In the final True Detective Horror Diary of the season, we examine the horror genre tradition of withholding closure in endings.
Wayne Hays needs an exorcism. The old Vietnam war veteran, ex-detective and subject of a forthcoming true crime docuseries is haunted by ghosts as he tries to piece together the narrative pieces of the homicide case that defined is life and marriage.
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By the end, the thing that made True Detective darkest - the potential that Rust and Marty were truly bad people - became the very aspect that put the bright stars in Pizzolatto and Fukunaga’s night sky.
Episode five takes True Detective's idea of temporal play and turns it into yet another aspect of horror that the show’s been so adept at delivering, delving into existential time-space contemplations and having its characters relive the nightmares contained in their lives.