The Killing

10 Best Episodes of The Killing

The Killing is an American crime drama television series based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 02, 2023.

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The Killing - S3E7

#15 - Hope Kills (Season 3 - Episode 7)

Holder and Linden get a break in the case; Seward clashes with death; Bullet becomes a protector.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 817 votes.

The Killing - S4E4

#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.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 742 votes.

The Killing - S4E5

#13 - Truth Asunder (Season 4 - Episode 5)

New information about the family murders surfaces. Meanwhile, Holder's loyalty is put to the test.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 746 votes.

The Killing - S2E9

#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.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 755 votes.

The Killing - S3E11

#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.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 804 votes.

The Killing - S3E9

#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.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 820 votes.

The Killing - S2E12

#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.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 755 votes.

The Killing - S2E11

#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.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 744 votes.

The Killing - S3E8

#7 - Try (Season 3 - Episode 8)

Sarah goes missing; Bullet makes a choice to save Lyric; a dark secret is learned.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 816 votes.

The Killing - S1E13

#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.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 801 votes.

The Killing - S3E12

#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.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 672 votes.

The Killing - S1E12

#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.

The episode was rated 8.29 from 799 votes.

The Killing - S3E10

#3 - Six Minutes (Season 3 - Episode 10)

Sarah copes with the consequences of past mistakes; Holder wrestles personal demons; Seward is truthful.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 850 votes.

The Killing - S4E6

#2 - Eden (Season 4 - Episode 6)


Linden and Holder are confronted with the shocking truth behind the Stansbury murders.

The episode was rated 8.39 from 827 votes.

The Killing - S2E13

#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.

The episode was rated 8.53 from 818 votes.

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