While the crime scene unit collects evidence in the school basement, Richmond's campaign faces a crisis when news of Rosie's death leaks to the press. He's also found the leaker. He's also ... See full summary »


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While the crime scene unit collects evidence in the school basement, Richmond's campaign faces a crisis when news of Rosie's death leaks to the press. He's also found the leaker. He's also scrambling to save his campaign. Linden and holder want to question the school janitor, Lyndon Rosales, who would prefer to jump out a third story window than meet them. He has a pretty good alibi as far as Rosie's death is concerned but he does give hem a new lead, a student named Kris Echols. Mitch Larsen finds herself unable to cope with their loss. Written by garykmcd

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10 April 2011 (USA)  »

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(at around 24 mins) Linden is reviewing footage from the Halloween party with Holder. She established the Larsen girl in the footage and then Diablo. There is a close-up of the Larsen girl and she is not wearing her butterfly necklace. In the 1st episode Larsen's mother makes a big deal that she always wears the butterfly necklace and when they found her body in the trunk, the show makes a point to identify the necklace on her. See more »


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Written by Richard File and Wendy Fowler
Performed by 'We Fell to Earth'
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The Killing - El Diablo
3 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The third episode once again shows the Larsens dealing with their grief and pain as the newspaper in the city plasters Richmond's name on the front page due to his campaign car being involved with Rosie's death. The mole supposedly is exposed through an email (which could have been hacked, setting him up), discovered by investigator Nathan to Richmond as Jamie…but is Gwen the culprit behind the conspiracy? Meanwhile, Sarah and Stephen try to determine what happened in the cage on the night of the school dance, soon getting a phone recording providing them with two kids that took sexual advantage of Rosie…a dope kid skateboarder named Kris (Gharret Paon) or affluent businessman's (with his hand in a lot of pies in the city) son, Jasper. Jamie's exit from the campaign could be to the detriment of Richmond if Gwen is the one sticking the knife in his back…she sure served up Jamie without batting a lash. Jamie's idea of utilizing political powerhouse, Ruth (Lee Garlington), due to her bum plumber husband, is taken by Richmond and ran with, with him leaving out knowing that his contribution was used even as he's considered a traitor weighing out his options depending on the finish of the race. Kris' involvement with Jasper in regards to Rosie certainly posits him as a prime suspect in her death. The inability to escape the loss of her daughter, Mitch listens to the telephone tape machine recording from Rosie and trying to understand Rosie's final moments through a submersion in her bathtub water only fuels her torment. The Killing isn't an easy show…it deals with heavy issues and there are few moments that allow us to catch our breath and not wallow in the turmoil that seems to engulf the characters. Sarah's dealing with a case that doesn't allow her to leave Seattle, and her son's disappointment in leaving certainly doesn't do her any favors (and the fiancé sure is growing tired of her absence). Sarah's boss not signing her off because he doesn't think Stephen is ready to take lead of the investigation serves as a slight bit of tension between the partners, but the show indicates that they have good chemistry and work well off each other. The episode's title refers to a pervert janitor (with a pedophile record) referring to Jasper (in a devil mask) as he molests Rosie in the cage. The janitor took a dive out an apartment window when Sarah and Stephen seemed to be on the verge of arresting him.

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