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About TRUE DETECTIVE & Episode Guides

About TRUE DETECTIVE & Episode Guides

True Detective Premiere on HBO on January 12, 2014

About the Show:
In 2012, Louisiana State Police Detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart are brought in to revisit a homicide case they worked in 1995. As the inquiry unfolds in present day through separate interrogations, the two former detectives narrate the story of their investigation, reopening unhealed wounds, and drawing into question their supposed solving of a bizarre ritualistic murder in 1995. The timelines braid and converge in 2012 as each man is pulled back into a world they believed they'd left behind. In learning about each other and their killer, it becomes clear that darkness lives on both sides of the law.

Written and created by Nic Pizzolatto ('The Killing') and directed by Cary Fukunaga ('Sin Nombre,' 'Jane Eyre'), 'True Detective' stars Woody Harrelson as Martin Hart and Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle. The series also stars Michelle Monaghan (‘Mission: Impossible III') as Maggie, Hart's wife; Kevin Dunn ('Veep') as Major Quesada, the supervising officer in 1995; and Tory Kittles ('Sons of Anarchy') and Michael Potts ('The Wire') as Dets. Papania and Gilbough, the investigators now probing Hart and Cohle for answers.


Actor’s name

Character’s name

Matthew McConaugheyDet. Rustin Cohle
Woody HarrelsonDet. Martin Hart
Michelle MonaghanMaggie Hart
Michael PottsDet. Maynard Gilbough
Tory KittlesDet. Thomas Papania
Kevin DunnMajor Ken Quesado

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Season 1

Episode 1: The Long Bright Dark (Jan/12/2014)
Martin Hart and Rustin Cohle, former CID partners in Louisiana provide separate statements about the murder case they investigated of a teenage prostitute to 2 detectives. The case goes back 17 years when the first clues into Dora Lange's murder was the presence of a cult ceremony. We also see how volatile the relationship between Hart and Cohle was in the beginning.

Episode 2: Seeing Things (Jan/19/2014)
Hart finds respite away from his strained marriage to Maggie. Since no arrests have been made in Jessica Lange's murder case, Quesada has had pressure put on himself and warns the boys that he's been told they will be replaced on the case. Under pressure, Cohle and Hart start their search for clues in a cathouse and end up in an incinerated church.

Episode 3: The Locked Room (Jan/26/2014)
While at the church a hidden image leads the detectives to Joel Theriot. Joel is a tent-revival minister and his congregation point their fingers towards a tall man with scars who they say was the person they last saw Dora with. As the investigation continues a sex offender matching the description is immediately dismissed by Cohle, even though they confess to the crime. Maggie sets Cohle up on a date, prompting Hart to get distracted. Cohle is desperate to prove that Dora's case has a pattern and finds a connection with a case in which a woman was assumed to have drowned.

Episode 4: Who Goes There (Feb/09/2014)
Prime suspect Reggie Ledoux leads Cohle and Hart to a dangerous part of town, renowned for it's bike gangs. Hart's cheating on Maggie is exposed.

Episode 5: The Secret Fate of All Life (Feb/16/2014)
Papania and Gilbrough have some disturbing new evidence and intelligence over the case that Hart and Cohle believe is solved.

Episode 6: Haunted Houses (Feb/23/2014)
Marty finds old habits die hard. Maggie reveals what she knows about what Cohle was up to in 2002 and what drove Hart to quitting the force. Five years on from the closure of the case Rust has growing suspicions that there was alot more to the murder.

Episode 7: After You've Gone (Mar/02/2014)
A murky string of disappearances are now linking the symbology of the Dora Lange murder and the Tuttle family forcing Hart and Cohle to get over their falling out.

Episode 8: Form and Void (Mar/09/2014)
An overlooked detail provides Hart and Cohle with an important new lead in their 17-year-old case.