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Anybody know when the killer will be revealed?

they've stated that the killer will be revealed in the final episode of Season 2
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Which will be shown to be one season too long, I think, and probably the last one. This show right now is beyond saving but I'll watch to the end just because I still like watching both of the cops. I blame all of this on Sud.
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Does anything ever really happen in this series? Every once in a while they throw out a bone, usually at the end of the episode; and I wasted an hour for this?
At this point i don't give a damn who killed Rosie.
We do have a possible award for the most annoying police detective who also happens to be the world's worst mother.
I'm signing off of this one. Don't know why i kept on this long.
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Does anything ever really happen in this series? Every once in a while they throw out a bone, usually at the end of the episode; and I wasted an hour for this?
At this point i don't give a damn who killed Rosie.
We do have a possible award for the most annoying police detective who also happens to be the world's worst mother.
I'm signing off of this one. Don't know why i kept on this long.

I don't know about that, I think Lori in The Walking Dead has the world's worst mother title sewn up for the time being.
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Last episode ....grrrrrr...I'm giving up also. I thought it was supposed to be soon within the 2nd season or at worst by 3rd or 4th episode. Ridiculous.
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Last episode ....grrrrrr...I'm giving up also. I thought it was supposed to be soon within the 2nd season or at worst by 3rd or 4th episode. Ridiculous.

they're probably smart not to do that as a lot of people would probably bail on the show after the reveal so it's best to save it for the final episode
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I don't know about that, I think Lori in The Walking Dead has the world's worst mother title sewn up for the time being.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. :-D She bugs the hell out of me! But then she also annoyed me like crazy on Prison Break, so there's probably some residual stuff happening here. ;-)
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they're probably smart not to do that as a lot of people would probably bail on the show after the reveal so it's best to save it for the final episode

So when is the final episode? Please tell me it is soon.

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So when is the final episode? Please tell me it is soon.

Episode 5 out of 13 aired this past week...so as of now June 17th is the airdate for the final episode
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What makes The Killing good IMO is not just the mystery, but the character development. I find the characters to be quite interesting - though not particularly pleasant (no one I would want to hang around). The detectives, the Larson family, etc, all of them are interesting and have been developed nicely over the season + ..

I'm sure this show not for everyone, and yes, the pace is very slow. Not much happens in some shows as some posters have pointed out. All true. But I definitely did not watch the show just to find out "who did it?" even after 1 full season. Would I have liked the show any more if they told us the killer already? No actually. I can watch CSI or the dozen other "who done it" shows if all I want is to guess a killer.

While I agree the case - and the killer - are still the core of the show, what makes it good for me is not that at all, but the characters. Unlikable as they are....
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What makes The Killing good IMO is not just the mystery, but the character development. I find the characters to be quite interesting - though not particularly pleasant (no one I would want to hang around). The detectives, the Larson family, etc, all of them are interesting and have been developed nicely over the season + ..

I'm sure this show not for everyone, and yes, the pace is very slow. Not much happens in some shows as some posters have pointed out. All true. But I definitely did not watch the show just to find out "who did it?" even after 1 full season. Would I have liked the show any more if they told us the killer already? No actually. I can watch CSI or the dozen other "who done it" shows if all I want is to guess a killer.

While I agree the case - and the killer - are still the core of the show, what makes it good for me is not that at all, but the characters. Unlikable as they are....

I totally agree with this.

During the hiatus I watched the Danish version (both seasons, two different stories). Without getting into spoiler territory, I am curious about something (which I brought up previously): season 1 of the Danish version was something like 22 episodes shown in two parts over the course of a year, with the killer revealed at the very end.

So I'm wondering if that was AMC's and Sud's plan all along, i.e. to mirror the Danish series, so that what was considered one season there is two here. But given the fact the interval between the two halves was much longer here, I can see why AMC would tease it's audience with the possibility of a reveal at the end of season 1. Unfortunately they apparently shot themselves in the foot doing so. ;-)
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What makes The Killing good IMO is not just the mystery, but the character development. I find the characters to be quite interesting - though not particularly pleasant (no one I would want to hang around). The detectives, the Larson family, etc, all of them are interesting and have been developed nicely over the season + ..

I'm sure this show not for everyone, and yes, the pace is very slow. Not much happens in some shows as some posters have pointed out. All true. But I definitely did not watch the show just to find out "who did it?" even after 1 full season. Would I have liked the show any more if they told us the killer already? No actually. I can watch CSI or the dozen other "who done it" shows if all I want is to guess a killer.

While I agree the case - and the killer - are still the core of the show, what makes it good for me is not that at all, but the characters. Unlikable as they are....

