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True Detective

  • 2014
  • Season 1
  • 8 episodes
  • Drama
  • Crime/detective

Summary

In Louisiana 1995, detectives Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rustin Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) are called out when a woman's body is found in a farmer's field. Seventeen years later, they are interviewed separately about the case by the Crime Investigation Division.

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Episode 7: After You've Gone

Summary

After convincing Hart that he owes a moral debt to Dora Lange, Cohle persuades his former partner to help him reinvestigate the case and shows him evidence he has collated in his independent search for the truth. They interview a relative of Reggie and Dewall Ledoux, as well as a former housekeeper to Sam Tuttle, and they both mention the scarred man who keeps cropping up in their inquiries

Review

This penultimate episode is famous for the scene where Marty (Woody Harrelson) is convinced to re-open a murder case that was closed 17 years previously. His former partner Rust (Matthew McConaughey) plays him a crackly videotape of ritual child abuse – of course we don’t see that, but Harrelson’s primal reaction, and the terrible tension as we wait for it, make the idea indelible.

Just as important to the narrative is the moment when these two ageing men, their families and careers gone, assure each other they’re happy and carefree – a quick montage of TV dinners and bin bags full of bottles says otherwise.

So it is that the ex-cops go back to the first leads in the Dora Lange case, back to hard investigative work, back to the start of this misty, circular story. Delving deep into pure horror is all they have left. True detectives.

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Credits

Cast

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Rustin CohleMatthew McConaughey
Martin HartWoody Harrelson
Maggie HartMichelle Monaghan
Det Maynard GilboughMichael Potts
Det Thomas PapaniaTory Kittles
Audrey HartMadison Wolfe
Jimmy LedouxJay Huguley
Miss DeloresCarol Sutton

Crew

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WriterNic Pizzolatto
DirectorCary Joji Fukunaga

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  • Summary

    After convincing Hart that he owes a moral debt to Dora Lange, Cohle persuades his former partner to help him reinvestigate the case and shows him evidence he has collated in his independent search for the truth. They interview a relative of Reggie and Dewall Ledoux, as well as a former housekeeper to Sam Tuttle, and they both mention the scarred man who keeps cropping up in their inquiries

    Review

    This penultimate episode is famous for the scene where Marty (Woody Harrelson) is convinced to re-open a murder case that was closed 17 years previously. His former partner Rust (Matthew McConaughey) plays him a crackly videotape of ritual child abuse – of course we don’t see that, but Harrelson’s primal reaction, and the terrible tension as we wait for it, make the idea indelible.

    Just as important to the narrative is the moment when these two ageing men, their families and careers gone, assure each other they’re happy and carefree – a quick montage of TV dinners and bin bags full of bottles says otherwise.

    So it is that the ex-cops go back to the first leads in the Dora Lange case, back to hard investigative work, back to the start of this misty, circular story. Delving deep into pure horror is all they have left. True detectives.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Rustin CohleMatthew McConaughey
    Martin HartWoody Harrelson
    Maggie HartMichelle Monaghan
    Det Maynard GilboughMichael Potts
    Det Thomas PapaniaTory Kittles
    Audrey HartMadison Wolfe
    Jimmy LedouxJay Huguley
    Miss DeloresCarol Sutton

    Crew

    rolename
    WriterNic Pizzolatto
    DirectorCary Joji Fukunaga
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