The Killing - Five Reasons Why I Think Jamie Didn't Do It, And More Suspects!

I may be one of the few people in the world that loved the finale of The Killing's first season.  I've outlined the reasons before, but to sum it all up:  the story was nowhere near ready to end in the penultimate episode.  Period.  Now, if this were a cut-rate police procedural then, yes, it was ready to be tied up.  The Killing, on the other hand, is not a case-of-the-week Cop Drama it expands its narrative into the lives of the suspects, the victims, and the police themselves in a way that is distinctive to its form. With what we have learned of Linden's destructive past attachment to cases, the continued revelations from within Casa Larsen, Holder's increasingly dense back story and the grudging relationship—and, codependency?—that has formed between him and Sarah, the ugly locker-room view of Seattle politics casting a shadow on the transformation of the newly afflicted Darren Richmond; not much of this, nor the hundreds of other pieces of expertly crafted nuance, could have happened if the narrative had reset itself last season. This isn't to say I'm willing to wait another season to find out who killed Rosie Larsen.  The finale of season one tested my capacity for anticipation to the limits, season two has somehow expanded those tolerances, and right now I'm nearing explosive levels of contemplation because I don't think Jamie Wright did it, in fact I think there are still more viable suspects. Read More...


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