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The Killing S2E10 "72 Hours" OAD 5/27/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by tiams, May 29, 2012.

  1. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Wow. Do you have an issue with psychiatrists? ;)

    Seriously, though, she's just doing her job. Almost none of what you say is relevant. She has a patient who has been remanded into her care under suicide watch. Her only obligation is to treat her patient, and evaluate her for possible release in 72 hours. If she allowed a cop to bully her into releasing her patient, she would be guilty of the most blatant possible malpractice. And the reason Linden was committed is also irrelevant. She is there, and she is there under a legal pretext. Again, if she decides to void the commitment process because a suspended cop with a history of psychiatric issues and her partner insist she's really fine (all evidence to the contrary), major-league malpractice.

    She was asking Linden about the case because last time, it was a case very much like this one that literally drove her insane. What could possibly be more relevant? She was trying to get Linden to see that she is repeating the same pattern as last time.

    I think the psychiatrist is doing her job exactly correctly; yes, Linden was framed, but the psychiatrist has no way of knowing that, and Linden did about half the framing herself. My take is that the psychiatrist is an innocent victim of the writers' need to drag the case out yet another week.
  2. mm2margaret

    mm2margaret Meagan

    Dec 7, 2010
    Well, let's be honest, this is not your favorite show, is it? But I digress. We'll see whether her approach was honest, or if there was an ulterior motive for her questions.
  3. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Almost none of what you say is right.

    Linden was committed involuntarily. That can only be done legally if she broke a law and was determined to be mentally unfit for jail. But the person or people who claim that she broke a law are from an Indian Reservation, and moreover, SHE WAS INVESTIGATING HER ACCUSERS FOR MURDER. That by itself should have been enough for the psychiatrist to have serious doubts about holding Linden against her will. When you add the fact that Linden's partner, who is a police officer with jurisdiction in the city where the hospital is located, tells the psychiatrist that Linden is not suicidal and did not attack a guard, that should be more than enough for the psychiatrist to immediately release Linden. It should be 10 times more than enough for the psychiatrist to listen carefully to everything Holder has to say and to let Holder talk to Linden. But the psychiatrist would not even let Holder talk to Linden.

    There is something extremely suspicious there. Either the psychiatrist is corrupt, or that was very bad writing. It could be the latter, since this show has done it before with the way the Reservation officials got off scot-free with nearly beating Holder to death.

    NOTE: I'm of course aware that Linden was suspended as a cop and Holder had no jurisdiction at the Indian Reservation, so certainly she did break at least one law (trespassing), but that is not enough to get her involuntarily committed to a mental institution.
  4. fliptheflop

    fliptheflop Member

    Sep 20, 2005
    Her past had to play a part of it. Or at least made the bogus story somewhat believable.
  5. crazywater

    crazywater USS TiVo NCC-1780

    Mar 7, 2001
    The explanation for committing her was that she was going to commit suicide by jumping, they had to pull her back inside the building and then they say that Linden became violent with them. That sounds like a valid reason to commit her tied with her previous issues.
  6. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Except that it is not at all a valid reason, as I already explained (and you snipped). I guess you only read the end of my post.

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