If we’ve learned anything from television over the course of the past few seasons — well, aside from the unfortunate fact that shows we fall in love with have a 78.5% chance of being immediately canceled by a network (94.7% if they are on the CW) — it’s that there are no guarantees.
And while we of course respect the right of anyone to tweet, tumble or text their opinion with regards to what did — or in the case of last night’s surprising closure-free season finale of THE KILLING — did not happen, we simply do not get where this outright hate and vitriol for the methodically paced character drama is coming from. After-all, it has only been 13 episodes! A number which for those of you who are playing along at home is a far cry from the countless hours many of us put into the likes of THE EVENT, FLASHFORWARD, LIFE ON MARS, V, and the mother of all mysteries that was LOST.
What’s more, unlike other showrunners that may-or-may-not be guilty of stretching their show’s central mystery perilously close to its best before date, THE KILLING creator Veena Sud has already gone on record by stating that the second season will in fact solve the mystery of who killed Rosie Larsen. Which for someone who is no closer to discovering the identity of the titular mother on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER after six (going on seven!) seasons of patiently waiting sure sounds good to us. We’re just sayin’