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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

January 16, 2013 at 10:08 AM

‘The Killing’ won’t die

(By the way: In my “Oscar nominations by the numbers” roundup last week, I forgot to include my own favorite statistic: Number of nominees with whom I have personally shaken hands. That number this year is 5: Naomi Watts, Ang Lee, Steven Spielberg, David O. Russell, Kirby Dick. I’m rooting for them all — which doesn’t help much in the director category, does it?)
OK. I have been rather public in my issues with the set-in-Seattle police procedural “The Killing,” which was supposedly and rightly cancelled by AMC after its second season last year. Now AMC has, weirdly, said “Never mind . . . ” and announced a third season, which will begin shooting in Vancouver, B.C. next month. The Rosie Larsen murder is now wrapped (and what does it say about this show that I can’t for the life of me remember who killed her?); this season will be a new stand-alone mystery. Here’s the description, as announced by Deadline.com:

A year after closing the Rosie Larsen case, Linden is no longer a detective. But when her ex-partner Stephen Holder’s search for a runaway girl leads him to discover a gruesome string of murders that connects to a previous murder investigation by Linden, she is drawn back into the life she thought she’d left behind.

Let’s hope that, during the intervening year, Linden has learned how to open email attachments, how to dress in something other than the sort of bulky turtleneck that would be way too hot and heavy on a rainy Seattle day, and how to be a better cop. Let’s place some bets: What’s Linden been doing since leaving the force? I say she’s been working as an exceptionally glum barista.

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