True Detective

True Detective

Season 1 (2014)

In Louisiana 1995, detectives Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rustin Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) are called out when a woman's body is found in a farmer's field. Seventeen years later, they are interviewed separately about the case by the Crime Investigation Division.

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01. The Long Bright Dark

It's Louisiana, 1995, and newly paired state police detectives Martin Hart and Rustin Cohle are called out after a woman's body is found in a farmer's field, posed kneeling in front of a tree with a crown of deer antlers on her head. Seventeen years on, Hart and Cohle find themselves being interviewed separately about the case by the Crime Investigation Division, stirring up harrowing memories for them both. Crime drama, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

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02. Seeing Things

The hunt continues for the murderer of Dora Lange, but the detectives are feeling the pressure from above as the powers-that-be put the squeeze on for results. Cohle gets a lead that takes him and Hart to a trailer-park brothel, where they get their hands on Lange's diary and an evangelical advertisement for a backwater church she was attending prior to her disappearance. Drama, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

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03. The Locked Room

The detectives locate the revival ministry they believe Dora Lange attended and after questioning the church's volunteers they learn she was once seen leaving with a tall man whose face was scarred. Cohle scours previous homicides that could be linked to the case and gets another lead that takes them on a state-wide trail, questioning everyone from fishermen to school janitors. Meanwhile, Hart's jealousy gets the better of him when he spots Lisa on a date with another man. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson star.

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04. Who Goes There

Dora's ex-husband Charlie gives the duo a new lead in their search for prime suspect Reggie Ledoux and they discover he is supplying drugs to a local biker gang, which Cohle has connections with from a previous undercover operation. Meanwhile, an argument with Lisa at the courthouse has devastating consequences for Hart. Crime drama, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

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05. The Secret Fate of All Life

In 1995, Ginger and Cohle meet with Reggie Ledoux's cousin Dewall to try to set up a drug deal, but he refuses and leaves. Hart follows him and he and Cohle find the Ledouxs' hidden meth lab in the bayou, where the detectives make a shocking discovery. In 2002, tensions rise in the Hart household as Audrey rebels against her father, while Cohle gets a surprise while trying to get a confession out of a suspected murderer. Crime drama, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

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06. Haunted Houses

In 2002, seven years after the Dora Lange murder was supposedly wrapped up, Cohle begins investigating old missing persons cases and visits preacher Joel Theriot for information about the Tuttle schools. Meanwhile, Marty has a chance encounter with Beth, one of the girls from the trailer-park brothel he and Rust visited when they looked for connections to the victim back in 1995. In 2012, Papania and Gilbough interview Maggie, who denies her divorce had anything to do with her ex-husband's former partner. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson star.

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07. After You've Gone

After convincing Hart that he owes a moral debt to Dora Lange, Cohle persuades his former partner to help him reinvestigate the case and shows him evidence he has collated in his independent search for the truth. They interview a relative of Reggie and Dewall Ledoux, as well as a former housekeeper to Sam Tuttle, and they both mention the scarred man who keeps cropping up in their inquiries.

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08. Form and Void

As the former partners go back over the case files of the Dora Lange murder, a witness's description of a green-eared figure gives the pair new impetus when Hart makes a connection. After following the lead, the pair head out to a remote house in the bayou, where they finally encounter the scarred man they have been hunting, but he flees into a labyrinthine structure - with Cohle in pursuit. Crime drama, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

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