True Detective (2014– )
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Black Maps and Motel Rooms 

As Ani, Paul, and Ray get closer to finding out the truth about Caspere, circumstances become more dangerous for them all and everyone around them. Frank deals with an inside betrayal, learns important information, and plans his next move.

Director:

Daniel Attias

Writers:

Nic Pizzolatto (created by), Nic Pizzolatto
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Farrell ... Detective Ray Velcoro
Rachel McAdams ... Detective Ani Bezzerides
Taylor Kitsch ... Officer Paul Woodrugh
Kelly Reilly ... Jordan Semyon
Vince Vaughn ... Frank Semyon
David Morse ... Eliot Bezzerides
Ritchie Coster ... Mayor Austin Chessani
Christopher James Baker ... Blake Churchman
James Frain ... Lieutenant Kevin Burris
Michael Hyatt ... Katherine Davis
Afemo Omilami ... Police Chief Holloway
Timothy V. Murphy ... Osip Agronov
Chris Kerson ... Nails
Michael Irby ... Detective Elvis Ilinca
Sol Landerman ... Michael Bulgari (as Solomon Shiv)
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As Ani, Paul, and Ray get closer to finding out the truth about Caspere, circumstances become more dangerous for them all and everyone around them. Frank deals with an inside betrayal, learns important information, and plans his next move.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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In 00:26:20 you can clearly see the tube to spray fake blood for gunshot effect. See more »

Quotes

Detective Ray Velcoro: Do you miss it?
Detective Ani Bezzerides: What?
Detective Ray Velcoro: Anything.
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Connections

References Thief (1981) See more »

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Nevermind
(uncredited)
Written by Leonard Cohen and Patrick Leonard
Performed by Leonard Cohen
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Hide your loved ones, lights about to go off.
2 August 2015 | by quincytheodoreSee all my reviews

Following the botch operation of saving damsel in non-distress, the three leads find themselves chased by multiple parties. Meanwhile, Frank is forced to cash in and plays his last gambit. With all the secretive scheming by people around him, he's finally takes the desperate step.

Vince Vaughn is exceptional in this episode, utterly delivering the anti-hero role with cold intensity. He makes his intentions known, even to the point of oozing murderous intent. It's a nonchalant and ruthless persona, as though he's finally snapped but still fixed in sternly cold manner.

Ani suffers the most repercussion from the operation, even worse since things play out much differently that she had hoped for. Parts of the episode are invested to her trying to salvage her relationships. It's an effort for redemption, a more cathartic chance than others get.

Taylor Kitsch has some of his better scenes. In hindsight, he's shown some potential, but overall he's been rather mediocre in the season. This time he gives a couple of sparks, while it doesn't rise to Vaughn's or Farrell's level, he's pretty decent here.

The most problematic aspect of the case is how it's not accessible. There are many links to the past or subplots that are only briefly shown, barely mentioned or occurred off screen entirely. This makes it harder to invest on. Another more trivial hindrance is the scenes have odd transition, the series has done this frequently where conversations would be cut by other scenes before. It's not entirely intrusive but quite jarring.

With only one episode to go, the show lights the fuse for explosive end. I personally like the second season, although it needs a grand exit to be widely remembered as a solid entry to True Detective name.


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