Which begs the question, will fans return for a second season? The producers have been quick to promise that the murderer will, in fact, be known sometime in the second season, likely at the end. With the actual pledge of an end to the case this time, will that be enough to heal the wounds? Or will bitter viewers stay away, holding on to their self-invented betrayed? If they know what's good for them, they'll come back, and bring their friends, too. Season one is so amazing, there's no telling what's in store for a second round!
The Blu-ray release brings together all thirteen riveting episodes, but sadly, few special features. The season finale, "Orpheus Descending," is extended by a few minutes, and viewers can choose which version to watch. Commentary is included for the first and last episodes. There are about thirteen minutes of deleted scenes, and a five minute gag reel.
The lone featurette is called "An Autopsy of The Killing." Executive Producer / Writer Veena Sud and others discuss why The Killing is set where it is set, and how the characters developed. Insight is given into the casting of Enos and Kinnaman, and the purpose of Richmond, Mitch, and Stan's characters. Sud also appeala to fans to forget their annoyance and come back for season two, though certainly doesn't apologize, nor should she.
What is missing is some type of recap of the clues and suspects. The Killing is an intricate, elaborate murder mystery, with many twists and turns. Given this, and the fact that it's been off the air for a year, once would expect some kind of neat, put-together package that refreshes fans' memories of the developments so far. One such special has neither aired on TV, nor is included on this Blu-ray. The only true way to refresh one's memory is to watch all thirteen episodes again. Which, if one has time, is not exactly a chore.