Is time is true a flat circle

We're watching True Detective - Season 1, Episode 7

The third act of True Detective begins with the reunion of Rust and Marty. The episode cannot build on the excellence of the middle of the season, but knows how to captivate on the level of character development.

The McConnaissance reached its preliminary climax at the Academy Awards on Sunday. Matthew McConaughey won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Dallas Buyers Club. In his speech, he thanked his personal hero: himself in 10 years. This statement couldn't have been more Rust Cohle. After all, time is a flat circle. Thanking one's 10 year older self is therefore only appropriate. The current episode of True Detective also refers to the circular understanding of time. But from the beginning.

The last shot in the previous episode was the taillight, which had broken 10 years earlier. With a symbol of broken respect and the broken partnership between Marty and Rust, we were thus released from the episode. After you've gone continues at this point. At its heart is a trust that needs to be rebuilt, old wounds that need to be mended, and a conspiracy that is slowly being exposed.

Long time no see
Rust Cohle has turned up in Louisiana after eight years in Alaska to pay off debts. By debt he means the failures in the Dora Lange case, for which he and Marty (Woody Harrelson) are responsible. Reggie Ledoux (Charles Halford) may have been a monster, but not the Monster who raped and murdered children and women up to the present day. "It's like you've been alone too long, you know, like you maybe told yourself this story and kept drinking until you believed it." says Marty, who is still not 100 percent convinced of Rust's innocence at the beginning. Rust presents him with a series of suspicions and pieces of evidence that suggest the Tuttle family, government, and police are all indeed involved in a massive cover-up. The point at which the reluctant Marty agrees to help Rust is just one of the places Marty is likely to regain the audience's sympathies. Rust shows him a video he found in one of Billy Lee Tuttle's houses he broke into. It shows the missing Marie Fonternot, who is raped by masked men. Marty has to stop the video in disgust. Despair is reflected on his face, because it was precisely his impulsiveness that led to Reggie Ledoux's death being viewed as the end of the case in 1995. Marty promises to do everything possible to clear up these atrocities. That, and Rust's obsession with the Yellow King, his fears of having lost his mind after all, and the excitement of presenting his evidence and findings to Marty, is at the heart of the episode and much more interesting than the second half, in which True Detective is more of a straightforward one Crime will.

A little more inclined to small talk than before, Rust asks Marty about his life. We learn that both former detectives lead a rather bleak life with ready meals and lonely evenings in front of the television. Marty visits his ex-wife Maggie (Michelle Monaghan) after two years to find out what exactly she told the police officers Gilbough (Michael Potts) and Papania (Tory Kittles). He also asks about his two daughters, with whom he seems to have little contact. Masie is fine and Audrey is on psychiatric drugs but is on the right path thanks to her boyfriend, says Maggie. We see a moderate and sincere Marty, who seems a little sad but not bitter.

Through former colleagues, with whom Marty still has a good relationship, Rust and Marty get closer and closer to the giant with the scarred face. After another (confusing) encounter with a witness who gossips fearfully about Carcosa and the Yellow King, Marty and Rust seem to be on the heels of the police cover-up. Her former supervisor Steve Geraci (Michael Harney) has something to hide about the murders in the early 1990s, and Marty and Rust are using unfair means to find out.