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.