True Detective

Season 1 2014
TV-MA

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  • 2014-01-13T02:00:00Z on HBO
  • 1h
  • 7h 38m (8 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama
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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.

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8 episodes

Series Premiere

2014-01-13T02:00:00Z

1x01 The Long Bright Dark

1x01 The Long Bright Dark

  • Series Premiere

    2014-01-13T02:00:00Z1h

Former Louisiana State CID partners Martin Hart and Rustin Cohle give separate statements to a pair of investigators about the murder of a prostitute, Dora Lange, 17 years earlier. As they look back, details of the crime, replete with occult overtones, are accompanied by insights into the detectives’ volatile partnership and personal lives.

2014-01-20T02:00:00Z

1x02 Seeing Things

1x02 Seeing Things

  • 2014-01-20T02:00:00Z58m

Under pressure to land a suspect in the Lange murder, Quesada warns Hart and Cohle that they might be replaced by three detectives from a new task force. The pair lobbies for extra time to follow up on a lead that takes them from a rural cathouse to an incinerated church. With his marriage to Maggie already strained by work, Hart finds respite away from home.

2014-01-27T02:00:00Z

1x03 The Locked Room

1x03 The Locked Room

  • 2014-01-27T02:00:00Z58m

A hidden image at the burned-out church leads Cohle and Hart to Joel Theriot, a tent-revival minister whose parishioners finger a scarred “tall man” seen with Dora Lange. Brought in for interrogation, a sex offender matching the description is quickly dismissed by Cohle, despite offering a confession. Hart gets sidetracked after Maggie sets Cohle up with a friend at a C&W bar. Looking to establish a pattern of murder, Cohle pores over old case files, finding a connection with a woman assumed to have drowned years earlier.

2014-02-10T02:00:00Z

1x04 Who Goes There?

1x04 Who Goes There?

  • 2014-02-10T02:00:00Z57m

Hart and Cohle hunt for their newly identified suspect, Reggie Ledoux, a meth cooker who shared a cell with Dora Lange's husband and recently skipped parole. As Hart's personal life collapses around him, Cohle immerses himself in an old criminal identity from his narco days, contacting an East-Texas biker gang known to deal with their primary suspect.

A violent denouement in the forest clears the Dora Lange case and turns Cohle and Hart into local heroes. Each man settles into a healthier rhythm of living as Hart returns to his family, and Cohle starts a relationship while gaining a reputation as a closer in interrogations. As time passes and his daughters grow older, Hart faces new tensions and temptations, and Cohle learns from a double-murder suspect that there could be much more to an old case than he'd once thought. In 2012, Gilbough and Papania put their cards on the table, presenting new intelligence that threatens Cohle and causes Hart to reassess everything he thought he knew about his former partner.

2014-02-24T02:00:00Z

1x06 Haunted Houses

1x06 Haunted Houses

  • 2014-02-24T02:00:00Z59m

Maggie reveals Cohle's activities in 2002, when his relationship with Hart fractured and he quit the force.

2014-03-03T02:00:00Z

1x07 After You've Gone

1x07 After You've Gone

  • 2014-03-03T02:00:00Z54m

Hart and Cohle call a truce to investigate a series of disappearances that may be related to the Dora Lange murder and the Tuttle family.

2014-03-10T01:00:00Z

1x08 Form and Void

1x08 Form and Void

  • 2014-03-10T01:00:00Z55m

An overlooked detail provides Hart and Cohle with an important new lead in their 17-year-old case.

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