The Killing
Ghosts Of The Past

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A Rosie By Any Other Name

Alexi: "Yeah, he wasn't actually her father."

Mitch: "Oh, DID I NOT MENTION THAT?"

Although now... That's actually a pretty great twist. A lot of Mitch's grief w/r/t Stan -- the secret house, leaving him out of everything, Stan's own weird preoccupation with everything but his dead daughter -- makes a whole new kind of sense now. Was this on the table before and I just don't remember it, or what? Either way I love it. Of all the dads and daughters and mothers and sons, this is the most ironic possible thing. Or at least, I think, the trail of dead in Stan and Belko's wake would agree.

NEXT WEEK

Gil cockblocks Sarah's warrants some more; Alexi yells at Stan for probably a variety of healthy reasons; somebody was getting blackmailed; everybody's back in the hopper, and the Ames family returns to be gross and scary some more. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I really wish this TV drama would get back to the waterfront land deal. I don't think anybody's ever said that in history, but it ties together so many very interesting people in such a strange way that I've always thought -- when push comes to shove -- that'll actually be the seemingly boring glue that actually brings it all together. Plus, Tom Drexler has been much missed. At least by me.

JACOB CLIFTON is a freelance writer and critic based in Austin, Texas. He currently recaps Gossip Girl, The Good Wife, and The Killing for TWoP. Jacob can be found online at jacobclifton.com, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

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