'The Killing': 'Super 8' - recap
Published Jul 29 2011, 13:02 BST | By Alex Fletcher
Aside from being caught next to the dead girl's body with a gun in his hand and whispering the words, 'I did it', things couldn't be much more bleak for Bennet Ahmed in episode 5 of The Killing
We've still seen barely a handful of scenes with Rosie Larsen's teacher, but all the evidence is stacking up against the guy. He sent her strange letters. He's got no alibi. He had access to the murderer's vehicle. He has ammonium hydroxide at his house. Rosie had ammonium hydroxide on her body. And his wife looks incredibly shifty.
He also isn't being helped by racial profiling from Holden, who appears overly keen to nail the blame on the latest suspect.
Holden and Linden's good cop, dodgy cop routine continues to provide plenty of entertainment. They evidently annoy the crap out of each other, but the humour and childish banter between the pair over Holden's "celibacy" suggests there is a slight amount of admiration, if not quite affection.
Bennet's connections with the Richmond election campaign keeps the whole plotline thickly knitted together. Talking of Richmond, things aren't going too well for him. He has discovered that his mole was neither his buddy Jamie or his latest squeeze Gwen. Instead it was a plant from his supposed political ally Ruth Yitanes. It's amazing what a woman will do to get her husband a bit of extra plumbing work.
However, Richmond's managed to annoy his bit on the side Gwen by revealing his lack of trust in her and she also appears to be bonking some other bloke to win favours for the campaign. So, all in all, not a good week for the slickest politician in town.
Back in the Linden household, the family are crumbling more and more. Mitch and Stan can barely look at each other, they're lying to each other and Mitch appears to be on the verge of a breakdown. After a good howl in a service station bathroom, Stan's not got the firmest grip on the plot either and looks prepared to delve into his murky past to seek revenge for his daughter's murder. This can't end well.Did you notice...
Jamie's speech about the grim world of politics was a highlight this week: "Politics is war. You step in the ring, you'd better like the taste of blood. If you don't, you'd better step aside for someone who does."
However, he may have been outdone by Linden's deadpan putdown to Holder: "There's plenty of women out there with poor judgement. I'm sure you'll get lucky."Are you still enjoying The Killing? Share your views below