AMC kicks off the second season of The Killing, made controversial by continuing a storyline many viewers thought should have wrapped up in the Season 1 finale.
The big question raised by The Killing and used in all the Season 1 marketing materials is “Who Killed Rosie Larsen?” Viewers expected an answer, yet AMC chose to follow the trajectory of the Danish version, from which The Killing is based, and stretch out the answer another whole season. Viewers were enraged when Season 1 ended without answers, and how many of them will jump ship won’t be known until the Season 2 ratings are in.
The Killing will kick off tonight in a two-hour premiere that includes episode 201 ‘Reflections’ and episode 202 ‘My Lucky Day.’ When Season 1 wrapped, Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) had learned her partner Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) had falsely created evidence to link Councilman Darren Richmond to Rosie’s murder. She was ready to rejoin her fiancee back in California, but this news should help pull her back into the case and help clear Richmond’s name after he had just been arrested based on that evidence.
We also learned that Holder is in cahoots with some unknown person that wants to take down prime suspect Councilman Darren Richmond. As Season 1 ended, Belko Royce (Brendan Sexton III) aims a gun at Richmond. Look for the aftermath of this confrontation in the Season 2 premiere.
The Killing: Season 2 premieres tonight at 8/7 central on AMC. Enjoy several clips, behind-the-scenes videos and images from the two-episode premiere below.