Posts Tagged ‘The killing’


At 8/7c the resurrected show returns for season 3 with a new case. If you missed the first two now is your chance to jump in, and those who have been watching all along will see our favorite detectives back in action.

At the end of season 2 Holder had just got a call about a body as Linden who was fired walks away as the episode ends.

Inside The Killing season 3:

Season 3 Promo:

I’ll be live tweeting with everyone during the premiere @zaffuto234

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The Killing (AMC): Sunday June 2nd (2 hour premiere)

Burn Notice (USA): Thursday June 6th 9/8c

Graceland (USA): Premieres Thursday June 6th 10/9c

Royal Pains (USA): Wednesday June 12th 9/8c

Falling Skies (TNT): Sunday June 9th 9/8c (2 hour premiere)

Perception (TNT): Tuesday June 18th 10/9c

More to come..


Yes, AMC is rerunning The Killing through the rest of winter on Sunday mornings at 8/7c.

Jan 6th:

8/7c 1×01 “Pilot”

Jan 13th:

8/7c 1×02 “The Cage”

Jan 20th:

8/7c 1×03 “El Diablo”

Jan 27th:

8/7c 1×04 “A Soundless Echo”

9/8c 1×05 “Super 8”

Feb 3rd:

8/7c 1×07 “Vengeance”


As NBC’s premiere of “Revolution” approaches lets a take a look back at past mystery/scifi series and break down why they failed or weren’t long term rating successes.

First off any series in the category or even just the drama category can’t last forever. Theses shows need to come to a conclusion before the creative runs out along with the viewers. I would say shows that last 4-5 seasons as had a solid run. As is proven theses types of show depend on you seeing all the episodes and with that said from premiere to end date they experience continually ratings declines and seldom grow over their run.

This is why networks won’t chance renewing  a new series in this category with mediocre rating as the past has proven they will continue to decline.

Heroes 2006-2010 (Monday’s 9/8c)

Airing on the very competitive Monday night the show performed strong for 3 of its 4 years. Its a show that would I would deem successful though most won’t as the story lost its edge over the course of the series.

Ratings:

ABC’s FlashForward 2009-2010 (Thursday’s 8/7c)

Compelling premise which lead to a very strong start on very competitive time slot while other networks focused on comedy’s for their Thursday lineup. The show struggled to find its footing as it went about having episodes focusing on a certain character and the audience didn’t have the patience for it. Those that suck around found all the little details were adding to the larger plot, but by then it was too late.

Ratings:

FOX’s Terra Nova 

Airing in the competitive Monday slot the very expensive show didn’t fall drastically but well lower then what FOX needed for them to make it worth renewing. Mediocre means canceled for these types of shows which was unfortunately the case for Terra Nova.

Ratings:

NBC’s The Event 2010-2011 (Monday’s 9/8c)

Strong right out of the gate but by episode three rating had fallen drastically. The show used a series of flashbacks spanning 66 years to tell the story which led the viewers to need to pay close attention to understand what was going on. After a mid season hiatus and attempts to relaunch the show it premiered without the all the flashbacks but it was too late as nearly half the viewers had abandoned the show.

Ratings:

ABC’s Missing (Thursday’s 8/7c)

ABC’s second try on a series that would only get ten episodes a season instead of the regular twenty two in an effort to keep creative high (No filler episodes). Cable networks have done this well but not broadcast networks. The series already facing the dreaded time slot left critic’s and viewers wondering how long a show about a mom trying to find her son could last. The show never found its footing.

Ratings:

AMC’s The Killing 2011-2012 (Sunday’s at 9/8c)

The prime example of having a strong show but having the network mismanage viewer expectations. The show was always intended to be a two season murder investigation but AMC’s promotions hinted it would be solved by the end of season one. The show never recovered its ratings drop in season two and was canceled.

Ratings:


Episode 2×13 “What I Know”

Who killed Rosie Larsen? That question after two seasons is of course not a simple one….