Agree with the above as well....Im still into the show even though I dont post about it....
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It's not just the pace, it's the endless false starts/restarts/red herrings/sidelines. The murder could have *easily* been resolved last season except for all the endless twists and turns. It's way too drawn out, and Sud is going to pay the price for it when it gets canceled after this season.

This is not Denmark, and 26 eps to work this out is just way too long for one case.
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It's not just the pace, it's the endless false starts/restarts/red herrings/sidelines. The murder could have *easily* been resolved last season except for all the endless twists and turns. It's way too drawn out, and Sud is going to pay the price for it when it gets canceled after this season.

This is not Denmark, and 26 eps to work this out is just way too long for one case.

Agree with this. Couple it with almost every single character getting worse and more depressed including the depressing setting of rainy Seattle. There doesn't seem to be any growth or positive projection from anyone. All you have is the dogged persistence of Linden who has a history of mental illness (going nuts on a similar case) and who is brutally neglecting her kid. I would finish the series out but then I would have to kill myself.

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Agree with the above as well....Im still into the show even though I dont post about it....

Yeah, I'm enjoying this year more than the last few of the first season. I'm sure alot of people assume that the ratings tanked after the first year, but the 18-49s this year are the same, to even a little higher this season.
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86 year old Dick Whitman killed Rosie.
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What makes The Killing good IMO is not just the mystery, but the character development. I find the characters to be quite interesting - though not particularly pleasant (no one I would want to hang around). The detectives, the Larson family, etc, all of them are interesting and have been developed nicely over the season + ..

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While I agree the case - and the killer - are still the core of the show, what makes it good for me is not that at all, but the characters. Unlikable as they are....

Add me to the list .. for all the dragging feet storyline / etc, the characters are all flawed humans that are interesting ..

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I agree with those that stick with the show for the character development and overall mood/plot and I'm not concerned with a quick end to the Rosie case.

But this past episode really ticked me off. The typical cop cliches and situations were downright embarassing. When they were interrogating Alexi and the chief shows up and forces them to stop right when he was about to spill the beans? Pathetic. But I do have to give Stan props for finally hooking up with the good looking sister.

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Episode 5 out of 13 aired this past week...so as of now June 17th is the airdate for the final episode

Thanks for the info. My God, what filler will they think of for the next 7 weeks?

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What makes The Killing good IMO is not just the mystery, but the character development. I find the characters to be quite interesting - though not particularly pleasant (no one I would want to hang around). The detectives, the Larson family, etc, all of them are interesting and have been developed nicely over the season + ..

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While I agree the case - and the killer - are still the core of the show, what makes it good for me is not that at all, but the characters. Unlikable as they are....

Dr. Phil has more interesting characters.

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So at the end of the latest, when Mitch looks at the letter she wrote about her pregnancy, it was addressed to David Ranier. Do we know who this is (possible senior moment, so forgive me ... )?
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Rosie's real dad, but we don't know anything other than that yet.
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Right. That's what I thought, but I wasn't sure. Thanks.
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was all this part of the Danish version (Stan not being Rosie's biological Dad, mob backstory, hooker backstory, perverted teacher etc)?
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was all this part of the Danish version

Stan not being Rosie's biological Dad

Not mentioned AFAIK - so I'd say not. (If Stan is Theiss who was Nana/Rosie's dad)

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Hmm - sort of. Her aunt knew she worked at a club.
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Not perverted - but lots of suspicion aimed at him early in the series. (And I'm not sure a chemical found in his flat was properly resolved - but that's the nature of the series - lots of lose ends left hanging)
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BTW - if anyone here enjoyed the original - there is a great Danish/Swedish co-production called Bron/Broen (The Bridge) set in Denmark and Sweden (near the bridge linking the two countries).

It's just started airing on BBC Four over here - though I'm watching it on Blu-ray. Cracking good drama.
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BTW - if anyone here enjoyed the original - there is a great Danish/Swedish co-production called Bron/Broen (The Bridge) set in Denmark and Sweden (near the bridge linking the two countries).

It's just started airing on BBC Four over here - though I'm watching it on Blu-ray. Cracking good drama.

I've heard about Broen and it's on my list to see but the Blu-ray price is way too high currently at about $75. Also been wanting to see Borgen, and I see the 4th series of Engrenages(Spiral) is due out on disc in the UK in July.
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What makes The Killing good IMO is not just the mystery, but the character development. I find the characters to be quite interesting - though not particularly pleasant (no one I would want to hang around). The detectives, the Larson family, etc, all of them are interesting and have been developed nicely over the season + ..

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While I agree the case - and the killer - are still the core of the show, what makes it good for me is not that at all, but the characters. Unlikable as they are....

I too agree with you Don. I have enjoyed this season and look forward to the upcoming episodes.
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I still enjoy it as well. However I found that the last episode was one of the weaker ones this season so far.
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