The BEST Episodes of The Killing (2011)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 4, 2019
From writer, executive producer and series showrunner Veena Sud (Cold Case), The Killing is based on the wildly successful Danish television series Forbrydelsen and tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation. The Killing ties together three distinct stories around a single murder including the detectives assigned to the case, the victim's grieving family, and the suspects. Set in Seattle, the story also explores local politics as it follows politicians connected to the case. As the series unfolds, it becomes clear that there are no accidents; everyone has a secret, and while the characters think they've moved on, their past isn't done with them.
#1 - What I Know
Season 2 - Episode 13
Sarah and Holder's investigation comes to a close. Meanwhile, Richmond sets out on a bold new course; and a surprise source helps bring closure to the Larsens.
#2 - Eden
Season 4 - Episode 6
Linden and Holder are confronted with the shocking truth behind the Stansbury murders.
#3 - Six Minutes
Season 3 - Episode 10
Sarah copes with the consequences of past mistakes; Holder wrestles personal demons; Seward is truthful.
#4 - Beau Soleil
Season 1 - Episode 12
The police connect Rosie to a suspicious website. Stan faces his demons while Mitch learns secrets she never knew about Rosie.
#5 - The Road to Hamelin
Season 3 - Episode 12
In the Season 3 finale, Sarah risks her life when someone dear to her goes missing; and Holder's past is used against him.
#6 - Orpheus Descending
Season 1 - Episode 13
The identification of the mysterious Orpheus provides a vital connection to the case. Mitch and Stan reflect on the past while contemplating their family's future.
#7 - Try
Season 3 - Episode 8
Sarah goes missing; Bullet makes a choice to save Lyric; a dark secret is learned.
#8 - Bulldog
Season 2 - Episode 11
A return to the casino winds up sending Sarah and Holder on the run, while Stan and Richmond face life-altering decisions.
#9 - Donnie or Marie
Season 2 - Episode 12
Sarah and Holder close in on the murderer. Meanwhile, the Richmond campaign preps for the election; and the Larsens seek to get their lives back in order.
#10 - Reckoning
Season 3 - Episode 9
The hunt for a pornographer leads to a shocking revelation; Holder looks for a scapegoat; Twitch and Lyric find their dream home.
#11 - From Up Here
Season 3 - Episode 11
Sarah seeks peace in the case's aftermath; the detectives pick up an unnerving new assignment; Lyric is tempted by her old life; Danette says good-bye.
#12 - Sayonara Hiawatha
Season 2 - Episode 9
Richmond lends support to the investigation; Sarah tries to track down Rosie's key; and Stan deals with his troubled son.
#13 - Truth Asunder
Season 4 - Episode 5
New information about the family murders surfaces. Meanwhile, Holder's loyalty is put to the test.
#14 - Dream Baby Dream
Season 4 - Episode 4
Linden and Holder focus their investigation on a new suspect, and a tip from an informant leads Reddick to a shocking discovery.
#15 - Hope Kills
Season 3 - Episode 7
Holder and Linden get a break in the case; Seward clashes with death; Bullet becomes a protector.
#16 - Reflections
Season 2 - Episode 1
In the aftermath of the shooting at City Hall and Linden's discovery that the photo leading to Councilman Darren Richmond's arrest was forged, Sarah returns to Seattle to investigate a possible cover up and wonders if she can trust her partner.
#17 - Scared and Running
Season 3 - Episode 5
Bullet races to find a victim on the run before someone else does; Seward is discourteous to surprise visitors.
#18 - Keylela
Season 2 - Episode 7
The investigation refocuses on the casino; Stan has an uneasy face-to-face with Richmond; tension grips the Larsen house.
#19 - Undertow
Season 1 - Episode 9
The police are thwarted in their efforts to arrest Bennet. Richmond thinks long and hard about removing himself from the Mayor's race. Mitch and Stan have had it with the police.
#20 - 72 Hours
Season 2 - Episode 10
Sarah teeters on the edge. Stan attempts to make amends. Richmond receives an unexpected boost in the mayoral race.
#21 - My Lucky Day
Season 2 - Episode 2
An ominous discovery is made at the Larsen house while Sarah travels to Tacoma to learn Councilman Richmond's dark secret. Meanwhile, Richmond is forced to come to grips with the fallout from the attack at City Hall.
#22 - Ogi Jun
Season 2 - Episode 4
Sarah and Holder identify the mystery man with the tattoo while Jamie attempts to enlist Gwen's help and Stan learns his past may have come back to haunt him.
#23 - Ghosts of the Past
Season 2 - Episode 5
Sarah receives a message from the dead that may shed light on the identity of Rosie's killer. Meanwhile, Mitch befriends a young runaway; and Richmond has grave doubts about his future in politics.
#24 - I'll Let You Know When I Get There
Season 1 - Episode 10
Richmond rises in the polls; a surprising individual turns himself in.
#25 - Eminent Domain
Season 3 - Episode 6
Linden and Holder catch up to the latest victim; Seward faces his past; Bullet struggles with the truth while in the jungle.