True Detective (2014– )
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Black Maps and Motel Rooms 

As Ani, Paul, and Ray get closer to finding out the truth about Caspere, circumstances become more dangerous for them all and everyone around them. Frank deals with an inside betrayal, learns important information, and plans his next move.


Daniel Attias


Nic Pizzolatto (created by), Nic Pizzolatto

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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
David Morse ... Eliot Bezzerides
Ritchie Coster ... Mayor Austin Chessani
Christopher James Baker ... Blake Churchman
James Frain ... Lieutenant Kevin Burris
Michael Hyatt ... Katherine Davis
Afemo Omilami ... Police Chief Holloway
Timothy V. Murphy ... Osip Agronov
Chris Kerson ... Nails
Michael Irby ... Detective Elvis Ilinca
Sol Landerman ... Michael Bulgari (as Solomon Shiv)


As Ani, Paul, and Ray get closer to finding out the truth about Caspere, circumstances become more dangerous for them all and everyone around them. Frank deals with an inside betrayal, learns important information, and plans his next move.

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Release Date:

2 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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In 00:26:20 you can clearly see the tube to spray fake blood for gunshot effect. See more »


Frank Semyon: Took a couple kicks last night.
Jordan Semyon: Can you talk about it?
Frank Semyon: There'll be some new people operating at the clubs for a while, a few days a week.
Jordan Semyon: What people?
Frank Semyon: Mexicans. Something else to solve. In the midst of being gangbanged by forces unseen, I figure I'd drill a new orifice, go on and fuck myself for a change.
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References Thief (1981) See more »


Written by Leonard Cohen and Patrick Leonard
Performed by Leonard Cohen
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Excellent episode and one of the best episodes of the entire series to date.
4 August 2015 | by SamWamSee all my reviews

As everyone knows, This season of True Detective has been insanely controversial and divisive it seems like since before it ever even aired. I think when the season started no one knew what to expect, and a lot of people were already ready to be disappointed, Ready to look for anything and everything to criticize and rip to shreds. It has been plagued by hype and backlash since season one ended. I feel that the season has been strong all along and has been a phenomenal slow burning character driven mystery, But after this episode, I think it is at the top of it's game and that season 2 is easily consistent in quality and entertainment value as season one. All of the things that were planted throughout the season and might have seemed confusing or random to some viewers at first glance, Are coming together now in a great way.

The performances are all top notch and The directing and cinematography is excellent as usual. This is a complex and complicated story that requires full attention and patience, and as we have seen in these past couple of episodes, Rewards it greatly. Much like season one, This is a season that begs to be re-watched, Every viewing adds more layers to the experience and when people do watch this season over as time goes on, I think we will see this season getting more and more of the credit it deserves. It already seems like the overall attitude concerning this season is starting to shift with a lot of people.

This was a great episode of television and a great season of television. The finale looks to be great and intense, But regardless of how it turns out, I think this season has already proved itself. Anyone that is debating whether or not they should watch this season, If you get past all of the hype, expectations, gossip, and all of the other things that have seemed to hover around this show for some reason, I think you will find an incredibly solid, entertaining, well made, and rewarding season. In my opinion this is one of the best shows on TV and everything that I want from a great HBO drama.

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