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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?


  • Day 24
  • (Can you just imagine going through all of this in just 24 days!)
  • Linden is staying in her car.
  • “How you felling? Yeah they had you drugged up pretty good, you were all docile and glassy eyed like my Aunt Doris”- Holder
  • “Why would the mayor torpedo his own waterfront project?”- Linden
  • “What was the Mayor doing there?…we got to get that key card”- Linden
  • “They erase your mind while you were in that nut house? Remember what happened the last time we went in that casino”- Holder
  • “You’ve been sleeping inside your car, you just got out of that place, maybe I don’t know you take a nap, take a show, rest a little”- Holder
  • Linden wants to get right back to work- “They gotta pay”
  • Holder and Linden try to secure a federal warrant to get back into the casino.
  • Richmond campaign is now just down by 2%
  • “We might win this”- Gwen were
  • Mayor Adam’s is worried. His campaign manager figured out who was leaking information about the Larsen case to Richmond’s camp. James has an ex-girlfriend in the D.A’s office, he goes to speak to her.
  • “So what if the guy can play basketball in a chair, half of Seattle still thinks he’s the killer”- Mayors campaign manager
  •  Holder/Linden go to the Richmond campaign to try and get help from Gwen’s father in getting a warrant to get into the casino.
  • “Were less then twenty four hours away from the election, I don’t have time for this”- Gwen
  • “This isn’t about an election anymore, its about what he’s done to you, to the councilman, to us. You say you want to change how the city’s run, here’s your chance. We need to get into that casino”- Linden
  • It’s Halloween.
  • At the Larsen’s Terry answers the phone, its a lady saying they got an offer on the house. The house Stan has been keeping a secret from everyone.
  • In Stan’s office Terry is looking for paper for the fax machine and stumbles across a gruesome photo of Rosie’s body that was in a drawer.
  • (Jantek is the one that gave Stan the crime scene photos)
  • Terry is very shocked by the photo.
  • Gwen is working on securing a search warrant by speaking to her senator father. Senator Eaton
  • “I dont care, you are getting me the warrant”- Gwen
  • “Will see how the people of Washington state feel about a Senator who knew a political ally who assaulted his teenage daughter and did nothing about it”- Gwen
  • “When i’m done with you, you wont be able to run for the water district”- Gwen
  • Jack does not know about his moms stay in the nut house and she does not tell him when she speaks with him on the phone. Jack is fooling around with a girl, Linden can hear it in the background while on the phone.
  • Holder with a smirk “Were in”
  • Armed with a warrant Holder/Linden lead a whole team of agents up the steps to the casino.
  • “We gonna do this again?”- Nicole
  • Holder slaps the warrant in her face.
  • “Not today we aint”- Holder
  • Mayor Adam’s stops by to see Richmond. “I know where you were the night of Rosie Larsen died”- Adam’s
  • It is revealed that Richmond was so down that he tried to kill himself. The Mayor threatens to leak it to the press unless Richmond drops out of the race.
  • “Don’t get too comfortable in that office Leslie. Tampering with evidence, obstruction of justice, police know about it all. Matter of time before they come for you”- Richmond
  • Stan is working on the final papers for selling the house when Jantek shows up. Wants Stan to be a hit man, he says no.
  • “I’m not asking Stan”- Jantek
  • “I said no, I took care of Piotu for you. That was it, that was our deal!”- Stan
  • Jantek threatens the dog and the boys unless still kills the man for him.
  • At the casino they ask to see all of the security camera footage.
  • “Because the hotel is under construction there still working on wiring so a few cameras may be down”- Nicole
  • “That wouldn’t happen to include the elevator we just got off of would it?”- Linden
  • Linden who no longer has a badge is there as an observer.
  • “Tear up the floor”- Linden
  • Richmond tells Jamie and Gwen he’s withdrawing from the race.
  • “Please tell me i’m on hidden camera”- Jamie 
  • Richmond reveals to Jamie and Gwen that he tried to kill himself  the night of Rosie Larsen’s murder.
  • Jamie want to try and spin the story. “We can not walk away from this!”- Jamie
  • “Darren’s right, this can’t go public the voters would never support him. He withdraws now he still has a political future”- Gwen
  • Jamie seemingly does not want to accept that its over.
  • Richmond privately tells Gwen he wanted to tell her.
  • Stan tells Terry about the house and how it was supposed to be a surprise for everyone. Terry reveals her and Michael were looking at houses and were planning on starting a family together.
  • “I guess that’s why they say you know, wanna make god laugh tell him your plans”- Terry
  • The boy are enjoying the dog. Stan is envious of it.
