Last year, The Killing had one of the most talked about season finales. Whether they loved it or hated it, people just couldn't shut up about Veena Sud's adaptation of the acclaimed Danish program Forbrydelsen for AMC. What started as a slow and brooding police procedural, seemingly much more concerned with atmosphere and character than plot, The Killing was refreshingly smarter than your average cop drama on television. It also featured great performances from Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, two big reasons not to give up on the series even things started to go south.

Eventually The Killing started to break the mould it had set for itself, turning to twists and loosing sight of the show that was critically praised after its arrival which brings up back to the 'controversial' end to Season 1. Too bad all that talk didn't translate to ratings as the show returned for its second season last Sunday to less than stellar numbers. Those that did return, however, were rewarded with a premiere that addressed a lot of the problems that plagued the latter half of its debut season and almost resembled the show that everyone was once recommending. The writers weren't able to magically fix all the series' woes in just two hours but they did succeed in making this Sunday's "Numb" suddenly look a lot more promising. Here's a preview.

Technically the third episode of the second season, "Numb," looks significantly more interesting than the description that accompanies the video suggests; "Sarah deals with her new Lieutenant’s penchant for paperwork." Oh. paperwork! That's how you want to sell your show when it's already being called too slow. The video is significantly better than the description as it shows Linden find another key clue in the Larson case and then butt heads with the Lieutenant over what seems like a lot more than paperwork. Something ain't right in the Seattle police department. Descriptions can't really convert subtext AMC, something you should think about. Just a suggestion. At least they did a better job in the official synopsis from AMC's The Killing website,
Holder falls from grace while Sarah tracks down Rosie's backpack. Richmond confronts the truth about his situation and Stan gets in deeper with the mob while Mitch resurfaces.

The Killing airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.

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