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An American television crime drama series following the lives of two detectives, Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, who become entangled during a 17-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana.

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Can veterans bring home any weapons as will?

In the TV show, True Detective season 3, episode 4~5, Brett Woodard, while being chased by his fellow town folks, runs home and sets up several traps with grenades and a claymore anti-infantry mine. ...
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How did this True Detective character survive this?

In season 2 of True Detective, in one of the early episodes How did he survive this? I imagine the shotgun was loaded with rock salt or something else meant to be non-lethal, but as far as I could ...
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What is this old building in True Detective season 1 final episode? [closed]

Does any one recognise what kind of building is this? It is half burrowed underground. Looks like a prison or military stronghold.
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Why is Frank allowed to run a Casino in True Detective Season 2?

In the TV show, True Detective Season 2, Frank is running a Casino in a fictional town, Vinci, California. To my understanding, Casinos in the USA can only be owned and operated by Indians on their ...
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Why does Marty put a golf ball in his glove?

In True Detective S01E07 41:07 you can see Marty Hart put a golf ball in his golfing glove as he talks to sheriff Geraci. At this point Geraci is a suspect. So is this purely a self-defense technique ...
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Does the title of True Detective have any meaning within the show?

I thought that maybe the title could refer to differences between Rust and Marty, suggesting that only one of them is the "true" detective. Does anybody have any insight or differing ideas? I've only ...
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Why is Childress' face scarred?

In the first season of True Detective, as much as I know the reason for the scars on Childress' face is not mentioned. So why is his face scarred? Is it mentioned clearly in any part or any scene of ...
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How did Rust know the shot was coming right there in True Detective S1E4?

In season one, episode four of True Detective ("Who Goes There") Rust is in a housing project with the Iron Crusaders raiding a stash house. Someone throws a rock through the window and Lamar (the man ...
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True Detective Task Force

Watching True Detective Season 1 for about the umpteenth time and there are still things I haven't reconciled. One--and I know there will be others--concerns the anti-Christian crimes task force that ...
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What do Cohle's hallucinations represent? [duplicate]

Cohle has had a couple of hallucinations in True Detective, especially during the final showdown. I am wondering if those hallucinations mean anything in particular.
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Why Maggie in True Detective is double-faced?

In True Detective Season 1 Episode 6 Haunted Houses we see aged Maggie in the interrogation room with Papania and Gilbough. Her face is remarkably asymmetric: the left side is aged, wrinkled and gray ...
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Why do Reggie Ledoux and Errol call Rust “little priest”?

I found an interesting question on Reddit about Reggie Ledoux and Errol repeatedly calling Rust a "priest" in True Detective season 1: In the behind-the-scenes feature for Episode #5, Ledoux is ...
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Is True Detective (S2) based on “The Big Nowhere”?

I am one of that dying breed who likes movies but reads the book before, sometimes long before, the movie comes out. I was wondering if anyone has noticed that the characterizations and storyline in ...
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Baby at the end True Detective season 2

In the last scene of True Detective episode S02E08, Jordan Semyon and detective Ani Bezzerides have a baby. Where did this baby come from? Jordan wanted a baby, did she adopt a baby? Or is this baby ...
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Woodrugh's way of holding a gun is taken from where?

Woodrugh from the 2nd season of True Detective is a soldier, that is clear. The authors of the series love details and we can see a different way of charging, holding the gun and walking in a zone ...
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How many people did the killer actually kill in the 1st season of True Detective

So I lost counting of how many people the killer in the first season of True Detective killed in the end. There was a murder at the start. The girl was found in the woods. Soon after we heard about a ...
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Where is the 2nd season of True detective set?

As we know, the 1st season of True Detective was set in the state of Louisiana and the teaser for season 2 shows some explicit shots of a particular place (the intermingled highways). I want to know ...
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What is the purpose of Rust's one-eye mirror?

In the 1st season of True Detective one of the very few things in Rust's apartment back in 1995 is a very small mirror, just large enough to reflect a single eye, which he repeatedly looks into during ...
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What was the galaxy formation Rust saw before confronting Erol Childress?

What was the galaxy formation Rust saw before confronting Erol Childress in True Detective S01E08? It was weird like out of the series. I guess it was some sort of hallucination, a product of Rust's ...
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Why are only two bodies made public in True Detective?

The 1st season of True Detective starts with the finding of Dora Lange's body, arranged with antlers and stuff. Also, later on, Papania and Gilbough suspect that Rust is behind the killings, based on ...
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Why does Rust keep checking for his pulse?

The character Rust, played by Mathew McConaughey in the TV series True Detective, Season 1, has quite a number of quirks or ticks. One of them is to check his pulse at times. His hand reaches out to ...
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What was the function of the Cop Uniforms?

In True Detective Episode 4, an undercover Cohle is made to prove his criminality by assisting Ginger and the Iron Crusaders lift a crack den, resulting in THAT sequence... But why do the Iron ...
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What are the points of overlap between True Detective and Twin Peaks?

I have found a few overlaps between True Detective and Twin Peaks: Plot is motivated by ritualistic murder of teenage girl Two investigators: one a member of the community, the other an interloper ...
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What is the basis of the information in Dora Lange's diary?

In season 1, episode 2 of True Detective, Detective Rustin Cohle reads Dora Lange's diary, and the phrases, "The Yellow King" and "Carcosa" stand out. What do these phrases mean? Do they have ...