Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What I’m Watching: The Killing

The Killing: Season 1, Episode 6 “What You Have Left” (B-)

We’re at a point now where, while more and more is being revealed in terms of the investigation and the circumstances surrounding Rosie’s death, the plot is also moving forward in terms of action and developments in the present. The major thing, which is quite intense, is that Stan now knows that Bennett had something to do with Rosie’s death. The funeral aftermath was well-handled, and it’s a good thing that not too much of it was shown besides the sight of Sarah leaving and telling Darren that the family didn’t want any outsiders there. Stan can be pretty intimidating as it is, and Bennett isn’t exactly the toughest guy in the universe. It was particularly interesting to see Holder’s reaction to Sarah’s instruction to warn Bennett since he clearly feels like the teacher deserves whatever comes to him. This was quite a tense way to end the episode, and while it seems clear that Bennett was involved somehow, it’s unlikely that he was the one who actually committed the crime, and that he cared deeply for Rosie. Given Sarah’s unsuccessful trip to his home to see his wife, it seems much more likely that she was the one responsible. Darren’s chances are looking grimmer and grimmer, mostly due to the cringe-inducing placement of Bennett front-and-center in his newest campaign ad. Even Gwen’s father couldn’t convince him to back down, and now it’s going to be an uphill battle. It is decently appalling, however, that everyone except for Darren seems intent on crucifying a suspect before his guilt has been proven.

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