The Killing – S01E13 – Orpheus Descending Review

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With the revelation that Darren Richmond (Billy Campbell) is the mysterious Orpheus, we were treated to a truly tense scene in which Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) had to get out of Richmond's place safely. Billy Campbell was terrific. He looked intimidating as hell as he towered over the much shorter Mireille Enos. With Richmond looking guilty because of his Orpheus connection, the police focused their efforts on putting him away. They searched the park and every gas station in the ... Read More

The Killing – S01E12 – Beau Soleil Review

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There's no doubt about it. That was quite a twist for an ending! The Rosie Larsen investigation became great again. On the Larsen homefront, Mitch (Michelle Forbes) is still a wreck. She's still dealing with the stuff with her husband, Stan (Brent Sexton), but now she's got serious debt that she needs to figure out and now Terry (Jamie Anne Allman) had to butt in and that seemed to really set her off. Speaking of Terry, she became a focalpoint in ... Read More

The Killing – S01E11 – Missing Review

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Wow! "Missing" took us away from the Rosie Larsen murder investigation for a large chunk of the episode and we got to see some bonding between Holder (Joel Kinnaman) and Linden (Mireille Enos) for the first time. Watching these two work together hasn't been the most pleasant of experiences. Linden often treats Holder like her lackey and not as an equal. In this episode, Linden was forced to turn to Holder and get his help as her son, Jack (Liam ... Read More

The Killing – S01E10 – I’ll Let You Know When I Get There Review

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Following last week's terrible beating of Bennet Ahmed (Brandon Jay McLaren), I was just about to give up on Stan Larsen (Brent Sexton), but I was VERY happy to see that he did the right thing and called 911 and turned himself in to the police. It would have been a difficult thing to do, but he did the right thing. There may still be hope for this guy yet. With Bennet Ahmed no longer considered a suspect, the police were ... Read More

The Killing – S01E09 – Undertow Review

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Going negative in a political campaign is never without its risks. For Darren Richmond (Billy Campbell), it didn't help his campaign very much. The mayor lied about his affair and tried to cover it up very nicely. You can say a lot about the mayor, but you'd definitely have to admit he's one slick operator, something Darren Richmond is not. Out of money and running low on time, Darren was once again forced to turn to Tom Drexler (Patrick Gilmore) ... Read More

The Killing – S01E08 – Stonewalled Review

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When we last saw Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman), they were being busted by the feds. I said then that this would be nothing and I was proven correct. It made for a frustrating couple of days around the office as the feds looked over the Rosie Larsen murder investigation and tried to determine if there were any links into their BS terrorism investigation. I was glad to see Linden asking her LT about Holder. I ... Read More

The Killing – S01E07 – Vengeance Review

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Haha, I knew the teacher wouldn't get killed by the dad! I love it when I'm right. That being said, the reason for why Stan Larsen (Brent Sexton) not taking out his frustrations on his daughter's teacher were far more compelling of a story... We've known from previous episodes that Stan was responsible for doing the dirty work in the mob. We learned Sunday night that in order for Mitch (Michelle Forbes) to marry him, Stan had to give up ... Read More

The Killing – S01E06 – What You Have Left Review

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"What You Have Left" had perhaps the most emotional start of any episode this far. The Killing's depiction of the Larsen family has brought back some powerful personal memories of my brother's death. It's not often that a show is able to able to get me to react to what's going on emotionally like they have. With the funeral out of the way, it wasn't long before things took a turn to revenge for the Larsens. Stan Larsen (Brent Sexton) ... Read More

The Killing – S01E05 – Super 8 Review

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After a string of very good episodes, "Super 8" didn't offer up a whole lot to love. The episode didn't have any major bombshells, but it definitely held my attention. The opening scenes with Tom and Denny Larsen were well done. Wetting the bed isn't unusual for children, but I still felt for the kid. As for Denny, I have to pat the kid for being so adventurous, but then I'd give the parents a swift kick in the ass ... Read More

The Killing – S01E04 – A Soundless Echo Review

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The Killing just gets better and better with each passing episode. "A Soundless Echo" took us a little further into the investigation and revealed several twists which took me by surprise. The revelation that Sterling Fitch (Kacey Rohl) was the one in the cage with Kris Echols (Gharrett Patrick Paon) and Jasper Ames (Richard Harmon) took me by surprise. Sterling's explanation for why she went down there with the guys was both troubling and honest. It's hard to imagine feeling ... Read More