In case anyone thinks there was an alternate ending for "The Killing"

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http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/interview-the-killing-showrunner-veena-sud-on-the-season-finale

AS: But when you started out, you didn't know for sure if there would be
a second season. Was there ever an alternate version of the ending, just
in case - like, [possible alternate scenario deleted to avoid spoilers]

VS: There wasn't. From the very beginning, there was a long long long
discussion with all the partners in "The Killing." Again, let's not do
a formula, let's not do the 45 minute formula, season formula, let's let
the season be what it is organically, and this is where we see it going,
and that's great. So there was no alternate ending written or shot.


Patty
                                            
Jim
What is that "organically" nonsense? Apparently, someone gave her a new 
buzz word to try out and she liked it. It's *fiction*, for crying out 
loud, which, by definition, makes it *in*organic and contrived. No 
wonder the story wandered aimlessly so much; the idiot was expecting it 
to write itself, apparently.
                                            
Patty
The buzzword may be new, but the concept isn't. Episodes of "The
Sopranos" ranged from 50 to 65 minutes depending on how long each
story took to tell. Sud is here applying the concept to the season
length--which is also something that cable/satellite companies have
experimented with.


Patty
                                            
Jim
A competent writer can tell a story in an allotted amount of time. Heck, 
as you well know, it's all about editing. When someone starts talking 
about letting something be "organic" in this context, I hear "I'm really 
not a very good writer and I don't have much control over my own output."

As for THE KILLING specifically, I'm still clueless about the "organic" 
necessity of the entire Where's My Brat? episode, among other things.
                                            
Mason
Not to mention the "organic necessity" of not  soving the mystery.  After
13 episodes!
                                            
Jim
The only "organic" stuff I see in that interview is the stuff that the 
showrunner was spreading like fertilizer. Someone really needs to tell 
her to get over herself.
                                            
Robin
By that reasoning, it could go on forever.  Linden stays in the Bay 
Area, new detective comes onto the case, season 2 is spent ferreting out 
what Holder has done to muddy the investigation, etc. Of course, they 
have told us that they won't do that, but Sud's explanation doesn't tell 
us why there's any limit on how long her "organic" exploration of the 
case could continue.
                                            
Jim
Exactly. This whole concept of "organic" storytelling is both new to me 
and beyond stupid. What a bunch of twits.
                                            
Mason
Allow me to translate:  "We write each episode without any idea where we
are headed."
                                            
Dano
By that reasoning, it could go on forever.  Linden stays in the Bay
Area, new detective comes onto the case, season 2 is spent ferreting out
what Holder has done to muddy the investigation, etc. Of course, they
have told us that they won't do that, but Sud's explanation doesn't tell
us why there's any limit on how long her "organic" exploration of the
case could continue.

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Uh...how long could it possibly take to "ferret out" what Holder has done? 
It's over before it starts with that investigation.  His only play is to 
blame SOMEONE for the bogus photos.  There seems to be no question about 
that fact.
                                            
Robin
That's not the point.
                                            
EGK
That's how Lost grew.  It became so organic it might as well have been
manure.
                                            
Jim
Darlton is probably sending flowers and Thank You cards to the AMC folks 
right about now. :)