TV show dates: April 3, 2011 — August 1, 2014
Series status: Revived for final season
Performers include: Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell, Brent Sexton, Eric Ladin, Jamie Anne Allman, Kristin Lehman, and Michelle Forbes.
TV show description:
Set in Seattle, this TV series initially connects three different stories as they relate to the murder of a teenage girl named Rosie Larsen; the detectives assigned to the case, the victim’s grieving family, and the politicians involved in a hotly-contested Seattle mayoral race.
A smart and competent cop, Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) is a homicide detective with the Seattle Police Department. She’s a silent watcher who takes in everything without ever revealing her hand. She’s also a distance runner and a single mom to whom motherhood doesn’t come naturally. Determined to have a normal life separate from the daily horrors of her job, Sarah is ready to walk away, marry her fiance, Rick Felder, and move her child and her life to Sonoma, California. However, the murder of Rosie Larsen could be the case that changes her life, and her determination to catch Rosie’s murderer becomes a compulsion.
Sarah’s partner on the case is Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman), a former narcotics detective who feels right at home in the grit and ugliness of undercover work. He’s just been promoted to Homicide, where he’s a fish out of water. His boss, Lieutenant Oakes, chides the detective for his shabby attire and considers him incapable of the delicate maneuvering the Rosie Larsen case requires, but despite his inexperience the detective’s dogged style complements Sarah’s measured approach.