True Detective (2014– )
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Martin is faced with marital problems. The search for Reggie Ledoux leads the detectives to a motorcycle gang called the Iron Crusaders, which Rust worked undercover in the past.


(as Cary Joji Fukunaga)



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie Hart
Detective Maynard Gilbough
Lisa Tragnetti
Major Ken Quesada
Detective Mark Daughtry
Aurielle Brimmer ...
Bungalow Woman #2
Amber Carollo ...
Kelsey Burgess
Theresa Weems
Detective Demma
Silas Cooper ...
Police Officer
Detective Lutz (as JD Evermore)


The detectives continue their search for Reggie Ledoux but an opportunity arises when Hart learns that Ledoux is cooking meth for a drug-dealing motorcycle gang known as the Iron Crusaders. Cohle knows them well having had dealings with the gang during the four years he worked as an undercover narcotics officer. He decides that the only way to move the case forward is to take two weeks of personal time - citing a dying father as the reason - and unofficially go undercover. He soon hooks up with his old contacts in the Iron Crusaders but it's clear that regaining their trust isn't going to be easy. At home meanwhile, Hart runs into major problems after his wife Maggie learns of his affair with Lisa. In the present day, the detectives interviewing Cohle and Hart can't quite understand why, having found a major lead in the case, Cohle would suddenly take two weeks leave. Written by garykmcd

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9 February 2014 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Nic Pizzolatto, author, creator, producer and showrunner has a cameo as the bartender at the strip club (wearing a T-shirt that proclaims, "Kiss Me, I'm An A**hole") where Marty questions him. In the Blu-ray DVD commentary Nic Pizzolatto jokingly remarks "I was lit all wrong!". See more »


Rustin Cohle and Ginger and his gang are leaving to attack the stash house, right after Cohle has agreed to help. The closet door opens and we see from Tiger's POV, Ginger and his two associates dressed as cops, and Cohle dressed in his SOB leather jacket and jeans. The shot reverses and cuts to their POV and we see Tiger tied up, laying on the floor looking at them. The shot reverses again back to Tiger's POV and we see Cohle walk into the closet and reach for him. Cohle is still wearing leather jacket and jeans.

Cut to a shot from behind the person grabbing Tiger, and we see this person is wearing dark pants, belt and dress blue shirt tucked into the pants, not jeans and a leather jacket. It is obviously one of the actors dressed as a cop, not Cohle. See more »


Detective Rust Cohle: [holding a gun to Ginger's head in the backseat of the car] Remember that meth contact now?
Ginger: You rat motherfucker!
Detective Rust Cohle: You give me a location for Ledoux, I'm gonna let you slide, Ginger.
Ginger: Bullshit.
Detective Rust Cohle: What the fuck you think I want with you, huh?
[Ginger stares back at him, breathing heavily]
Detective Rust Cohle: Oh God damn it, I am so done talking to you like a man.
[punches Ginger]
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The Brain Center at Whipples
Written by Buzz Osborne (uncredited)
Performed by The Melvins
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what the person before me just said
11 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

Amen!!! This episode should get an emmy at least for that final six minutes. The show feels like I am reading a book of very high caliber, not unlike something from Wally Lamb or the Corrections, where the human pathos gets conveyed so well. I haven't seen a show so deserving of respect for each episode since The Wire. My opinion on Matthew McConahey's acting has risen dramatically since watching this series. The production design absolutely captures the fashion, hair styles, transportation, technology and architecture of the mid nineties. No one on this show is phoning it in. Even the cell phone was an older analog phone from that era. Even the small detail of Rust having to explain to Marty how to use it was the attention to detail that you should expect.

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