  • We open with a flashback, the day of Rosie’s murder. We finally have a chance to see her interactions hours before her murder.
  • Rosie eerily stares at a water bottle in the kitchen. Rosie was planning on running away that day and she takes a final look at her dad. Her last view of her dad is him fighting over the phone about not receiving an order.
  • Rosie takes one last look around before leaving, taking the place in one last time before her secret trip to see the world.
  • (All these flashback scenes are very powerful and emotional. Its as though you know Rosie at this point. Its very sad to see.)
  • In present day Holder/Linden show up at the rally for the Richmond campaign where everyone is awaiting the results. They ask Gwen where Jamie Wright is.
  • Both Jamie and Richmond have failed to show up.
  • At the Jamie’s house Richmond/Jamie and his grandfather. Jamie violently shoves his grandfather.
  • “You owe me, you think I didn’t really figure out where you were that night? The night that girl got herself killed”- Jamie’s Grandfather
  • Holder/Linden/Gwen are concerned about Richmond and get his last address he was dropped off of from his driver, they speed toward Jamie’s house.
  • Jamie brings Richmond to City Hall and there campaign office.
  • “This used to be a small logging town, just a know name lumber yard. Then the fire came and burned everything to the ground and from those ashes all this was built and this place became a city and this city is yours now Darren. We won. We did it.” Jamie
  • “Why did you lie to the police, you told them you were with your grandfather?”- Richmond
  • Shouting
  • “My grandfather is a drunk, hes a drunk and a liar and whatever he said is bullshit”- Jamie
  • “Where were you the night the Larsen girl died Jamie?- Richmond
  • “This election is a stepping stone but first you had to win. Don’t you see Darren I had the perfect plan with Indian bones at the waterfront Adams was dead in the water”- Jamie
  • “You planted those bones are you crazy?!”- Richmond 
  • “It was for you own good the Indians wanted to expand off the island, Ames was looking for a way out. I saw and opportunity and I took it”- Jamie
  • “As Mayor you would approve a casino on the waterfront”- Jamie
  • “What you did with those people was fraud!- Richmond
  • “Its against everything you believe in I know but jesus  Darren you wanted to win and you never learned to make friends with the people that matter the most! But that’s ok that’s why you have me because when you approve this casino our coffers will be full for the next run and the one after that”- Jamie
  • “What happened to the girl? The girl Jamie!- Richmond
  • “It was an accident!!!”- Jamie
  • Richmond is speechless
  • Flashback to the night of Rosie’s Murder at the casino on the 10th floor with Jamie, Michael Ames and Chief Jackson
  • They are discussing the plan with the bones and how the guy getting arrested was just a speed bump.
  • “The bones are buried I held up my end of the bargain”- Chief Jackson
  • “And I guarantee you Richmond will go along with it, its not a problem were back on track”- Jamie
  • “If that’s it lets go, I want off this dam island already.”- Michael Ames
  • “We should go out separately like we always do”- Jamie
  • Jamie turns off the generator and heads for the elevator when he hears a phone ringing, its Rosie’s. Jamie finds her trying to sneak away.
  • “Who are you? What are you doing here? Answer me.”- Jamie
  • Rosie is scared trying to back away.
  • “I didn’t see anything I swear”- Rosie Larsen
  • Rosie’s camera falls out of her backpack.
  • “What the hell is that?”- Jamie
  • Rosie tries to run away, Jamie grabs her and his key card get knocked into the floor.
  • Jamie anciently pushes Rosie and she falls hard on the unfinished part of the floor, blood all over.
  • Jamie is shocked.
  • Present day
  • “She wouldn’t stop screaming, she wouldn’t listen. I didn’t know what to do Darren, I tried to reason with her. I tried so hard to make her understand but I panicked. She was going to ruin everything. It was an accident”- Jamie
  • “She was alive when she went into that lake is that what you call an accident?”- Richmond
  • Jamie pulls out Richmond’s gun and sets it on the table.
  • “What are you doing with my gun?”- Richmond
  • Holder/Linden/Gwen are now racing toward city hall.
  • “I thought she was dead, she wasn’t. She got out of the car, ran into the woods. We had come so far, too far I couldn’t let her get away”- Jamie
  • Flashback
  • Jamie is chasing a screaming Rosie through the woods. Jamie catches up with her and beats her with a flashlight.
  • Present Day
  • “I was only thinking of you. Hey I didn’t want to do it. When I have to do something I do it. I always do it Darren, everything I’ve always done has been for you!”- Jamie
  • Richmond tries to leave.
  • “Stop! You want to be an idealist go plant a tree but if you want to be a leader you have to be willing to get blood on your hands, I can’t keep doing it for you Darren!” Jamie
  • “You killed a young girl you son of a bitch! You put me in this chair!”- Richmond
  • “You know the greatest thing we did on this campaign, it was tricking the voters into believing your something your not! You surround yourself with people like Gwen and Lilly because you want to believe you a good man!”- Jamie
