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'Killing' star defends controversial finale

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Sarah Linden from 'The Killing'

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The Killing star Mireille Enos has defended the show's controversial first season finale.

Some fans of the AMC crime drama have expressed disappointment at the episode's failure to resolve the show's central murder mystery.

However, Enos, who plays homicide detective Sarah Linden, told TV Line: "I thought [the finale] was awesome. I know there's lots of controversy about it, but I think a cliffhanger is really smart storytelling. It means audiences will come back [for season two]."

Enos also claimed that it would have been impossible to resolve the killing of Rosie Larsen (Katie Findlay) in just 13 episodes.

"I think there was too much story to wrap up," she said. "To solve [the murder] in one episode, it would have felt rushed."

Enos insisted that the final reveal of the killer's identity "is going to be really worth it".

"If there's anything that's been true about this season, [it's that] we've taken our time," she said. "That continued to be true through the finale."

Showrunner Veena Sud also defended the finale's open-ended conclusion.

"We asked the question, 'Who killed Rosie Larsen?' but we never said, 'Tune in and by the end of 13 episodes you'll find out who did it'," she argued. "[But] I want to assure [the fans] that they will find out who killed Rosie Larsen in season two."

The Killing will return to AMC in 2012. The show's first season will air on Channel 4 in the UK from July.

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