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The Killing Set for Season 2

Matt Vaghi

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After the season one finale of AMC’s The Killing, many fans were outraged about how it ended: a major twist, a sudden conspiracy inside the police department and still no idea who Rosie Larson’s killer is. Evidently, Councilman Darren Richmond (Billy Campbell) was framed and not the killer. Despite this painful disappointment in how the season ended, fans will look to season two to hopefully uncover more about the conspiracy and just who exactly murdered Rosie Larson.

Season two of The Killing, which aired on April 1, finds detective Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) returning back to Seattle to investigate the case further. Although it appears that the case has already been closed and pinned on Richmond, Linden will seek to uncover the truth. On the other end of the spectrum, detective Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) will realize that he has unknowingly been a part of the conspiracy to frame Richmond.

The Larsen family will look try to rebuild their life after the death of Rosie. Stan Larson (Brent Sexton) tries to raise his two sons, while Mitch (Michelle Forbes) has suddenly left the family to have some personal space. Mitch’s sister, Terry (Jamie Anne Allman), also will try to help Stan out with raising the boys.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Allman spoke about how the end of the first season would affect fans and how season two will unfold.

“I knew that [the first season’s finale] would probably frustrate some fans,” said Allman. “I’m excited because the second season is really digging into the characters even more, and they’re definitely going to find out who the killer is. So I hope the viewers hang in there, so they can find out what’s going on with this journey and adventure.”

With a very dark and gloomy mood, in addition with the constant Seattle rain, The Killing is a difficult show to stick with. The plot has a few loose ends that are unrealistic and hard to comprehend. Despite these setbacks, however, it is still a show worth checking out. The desire just to find out the actual killer is a strong motivating force for fans to keep pushing forward with the show. Although it is not one of AMC’s stronger series, it is still a respectable one with excellent acting by Mirellie Enos.

Matt Vaghi may be reached at mvaghi@springfieldcollege.edu

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