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True Detective’s two-hour season three premiere is a tour-de-force showcase of Mahershala Ali’s incredible range, as well as this season’s preoccupation with time, memory, and the fluidity of both.
Looking back on this season of True Detective, it is exhausting trying to piece together all the characters and elements of this story. This story that took us all over the place but ultimately went nowhere. Now it’s all over, and nobody is still around to care.
Well there were certainly some intriguing advances in plot this episode of True Detective. After a solidly entertaining escape mission to end last week’s episode, our heroes Ray, Ani, and Paul are on the run from… Well, everyone. And it doesn’t end well for one of them.
This may be the turning point for the show. If things continue to be stepped up at this level in the remaining four episodes, the ride may be deemed worth its slow start in the end.
After an uneven and scattered feeling first two episodes, “Maybe Tomorrow,” the third episode in the season, tells a more coherent story and transitions from character to character more organically. That’s not to say that it has returned to the greatness of the first season. But, it’s an improvement.
As predicted, if you weren’t into the show last week, there’s not much more for you to cling to here. This episode was a slower crawl than the premiere, and again had the only actual plot development happen in the episode’s final moments.
It seems True Detective fans may be evenly split after episode one. We’ll know where the majority will ultimately side in the coming two months.