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Other Lives 

Ray and Frank consider new life choices; Ani and Paul go up to the coast to follow a lead.


John Crowley (as John W. Crowley)


Nic Pizzolatto (created by), Nic Pizzolatto




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Farrell ... Detective Ray Velcoro
Rachel McAdams ... Detective Ani Bezzerides
Taylor Kitsch ... Officer Paul Woodrugh
Kelly Reilly ... Jordan Semyon
Vince Vaughn ... Frank Semyon
Ritchie Coster ... Mayor Austin Chessani
Rick Springfield ... Dr. Irving Pitlor
W. Earl Brown ... Detective Teague Dixon
Abigail Spencer ... Gena Brune
Chris Kerson ... Nails
C.S. Lee ... Richard Geldof
Jon Lindstrom ... Jacob McCandless
Alain Uy ... Ernst Bodine
Adria Arjona ... Emily
Yara Martinez ... Felicia


Ray and Frank consider new life choices; Ani and Paul go up to the coast to follow a lead.

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Frank Semyon: Sometimes, a thing happens, splits your life. There's a before and after. I got like five of them at this point. And this is your first. But if you use it right, the bad thing, you use it right, and it makes you better. Stronger. It give you something most people don't have. Bad as this is, wrong as it is, this hurt, it can make you a better man. That's what pain does. It shows you what was on the inside. And inside of you, is pure gold. And I know that. Your father knew that, too.
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The Only Thing Worth Fighting For
Performed by Lera Lynn
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Series picks up
20 July 2015 | by fabiogauchoSee all my reviews

Best episode so far. The season is really picking up in the second half.

We are getting less tedious stuff about land deals and getting more about the sinister habits of the powerful guys. Velcoro is getting out of the gutter his life was, though his nasty side is seen in all its brutality - only this time with a purpose. Ironically, life seems to be punishing him more.

I love the scenes where Ani is involved with sexual harassment accusations. They always strike me as funny and somehow Kafkian. I hope they also tie up with the main plot later, with someone on top being behind the attempt to take her down. Also, she and Paul stumble into something that brings us closer to the mood of the first season.

Paul continues to be somehow irrelevant and uninteresting, though. As for Frank, the ending of the episode promises more interaction and conflicts with the other characters.

The plot is getting less convoluted and boring, while the action is getting more intense and sinister. The season is definitely improving.

The best thing that can happen is some mind-bending plot twists in the end, something the first season sadly lacked. But I don't quite see where they would come from. We essentially can discard the idea that the four main characters are hiding anything, since we get so many scenes from their point of view. Maybe Pizzolato has something in store somehow - Ani's father, perhaps? But so far it seems that the mystery will turn out to have a solution very close to where the story is leading. Big guys doing sick things, etc.

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