s bag, Holder mentions he knows a guy who can give it a real examination.

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