The Killing returned Sunday night, taking the two more steps toward finally finding out who killed Rosie Larsen. (That's official, too: The murderer will be revealed in the Season 2 finale.) So what have we learned since last year's open-ended, infuriating-to-some season-ender?
When we last left off, Councilman Richmond (Billy Campbell) had been revealed as Orpheus, a frequent Beau Soleil client, and a man without an alibi. Before he could be formally arrested, Belko (Brendan Sexton III), friend of the Larsens and unstable would-be Larsen, shot the councilman. Meanwhile, Detective Linden (Mireille Enos) who was almost en route to her fiancé learned that the most damning evidence against Richmond, a photo filed by Detective Holder (Joel Kinnaman), was a fake.
On the set: The Killing returns with more twists
Moments later, when Season 2 picks up, a royally ticked off Linden has exited the plane with Holder in her crosshairs. Here's what we learned in the course of our own investigation of The Killing's two-hour premiere:
You'd think they'd killed somebody.
After a season crammed with multiple suspects and red herrings, AMC's moody cop drama The Killing signed off without revealing who strangled teen beauty Rosie Larsen, and many fans and critics cried foul.
The producers were blindsided by the reaction.
No fooling, this April Fool's TV weekend has something for just about everyone.
Starting with the long-awaited (though not nearly as long as Mad Men made us wait) second season of HBO's masterful epic fantasy Game of Thrones (Sunday, 9/8c).
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ADAM: Executive producer Gary Glasberg gives us a hint. "It will be someone that we recognize," he says, adding we'll get that answer in the season premiere. We'll also get some serious intel on that microchip that E.J. found in her co-worker's arm. New theory: These mysteries are totally connected, right?
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We grill the executive producer and stars of AMC's tantalizing thriller The Killing for answers to our burning questions.
Detective Holder, Sarah Linden's hoodie-loving, hygiene-hating partner, has a hard-to-place accent. Where is he from?
Joel Kinnaman, the lanky 31-year-old who plays Holder, speaks the way he does partly because he's half-American, half-Swedish and lives in Stockholm. But Holder also sounds like that, says...