'The Killing' Premiere Recap: Linden And Holder, Together Again people in a relationship is the perfect ratings ploy), Holder goes to Linden. Early in this week's episode of The Killing, homicide detectives Sarah Linden ( Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) stroll down a. Relationship Recap: Linden and Holder Come to a New going on with Ahmed, but he's an obvious red herring to me – at least for the murder.
And that connection is supposed to lead back to Ray Seward Peter Sarsgaard in one of his creepiest roles.
Seward has been transferred to death row and is set to die within a month for the gruesome murder of his wife. But rather than peacefully living out his remaining days, Seward is hell-bent on wreaking havoc.
'The Killing' Premiere Recap: Linden And Holder, Together Again
He savagely attacks the prison chaplain and manipulates a young guard into allowing him to place a phone call to Skinner, Linden's old partner that worked the case with her. He acts like he's ready to pay for the heinous crime he committed, but when Linden visits Seward at the prison, she finds out that he can't convincingly answer what happened to his wife's missing jewelry.
Maybe Seward isn't guilty, but he's certainly committed to atoning for some serious personal demons. Going back to the drawings from the Seward case, Linden finally visits the location that she believes inspired Adrian's picture, only to stumble upon the dumping ground for numerous decomposing body bags.
Ladies and gentleman, there is definitely a serial killer on the loose in Seattle. And it's quite possible that a majority of those victims are some of Seattle's street kids, the lost children who have fled dysfunctional homes or fallen in with the wrong crowd. Although I'm not usually a fan of mouthy teenagers i.
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She's a decent kid, and her brutal rape at the end of the episode by limping pimp Goldie had me hoping that Holder or Linden will dole out some vigilante justice. Or that Holder will just get trigger-happy again. Random notes and thoughts: Linden and Holder are the worst non-smokers ever. I assume that Linden and Skinner probably had an affair, because the way that Skinner's wife spoke to Linden is how I imagine reconciled wives speak to ex-mistresses.
Haunting line of the night: Writer, Author of 'Beautiful Garbage: Season Four premiered August 1, on Netflix and Linden and Holder continue to be "deeply affected," -- they are after all murder police.
In the series' final moments, however, these characters are lighter, fluid: Linden Mireille Enos smiles, and her lips do not crack; Holder Joel Kinnaman is less grey, in fact, his sneakers are meticulously white.
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The years of banter, witty cop repartee and underlying sexual tension culminates with no Hollywood kiss. Rather, the two hold each other in a gaze that's full of gravitas and the promise of partnership, doing the work of "showing up" -- one of Season Four's reigning metaphors.
These are a pair of broken people who get each other. Boiled down, the show is about that dynamic, which is why the ending works.The Killing - Finale
Some critics have called the ending unexpectedbut the coupling feels right to me, as Linden, a perpetual runner, realizes home is with Holder -- her "best friend," and Holder's eyes are no longer darting from here to there, tweaking out on whatever dogma will get him through the day: This emotionally stunted, absentee mother has the capacity to love and care, to grieve and let go, all on her terms.
As they've always been, Linden and Holder are both variations on the anti-hero. And that's the thing about people who are "deeply affected;" they don't always live in a functioning reality. The pacing throughout this season was tight, with key episodes "The Good Soldier" Episode 3 directed by Ed Bianchi and "Eden" Series Finale directed by Jonathan Demme creating a compelling arc of secrets that give themselves away, even in this land shielded by tall pines and unrelenting rain.