The ‘True Detective’ Season Two Finale Explained

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08.10.15 220 Comments
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Here’s exactly what I wrote in my recap of last week’s True Detective after surmising that the assistant, Laura/Erica, was almost certainly involved in the murder of Ben Caspere:

The wildcard here is the identity of Laura’s brother, Leonard, who probably actually killed Caspere with Laura’s assistance. I can’t tell you who that is, and the only guess I could hazard is beyond ridiculous, which is why I haven’t ruled it out: The set photographer on that movie set.

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As it turns out, “beyond ridiculous” is a fairly good way to describe the True Detective finale, “Omega Station.” The worst excesses of the entire second season of the Nic Pizzolatto series played out in the silliest possible manner, providing us with a finale that seemed to over-correct the mistakes that Pizzolatto made in season one. In the first season, viewers were upset with the too-happy ending in which both Marty and Rust survived.

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