'The Killing' Star Mireille Enos Addresses the Season Finale Backlash

"The Killing" (AMC)
Carole Segal

The year's strangest and most addictive new series has critics aflutter and AMC's prestige factor heating up as the network preps for its first year with two contenders.

It turns out THR's chief television critic Tim Goodman isn't the only one arguing about the startling first-season finale of AMC's The Killing, in which we find out a certain highly prominent Seattleite turns out to be Rosie Larsen's killer.

At least, we think so -- it looks like we'll have to tune in next season to know for sure.

"There has been an internet revolt!" Mireille Enos, who plays the show's murder-sleuth heroine, told THR at the Critics Choice Awards today at the Beverly Hills Hotel. "Fans are either loving it or hating it."

Either way, they're watching it: The Killing's finale drew 2.3 million viewers, on par with AMC's Mad Men. And quite a few online fans are revolting against New York Times critic Ginia Bellafante, who thinks it's perfectly clear who killed Rosie Larsen.

But isn't the ending amazingly ambiguous, as so many are saying? "Call me crazy -- and legions of readers and a couple of good friends already have -- but I do not share that view," says Bellafante, who then pleads her case.