The Killing (2011–2014)
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My Lucky Day 

Stan is shocked when he finds that someone has left Rosie's backpack on his doorstep. He contacts Holder who takes possession of it and hesitantly agrees to provide some police protection. ... See full summary »


Daniel Attias (as Dan Attias)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mireille Enos ... Sarah Linden
Billy Campbell ... Darren Richmond
Joel Kinnaman ... Stephen Holder
Michelle Forbes ... Mitch Larsen (credit only)
Brent Sexton ... Stan Larsen
Kristin Lehman ... Gwen Eaton
Eric Ladin ... Jamie Wright
Jamie Anne Allman ... Terry Marek
Liam James ... Jack Linden
Sofie Gråbøl ... District Attorney Christina Nielsen
Mark Moses ... Lt. Erik Carlson
Garry Chalk ... Lt. Michael Oakes
Tom Butler ... Mayor Lesley Adams
Brian Markinson ... Gil Sloane
Colin Lawrence ... Benjamin Abani


Stan is shocked when he finds that someone has left Rosie's backpack on his doorstep. He contacts Holder who takes possession of it and hesitantly agrees to provide some police protection. Oakes is quite specific about what he wants Holder to do with the backpack. Holder plans a little subterfuge of his own. Richmond awakens from his coma and learns that he is paralyzed from the waist down. Linden gets some key information from Gwen who also gives her a key to Richmond's apartment. There she finds information that begins to explain just what he was doing the night Rosie was killed. Holder is desperate to speak to Linden but she will have nothing to do with him. A frustrated Stan turns to Janek to get satisfaction. Written by garykmcd

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Rosie's music box plays the same melody as does the music box of Fredericka, the first victim of Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). See more »


In My Lucky Day, Linden makes a comment to Richmond about him still wearing his wedding ring even though his wife died 5 years prior. However, in the end of season one, during an interview with several people, one of the interviewers questions Richmond about the anniversary of his wife's death, asking "wasn't the two year anniversary of her death last week?", to which Richmond says yes. See more »


References All the President's Men (1976) See more »


The Killing
Written by Frans Bak
Performed by Frans Bak
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Nobody's Lucky Day!
20 January 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Sarah is on her own by her own choice. Richmond lies in the hospital. He is conscious and is paralyzed from the waist down. It is discovered that he could not have done the killing. So now chips are falling all over the place. Jamie is a coward and doesn't have the courage to be with his boss when the bad news arrives. Sarah does have the courage to go see him. Holder thinks the guy he has trusted all along is really interested in justice. It turns out there is so much more to the story and that he has been used. Sarah thinks Holder is dirty. At most he is ambitious and incredibly careless. A backpack belonging to Rosie has been left on Stan's doorstep and he is frustrated that nothing is getting done. He is starting to go ballistic. Mitch is nowhere to be found. Stan is desperate when he hears the news about Richmond. He decides to take some action. There isn't a single person that appear lucky.

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1 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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