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Church in Ruins 

Desperate to locate a missing woman with intel about Caspere, Frank meets with Mexican drug dealers; Ani infiltrates an exclusive inner circle, with Ray and Paul keeping close tabs.

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... Detective Ray Velcoro
... Detective Ani Bezzerides
... Officer Paul Woodrugh
... Jordan Semyon
... Frank Semyon
... Blake Churchman
... Nails
... Jacob McCandless
... Katherine Davis
... Police Chief Holloway
... Athena Bezzerides
... Gena Brune
... Joyce
... Mikey (as Austin Chase)
... Deiffenbach
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Desperate to locate a missing woman with intel about Caspere, Frank meets with Mexican drug dealers; Ani infiltrates an exclusive inner circle, with Ray and Paul keeping close tabs.

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At one point, Ray's son suggests they watch Friends (1994) together. Initially bemused, Ray eventually agrees. Colin Farrell, who plays Ray, starred alongside Jennifer Aniston - Rachel in the show - in Horrible Bosses (2011). See more »

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(at around 56 mins) There are vultures circling in the distance but the sounds we hear are the calls of crows; vultures cannot vocalize beyond a soft hiss or grunt. See more »

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Athena Bezzerides: you've got to dress like you're worth $2,000 a night.
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References Friends (1994) See more »

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Nevermind
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Written by Leonard Cohen and Patrick Leonard
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Finally, a concise episode!
26 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

So far, it's been very hard to see the point to this season. The case was uninteresting, the drama scattered. Even when there was a truly impressive scene, such as the shoot out before, the rest of the episode felt completely scattered. Last week's episode was a step in the right direction, but now, finally, we have an episode worthy of the first season.

The first half of the episode deals mostly with Farrel. May his moustache rest in peace. This was good, as he has been the most interesting part of the season so far. Farrel's performance is really what sells this whole section.

Then, the gang infiltrates a prostitution ring tied to Caspere by sending in McAdams in disguise. Not only was this a wonderfully intense and disturbing sequence, but it revealed a shocking and interesting piece of back story for her character. Overall, the directing on this episode was stellar. It was the first episode to feel clear, concise, and consistently intriguing.


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