True Detective Recap: Don’t Mind If I Ledoux


Marty Hart isn’t the greatest detective. Occasionally, his intuition guides him to solid casework. When the daughters of First Revival preacher Joel Theriot (Shea Whigham, a.k.a. Boardwalk Empire’s Eli with sideburns and a Bray Wyatt bluster) describe having seen Dora in the company of a “tall man” with a “strange face” and “skin shiny around his jaw,” Hart surmises it’s time to check all area hospital records for any patients with burns or scarring from the neck up — but not before polishing off a beer and banh mi first. But when it comes to the more imaginative part of investigating, he thinks a bit myopically and projects that very quality onto Cohle. After learning that his partner shook down a mentally-challenged ex-con suspect named Bert, Hart surmises, without even hearing how it went, that he could “see this as being some kind of retard job.” On some level, the guy’s just lazy.  Read More...


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