The Killing winds down to its finale in just under thirty minutes. This season, AMC promises that Rosie Larsen’s killer will be revealed and it’ll be interesting to see exactly how the writers tie up the case. Will there be loose ends? Will the killer get away? It’s anyone’s guess after last year’s polarizing finale.
But before tonight’s episode airs, I’d like to share my thoughts on last week’s story, “Donnie or Marie.” The previous episode showed Gwen and Jamie as the two final suspects, and “Donnie or Marie” (as its title suggests) is all about finding out who met Rosie in the casino: Gwen or Jamie?
“Donnie or Marie” does a nice job of confusing us between the two. One minute, Gwen’s the primary suspect… the next, it’s Jamie. We’re never sure who was responsible until the final minute, and both characters certainly seem capable.
I have to admit that the final reveal was a bit disappointing - not necessarily that it was Jamie, but the manner in which Holder and Linden uncover the truth. There’s no dramatic confrontation or interesting revelation (though that still may come tonight). Instead, Holder and Linden literally watch a surveillance tape in which Jamie boards the elevator.
There’s a lot happening at the end of “Donnie or Marie.” Richmond is doing surprisingly well in the campaign, while Holder and Linden have yet to arrest Jamie. Likewise, the Larsen family seems to be on rocky ground as they struggle to cope with Rosie’s death. It should be interesting to see how this all pans out in tonight’s episode. Do you think Jamie is actually the killer? Or is he another red herring? And will the Larsen family be able to move on with some semblance of closure?
I’m excited to see how this one ends. With no official word yet on a Season 3, I wonder how much resolution the writers will provide this year. And, more importantly, will it be enough? We’ll find out shortly.
Note: This review is taken from Review Hub Central.