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  • Day 22
  • Holder off the Larsen case, county has the case files including the casino key.
  • Lieutenant Ray blames the mishaps on the Larsen case on Linden. Holder disagrees. Ray lets Holder know that Linden spent a month in a physc  ward because she completely lost it working on a case in the past.
  • Linden/Holder seek Richmond’s help getting into the casino saying that solving the case will only help him and his campaign. Richmond declines to help.
  • Linden apologizes to Holder for what happened to him at the casino.
  • “Were good Linden, Still my BFF”- Holder
  • Mitch is off to see David Rainer, Rosie’s real father. It is revealed that the letter Rosie found was never mailed.
  • David does not know of Rosie’s murder and Mitch doesn’t speak of it, talks as if she’s still alive.
  • (Doesn’t David have a tv!!! Its all over the news!)
  • It is revealed that Rosie has been coming to see David and never revealed the letter or that he is her father. She wanted to talk to someone who knew Mitch before she was her mom.
  • David tells Mitch that Rosie seemed angry and lost.
  • Holder talked to his connection at county, the case files never showed up and they know nothing about it.
  • “The Larsen case files are gone”- Holder
  • Holder/Linden suspect Gill.
  • Gill comes home to find his place trashed, Holder sitting at his table, calm and eating his food. Holder calmly says’s he’s pissed off and wants the Larsen case files.
  • “You know timings everything….And the time will come, like the good book says an eye for an eye”- Holder to Gill
  • Gill doesn’t have the files at his place. Linden grabbed the GPS from his car and has his last locations now.
  • “Maybe he stashed the Larsen files in the middle of know where…waits till everyone looses interest”- Holder
  • “Rosie Larsen becomes just another cold case”- Linden
  • Chief Jackson is pitching her waterfront project to plan to the Richmond campaign, want tax exempt status for all Indian land in exchange for her endorsement.
  • Richmond want the Chief to give search access of the casino to the police as sign of good faith and to put the Larsen behind them.
  • “Your police have no place on sovereign Indian land. It would set a terrible precedent”- Chief Jackson 
  • “I think you speak for yourself miss Jackson”- Richmond
  • Richmond walks out of talks, wants nothing to do with the Chief.
  • The Larsen boy Tommy killed baby birds at school, they are concerned about him. Stan has some harsh words for him. Tommy speaks up and it is implied everyone knows (thinks) that Rosie was prostitute.
  • “I hate her and im glad she’s dead”- Tommy Larsen
  • “I hate you too”- Stan Larsen
  • Holder/Linden at Gill’s last location, at storage locker. They search it and find the case files along with Rosie’s casino key.
  • It is revealed that Rosie was planning on running away.
  • David asks Mitch if he is Rosie’s father and Mitch lies and says she’s Stan’s.
  • (I feel so bad for the whole Larsen family.)
  • Stan just about admits to the boys why Mitch left.
  • At the casino the maid is supposed to leave the kitchen door open for Linden to sneak in. Holder briefs her on the security
  • “Are you sure you want to do this?”- Holder
  • Gwen tries to get the Mayor to walk away from the Chief and the waterfront project.
  • It is revealed that Mayor Adams slept with Gwen when she was just 14.
  • Mitch calls Stan late at night to tell him when she found out from David. Asks about the boys.
  • At the casino the maid doesn’t show up. Linden heads in through the front and Holder tires to stop her demanding he be the one go in.
  • Holder goes in behind posing as a drunk customer to allow Linden to sneak to the elevator.
  • Holder is caught by the group that beat him.
  • “Your one crazy son of a bitch or incredibly stupid” Jackson
  • Holder takes off “Sayonara, Hiawatha”
  • Linden uses Rosie’s key to get to the 10th floor.
  • “Why would Rosie come up here, its dark, isolated.- Linden
  • A generator kicks on- “That’s it, the sound from the (Rosie’s) Voicemail- Holder
  • On the balcony an incredible view of the city.
  • “She came here to look at the city. She was leaving that night forever and came here to say goodbye”- Linden
  • Rosie was standing on the balcony looking in when she saw Ames with Nicole.
