So about that 'Killing' finale...
June 21st, 2011
09:56 AM ET

So about that 'Killing' finale...

Remember the days of season one, when Rosie Larsen’s murder appeared to be nothing more than a student-teacher relationship gone awry? Well, forget all that because Sunday's finale left us ensnared in a tangle of plot twists that will likely send even the most seasoned armchair detectives back to the drawing board.

We began with Linden confronting Richmond over his use of the screen name “Orpheus.” He, in turn, gave her a lesson in Greek mythology before she escaped the apartment unscathed and went to work trying to tie him to Rosie’s murder.

The detectives took another look at the campaign car and discovered gas tank and odometer discrepancies that conflicted with the councilman's alibi for the night of the killing.

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'The Killing' gets a second season
June 14th, 2011
03:35 PM ET

'The Killing' gets a second season

Breathe a sigh of relief, “The Killing” fans – whatever doesn’t get wrapped up in season one can be delved into next season, since the AMC show has officially gotten picked up again.

The network announced on Monday that the crime drama has been a hit and that another 13 episodes are on the way. The production crew, says AMC's senior vice president of original programming, production and digital content Joel Stillerman in a statement, has shown the network "how much room there is to elevate the crime drama with this series."

Stillerman went on that "The suspense of the investigation in each episode, and the emotional intensity of the characters over the season give this show a visceral quality that makes for incredibly powerful television. A lot of loyal fans made a huge investment in this show this season, and we are thrilled to be able to bring it back next season for all involved.”


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Sex, lies and chewing gum on 'The Killing'
June 13th, 2011
12:21 PM ET

Sex, lies and chewing gum on 'The Killing'

[Editor’s Note: This post contains spoilers for the Sunday, June 12 episode of AMC’s “The Killing.”]

This season’s penultimate episode left us with a lot of ground to cover, so let’s get started!

Things continued to look up for the Richmond campaign when the mayor’s waterfront project – and cornerstone of his re-election bid – screeched to a halt when the land was discovered to be an Indian burial ground. I’m torn between making a Poltergeist joke and a Nelsonesque guffaw, but bottom line: Adams appeared to be all but finished.

The humbled mayor later met with a gleeful Gwen and handed over what all television politicians dread: an ominous Envelope O’ Secrets™ that could spell trouble for Richmond. More on that in a bit.

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Another character goes missing on 'The Killing'
June 6th, 2011
12:03 PM ET

Another character goes missing on 'The Killing'

[Editor’s Note: This post contains spoilers for the Sunday, June 5 episode of AMC’s “The Killing.”]

This week’s Linden-centric episode was light on Rosie and the antics of the Richmond campaign and focused primarily on the detective’s past and her relationships with her son Jack and partner Holder. I’d like to think of this episode as the (still compelling!) lull before the final two episodes of the season.

Before we explored the Strange and Troubled Past of Sarah Linden, we joined the detective as she pursued last week’s lead. She took the same ferry Rosie did on the night she died and arrived at a casino with a logo identical to the one on Rosie’s keychain.

The casino’s manager refused to cooperate with Linden’s request for assistance, so she skirted the casino altogether and instead secured a warrant for the property’s ATM machines in hopes those would yield a clue.

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Back to square one on 'The Killing'
May 30th, 2011
12:58 PM ET

Back to square one on 'The Killing'

With Bennet in intensive care and officially out of the mix as a suspect, the detectives were left with no choice but to start from scratch in their investigation into the murder of Rosie Larsen. They began by looking into Stan Larsen’s past.

Stan wasn’t hard to find as he’d confessed to attacking Bennet, and spent the duration of the episode in jail. Under questioning he told Linden that he was no longer involved with the Kovarsky mob, but didn’t answer when she asked about his gambling problem.

Later in the episode, Mitch received a call from the bank and was told that the family’s checking and savings accounts had been emptied, all but confirming that Stan’s gambling was still very much a problem.

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A night of explosive developments on 'The Killing'
May 23rd, 2011
01:05 PM ET

A night of explosive developments on 'The Killing'

Another one bites the dust, y’all! In one of the most suspenseful episodes of the season thus far, an exciting series of events led us to cross another suspect off our list of potential killers.

At first it looked like the plan to take Bennet into custody was a go – Linden even went so far as to assure Mitch that an arrest was imminent – but a judge refused to sign the warrant and the arrest was called off.

Confident in his innocence but the damage to his reputation done, Bennet returned to Fort Washington against the wishes of Principal Meyers and his students, who staged an impromptu walkout upon his arrival to class.

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