Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Killing: Season 2, Episode 3 “Numb” (B+)
I’ve been realizing more and more how unusual it is for a show to feature one particular case for so long, to the point where it’s hard to remember all of the specific details of Rosie’s case since it’s been almost a year since we learned about them in the first place. No one is doing terribly well, as each person is learning something more disturbing than they already knew, and dealing poorly with the news. Stan finding out that Rosie was alive when the car went into the water and tried to claw her way out is going to make him even more vengeful, and it looks like the culprits may be closer to him than he thinks. Mitch drinking with a random guy in her hotel room and then kissing him slowly and passionately indicates that she has lost her grip on her life as it was, and hallucinating Rosie several times throughout the hour doesn’t speak well to her mental state. Holder stopping by to see Little Man at school and getting an unenthusiastic reaction sent him spiraling even further, and it’s a good thing that Sarah got a phone call so that she could come and get him out of harm’s way and back into the right frame of mind. Ending with the removal of the backpack and the closure of the trunk was strong, and it was also interesting to see Sarah visit Oakes to return the backpack on the boat. Darren insisting on the pain in his legs was difficult to watch, but nearly as much as seeing him pierce his leg with the pin of his campaign button to see if he could feel it.