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The Secret Fate of All Life 

Hart and Cohle share the spoils of a solved case; Papania and Gilbough confront the detectives with troubling new intelligence.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Laurie Spencer
Guy Francis
Gracie Bott
Detective Lutz (as JD Evermore)
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Unable to make a deal with the Iron Crusaders, Cohle and Hart follows one of them to their meth cookhouse. Rather than call it in and request backup, they decide to raid the operation on their own. They face little resistance but after Hart finds two children living in abhorrent conditions, they kill the only two men they find there, one of whom is their main suspect Reggie Ledoux. Before the review board, they claim to have come under heavy fire and ended up fighting for their lives. In the process Reggie Ledoux and the other man were killed. They are commended for their bravery. Things subsequently got better for both of them, at least for a few years. Hart was promoted to Detective Sergeant and reconciled with his wife Maggie. Cohle received a commendation for bravery and got a girlfriend, Laurie. In 2002 however, Cohle gets information that the killer may not have been Ledoux. In the present day, Detectives Gilbough and Papania are told the same story given to the board 17 years ... Written by garykmcd

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Marty (woody harrelson) is wearing a pink Floyd shirt from their album "The Division Bell", which focused on the break up of the band. See more »


When Marty's daughter is dropped off in the black Bronco, the narrative suggests the year is "early 2002", but a 4th Generation Toyota 4Runner can be seen in the background. The 4th Generation 4Runner was built from 2003-2009. See more »


Detective Rust Cohle: Years. You ever heard something called M-Brane theory detectives?
Detective Thomas Papania: No. That's over my head.
Detective Rust Cohle: It's like in this universe we process time linearly forward. But outside of our space time from what would be a fourth dimensional perspective time wouldn't exist. And from that vantage could we attain it? We see our space time would look flattened. Like a single sculpture of matter and super-position of every place it ever occupied. Our sentience is just cycling through our lives like carts on a track. ...
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Casey's Last Ride
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Can this show get any better ?
17 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

It is amazing how the show can top itself week after week. Just when I thought that it would be difficult to top the last episode, This episode proved me wrong. From the beginning to the end of the episode everything was meticulously done, writing, editing and acting and honestly What a performance by Matthew McConaughey and the cinematography was just the icing on the cake. I love this show.To me it has the atmosphere of David Fincher's Se7en,The storytelling as good wire and acting as amazing as Breaking Bad. On one hand, It's unfortunate that the story is headed to its final episodes, on the other hand I can hope that the show ends the way it deserves.

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