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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.

Director:

Cary Joji Fukunaga

Writers:

Nic Pizzolatto (creator), Nic Pizzolatto
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew McConaughey ... Detective Rust Cohle
Woody Harrelson ... Detective Marty Hart
Michelle Monaghan ... Maggie Hart
Michael Potts ... Detective Maynard Gilbough
Tory Kittles ... Detective Thomas Papania
Kevin Dunn ... Major Ken Quesada
Elizabeth Reaser ... Laurie Spencer
Jackson Beals ... Detective Mark Daughtry
Christopher Berry ... Guy Francis
Gracie Bott Gracie Bott
Joe Chrest ... Detective Demma
J.D. Evermore ... Detective Lutz (as JD Evermore)
Dana Gourrier ... Cathleen
Charles Halford ... Reggie Ledoux
Michael Hartson Michael Hartson ... Examiner #2

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Storyline

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The only episode in season 1 to depict all three time periods (1995, 2002, 2012). 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 Marty Hart: Well, if you two talked to Rust, you weren't getting a read on him... He was getting a read on you.
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Connections

References My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Far From Any Road
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Performed by The Handsome Family
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User Reviews

 
Can this show get any better ?
17 February 2014 | by amirdbw07See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Secret Fate of All Life See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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