We’ve been talking about The Killing. After last night’s finale, we were also hearing about it! Suffice it to say, fans of the show were tweaked.
The question in the picture above, supplied in all the promo materials and on the AMC series website, is supposedly the central question of the show. But it went unanswered! Matthew Gilbert at the Boston Globe’s Viewer Discretion blog puts it well:
That was part of the deal we made with the show, when we stuck with it across 13 episodes, some of them a little twistier and emptier than necessary. We believed that at least this one case about Rosie Larsen would be solved. And we were robbed.
Read it all for his thoughts about Holder as villain (maybe?) and other aspects, pretty measured. On the other hand, Mo Ryan of AolTV and Pop Culture Nerd’s blogs let their steam valves burst with “frothing at the mouth” and “shouted profanities.” PCN notes the show hadn’t even been renewed when they wrote this episode, which makes it even more daring or indefensible. Mo Ryan calls her own analysis “the angriest television-related screed I think I’ve ever written.”
Did you find the lack of solution a forgivable misdirection that whetted your appetite for the second season, now that we know there’ll be one?
Are they trying to go all Twin Peaks, having the case of
Laura Palmer Rosie Larsen become something more like the ignition key of the series and not its engine?
Are you disappointed or peeved enough to let the case stay open without you?