If you thought you knew who killed Rosie Larsen then you can just forget it. This week’s episode of The Killing pulled the rug out from just about everything we’ve learned about the people involved in this case. Detective Linden and Holder are back at square one. Spoilers ahead.
When a phone call between Bennet (Brandon Jay McLaren) and the mysterious Muhammed is potentially damning Holder (Joel Kinnaman) and Linden (Mireille Enos) move in only to be stopped by red tape. The lack of an arrest is wearing on not only Detective Linden but the Larsens as well. After seeing Bennet back at the school Mitch (Michelle Forbes) goes off on Stan (Brent Sexton) for not taking care of Bennet when he had the chance. Meanwhile, Bennet’s wife is getting suspicious and hands over Muhammed’s phone number to the cops.
Back downtown the smear campaign launched by Councilman Richmond (Billy Campbell) and his team of political lizards seems to have backfired when the Mayor offers evidence that proves the allegations are wrong. He seems on the verge of quitting until he secures more funds. Gwen (Kristin Lehman) suggests he talk about his dead wife but Darren isn’t ready yet.
Linden and Holder track Muhammed down only to find out that it wasn’t Rosie he was talking about on the phone with Bennet. They were hiding a young Somali girl from her parents who were planning to circumcise her and then marry her off at twelve years old. That was the purpose of the room at the butcher shop and all the mysterious sneaking around that he and Bennet have been engaging in. At the same time Mitch finds Rosie’s pink shirt…the same shirt that Linden has in evidence against Bennet. She realizes Bennet is innocent and tries to call Stan off, but it’s too late. Stan and Belko have already taken Bennet to a field and beat the crap out of him. He may even be dead.
I had been wondering how they were going to stretch this case out over 13 episodes and now I know. There are still a few viable suspects roaming the background of this tale but at this point it is anyone’s guess who the real killer is. I am finding it harder and harder to care about Darren Richmond’s campaign at this point. I realize there has to be more going on there but right now it doesn’t interest me. I want to know more about Belko and Mitch’s sister. Belko (Brendan Sexton) was acting like a crazy person when Stan was pummeling Bennet with his fist. Creepy huh? Frustrations aside this was an excellent hour or television. Linden seems to have forgotten all about her fiance back home. He wasn’t mentioned once. All for the better I think. That plot wasn’t very interesting either.
The Killing is back next Sunday at 10pm on AMC.