Last week’s episode of HBO’s dynamic drama “True Detective” ended with the Detectives Cohle and Hart making a big connection between the actions taking place in a burned out church with their murder investigation. On the wall of the burned out church was a drawing of a woman tied up with antlers on her head, just like their victim. Tonight’s all new episode finds the two men following the church to a revival tent for more info about Dora Lange.
Even with the clues mounting in their case, the show still rests upon the relationship between the Detectives, played by McConaughey and Harrelson. This week they discuss the infidelity of Harrelson’s Detective Hart, and Cohle causes a riff between them when Hart finds him alone with his daughters at home. Here’s the brief HBO description of tonight’s episode.
Parishioners identify a scarred man seen with Dora Lange; a sex offender is brought in for interrogation; Maggie sets Cohle up with a friend; Cohle looks over old case files.
The show has done a masterful job of keeping the characters secrets close to the vest. The idea of Hart forcing the closure of the case against Cohle’s wishes is still the most likely reason for the two men being at odds. The charred present day body of Cohle is a perfect expression of the loathing and misery he’s still carrying over the case. Religion has already figured majorly in the conversations between the two men, but tonight the church takes a front and center role in the mystery behind the murders.
The only unfortunate thing with “True Detective” is that McConaughey and Harrelson will only be apart of this show for one season.
Date: Sunday, January 26th
Episode Title: “The Locked Room”
Start Time: 9:00 pm ET
Online Stream: HBO.com