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The Killing

The Killing

The Killing is based on the wildly successful Danish television series Forbrydelsen and tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation.
The Killing ties together three distinct stories around a single murder including the detectives assigned to the case, the victim's grieving family, and the suspects. Set in Seattle, the story also explores local politics as it follows politicians connected to the case. As the series unfolds, it becomes clear that there are no accidents; everyone has a secret, and while the characters think they've moved on, their past isn't done with them. (Source: AMC)
  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (65 Votes cast)

Episode Info

Next: 4x01 -- Blood in the Water (Aug/01/2014)

Prev: 3x12 -- The Road to Hamelin (Aug/04/2013)

Sarah places her life on the line after someone dear to her suddenly goes missing. Meanwhile, Holder's past is used against him

  • Currently 9.3/10
9.3/10 (4 Votes cast)

Mireille EnosMireille Enos
As Sarah Linden
Billy CampbellBilly Campbell
As Darren Richmond (S01-S02)
Joel KinnamanJoel Kinnaman
As Stephen Holder
Michelle ForbesMichelle Forbes
As Mitch Larsen (S01-S02)
Brent SextonBrent Sexton
As Stan Larsen (S01-S02)
Kristin LehmanKristin Lehman
As Gwen Eaton (S01-S02)
Eric LadinEric Ladin
As Jamie Wright (S01-S02)
Brendan Sexton IIIBrendan Sexton III
As Belko Royce (S 01)
Jamie Anne AllmanJamie Anne Allman
As Terry Marek (S01-S02)
Annie CorleyAnnie Corley
As Regi (S 01)



Reviews: 1
Bravo AMCRating: 3 likes, 1 dislikes

Many thanks to AMC for airing this wonderful series. The Killing is TV at its best. The writing, directing and acting were extraordinary. Everyone shone. In the first episode, the performances by Rosie's parents as they learn of her murder were gut wrenching -- very real, very honest. The series never faltered. It remained compelling down to the last minute of the last episode. As a fan of noir Scandinavian mysteries, I appreciated the dark atmosphere and the sparse words of of the two detectives, all no doubtedly due to its Danish origin. This is a "must see" series. Read more

Review posted on Monday, June 20th 2011 at 1:42 pm


Reviews: 1
The KillingRating: 1 likes, 0 dislikes

I just wish that TVRage would edit it's description of this series.

You are describing S1. S2 is completely different. Read more

Review posted on Sunday, July 28th 2013 at 7:40 pm


Reviews: 3
Great and Refreshing Story LineRating: 0 likes, 1 dislikes

I really liked this series. At first I thought it was
another cop show. After the 3rd episode, with the story Read more

Review posted on Saturday, July 30th 2011 at 3:18 pm

3 reviews available
3x5: Scared and Running recap: Kallie’s mother, Danette Leeds, wanders around her small trailer looking for her boyfriend, Joe Mills. She questions Joe, asking why he left during the middle of the night – he tells her not to worry. She also reveals that she got a call from Kallie and is worried because Kallie has never been gone this long. Joe says Kallie will come back eventually and that she should not worry about it. Danette begs Joe not to leave, but he does, saying he will be in touch... read more.

3x4: Head Shots recap: Our episode begins with Kallie Leeds on DVD. Her kidnapper asks her probing questions while she tries to remain strong and hold back tears. When she can take no more, she hides her face to not give him the satisfaction of seeing her broken. Stephen Holder sits with Kallie’s friend Bullet and asks the girl if she knows who the man is that has taken Kallie. We learn that the DVD was found at Goldie’s apartment. Sarah Linden asks if Bullet knows where it was filmed at and Bullet says Mama Dips, the disgusting hotel that Holder and Carl already investigated. Bullet notices that Kallie is wearing her ring – the one she gave Kallie right before Kallie was taken. Holder and Linden share a knowing look, as they realize the man who took Kallie could be their serial killer. The detectives rush out the door, but Holder stops to tell Bullet to stay there... read more.

3x3: Seventeen recap: Our episode begins at the marsh full of decayed female bodies in red bags. Sarah Linden stares at the scene before her, holding the picture that was drawn by serial killer Ray Seward’s son. Police cars arrive on the scene. Stephen Holder approaches Sarah, irritated that she was investigating his case without telling him about it. He asks how she found the place and she shows James Skinner, her former partner who has advanced to their location, the picture. Police begin examining the water and looking for more bodies... read more.

3x2: That You Fear the Most recap: The episode begins on a rainy Seattle city street. A car slowly drives past seedy people doing seedy things. It slows to a stop and a girl comes over. Stephen Holder and his partner, Carl, arrive at a crime scene. A Jane Doe has been found – the girl we just saw. Holder works his way through the crime scene, slowly working his way through the building. We see a bloody hand and arm as Holder arrives at the corpse. Carl shows up learns that the girl had been savagely murdered. Her body had some major serrations... read more.

1x6: What You Have Left recap: Rosie is being prepared for her final resting place. Her nails were
destroyed during the attack, so the mortician gives her fake ones and
then neatly folds her hands before closing her coffin... read more.
Recurring Guests

Evan Bird as Tom Larsen (23 eps)
Seth Isaac Johnson as Denny Larsen (23 eps)
Tom Butler (1) as Lesley Adams (20 eps)
Gary Chalk as Lt. Michael Oakes (13 eps)
Colin Lawrence as Benjamin Abani (13 eps)
Brandon Jay McLaren as Bennet Ahmed (12 eps)
Aaron Douglas as Evan Henderson (11 eps)
Liam James as Jack (11 eps)
Mark Moses as Lt. Erik Carlson (10 eps)
Claudia Ferri as Nicole Jackson (10 eps)

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Warning: The Killing guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery | Politics
Status: Final Season
Network: Netflix ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 12:00 am
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: April 03, 2011
Episode Order: 6
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