True Detective: Season 1, Episode 2

Seeing Things (19 Jan. 2014)

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Cohle and Hart continue interviewing family and friends of the victim they found in the farmer's field. They learn that she had moved to a trailer park and found religion. They find the ... See full summary »


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Cohle and Hart continue interviewing family and friends of the victim they found in the farmer's field. They learn that she had moved to a trailer park and found religion. They find the church she attended, now mostly burned out, but they also find something that links the church directly to their current case. Back at the office, they are faced with the prospect of being replaced by a task force. Cohle tells his partner he had a difficult time after his 2 year-old daughter was killed in a car accident. In the present day interviews, it becomes obvious to both Cohle and Hart that the detectives have found something new and are looking to blame someone for something. Written by garykmcd

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It keeps getting darker...
20 January 2014 | by (Western Australia) – See all my reviews

Without any new leads, Cohle and Hart decide to continue questioning friends, family and known associates of Dora Lange in the hopes of sparking a fresh break in the case. It appears that a common theme is developing surrounding Dora's initial disappearance. Her connection with a traveling church group is starting to raise a red flag for the detectives. While the case is exposing sinister overtones, the personal lives of our lead detectives is beginning to unravel. Martin Hart's family man facade is cracking under the pressure of the case. He candidly admits to marital infidelity in the interview room which he explains helps him decompress the issues he faces at work. It seems my original assessment of Hart's flawless ability to separate his personal life with his work life was an overstatement. Both Hart and Cohle share a dark side which may galvanize our opinion of them for the rest of the series.

It is soon revealed that Cohle was institutionalized in a psychiatric hospital back in 1993 after he shot dead three drug cartel members during a deep undercover operation that went terribly awry. The psychological damage caused by Cohle's extensive drug use while working in narcotics division may have permanently altered his perception of reality. In a chilling moment, Cohle displays his violent streak towards two non-compliant witnesses who fail to reveal the whereabouts of a local brothel that Dora worked at. Later at the 'Bunny Ranch', the discovery of Dora's diary yields vital new clues about her association with the church. Dora's bizarre ramblings about a king and his children shed some light on her state of mind. All clues point to the church and with a new address to follow up on, the detectives are optimistic about making further headway on the case. Unfortunately for them, their supervisor Major Ken Quesado (Kevin Dunn) seems all but impressed by their findings venting his frustration at the lack of suspects. Pressure from his superiors is threatening case reassignment for Hart and Cohle. With time against them, our detectives must find some answers before the case goes cold.

The episode ends with an ominous scrawling on the wall of the burnt out church that Dora attended. The image shows a naked women who is bound and has antlers attached to her head. The trail for the killer/s of Dora Lange has just heated up but whether Hart and Cohle can handle what they find is a whole other question entirely.


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