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.
Darren Richmond – 50:1 – Sure Darren’s sleazy, what politician isn’t? But his inability to do Gwen’s bidding and ask Mitch Larsen to be in a campaign commercial after they had stalked he to the grocery store speaks to the fact that Richmond may in fact have some principles. Plus if he killed Rosie do you think he would actually shoot a campaign commercial featuring Bennet front and center? I don’t think so, which means the commercial will come back to bite him in the rear as soon as it’s revealed to the public that Bennet is a prime suspect.
Stephen Holder – 21:1 – I’ve always suspected that Detective Holder is caught up in some less than savory business so of course the red alert went off as soon as we saw dear Stephen accepting a wad of cash out of the window of a car. Even more interesting was when we saw him drop it off in the mailbox of an unidentified residential pad. Is Holder the middleman for something? If he’s not a suspect, I’m beginning to think that Holder is in danger of getting caught up in the middle of something because what’s more intriguing than one murder? Why two of course.
Jamie Wright – 16:1 – Oh Jamie, how I underestimated you. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed you uncovered the fact that the mole in the campaign wasn’t courtesy of Mayor Adams at all, rather Ruth Yitanes planted the mole in order to win more concessions for her plumber husband and the unions. Yitanes is a bad girl but so far no evidence to link her to the murder. But what about Jamie? He’s a bit in the same boat as Gwen, but with less to lose. And there is still the matter of this waterfront development currently dangling in the wind.
Bennet Ahmed – 10:1 – Poor Bennet. Unlike past weeks where the presumed guilty party was exonerated before the first commercial break, it looks like Bennet is in for the long haul. He says those notes were simply to encourage Rosie to dream. He encouraged her to shoot movies, which he conveniently has in his desk. He of course has no alibi for the night after the murder. He lied to the police, telling them that his floor refinishers cancelled on him rather than the other way around. Oh and he married a previous student of his! Who is pregnant. And why not throw in the fact that ammonium hydroxide, the chemical Linden finds at Bennet’s house, is found all over Rosie’s body.
Belko Royce – 7:1 – Of course the other explanation for that ammonium hydroxide is that it’s great for scrubbing bodies of evidence. It’s a pro move, one that suggests our killer has killed before. While we see Belko washing the sheets of one of the Larsen boys who accidentally peed in bed and sweetly didn’t tell Mom and Dad, old Royce just looked a little guilty this week didn’t he? Plus if you’re looking for a practiced cold blooded killer Belko is your man. By why would he kill a family member? With each week it’s looking more likely that Rosie saw something that she shouldn’t have (or even shot on film), stumbling on something at the wrong time. Perhaps Belko, tasked with dispatching the loose end without even knowing who it was until it was too late.
Gwen Eaton – 6:1 – Which means if Belko killed Rosie he probably didn’t do it of his own volition, which is why the focus is all on Gwen. Of course the show made us try to think Gwen was the mole inside of the Richmond campaign before fingering Nathan. What we do know is that Gwen hasn’t just been shacking up with Darren, she’s got a young commercial director as the apple of her eye as well. I mean at this point I might be the only person Gwen isn’t having sex with. I think what is clear is that Gwen is willing to do just about anything to get to the top. Daddy is a senator meaning perhaps Gwen has designs on a bigger job herself. Killing Rosie kills the chances of Darren, removing a competitor from her way. And if she wants to keep ramping up the suspicion of Darren, casting Bennet in the campaign ad was certainly the way to go.
Next week: Does Mireille Enos’ ability to creepily hang pictures of Rosie’s film earn Linden a spot on the Television Oddsmakers Leaderboard? Tune in to find out…