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Re: True Detective
« Reply #50 on: February 24, 2014, 03:43:01 PM »
Tuttle was wearing a yellow tie and yellow handkerchief in his pocket. The room also had a yellow-ish tinge.
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #51 on: March 03, 2014, 02:51:54 AM »
Semi-spoiler in this pic?



So, this is going to definitely mean something, right?

Maggie or her dad have to be involved and have done something to the oldest daughter.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #52 on: March 03, 2014, 12:26:58 PM »
I think it is very possible and now even likely that Maggie is involved. Everyone is pointing to her Dad, and he fits the rough profile, and I think he could also be involved and maybe Maggie is used as a Shepard type who goes and finds the women?  It would explain how her daughter saw a ritual, drew a picture of the spiral etc etc.....

Also, what seemed like a throwaway line at the time, when Marty was telling her that he was helping out Cole again because of being convinced by what he had to present, Maggie asked Marty if he thought Cole had "done something bad" (or something along those lines) Marty said No, but Maggie quickly retorted that she did.  The fact that she threw that out there when there seemed to be no reason for her character to think that up to that point makes me think she was trying to plant a seed of doubt in Marty to maybe get him to drop the renewed interest in solving the case?
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #53 on: March 03, 2014, 03:20:09 PM »
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #54 on: March 04, 2014, 06:54:27 AM »
The noise-cancelling headphones he was wearing while driving the mower also account for the green ears on the spaghetti monster.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #55 on: March 04, 2014, 11:17:26 PM »
I am guessing that Errol uses makeup and some sort of artificial skin (like Halloween makeup) to cover up his grotesque scars. What we saw at the end of the last episode was game compared to what it actually looks like, but you could see a noticeable area of "scarring."  When he is sweating heavily and the makeup is starting to come off, the "skin" would be hanging from his face like a spaghetti monster.
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #56 on: March 05, 2014, 12:36:34 AM »
Not necessarily.  The victims were under the influence of psychedelic drugs, which would enhance the visual effect of the scars.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #57 on: March 07, 2014, 02:42:55 AM »
So everyone that attended church when he showed up with the girl, as well as the housekeeper were on drugs every time he was around? 
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #58 on: March 07, 2014, 02:58:35 AM »
No, because they didn't emphasize the frightfulness of the scars - only that he had them.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #59 on: March 07, 2014, 03:01:07 AM »
Maybe I am remembering it wrong. I though they said he had horrible scars below his mouth, like he had been burned.
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #60 on: March 09, 2014, 02:56:16 PM »
Incredibly thrilling. Going to be tough to follow these two.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #61 on: March 09, 2014, 03:18:49 PM »
Finale was near perfect for me. That final McConaughey monologue :'( :'(.

The Scared Man was horrifying. Jesus christ at that opening scene with the accents and

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him looking at those kids


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Rust and Marty made it out alive

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #62 on: March 09, 2014, 03:26:38 PM »
More than anything I'm glad we weren't forced to witness a sex scene in the beginning of the episode.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #63 on: March 09, 2014, 03:30:29 PM »
More than anything I'm glad we weren't forced to witness a sex scene in the beginning of the episode.

I think I may have saw some hand action which was too much.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #64 on: March 10, 2014, 12:08:30 AM »
Pretty great.  I really liked how this dealt with the obligatory close-the-case stuff that was never really the focus of the show.  Even though it was pretty cliche, the set design and sound design coupled with the general existential horror/you gotta be kidding me on Marty's face every time he saw another fucked up/crazy thing made it work.  And then with all that out of the way, we get the great epilogue that's just our two dudes doing their thing. 

Nic Pizzolato told Alan Sepinwall that the second season is going to be about "hard women, bad men, and the secret occult history of the US transportation system."  I can't decide if I want him to be trolling or serious.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #65 on: March 10, 2014, 01:51:33 AM »
I knew I was clearly wrong the moment they showed Errol's face in this episode. His scarring looked much worse than the previous episode.
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #66 on: March 10, 2014, 02:00:46 AM »
Awesome monologue aside I wasn't huge on the bro-love between Marty and Rust at the end, felt tacked-on and unrequired but it was a fantastic episode other then that. The British accent stuff at the start was mega creepy.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #67 on: March 10, 2014, 02:14:27 AM »
I completely forgot about Errol being in the first episode. I remember, when watching it originally, thinking "this guy might be up to no good" but it completely slipped my mind as the show went on.

Excellent ending for my money. Closed the story properly while bringing closure to Rust and Marty while acknowledging that a case like this could never be fully closed. Amazing last line too about the light shining through.

Brilliant season of television, all around. Good luck to them topping this in season 2.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #68 on: March 10, 2014, 02:24:40 AM »
I would have liked to know something more about The Yellow King, maybe not a conclusion, but one more part of the mythology.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #69 on: March 10, 2014, 02:32:19 AM »
My DVR failed in the middle of recording it, I am so pissed. I have to hope I can stay up until midnight tonight to watch it.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #70 on: March 10, 2014, 02:34:06 AM »
Anything that recorded for my at 9pm last night screwed up on my DVR. I had to watch this at the later showing and re-record Walking Dead

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #71 on: March 10, 2014, 02:42:10 AM »
Anything that recorded for my at 9pm last night screwed up on my DVR. I had to watch this at the later showing and re-record Walking Dead

Same here. The Walking Dead is also fucked up on mine. So that's another show I got to get the repeat viewing of.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #72 on: March 10, 2014, 02:54:01 AM »
Anything that recorded for my at 9pm last night screwed up on my DVR. I had to watch this at the later showing and re-record Walking Dead

Same here. The Walking Dead is also fucked up on mine. So that's another show I got to get the repeat viewing of.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #73 on: March 10, 2014, 02:57:13 AM »
Anything that recorded for my at 9pm last night screwed up on my DVR. I had to watch this at the later showing and re-record Walking Dead

Same here. The Walking Dead is also fucked up on mine. So that's another show I got to get the repeat viewing of.

