‘True Detective’ Season 2, Episode 6 – Church In Ruins | TV Review
Even though it seems this second series of True Detective is never going to straighten out linearly, it’s exciting knowing that the anti-fantastic four are edging closer to discovering the murderer(s) and perhaps more importantly, the motive for the killings. Parallel with the first season, nearing closer to the dilvulgence of the mystery only means more emotion, action and explanation, thus meaning audiences may finally start to be entertained, even if they don’t have a clue what’s going on.
Episode six picks up from where five left off, with Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell) confronting Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn) over the misinformation he was given over his wife’s alleged rapist all the years ago, whom Velcoro dealt with. With Ani Bezzerides (Rachel McAdams) posing as Athena in order to infiltrate an exotic party run by some of Semyon’s leading associates, Paul Woodrugh (Taylor Kitsch) and Velcoro provide support, and the gangster-turned-businessman U-turner himself is forced into reluctantly making a deal with a rival Mexican cartel.
Mystery thrillers/dramas aren’t the most straightforward texts to view full-stop, but this True Detective second series independently goes from lead to lead, which exacerbates confusion. Rather than moaning about this episode by episode though, audiences (and admittedly this reviewer) should accept that this is how the series is as it’s established now. However, now it’s approaching the final couple of episodes, audiences should expect some pretty gripping and thrilling sequences as like aforementioned.
The pace is swiftly picking up as the series proceeds into the latter stages – the rushing closing sequence of this episode is particularly brilliant in this regards, with its harrowing soundtrack, burred aesthetic and sexually explicit content. It’s an enjoyable episode because of its climaxing sequence, but not for its progressing plot, which is a representation of the entire series, really.
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