  • “Look at that dog, it doesn’t worry about what it’s done, doesn’t have regrets, sees this family, its not missing anyone. Its as perfect as it is.”- Stan
  • Stan to Terry “If anything happens to me I want you to take care of the boys”- Stan
  • “Why would you say that? Don’t say stuff like that.”- Terry
  • Stand tell Terry she can take the boys out for Halloween.
  • At the casino Linden makes it look like she didn’t find anything.
  • “So that was it, it was like our last hope”- Holder
  • Linden reveals she grabbed the key card.
  • “You swiped it, but what about chain of evidence?”- Holder
  • “What did you think we were gonna go walk in to Seattle PD with it? Might as well drive it to county ourselves or better yet we can hand it to the Mayor in person” Linden
  • “Holder wake up, they took my badge, threw you off the case, stole our files, were on our own out here.”- Linden
  • Nicole shows Chief Jackson the elevator security cam footage where Linden holds up the key card right to the camera and smiles.
  • “You moronic little bitch do you realize what you’ve done”- Chief to Nicole
  • The Chief breaks Nicole’s fingers in the door.
  • Chief Jackson calls someone on the phone “They’ve got your key card”
  • Its appears to be Mayor Adams “I thought you said it couldn’t come back to me?”- Adams
  • The Mayor call the Lieutenant in to his office, wants Linden off the streets.
  • Want Linden to be arrested for impersonation a police officer. The Mayor bribes the Lieutenant by offering the job as commissioner if he locks up Linden.
  • Stan following treats from Jantek show up to kill his target. Stan is about to kill the man until he says a baby in the back of his car, Stan just beats the man and orders him to run out of town.
  • Alexi surprises Jantek in his car and shoots him in the head for revenge over his fathers murder.
  • Linden/Holder are driving when Linden notices they have a tail, they speed off and get away for now.
  • It is revealed they are tracking Linden’s cell phone.
  • Linden/Holder meet with the Lieutenant. Linden shows him the key card from the casino.
  • “Elections tomorrow maybe Mayor Adam’s wins maybe Richmond does, he’s the one that got us in the casino. New regime gonna want to do some house cleaning, purge the department of the Mayor’s people”- Linden 
  • “It’s time for you to decide whether or not you want a boot on your ass”- Holder
  • “Look even if your right I can’t call this off”- Lieutenant
  • “Then get out of my way”- Linden
  • At the rally Richmond tells the truth, that he tried to commit suicide in an emotional and rallying speech.
  • Holder/Linden are in City Hall, outside the police find there car.
  • The key card doesn’t unlock Mayor Adam’s off which surprises both of them.
  • The key card unlocks Richmond’s office…they are completely surprised.
  • Mitch is back home.
  • Jamie and Gwen both look ominous as Richmond leaves the rally.
Final Thoughts:
The campaign story is finally at the heart of the investigation once again. The story continues to delve deeper and we have just two episodes left.
Based on fellow fans here are our main suspects:
  1. Gwen
  2. Jamie
  3. Mayor Adams
  4. Chief Jackson
  5. Nicole
Wild Card: Holder
Questions to consider: (Thanks Holly!)
1. Did the Chief call the Mayor or someone else?
2. Did the Mayor change the keycard?
3.Is someone in Richmond’s camp secretly working for the Mayor?
4. What did Rosie know that was the cause of being killed?
5. Why would the Mayor derail his own project or was someone in Richmond’s camp trying to derail it?
6. Who put the picture Adrian drew on Linden’s fridge and what connection does that case have with Rosie’s?
Next on The Killing Sunday June 10th 9/8c 2×12 “Donnie or Marie” Promo:

  • Day 23
  • Linden awakes to find herself in a psyc ward.
  • (Feels eerie like the pilot of the walking dead where Rick wakes up in the hospital)
  • Holder is ANGRY he can’t see Linden.
  • Holder to the Lieutenant  “There trying to frame her…she found evidence inside the casino that proves the tribe is covering up a murder”
  • “Lets hope not because it would completely inadmissible”- Lieutenant 
  • It is revealed that chief Jackson has said that Linden was trying to kill herself.
  • (Not true at all)
  • “Shes not suicidal sir and you know it”- Holder
  • Only a psychiatrist can get Linden out.
  • “Heads up, call your boys at county Rosie Larsen files up and disappeared somewhere between our house and there’s. Guess your in the wrong circle of trust Lieutenant”- Holder
  • Linden is on suicide watch for 72 hours.
  • “Stan what happens if the cops never find the guy?..your angry because you cant let go”- Terry
  • “The boys can see it, there holding there breath wondering when it will be ok to start living again. You gotta try Stan”- Terry
  • Holder goes to see Reggie to see if she can help get Linden out. She refuses to help as she thinks Linden is crazy and work is the last thing she needs right now.
