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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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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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Trivia

In this episode, Matthew McConaughey (Rust Cohle) talks about viewing space-time from different dimensions. The concepts brought up by his character are key to another film with him as the star, Interstellar. See more »

Goofs

In a scene set in 1995, Reggie Ledoux is wearing a towel with 'My Little Pony' characters from the 2010 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic' reboot. See more »

Quotes

Detective Rust Cohle: If you wanna arrest me, go ahead. You wanna follow me? Come on. You wanna see something? Get a warrant. Thanks for the beer. Beyond that you wasted my fucking day, company men.
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References My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010) See more »

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Casey's Last Ride
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Performed by Kris Kristofferson
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Great acting, great story, great show!!!
15 February 2014 | by (Agoura Hills, CA) – See all my reviews

I love this show. I totally agree with some of the reviewers that say this is a good as The Wire.

Great script, great directing and great acting are all it takes to make a great, solid show. And this show is it.

I'm glad HBO puts out great quality shows like this one. You couldn't ask for more.

Thanks for giving me something to look forward to on Sunday nights. I normally don't watch television because reality shows don't do it for me, but this show has all three elements I look for - great acting, great script and great directing makes for a great quality show. THANKS!


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