True Detective: Season 1, Episode 8

Form and Void (9 Mar. 2014)

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An overlooked detail provides Hart and Cohle with an important new lead in their 17-year-old case.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Betty Childress
Steve Geraci (as Michael J. Harney)
Veronica Hunsinger-Loe ...
Lilly Hill
Billy Lee Childress


Rust and Marty continue their search for the man with the scarred face. Marty notices that in a crime scene photo, one of the houses had been recently painted - green, as in the green-eared monster. They locate the former owner who remembered having the house painted that year and thanks to tax records, learn that the company was owned by the Childress family. They visit the last registered business address and descend into a hellish labyrinth from which they will have to fight to survive. Written by garykmcd

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It's Light Vs. Dark.
10 March 2014 | by (Economic Capital Of India) – See all my reviews

7 episodes of total thrills. With last week's penultimate episode revealing some answers, I waited 7 days with anticipation. I was doubtful if the makers would be able to sum up everything in the last episode. As far as I am concerned, they did it, but...

...but it left me with a scar, anyhow. The last 5 minute-conversation gives an insight about the theme the makers intend to convey. But, did the episode deliver something new? I would say "maybe." Because we know who the killer is and all we have left to confront is the theory the whole crime is centered in, which it fails to specify. I still have a list of questions that needs to be cleared but I'm not complaining. Form & Void has some powerful action sequences and it closes 2014's most interesting TV show, yet. But, I somehow loved the 7 previous episodes summed together than this final one.

BOTTOM LINE: A good closure. And if I expect anything big from Nic Pizzolatto in the future, I am sure I won't be disappointed.

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