Martin is faced with marital problems. The search for Reggie Ledoux leads the detectives to a motorcycle gang called The Iron Crusaders, which Rust worked undercover in the past.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Aurielle Brimmer ...
Bungalow Woman #2
Amber Carollo ...
Kelsey Burgess
Theresa Weems
Silas Cooper ...
Police Officer
Detective Lutz (as JD Evermore)


The detectives continue their search for Reggie Ledoux but an opportunity arises when Hart learns that Ledoux is cooking meth for a drug-dealing motorcycle gang known as the Iron Crusaders. Cohle knows them well having had dealings with the gang during the four years he worked as an undercover narcotics officer. He decides that the only way to move the case forward is to take two weeks of personal time - citing a dying father as the reason - and unofficially go undercover. He soon hooks up with his old contacts in the Iron Crusaders but it's clear that regaining their trust isn't going to be easy. At home meanwhile, Hart runs into major problems after his wife Maggie learns of his affair with Lisa. In the present day, the detectives interviewing Cohle and Hart can't quite understand why, having found a major lead in the case, Cohle would suddenly take two weeks leave. Written by garykmcd

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The episode won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. See more »


When Hart and Colhe are interviewing Lange, towards the end of the scene, Lange is sitting and he straightens up the top of his head disappears. It is an obvious CG shot and he put his head out of the frame. See more »


Detective Rust Cohle: So, enough with the self-improvement-penance-hand-wringing shit. Let's go to work.
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A History of Bad Men
Written by Buzz Osborne (uncredited)
Performed by The Melvins
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Tour de Force
10 February 2014 | by (Rawalpindi, Pakistan) – See all my reviews

All I can say is: what an episode! I didn't see it coming. TD for the most part is not your average thriller; here the violence is implied or occurs between the scenes, there are no pyrotechnics, no car-chases, nothing. Yet it still manages to keep you anxious with a style of its own.

In a way, the first three episode set the platform and the fourth one was where everything went boom. TD has been criticized for its sedentary, drawn-out story telling but I think, this is what makes tonight's episode even more rewarding. We have been treated to excellent character development, philosophical monologues and an endless barrage of nihilism from Rust but there was nothing in TD that really got your heart racing, until tonight that is.

To be concise, "Who Goes There" is a pinnacle of storyboarding. A lot of ground is covered in this episode that completely revamps the makeup of this series. We see gunfights, chases, comical jibes and some excellently chosen music.

I will really be looking forward to next week's episode and see how the series follows-up from here.

P.S: The final 6-minute, unbroken tracking shot following Rust through a not-so-comfortable situation is brimming with sustained tension. Not since Breaking Bad's final few episodes have I lingered so close to the edge of my seat.

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