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My Favorite Episode:

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1x11 “Missing”

“Missing” was basically The Killing’s version of a bottle episode. It was a welcome break from the Rosie Larson drama that doubled as a crash course in “why Sarah Linden is both awesome and kind of screwed up.” Her son goes missing and she and Holder spend one rainy day driving around Seattle looking for him and talking about pork rinds and their personal lives and it is basically the greatest thing that happened to me all of last season. It made me yearn for a show where Sarah and Holder just drove around and chatted all of the time.

It’s a terrific character piece for both Sarah and Holder and their burgeoning partnership. Sarah is more vulnerable in “Missing” than she is in any other ep and her fear for jack is so raw that at times it became squirm in my seat unbearable, but I couldn’t look away. I love when we get to see Sarah the cop and Sarah the mother converge and we see her operating on both wavelengths at once here: she knows the streets, she knows what kind of danger is out there even more than your average non-detective parent does. This is the first ep where we (and Holder) get to see Sarah let her guard down and it’s amazing and painful to watch. I came out of “Missing” feeling like I knew who Sarah was and what made her tick in a way the previous ten outings hadn’t conveyed.


All Their Thinkers, All Their Ghosts by [livejournal.com profile] lowriseflare

The Sarah characterization in this is so spot on it blows my mind.

Icons by [livejournal.com profile] x_holdfasthope

I commend this awesome person for making The Killing icons. There’s a lovely one of Sarah on her own and some nice partner icons as well.


These ladies make/reblog gorgeous graphics for The Killing and since Sarah is the show, there’s plenty of gorgeous picspams and such featuring her. Speaking of pretty Tumblr graphics, this one is both gorgeous and the perfect summation of Sarah’s character.

Date: 9/17/11 04:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] antiqueskies.livejournal.com
This was actually my favorite episode from the show. All the stuff about Rosie was rather poorly constructed, imo.

Date: 9/17/11 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ozmissage.livejournal.com
I am the worst at following mysteries, but even I began to notice that the Rosie stuff wasn't adding up. I think they threw in a few too many twists for their own good.

But I'm in it for Linden and Holder, so "Missing" was by far the highlight of the season for me. I wish they would have wrapped up the Rosie case so we could have just moved on to something else in s2.


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