  • ‘I’ve seen what happens to her when she neglects everything else in her life. When she thinks that she needs a case more then she needs sleep or food or her own son. This is how it started last time.”- Reggie
  • Holder defends Linden.
  • Holder heads to the construction site of the mayors waterfront project and sees that Michael Ames is the project manager.
  • Holder looks into Ames construction company and finds out that someone broke into the site the night of Rosie’s murder but was cut loose with no charges filled.
  • Stan is back to see Mr.Amed Rosie’s teacher to apologize. He does not take Stan’s visit kindly.
  • Stan knows Rosie just stopped by his house to say goodbye that night.
  • Dr. Kerry begins to question Linden. Reveals to her that the Chief said she was about to jump from the 10th floor and Linden fought her. 
  • (Not true at all!)
  • “That’s not what happened, I didn’t touch her”- Linden
  • The Doctor grills her about her previous case and the last time she was admitted.
  • “It was non stop working on a murder”- Linden
  • Linden describes her last case in detail. A hooker had been killed, her body decomposing in her apartment and her 6 year old son was there for a week hiding in a closet waiting for someone to come.
  • Linden took him to the kitchen waiting for Child Protective Services to come and he drew the drawling she has.
  • (In a previous episode a person broke into Linden’s hotel room and uncovered the drawling and hung it on the fridge. It had to of been someone involved in both cases and knows Linden very well)
  • The boy who drew it Adrian ended up in the foster system.
  •  Holder got the name of the person who broke into the construction site, Joseph who is connected to the mob.
  • Michael Ames had lied and said the guy worked for him.
  • (Richmond is now doing his best to be a good guy and he does appear to actually be one)
  • The Doctor begins to ask Linden about the Rosie Larsen case.
  • “And that’s what you do? You find out peoples secrets?”- Doctor
  • “They leave them behind. Sometimes its what got them killed, sometimes it as though there trying to tell you something the victim.”- Linden
  • “She was drowned in the truck of a car and you found Adrian in dark closet. What does that mean to you Sarah? Whey do these two cases mean so much to you?”- Doctor
  • Linden just wants out and she freaks out at the idea should could have to in there for a week.
  • Stan calls Rosie’s old phone, hears her voice when the voicemail message starts. Stan crying trying to get his own form of closure.
  • (Very emotional scene, you feel Stan’s sadness) 
  • Stan Crying as he leaves this message- “It’s daddy..calling cause I don’t know what else to do because… I’m sorry it never should of been a secret that I choose to be your dad.. It was the best decision I ever made. You always been the best thing about me, the very best thing. Bye..”
  • Holder visits Linden let her know about the construction site break in. 
  • “Ames doesn’t press charges and an hour later we got Ames.. to meet with Chief Jackson most likely”- Holder
  • “And someone from city hall, I saw a white key card”- Linden
  • “So they were planning something at the waterfront and it went wrong when Kovarsky’s guy got arrested”- Holder
  • Holder goes to see Joesph who takes off running. Holder questions him.
  • Holder goes to talk to the Lieutenant.
  • “The night Rosie Larsen was killed there was a break in at the waterfront, all our players are involved.  Janek Kovarsky’s thug breaks into the Mayors construction site, project manager Michael Ames choose to not press charges. Here’s the best park, I spoke to Janek’s boy say he was given the order that night to break in and bury some Indian bones…He was supposed to be protected.. get in bury the bones get out end of job except our boys at the 9th precinct weren’t in on and arrested him. Im guessing our players get scared the boys gonna talk so they head out to the casino to meet with Nicole and Jackson. Rosie overhears the conversation and gets herself killed.”- Holder  
  • “This goes all the way to the top. It goes all the way to city hall”- Holder
  • “Your on the wrong side Lieutenant, there using you”- Holder
  • At the Richmond campaign Gwen let him know that she had the mayor over to try and use him sleeping with her as a minor against him.
  • In a session with the Doctor Linden is trying to figure out  the mind set of Rosie’s killer.
  • “..but she was alive when she went in the water…the killer didn’t want to see her eyes when she finally died, but why?”- Linden
  • Linden is convinced they caught the wrong guy in her other case. She gave up fighting  with her partner that she was right. Linden feels guilty about it.
  • Adrian was trying to tell Linden something with the drawling which is why she kept it.
  • Linden is released by her psychiatrist her ex-fiance Rick.
  • At the casino the Chief is quickly finished the renovations on the 10th floor.
  • The bloody key card remains hidden in the floor…….
Final Thoughts:
I know I say this every week but what an episode! So much emotion especially with Stan. Linden being being stuck in a psyc ward added a new dynamic to this episode and im glad it ended with her getting out though.
Share your thoughts and theory’s in the comments below.
Next on The Killing Sunday June 3rd Promo 2×11 “Bulldog”

  • 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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