AMC resurrected The Killing for a third season of the Seattle-set murder mystery, which started filming twelve new episodes in Vancouver late last month. Last season our dynamic detective duo Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) had a tough time of it as they closed in on the Rosie Larsen killer: starting with Holder finding out he’d been set up to frame a Seattle mayoral candidate with a doctored toll booth photo and then getting beat up by thugs at the Wapi Eagle casino and left for dead, while Linden ditched her fiance, was suspended, lost custody of her son, got bashed on the head at the casino and committed to a psych ward for a day.Then they both went on the lam from the Seattle police force. No wonder Linden looked done-in walking away from the Larsen home in a final scene.
Events in the third season take place a year later when Detective Holder’s “search for a runaway girl leads him to discover a gruesome string of murders that connects to a previous murder investigation by [Sarah] Linden”, who is no longer a detective. Here she is filming a scene with her son Jack (Liam James). TVLine memorably named her the worst parent on TV in 2012. I have no context for this scene, but is that a smile on Linden’s face? The Killing filmed two scenes in Snug Cove on Bowen Island last week dressed as Vashon-Maury Island, which is within commuting distance of Seattle by ferry.
Visiting The Killing set brought back memories of renting the float home below years ago to write a book about Canadian television. Snug Cove is a resort in the summer sunshine but quite quiet in the winter except for commuters to Vancouver coming and going on the ferry.