The Killing Finale: Were You Satisfied With the Reveal of Rosie's Killer?

Last night viewers finally discovered who killed Rosie Larsen. After two seasons of red herrings, crazy twists, and a whole lot of rain, The Killing answered its central mystery with an emotional finale that provided both the Larsens and the audience with some closure. On the heels of last week's penultimate episode, it appeared that The Killing may have been setting up one last red herring; there was no way in most viewers' minds (including our own writer Jon's) that Richmond campaign advisor, Jamie Wright, was solely responsible for Rosie's death. However, the finale's first fifteen minutes showed how deep Jamie's involvement had been: he had beaten Rosie, chased her down she had escaped into the woods, and put her in his truck, all for the sake of "helping" Richmond's political career. Jamie could not help himself though. Right after confessing his crimes to Richmond, Jamie was shot dead by Holder. He and Linden arrived on the scene right after Jamie had finally broken to Richmond's questioning, and when Jamie would not drop the gun he was holding, Holder had no choice but to shoot. It appeared that the show was solving its crime early, opting to focus on the emotional healing of the Larsen family and Holder and Linden, the two detectives who went above and beyond to try and solve this case, even in the face of harsh consequences. Read More...


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