Have you put yourself together again after Sunday night’s episode of “The Killing”? What a painful, heart-wrenching episode of the AMC hit this was. It may be the most difficult hour of TV to watch this entire year, and it may have one of the best singular performances to go along with it.
What a gift Veena Sud found in Peter Sarsgaard. We were not entirely sure where his story was going early on, but in recent weeks the connection between the present case and his own was started to make it look like he was finally going to make it out of there with a stay of execution. Then, there was a problem: Seward’s son Adrian admitting that he did see him in the apartment the night his mother died, a twist from previous testimony that he made in fear if implicating his dad. This caused her case in many ways to crumble, especially since Seward would not provide the information she so desperately needed.
There is some beauty in the way that we will never really know every detail about Ray in the apartment, and there is little questioning that he is not a great guy. But he is not a murderer, and yet he died for it anyway. Thanks to a mandate, he was not even able to see Adrian and speak to him despite changing his mind, with his son only being able to temporarily see him moments before danging on a rope.
Just to twist the dagger even deeper for us and for Linden, Seward’s death was not immediate. He dangled there for a few minutes, and suffered for a twisted and terrible death. Somehow, our detectives are going to have to move forward into next week, but the mystery that we wonder right now is how. All we can say is that Sarsgaard will hopefully get the Emmy nomination he deserves for playing such this part with such grit, mystery, and even a touch of humanity.
Now, we’re going to try and watch something lighter to get our minds off of this for a time.
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