Reading Too Much Into ‘True Detective’: Details You May Have Missed From ‘If You Have Ghosts’

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02.06.19 5 Comments


Welcome to our weekly breakdown of the minutia of Nic Pizzolatto’s True Detective. While Brian Grubb provides his always excellent coverage of the series (here’s his write-up of the most recent episode), here — as we have in the past with Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Better Call Saul, and Mayans M.C. — we will look at some of the details viewers may have missed; references to other shows, movies or books; and theories on particular suspects. We scour Reddit threads, social media, and podcasts in an attempt to curate the best intel about each episode.

The Known Knows


After five episodes, I do think there are a few facts we can settle on:

— Lucy was definitely involved, or at least aware of what was happening.

— Julie left with someone else before Will was killed.

— Hays killed Officer Harris James.

— Gerald Kindt is helping to cover up the original murderer.

— Hays quit the case (and the force) after speaking with Hoyt in 1990.

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