(Warning: the following contains some major spoilers concerning a “The Killing”. Read on at your own risk.)
At first, the season 2 finale of “The Killing” appeared to be going down a pretty obvious road with Jamie being the person responsible for Rosie Larsen’s death. However, then there was a turn out of left field — one where we saw Jamie Anne Allman’s character of Terry be the person who actually drove Rosie’s body into the water — even if she did not know whose body she was really disposing of in any way.
While showrunner Veena Sud has claimed that she and the writing team have known from the very beginning who Rosie’s killer would be, Allman told The Hollywood Reporter that she did not find out the news until mere hours before the table read, and she then had to prepare for some of the show’s most difficult scenes via the confession and the flashback with Terry driving the car.
Meanwhile, Allman also had some fascinating thoughts when it came to whether or not the Larsen family would ever choose to forgive Terry after everything that she ended up putting them through:
“If there was another episode of that storyline continuing, I would feel Mitch would definitely forgive Terry. I feel like Mitch was there for her even in that moment. Maybe not Stan, but I think Mitch could. Yea, he wanted to kill her.”
As stellar as the finale was (especially compared to the first-season finale), there is still no guarantee that we will see more of the show moving forward. This case has left a deep wound with Sarah Linden that nothing will ever fill, and it’s possible that even another case in the future would not have the same impact. Is this show better as a self-contained story over two seasons? This is the decision that AMC now has to make, and the ratings suggest that cancellation could be coming soon.
What was your initial reaction to finding out that Terry was the killer?