Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What I’m Watching: The Killing

The Killing: Season 2, Episode 5 “Ghosts of the Past” (B)

Things just don’t get any less miserable for anyone on this show. There was no sign of Jack in the hour, as, like Holder’s Little Man before him, he only existed over the phone, as Sarah called to check in on him while he was sick. The reappearance of her ex-husband definitely wasn’t something about which she was excited, and she doesn’t need any more stress in her life. She had a great retort to Holder’s continued offers of cigarettes: “smoking isn’t how I define living.” Her new lieutenant is making her job difficult, though she managed to elicit the information she needed from Alexi when he showed up in the back of Holder’s car. The revelation that Stan isn’t Rosie’s real father is huge news considering he seems so attached to her, and I suspect that, if he didn’t already know that, finding out is going to push him over the edge. Pursuing a relationship with Terry isn’t smart, but it’s hard to judge someone’s response after they find out that they may be going to jail for three to five years. Mitch isn’t doing much better, befriending a troubled young girl as some attempt at reconnecting with her dead daughter. Darren wetting himself during a pleasant conversation with a woman outside the hospital was not a high point, but it appears that he has just been reenergized by Jamie’s information about the fact that Mayor Adams was involved in framing him for his complicity in Rosie’s murder, something that he’s not going to take lying down, if you’ll pardon the expression.

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