The Killing ended its first season on AMC this week, and fans were surprised when "Orpheus Descending" ended and they still didn't know who killed Rosie Larsen. Yes, there was evidence stacked up pointing to Darren Richmond, but the last scenes revealed a twist, and fans were left wondering just what was going on.
Stars speak out about non-reveal
There has been some backlash about the mystery not being wrapped up in the final hour of the newest AMC drama, and a couple of the stars of the show have spoken out defending the finale. Mireille Enos, who plays Sarah Linden, has said, "I thought it was awesome. I know there's lots of controversy about it, but I think a cliffhanger is really smart storytelling. It means audiences will come back [for Season 2]. I think there was too much story to wrap up. To solve [the murder] in one episode, it would have felt rushed. If there's anything that's been true about this season, [it's that] we've taken our time. That continued to be true through the finale. I think the payoff next season is going to be really worth it." Each episode was one day, so that by the end of the season, Sarah and Holder had only been on the case for 13 days. However, that doesn't mean that fans aren't still angry they didn't find out who killed Rosie Larsen by the end of The Killing season 1.
Michelle Forbes, who plays Mitch Larsen, does understand why some people have spoken out against how the season finale ended: "I think we have very savvy audiences. They know their TV well. If you're going to make a risky move, you have to on some level accept criticisms that are out there." Whatever happens, it does sound like most viewers should plan on sticking with the show despite any anger they may feel towards it after being left hanging. After all, Veena Sud, the showrunner, has said that Rosie's killer will be revealed next season.
What did you think of the season finale of The Killing?
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