  • “You cheated on Gwen with whores you son of a bitch! You let your wife drive alone that night so she could die becasue you like the limelight. Stop pretending that’s the man you are Darren.”- Jamie
  • Holder/Linden/Gwen arrive and race to the campaign office.
  • “Put the gun down Jamie before you do something you don;t want to do”- Holder
  • Jamie aims the gun at Linden, Holder shoot him.
  • Holder is shocked, ghost like look on his face.
  • Jamie lies dead on the floor.
  • Day 26 
  • The sun comes out over Seattle.
  • It is revealed that the gun Jamie had wasn’t loaded
  • At the Larsen house they are packing Rosie’s room.
  • The missing film from Rosie’s camera is found at Jamie’s house.
  • Chief Jackson is about to be charged for obstruction of justice.
  • “She’s not going to make a deal to give up Ames”- Linden
  • “I read the witness statements, It was good shot Holder”- Lieutenant
  • Linden starts to piece together more of the puzzle.
  • “Jamie’s cell phone records, he made a call to Michael Ames at 3:37am the night of the killing. He could of gone to the lake, helped Jamie kill her. That night the taxi that dropped him off at home had a broken taillight. What if we go back and check!”- Linden
  • “Sarah its over”- Lieutenant
  • Holder is mad that they have run into a dead end getting Michael Ames convicted.
  • Stan finally shows his the family the house he bought, Mitch agrees they move into it.
  • “This is the house she was going to come back to from college”- Stan
  • “I don’t want Jamie defining my legacy before it gets started”- Richmond
  • “It took me three tires to become Mayor, you learned how to do it in one. You got the makings of a great leader Darren”- Adams
  • The Larsen’s are packing and Stan pauses on Belko’s name on his locker.
  • Mitch pauses to look at Rosie’s height markings on the door frame.
  • Terry offers to lend a hand packing.
  • “She kept looking at me that last time, you know I was so busy packing for that camping trip. I didn’t look at her, I didn’t see her Terry”- Mich
  • “Yeah you did Mitch you always did”- Terry
  • Linden/Holder head back to the lake.
  • “Jamie never said it, know one said what happened to her here. I wanted to get him”- Linden
  • “We got him”- Holder
  • They head over to let the Larsen’s know.
  • At the Larsen’s they let Terry know they got him.
  • Linden notices Terry’s car has a broken taillight…..
  • Terry is in Rosie’s room
  • “You were there at the lake weren’t you? You picked him up from the ferry that night, both of you were going to the airport for that flight to Vegas. That’s when he got a call about a girl in the woods”- Linden
  • “Rosie was nine when I read her the story of the monarch butterflies, she loved it. It was like she believed the world could be hers and everything in it”- Terry
  • “He was going to leave his wife for you wasn’t he? And you both had plans, hopes. You were gonna have everything”- Linden
  • “Michael did it you should arrest him”- Terry
  • “He didn’t do it Terry”- Linden
  • The Larson’s come home, Holder tries to get them to leave.
  • “You wouldn’t understand, im sorry. I didn’t know, I didn’t know what to do.”- Terry
  • Flashback
  • Jamie asking for Michael Ames help while Terry waits in the car.
  • “This is your ticket to be free of your wife, to have you own company, your own money”- Jamie
  • “I don’t care im not gonna leave my wife its over”- Michael Ames
  • “This is too far!”- Michael Ames
  • Jamie and Michael continue to argue while Terry gets out of the car and pushes the campaign car with Rosie in it into the lake.
  • Screams can be heard as the car sinks.. 
  • Present Day
  • “I didn’t know it was Rosie”- Terry
  • Stan goes to attack her, Holder stops him and talks sense into him.
  • Terry is arrested.
  • Linden and Holder sit in the office with the light out taking the who case in.
  • “She didn’t want a lawyer. Wrong place, wrong time. Sometimes it just comes down to that I guess”- Holder
  • Linden gets her badge back.
  • They get the tape from Rosie’s camera back, Linden watches it.
  • Richmond is meeting with Chief Jackson and Michael Ames, he got the charges against them dropped.
  • Gwen appears very unhappy with the man Richmond is becoming.
  • Linden left Rosie’s film in the Larsen’s mailbox, the family watches it.
  • “What I know” By Rosie Larsen
  • The video was Rosie’s goodbye message to her family saying she loved them but wanted to explore the world just like her mom said.
  • (Its very sad see it)
  • “They found a body down near sea tac, Lou says were first us”- Holder
  • Linden gets out of the car.
  • “Linden we got the bad guy”- Holder
  • “Yeah who’s that?”- Linden
  • “Keep in touch, your my ride you know”- Holder
  • Holder drives away as Linden walks around and pauses at the Larsen’s.

Final Thoughts:

Now that’s how you do a finale properly! The Terry twist left me completely satisfied as an avid viewer. The sadness I felt during all the flashbacks just shows how much the show built on these characters so much so I feel as a viewer we know Rosie and it was like a seeing video of a friend who passed. The very end as Holder and Linden share a final laugh as Holder drives away and Linden walks by the Larsen’s on a sunny day was just the perfect ending for them.

What do you think? Are you satisfied with the ending?