Mar 06 2014
The finale of True Detective is this weekend, concluding the debut of the undisputed best new show of the season. The murder mystery goes far beyond the usual trappings of the genre, and has proven to be a masterwork of not just TV, but long-form filmmaking in general. Performances from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson have been top notch, as has the directing and editing, which famously produced one of the best action sequences in TV history.
But I’m not here to talk up the show, as that’s been done a zillion times all over the internet. Rather, I want to focus on what may or may not happen during the finale.
A lot of the fun of True Detective hasn’t just been the quality of the series itself, it’s been the depth of the central mystery. The two detectives appear to be tracking a satanic cult that abuses and kills women and children around the country. Each week we learn a little more, and fans pour through each episode looking for clues as to possible incoming twists. Theories include minor characters that are huge masterminds, or even the potential guilt of the two leads themselves. Continue Reading »