Television Oddsmakers: Who Killed Rosie Larsen Week 2

AMC’s “The Killing” continues to haunt us on Sunday nights.  Over the course of the twelve weeks of the show the question that will be on everybody’s mind is of course “who killed Rosie Larsen?”  Which means it’s time for Television Oddsmakers, your guide to the ever changing odds on who we think is responsible for the death of Rosie Larsen.

Michael Ames – 75:1 – Daddy Ames takes the third episode off so he drops a bit in Television Oddsmakers.  However with the continued importance of the big waterfront development in Seattle in the political portion of the story and the fact that Papa Ames is a bit of a real estate man himself, Michael remains on the board for at least one more week.

Darren Richmond – 50:1 – The Seattle mayoral hopeful takes a plunge down the Television Oddsmakers leaderboard this week as Richmond might just be one of the few people that we can trust on this show.  I stress might.  His main focus is to win the mayoral race and having any connection to the murder of a teenage girl would seem to fly in the face of that goal.  No motive means to chance.

Jasper Ames – 40:1 – Jasper certainly didn’t help his cause this week, with his video of the aftermath of the dance in the school basement coming to light this week.  However Jasper just doesn’t seem to be the type to kill, witness his reaction to being slapped by his father.  Seems a little too much talk and not enough walk to be the early favorite.

Kris Echols – 40: 1 – Kris makes his Television Oddsmakers debut this week.  Along with fellow cretin and friend Jasper, Kris was in attendance at the school dance and was part of the activities in the school basement.  Was that Rosie in the video?  Hard to say as of yet.  Of course this kind of information this early just screams red herring.

Stephen Holder – 25:1 – Still my wildcard pick, the continued relevance of drugs to the case keeps this former narcotics detective front and center to the investigation, both as the man trying to find the murderer, but also perhaps as its suspect as well.  Plus his occasionally creepy interactions with the Seattle teenage crowd gives him that extra evil vibe.

Bennet Ahmed – 20:1 – Ahmed’s lucky confiscation of the student’s cell phone leading to the discovery of the video of what happened in the school basement during the dance was a convenient piece of evidence to remove the spotlight off of the high school teacher…a little too convenient.

Jamie Wright – 10:1 – The now former campaign manager for Darren Richmond was canned this week for apparently leaking the fact that Ruth Yitanes had decided to endorse Darren Richmond.  Of course all we know is that an email was sent from his account.  Which means that if Jamie didn’t send it…

Gwen Eaton – 5:1 – Then perhaps it was Gwen.  Gwen takes the top spot of our Television Oddsmaker’s poll for the second week in a row.  Sure we don’t know that much about Gwen other than the fact that she loves Darren and just might be willing to do anything to protect her man.  Why kill Rosie then?  Unknown, but my favorite theory is that Rosie might have been in the wrong place at the wrong time (perhaps with Jasper and Kris) and saw something that she shouldn’t have.

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