Thursday, May 31, 2012

What I’m Watching: The Killing

The Killing: Season 2, Episode 10 “72 Hours” (B+)

Though she’s not the most appealing actress, it’s hard to deny that Mireille Enos isn’t terrific in this role, especially in this hour. Her behavior in the psych ward didn’t do her any favors since it only made her seem more crazy, but she was definitely in the right as she argued in vain that time was being wasted. She didn’t take well to the psychiatrist’s questioning, recognizing her cigarette tactic ad then going ballistic after she rather impolitely answered all of her questions and then wasn’t met with immediate release. Explaining her last case was rather haunting, and it’s clear that she’s gone off the deep end in pursuit of the truth before. Holder fought valiantly for her on the outside, and bringing in Rick to get her released was a smart move, and her losing Rick altogether has been a long time coming. Holder making the waterfront connection and choosing to trust Carlson is bold, and hopefully it will pay off for him and for the case. Stan was doing much better in this hour than in the previous one, as he reconciled with Terry and tried to do so with an extremely and understandably unwelcoming Bennett before getting his kids a puppy. Darren playing basketball on Election Day was an interesting choice, and I suspect that he’ll ultimately prevail over Mayor Adams. That final shot of the room being scrubbed with the ID still where Sarah found it was a haunting ending, and it’s looking less and less likely that Sarah and Holder are going to be able to ever close this case.

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