The Killing season 2 continues with episode 2, "My Lucky Day," picking up right where "Reflections" left off. Stan finds Rosie's backpack on the doorstepÂ—and there's blood on it.
Holder bags the items in Rosie's bag and finds a video camera inside. Stan recognizes everything but the camera, suggesting it might be the school's. He's not so sure the police have the right guy if someone's dropping off Rosie's backpack and wants protection for his family. As Holder's leaving, Stan asks about Belko.
Gwen tells Sarah Richmond didn't say anything when he left, and she didn't ask where he was when he came back. However, she does say that he seemed differentÂ—"more present"Â—and she didn't feel like she was competing with someone else. She remembers she thought it was morning because he smelled like he did after he'd been kayaking, like the ocean. Oakes tells Holder to bring the bag into Stu. Holder comments that Sarah always uses Gary and then remarks to Gil that it's strange Oakes is interested in who he gives the evidence to.
Richmond wakes up, and Jamie asks the doctor when he's going to tell him he's paralyzed. The doctor just says that patients notice and that Jamie should be there when he talks to him. He's going to need the support. Jamie keeps trying to reach Richmond's sister, but Elise isn't answering. Holder brings a bag to StuÂ—but not Rosie's.
Sarah discovers a photo of Richmond with a woman with Tacoma written on the back in his apartment. Terry finds Stan obviously upset, and he tells her that Belko killed himself. She reminds him that he's out on bail and facing prison time, adding that he's all the boys have. While they don't have to tell them anything about Belko, they do have to talk about Mitch.
Jamie's in Richmond's room when he comes to and begins asking questions. Jamie deflects as best he can, showing him where to push for morphine before going to ask a nurse about getting the doctor. After she tells him he's in surgery and it's not likely he'll be by until later, Jamie leaves. Sarah heads out to Tacoma and finds out what she can about the location in the photoÂ—and that Richmond used to come there a lot with his wife. When she finds the bridge in the photo, she notices men crabbing along the shore, and one tells her he's there a lot, day and night.
Holder asks Oakes about the backpack, and he tells him they just found Rosie's prints and a few partials with no hits. Holder puts the boxÂ—with Rosie's backpackÂ—in his trunk. Sarah leaves Christina a message that she needs to talk to her about Richmond. Jamie has a run-in with Benjamin, and it's a good thing two guys pull Benjamin off of him.
Where Was Richmond the Night Rosie Died?
Sarah pays Richmond a visit in the hospital and tells him she now knows what happenedÂ—and where he wasÂ—the night Rosie was killed. He had returned to that bridge because it was his anniversary and he had proposed to his wife there. Though he fought the fisherman who saw him in the water, she thinks he wanted to live. She wishes she had known the truth, but all he does is threaten her with lawyers if it gets out. A suicide attempt is not good for a campaign.
Sarah tells Christina that Richmond didn't do it and has a witness to prove it, adding that the photo was faked. She wants her to drop charges and reopen the case, but she needs more than just her word. Sarah suggests talking to the witness herself, and Christina gives her a few days. Adams confronts Benjamin about what happened, but he doesn't recommend firing him. Jamie ignores calls from the press about Richmond's condition.
Stan finds his boys in a tent talking about whether or not he can protect themÂ—as they sit there arming themselves. That leads him to go into the station to confront Holder about the car. Holder tells him they're short-handed, but Stan doesn't like his response to call if he sees something suspicious. And you can't blame him.
Holder tells Gil he swapped the bags and that Oakes lied about it. He thinks they may have gotten the wrong guy and wants to tell IA about Oakes. Gil tells him to just be quiet because everyone knows he's dirty. He reminds him he's why he still has a paycheck and he knew he was taking a shortcut when he used the photo he gave him. The photo was also requisitioned with Sarah's badge number, so it'll be on her, not Gil.
Sarah sees a news report that Richmond won't be charged and ignores a call from Holder. When she goes to see Oakes, she finds his replacement, Carlson, in his office. She lets him know she knows the photo was a fake and tells him she wants back on the case. He agrees, but Holder's with her as long as he says so.
Jamie visits Richmond, who has already talked to the doctor. He tells him the charges have been dropped. Richmond calls it his "lucky day." Tommy goes to get Terry's cigarettes for her from her car, and a man approaches him. When Stan sees him, he grabs him, but he's just a reporter. He asks how Stan feels now that the charges have been dropped against Richmond before driving off.
Sarah and Jack bring in the boxes from the car, and she sees the photo of the tattoo. Holder shows up, and she sends Jack into the bathroom before locking the door. He drops his badge in the hallway before leaving. Stan tells Kovarsky to find Rosie's killer and kill him.
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