True Detective (2014– )
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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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Did You Know?


Officer Paul Woodrugh: I've been listenin' to them so long I don't know who the fuck I am.
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Performed by Vincent & Mr. Green
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Pain is Inexhaustible
20 July 2015 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

So after the insane ending to last weeks episode, the crew took the failed mission pretty hard. Valcoro quit, Bezzerides cant stop thinking about it at her demoted job, and Woodrugh took an insurance fraud job. So it's safe to say they were trying to take it easy after a life threatening altercation. Tonight once again had interesting scenes but failed to get its feet off the ground. It attempted and failed to pull off the detective hangover that shaped the entire first season of this show. Because after everybody couldn't get their life together, it was a matter of a few days before they were all back on the case. It just didn't feel necessary to have the characters go through that progression (or lack there of).

While I have been an avid complainer of Vince Vaughn's character, I really enjoyed his scenes tonight. I think it was more so because I have accepted his presence in a detective based story. I still don't understand exactly why he needs to have so many scenes about having a child, but the acting of both him and Kelly Reilly was impressive. I also came to the realization that this show really misses Cary Fukunaga's directing style. That season 1 aesthetic was unlike anything I have seen before, and this season has failed to ever recapture that magic. I also think it has become evident to me that all the individual stories are becoming more interesting, but I don't think they all work as one cohesive narrative.

It's just one of those frustrating episodes where I enjoyed the individual segments, but realized that the season itself just isn't all that great. I will obviously stick with the rest of the season but I don't see it making any improvements. Plus, the actual detective side of the story just isn't as interesting as Farrell's adoption segments or even Woodrugh's new marriage and family issues. Here's hoping for the best.


+Farrell's arc

+Individual segments

-Nothing is cohesive

-Where is the detective story


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