Cheers & Jeers: The Killing's Billy Campbell in the Soup
Cheers to Billy Campbell for straddling the line between good and evil on The Killing.
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The veteran actor has long managed to toggle between playing heroes (The Rocketeer) and villains (J. Lo's abusive husband in Enough). But never before has he combined both admirable and abominable qualities in a single character more successfully than as Seattle mayoral candidate Darren Richmond on AMC's haunting mystery. Over the course of the first-season finale, Richmond went from the presumed killer of Rosie Larsen to victim of a frame-up job by the shady Det. Holder (Joel Kinnaman). Of course, just because Holder manufactured evidence to bust him doesn't mean the guy isn't guilty...
He may never get his day in court, since the episode ended with Belko (Brendan Sexton III) going all Jack Ruby on Richmond. Still, we hope we haven't seen the last of him: A grieving widower with a taste for young girls, the charismatic and idealistic yet twisted pol makes Rep. Anthony Weiner look uncomplicated.
Are you hoping Billy Campbell survives for Season 2 of The Killing?
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