Uverse?

DirectTV. Each recording got about 9 minutes in and then shut down. I'm guessing Daylight Saving Time fucked up the systems.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #74 on: March 10, 2014, 03:17:45 AM »
Rust and Marty is a bromance for the ages.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #75 on: March 10, 2014, 07:21:15 AM »
So do you guys think all they yellow being thrown around was red herrings or do you indeed think there was more to it and was used as subtle ways to let the viewer know that this cult is spread too far and wide to get "everyone" involved? Like Marty said they didn't get everyone but they got "their guy"
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #76 on: March 10, 2014, 07:26:59 AM »
I thought they more or less implied that Tuttle was the Yellow King. He was rockin' a yellow tie and pocket square when Rust grilled him about the schools. That's the closest hints we got as far as I know.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #77 on: March 11, 2014, 02:18:12 AM »
It was pretty established the cult ranged further than what they found (how else would Tuttle have that video tape) but I'm not sure if the Yellow King was supposed to be singular figure with an identity or a satan-esque figure they worshiped.  I like that it didn't get explained, a reveal wouldn't have worked with the whole idea of the unknown evil in the world, the dark - they may fight it, but there's a hell of a lot of it.

Loved the finale, very glad they went with it all being about Rust and Marty not some crazy convoluted conspiracy attempting to link everything together. I worry some of the negative reaction may change how they do next season (plenty of the obsessive types are now crying foul as they realise they wasted a lot of time staring at screen grabs - even though the author repeatedly pointed out that wasn't going to be the case). This was a rich show, plenty of visual moments used to emphasise it's tone, themes or where the characters were at. Yellow doesn't have to mean someone was the Yellow King, it was often simply associated visually with evil. It would be a much lesser show if they replaced that substance with a puzzle whereby every moment is in service of a complex narrative, a collection of utilitarian hints at the plot to be "solved" or "spotted first"

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #78 on: March 11, 2014, 02:53:33 AM »
The way I see it is that "the twist" was the fact that there was no twist and that there is some light amidst all the darkness that the previous 7 episodes had built up. Personally, I think it was the right call.

At its core, the show was about Rust and Marty and they followed that through to the end.

Outside of the last line, I think the defining piece of dialogue, in regards to the conspiracy, is:

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Rust: We didn't get'em all Marty.

Marty: We were never gonna. It's not that kind of world.


Also, if you want to know answers to a lot of the questions in this thread, go here - http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2014/03/10/true_detective_faq_the_hbo_series_finale_s_biggest_questions_answered.html

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #79 on: March 11, 2014, 03:45:38 AM »
The "twist" if anything was that Rustin Cohle, nihilist extraordinaire who intended to commit suicide after wrapping up the case found a reminder of the importance of human connections and love. Despite everything he was left standing at the end of the show even if remaining standing required support from his partner (who in turn had also got to a place where he was willing to support Cohle).

I'll take that over "Marty's wife was behind it all along" or something along those lines

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #80 on: March 11, 2014, 09:03:08 AM »
I thought the actual Yellow King was the weird statue/pile topped with skulls and yellow fabric down in the dome room where they had their final confrontation.  Just a totem where they did a lot of their creepy cult worship shit.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #81 on: March 11, 2014, 02:20:18 PM »
I teared during this episode

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #82 on: March 11, 2014, 02:39:25 PM »
I thought the actual Yellow King was the weird statue/pile topped with skulls and yellow fabric down in the dome room where they had their final confrontation.  Just a totem where they did a lot of their creepy cult worship shit.

I think too that, that was the actual yellow king in physical form. It was more a symbol, something just used by the killer.  Same thing as "Carcosa"  he was sort of just using all that mythology.

We do know though there was more people involved according to the video tape, but it makes perfect sense that once the house was broken into and the safe was stolen, that anyone with the means would have packed up shop and got the hell out of there.
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #83 on: March 11, 2014, 02:44:47 PM »
I teared during this episode

That monologue almost got me.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #84 on: March 11, 2014, 02:49:31 PM »
I teared during this episode

That monologue almost got me.


It got me.

Gonna miss those guys :(

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #85 on: March 12, 2014, 01:44:38 PM »

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #87 on: June 29, 2014, 06:11:55 AM »
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #90 on: July 09, 2014, 12:38:09 PM »
Only one more perfect for this show would be David Fincher.
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #91 on: July 09, 2014, 05:57:00 PM »
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #93 on: July 10, 2014, 04:00:53 AM »
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #94 on: July 10, 2014, 04:02:05 AM »
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #95 on: July 10, 2014, 08:31:44 AM »
My dad.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #96 on: July 10, 2014, 09:18:27 AM »
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #97 on: July 17, 2014, 11:18:57 AM »
Just finished watching this. Rare to be totally unspoiled but I was for this.

No idea how you guys thought Maggie was involved. Just sayin'.


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Re: True Detective
« Reply #98 on: July 17, 2014, 11:29:38 AM »
I didn't think maggie was involved, but i was expecting an appearance from Satan/a monster. I think the actual killer was more frightening.

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