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TV Review: THE KILLING: Season 1, Episode 13: Orpheus Descending

Joel Kinnaman, The Killing

TV Review for The Killing: Season 1, Episode 13: Orpheus Descending has premiered. The entire first season of The Killing led up to this episode and episode 12, Beau Soleil,  led the viewer to believe that the killer had been identified as Darren Richmond (Bill Campbell). Oh those crafty writers. Veena Sud and Nic Pizzolatto pulled off a magnificent yet frustrating hoodwink on its resolution hungry audience.

The Killing did what no other TV series I can remember doing: it promised one thing than gave something completely unexpected.

Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman), that sly bastard, who knew he had been bought and was doing someone else’s bidding. It was a great surprise and turn of events.

These are the questions that the season finale of The Killing: Season 1 have created:

What will Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) do? Will she get off the plane?
Of course she is going to get off of the plane. She is an obsessive compulsive. I was rooting for her and her psychologically growth and because of that last minute phone call, it will be retarded.

Who was in the car with Stephen Holder? Who is he working for?
I’m thinking either its the Darren Richmond (Bill Campbell) or the true killer of Rosy Larson (Katie Findlay). What’s your guess?

The ending virtually guarantees large ratings for the premiere episode of The Killing: Season 2, which will be thirteen episodes long as well.

What did you think of the ending of first season of The Killing?

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  • Marcshank

    The only thing the above story demonstrates is that the writer won’t be writing for anyone next season. You fucking idiot.

  • Such language. I’m blushing.

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