True Detective (2014– )
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Night Finds You 

Ray, Ani, and Paul are assigned to Casper's murder case. Frank tries to keep his business deals going, even after Caspere's death.


Justin Lin


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
Lolita Davidovich ... Cynthia Woodrugh
W. Earl Brown ... Detective Teague Dixon
Rick Springfield ... Dr. Irving Pitlor
Christopher James Baker ... Blake Churchman
Chris Kerson ... Nails
Ronnie Gene Blevins ... Stan
Andy Mackenzie ... Ivar
Afemo Omilami ... Police Chief Holloway
James Frain ... Lieutenant Kevin Burris


As Ray and Ani delve further into Casper's gruesome murder, truths unfold and more mysteries arise. Frank becomes more concerned about his business and missing money so persuades Ray to follow up on something, however this leads him into a situation with an unexpected outcome. Written by Moeen Ismail

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Ray (Colin Farrell) and Frank (Vince Vaughn) speak about the second house inside the bar, there is a sign for 'Lone Star Beer'. This is the beer that Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) drinks in the first season. See more »


The suspension apparatus was used for the body to bleed out. There aren't 5 quarts of blood on the floor. When the suspended body was shot in the crotch there was no blood spattered on the walls or floor. See more »


Ray Velcoro: [about e-cig] I tried one once. It felt like it was smoking me. A real cigarette wouldn't make you feel like that. Maybe it was just a little too close to, uh, sucking a robot's dick.
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References Pretty Woman (1990) See more »


What a Way To Go
Performed by John Paul White
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Good Habits & Bad Habits
29 June 2015 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

Last week True Detective got a lot of hate for either trying to copy too much of the first season's brooding tone, or the opposite of not capturing the aesthetic of the previous season. To me, the first episode was good enough to separate itself from the first season while also failing to establish it's own identity, if that makes sense. And I feel like this episode actually took a step back from last week. The episode was a lot more dialed back and the directing ended up being a major weak point. Justin Lin, who is known for his over-the-top directing style, didn't prove to nail the flow of what this episode needed. If we are going to focus on 4 main characters, then the episode needs to flow seamlessly and give us a steady tone.

I like Taylor Kitsch as an actor, and he's pretty good in his role in the show, but I'm still failing to see why his character is needed. I understand that he will likely prove to be useful or even end up saving the day somehow, but he is of no use to McAdams and Farrell as of now. With that being said, I'm not all that sure Farrell makes it out of this episode. If he does, that would have been a pretty big cop out. If that's the killer by the way, that's back to back seasons with some messed up animal faces doing the killings. But Farrell's story, although very similar to Woody Harrellson's of season 1, was probably the most compelling out of all the main characters, so it sucks to see him go. I was starting to enjoy those car ride talks with McAdams and him, very reminiscent of season 1 with the two leads.

I also haven't really bought into Vaughn in this role. Something about his character and or performance that just seems off. So whether it was the choppy directing to begin the episode or just the lack of motivation that seemed to plague each character, this episode really took a step back from last week.

+Farrell's performance

+McAdams distinguishes herself

-Choppy directing



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