  • “She’s willing to kill to protect whats in this room, some kind of meeting, Rosie saw it and it go her killed”- Linden
  • “This is where it all started Holder”- Linden to Holder over the phone.
  • Holder over the phone urges her to leave.
  • “She’s terrified, she calls Alexi and then what? They caught her, what happened after that? There was so much blood on the backpack, what did they do to her? How did they get her to the car? There must of been a struggle. Rosie must of fought them, there would of been blood everywhere” Linden
  •  Linden uncover the Mayor’s key card full of blood but can’t retrieve it.
  • In the dark someone comes up and smacks Linden over the head knocking her out…….
Final Thoughts:
What an incredibly deep episode and suspenseful episode. The whole story is coming together and the family tragedy only just unfolding. Linden and Holder are great together, each standing up for each other, which has me rooting for both of these characters to make it out of this with their sanity. All the people involved in this complex mystery is keeping me glued to the show and the family tragedy adds a lot of heart to this dark story of this brutal killing.
This episode got a 0.4 rating down from the previous weeks 0.5 demo rating.
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Episode 2×08

  • Day 21
  • Linden’s search for Holder is denied, she fights back for partner and end up going off to search on her own. Thankfully the police force does show up as Holder’s location is blocked by the Chief and her men.
  • They are searching for Holder blind since his phone dosn’t have GPS.
  • (Everyone in show needs to upgrade their phones now!!!)
  • Holder is found nearly lifeless, unconscious, beaten to a pulp but ALIVE on the ground against a tree. He is taken to the hospital.
  • In the hospital Holder’s sister gives Linden a pack of matches he wanted her to have immediately . In the matches its says “11 AM Tomorrow”. Linden shows up to the location, it is the Indian girl who found Rosie’s backpack at the casino and also worked with her.
  • It is revealed that Rosie wasn’t a prostitute but a maid/waitress working under the table of the casino.
  • (Everyone got that one wrong)
  • Its is also revealed that the Ammonia Hydroxide found on Rosie’s body is is cheap powerful cleaning chemical they use at the casino.
  • The Girl admits that the Chief controls everything & everyone at the casino and admits that she is not someone you would want to cross with.
  • It is revealed that Rosie was not working the night of her murder but was seen at the casino that night heading to the locked construction site on the 10th, a place they sneak up to and smoke.
  • The Chief had taken everyone’s keys just after Rosie’s murder.
  • (The chief just became prime suspect number one)
  • Richmond admits to Mayor Adam’s that he knows about the faked traffic cam photo, thus revealing that the Mayor tried to make Richmond a suspect to force him to loose the election.
  • Mayor Adam’s is worried.
  • Linden blows off Stan Larsen after he ties to give her the tips he’s been getting after announcing a reward to find Rosie’s killer.
  • Linden is forced to give up her badge and gun after disobeying orders to not go the casino. As she’s leaving shes spots Rosie’s casino key in evidence.
  • The Mayor is in talks to do a joint venture with the Indian chief on his “waterfront” project, the only thing going for his campaign. The Richmond campaign wants to take the project from him.
  • Linden arrives back to Holder’s place to find the police searching it and Jack is gone. She finds he down at the docks.
  • Linden is sending Jack away to stay with his father. Holder shows up at the airport to say goodbye after Jack had called him.
  • Jamie finds a gun in Richmond’s desk.
  • Linden and Holder head to the police station to sneak Rosie’s casino key from evidence so  they can search the 10th floor for themselves.
Final Thoughts:
What a suspenseful episode as we impatiently waited to find out Holder fate. Sarah Linden’s character really showed alot depth and a side of her we haven’t seen as she fought to get a search going when Holder was missing. I rooted for her and she now feels more down to earth and that we as viewers can finally connect with her. A lot of very important details were revealed and we can finally say for now that the Indian Chief  played a huge role in it all. I along with many of you have gotten rather bored with the campaign story but am careful not to dismiss little details as I feel that in the end its all going to connect back to Rosie.
This episode got a 0.5 demo rating up vs the previous episode’s 0.3 For comparison Mad Men at 10/9c got at 0.7
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