A cast of strong characters, all very human. Twists and turns, but nothing to break plausibility (as with a few of the earlier episodes / plot twists). There are tense moments, and also real tenderness between Theis and Pernille. It's tightly scripted, with no fat. After this episode my partner and I were completely hooked, and wanted to watch all remaining episodes back-to- back.
More than any murder mystery, The Killing has had us throwing out theories, trying to come up with suspects, and build a case with them. With this episode we probably reached our theorising peak.