Kraftster wrote:Gaucho wrote:Kraftster wrote:Spoiler:I started rewatching last night also. I definitely think that Marty's father-in-law is involved in some way. In episode two, father-in-law comments about "kids these days" and seeing them kids walk around in make up and spikes on their clothes. This is exactly what Marty's daughter looks like in 2012. Same episode is where we see daughter set up her five ken dolls around barbie (which it did strike me how similar that looked to Rust's Old Milwaukee group). She has to be seeing this stuff somewhere, and I wonder if it is when she is with grandpa.
Martin's father-in-law's only other appearance is a brief phone conversation after Maggie moved out, I believe. Moved out to live with her parents, to be precise. Years later, the elder daughter is completely messed up. Creepy.
Ah, good call on that phone call. The more I think about it, the more I thinkSpoiler:that it makes a ton of sense that this cultish activity was going on right under Marty's nose. His speech about inattention and persistent reference to the detective's curse, I think it just fits. I think it would be an unsupported turn if Marty was steering Cohle. He does not have that level of cunning. He is an important foil for Cohle's philosophies, and revealing him as steering Rust's investigation would undercut that to a large extent, I think.
Marty as a foil for Cohle runs pretty deep. He is a narcissist. He has an explanation for all of his errant conduct, and the explanations are usually self-important justifications. Although Cohle is probably not a true nihilist, he certainly emphasizes that there is no purpose to life. He evaluates and analyzes everything, and talks about the importance of introspection (two things come to mind, one instance with the detectives 2012 he says something about knowing what he is after all this time and that means something and early in ep 1 he says to Marty that given how long its taken him to get to where he is he sure isn't going to change on Marty's account). Ultimately he is a much better detective than Marty. It would be quite fitting if Marty's inattention to his home life and the clues being left by his daughter could have cracked the case.
columbia wrote:There's a heavy emotional and spiritual gore aspect to this show, which is very appealing.
PensFanInDC wrote:I really like the father in law plots that are being tossed around. It makes a lot of sense. I think for sure one or both of the daughters are dead, maybe even the wife.
Kraftster wrote:columbia wrote:There's a heavy emotional and spiritual gore aspect to this show, which is very appealing.
Definitely. I don't know the horror genre or the Yellow King collection that this was so clearly motivated by, but reading about the "cosmic fear" that these authors tend to focus on as existential horror writers really makes a lot of the show fall into place. You are absolutely correct that there is an indescribable dread that is just sort of there in the show. I think that's the cosmic fear--the recognition of the absurdity of life. There is no greater meaning, no greater purpose. We're here, we live, we die. All according to our "programming." The recent M-Theory discussion just adds to that by suggesting that our lives are all the more tragic if, from a fourth dimension we're just riding the same inescapable roller coaster over and over again with the same monster (death) at the end of the "dream."
eddysnake wrote:Did anyone notice the billboard with the missing girl and reward again last night? 2nd time they focused in on that. Saw somewhere that it had 1987 dated on it and they only went back to 90 looking at old files.
cheesesteakwithegg wrote:Patton Oswalt tweeted this out after Sunday's episode...Patton Oswalt @pattonoswalt Feb 16
Who spotted the looming yellow crown on tonight's #TrueDetective?
roland wrote:Letang Is The Truth wrote:i want a 'big hug mug'
Im almost positive there is one at my parents house. I laughed the first time it was shown.
Time to hit ebay and make some scrilla