the killing jamie anne allman 'The Killing's' Jamie Anne Allman: 'I started crying' when I found out who the killer wasFans of “The Killing” were thrown for a bit of a loop in the Season 2 finale when it turned out that Rosie Larsen’s Aunt Terry, played by Jamie Anne Allman, was responsible for sending the still-alive Rosie into the pond in the trunk of the car (albeit, not knowing it was Rosie).

Allman tells Zap2it some interesting backstory about the process, including how upset she was when she found out who the killer was.

“I found out a couple hours before we did the table read for the finale. [Creator Veena Sud] called me and was like, ‘Jamie, I need to talk to you.” and I
thought I was in trouble,” says Allman. “She’s like, ‘I just want to tell you that
Terry did it.’ and I said, ‘What? What are you talking about?’ And she goes, ‘Terry’s the

“And I was like, ‘What?! What do you mean?!’ I was really upset, I started crying,” Allman continues. “Like, ‘No. No, she’s not! That’s awful!’ and Veena’s trying to console me. It was pretty funny.”

But Allman says when she finally saw the big confession scene between herself, Mirielle Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Brent Sexton and Michelle Forbes, which was during the broadcast of finale along with the viewers, she was very pleased with how it turned out.

“I thought it was an amazing job on everyone’s part. I’m so blessed to work with such amazing actors,” says Allman.

jamie anne allman killing 'The Killing's' Jamie Anne Allman: 'I started crying' when I found out who the killer wasInterestingly, Allman tells us the writers have known it was Terry from the very beginning and there were times she was suspicious because she had to play things a certain way.

“I actually had to shoot the scenes sometimes in different ways and do different takes so it wouldn’t allude to the audience,” says Allman. “Sometimes they asked me to do things that I really didn’t have an understanding on.”

“Like the scene [in Season 1] where I found Denny in the trunk and they wanted me to really shake Tommy hard. I was like, ‘What? I thought Aunt Terry really loved the kids.’ and they said, ‘No, no, she’s really upset about this.’ So I went with it,” Allman continues. “And I realized this was either Terry having a flashback about Rosie being in the trunk or this is Terry having a really big flashback because she was involved or something. I’ve had a few moments like that.”

“Or the scene where I’m talking to Stan, telling him he needs to let go and what if they never find the guy and why don’t you forgive,” says Allman. “The writers told me yesterday that in that scene, it looked like I was the killer too soon. And they said it was amazing, but we couldn’t put it in the show.”

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