The Killing Fan Group: The Many Loves of Sarah Linden : TheKilling
Helping Out At some point, Sarah was married to Greg Linden and had a son with him who they named Jack Linden. and landing in a psychiatric hospital for a month, presumably ending her relationship with Skinner. Richmond for Rosie's murder, Sarah congratulates Holder for being "a pretty good cop," before later. Few relationships have been more riveting and high-stakes this season than the one between police investigators Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel It helps that they have similar instincts in approaching their work. Linden runs off to ask Holder´s girlfriend Caroline for help. Holder looks pretty Linden asks Holder about his relationship to Caroline. Holder teases her about.
She is sexually motivated, and frankly, this relationship feels like a protracted booty call. James Skinner Elias Koteas: Sarah had an affair with her former partner, James Skinner.
Skinner is a charismatic, older figure, the senior partner in their relationship. We see Sarah choosing another partner with obvious barriers to prevent a long term relationship. Skinner is married with a daughter. Further, sleeping with your partner in the police department is surely frowned upon if not completely forbidden. Skinner seems to understand the grueling nature of police work, never begrudging her the need to slip out and investigate her case.
He even seems familiar with a Sarah we have never known. Did she really sing in the car during their investigations? That concept seems absolutely foreign to the Sarah we know.
Sarah certainly gravitated towards him throughout the season, but nonetheless, we emerged somewhat surprised to see her fall into bed with him in the finale. Perhaps we underestimated the power of his pull? Regardless, Sarah could not have possibility imagined she would really find true happiness by inviting the recently separated Skinner into her home for coffee.
Her physical response to his betrayal and emergence as a murderer, a man that likely orchestrated everything cruel and awful in her personal life, left her vomiting on the side of the road and later shooting the unarmed Skinner who was on his knees in front of her.
He effectively destroyed Sarah Linden. Did he also make her a murderer? The intensity of her love is precisely as we expected. She loves like she hunts down murders-with absolute ferocity. Such ferocity blinds her to the obvious signs that the relationship will not work for her or, you know, that her lover is a serial killer.
After Sarah kills Skinner, she has an expression of freedom, of relief. Is she finally free of the demons he nurtured in her? Will she be a different character now? If so, will she be heroine or villain? Stephen Holder Joel Kinnaman: So, does one aborted kiss mean he makes the list? Perhaps not under ordinary circumstances, but three years of sexual tension and banter with the leading lady means he is squarely on the list. While grieving for Bullet, he attempted to kiss Linden.
After a tiny moment of temptation from our leading lady, she smartly ended the kiss before it happened while the collective fandom of The Killing let out an audible gasp. We literally have not stopped talking about it since then. The sexual tension between them is that palpable. Holder doesn't let her. He also says he will never try to kiss her again.
He then snorts a laugh. Linden shouts into her phone to make the man on top let Seward see his son. That makes him happy.
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Holder finds out that Linden and Skinner are romantically involved. He teases her a lot. She laughs and teases back. Having a new lead Holder and Linden disagree about what to do next. Holder and Linden walk through the woods. She tells him something about her childhood and finally admits that she was a runner.
He looks slightly caught off guard. Linden climbs up to the treehouse. Holder is concerned that she breaks her neck. Linden orders him to go to the edge of the pond. Holder finds Linden and Skinner in the woods. He tries to talk her out of shooting Skinner. He tricks her by getting to her through Jack. She comes to the office. He smiles and jokes.
He knows she lies to him but not why. My Lucky Day Holder learns why Linden is back and what she thinks of him. He comes to her door, knocking, shouting to let him in. He can explain everything. He throws his badge away and leaves.
Numb Linden comes to get Holder who is running around in the middle of a street on a bridge. Linden gives Holder his badge back. They have a nice talk in the car, but when Holder teases her with Sonoma again, Linden makes him get out of the car and drives off.
Ghosts of the Past Holder teases Linden that the people at work think he is the reason she broke up with Sonoma. Holder sends Linden home to take care of her sick son Jack. Openings Linden is having some kind of a panic attack.
They are safe here with him. Holder tells Linden about the spare key to his apartment. On the drive to the Casino Holder and Linden have a big argument. She leaves him at the gate to the Casino.
Linden has to listen over the phone to Holder being beaten up. Off the Reservation Linden and the search team find the half to death beaten Holder in the woods.
She screams his name. Holder is in the hospital. Linden watches him through the window, almost crying. Linden sends Jack to his father in Chicago. Holder comes to the airport because Jack called him to say good-bye. He comforts the devastated Linden, patting her on the back.
Sayonara Hiawatha Holder defends Linden against Lt.
Holder offers Linden she can crash at his place. Holder says that Linden can talk to him whenever she feels the need. Holder distracts the guards at the casino so that Linden can sneak in. She pleads to get her out of here. He promises he will. There is only Holder. They smile at each other and walk out. In the car Linden falls asleep while Holder is driving. Bulldog It is morning. Holder and Linden have slept in the car. He buys them breakfast.
He mentions that she never told him that her boyfriend Rick was also her shrink.
Holder is chewing gum. Jamie aims a gun at Linden. Holder shoots him instantly. Linden sits in the dark office. Holder comes in and switches the light on. He switches the light off again and sits down in the dark with her. Holder gets a call about a new case. Linden decides to leave the car before she gets involved again. Season Pilot He stumbles into her office. She is packing her things. So they have to work together. Holder talks Linden into checking out the ATM card and fate takes its course.
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Linden leaves Holder without a ride in a school. The Cage Standing in the rain under one umbrella. She waves the fumes away. Linden is not happy about it. El Diablo Holder complains about Linden staying. Holder looks guilty and also impressed by how cool she takes it. Linden brings coffee along for Holder. Holder says sarcastically "okay, boss," pissed that she has the lead and is not going away. She looks concerned because it looks like he smokes weed to get information from streetkids.
The pacing throughout this season was tight, with key episodes "The Good Soldier" Episode 3 directed by Ed Bianchi and "Eden" Series Finale directed by Jonathan Demme creating a compelling arc of secrets that give themselves away, even in this land shielded by tall pines and unrelenting rain. The spectacle and melody of this crime drama always compelled me. To that end, the score, originally composed by Frans Bak for Forbrydelsenthe Danish series upon which The Killing is based, continues to do its job in this final season, patrolling the episodes and evoking tension.
Bak's familiar and well-structured soundtrack is not only haunting, but melodic, moody and steady, with percussive elements that build in turn with the emotional tension being played out on screen, more subtly than in previous seasons. This season, our leads, more than ever are faced with seeing the monster within.
- The Place Behind the Pines : "The Killing" Ends in Light
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Like cult crime drama favorites -- Twin Peaks, True Detective -- The Killing examines the place behind the pines, literally the seedy city built upon waterfront corruption, runaways and teen hookers.
This is the brutality of the world Linden and Holder must make sense of, offset by the shades of Puget Sound. Moments when the camera pans back to the landscape feel naturalistic and meditative, a necessary complement to close-ups of blood spatter. These moments allow us to be enveloped by the fullness of the world as we spend time with its flawed but "deeply affected" characters.