Last week, we let you know what to expect from the third episode of HBO's 'True Detective,' entitled "The Locked Room." Today, we've got the scoop on what's set to take place during this Sunday's fourth outing, "Who Goes There." What's in store for Detectives Martin Hart and Rust Cohle this weekend? Read on to find out.
Warning: I did my best to avoid any major plot spoilers below, but if you'd prefer to go in completely blind (or just haven't gotten around to watching your DVR recording of episode three yet), it would be wise to turn back now.
- This week's suspect du jour in the murder of Dora Lange is a large, violent ex-con by the name of Reggie LeDeaux. It seems he and Dora's ex-husband Charlie did some hard time together, and Charlie (being the morally bankrupt idiot that he is) used to entertain his cell mate by showing him cheesecake photos of Dora, which may have led directly to her death.
- Hart's investigation leads him to a cohort of Reggie's, who turns out to be the former pimp of a local stripper. This of course treats the viewers to the premium cable trademark that is the "topless women dancing to rap music" scene. Ah, the classics.
- Speaking of ol' Marty, his young mistress doesn't take too kindly to last week's drunken, gun-toting incident, and demands an explanation from him. Since she does this in public, you can imagine how well it goes. Also, we finally find out what it is she actually does for a living.
- I had an odd thought during this episode. If Hart and Cohle are telling this story to these two young detectives, are we supposed to assume that they're telling them *everything* that we, the audience is shown? If that's the case, I have to wonder why they would go off on personal tangents that have absolutely nothing to do with the case. Of course, it's probably just a situation where the writing staff expects that we'll suspend our disbelief. After all, we still don't know why the Dunphys and Pritchetts are being filmed on 'Modern Family.'
- I'm going to be intentionally vague with this one, as I want you guys to experience the storyline as it happens. Let's just say that something pretty darn major goes down in either Hart or Cohle's personal life, and it exposes a nasty side of them that most viewers probably won't like.
- Elsewhere, a tip leads Hart and Cohle to infiltrate a dangerous biker gang. Rust has a bit of a history with them, due to his time as an undercover narcotics officer. Their initials: SAMCRO. Okay, not really, but wouldn't that be a cool turn of events? If nothing else, the gang here is said to enjoy performing unnecessary surgery on people who cross them.
'True Detective's fourth episode airs this Sunday night at 9/8c on HBO.