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  1. bungadiri

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    There's a scene in episode 2, where Rust is buying drugs from a hooker. Near the end, she tells him he seems dangerous. He stands up over her and says he is dangerous: he's police and can do terrible things to people, with impunity. And then the scene ends.

    Have we seen her since then?
     


  2. Belgian guy

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    No, I don't believe we have. I mentioned that scene a while ago as one of the reasons why Rust might be the guy. Though that would be very heavy fore-shadowing, so it might be more likely if that is meant as a red herring?
     
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    So you have (looking back). I'm sitting here working and watching repeats of the episodes, so it just occurred to me again.

    And yep, it'd be crap if it was as simple as that.
     
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    Simply spectacular!
     
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    I actually hadn't realized upon first viewing that the entire stash house sequence is in a single cut. Nice.

    Having said that, plot-wise I find it a bit problematic. After identifying the suspects whereabouts, the only means of getting to him is doing an unauthorized undercover op? Really?

    Also, was I the only one detecting more than a bit of homo-eroticism in the morning kitchen scene? ;)
     
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    They did not have ledouxs whereabouts. Just his name.....he had skipped parole.
     
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    The moment in that sequence where Rust hides the kid in the tub might (maybe, kinda-sorta) undercut the hypothesis that he's the killer. Although it's entirely possible for a psychopath to show compassion in one place and be utterly devoid of it in another, at least in Hollywoodland.
     
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    Hell of an episode. Reminds me a bit of The Shield.
     
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    Another great episode. I always hate it when the hour is up. Only three episodes left I believe.
     
  12. bungadiri

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    All told, it was a good episode. But we're supposed to accept that Rust didn't notice the absence of a spiral tattoo on the guy's back? Or are we supposed to thing that one of those tattoos was enough like a spiral that he let it get past him?
     
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    First thing I noticed when watching it and why even a week later I can't believe it. There were some edit points, but it just kept moving.:eek:
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    That scene made me want to live in that housing project so I could say I was part of something.
     
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    So is Marty's youngest daughter - after the time jump - played by the same actress who also plays the little psycho on TWD? :)
     
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    whoa, come again.....what did i miss?
     
  16. bungadiri

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    One of the characters Marty and Rust (or maybe just Rust) interviewed earlier noted that the meth cooker had a spiral tattoo on his back. I assume we were given a shot of the tats belonging to the guy Marty executed in order to see what was NOT there, setting up the news that he wasn't the guy after all.


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    I have to say that after watching for a while, there's no getting around the "unwritten women characters" charge. The best I can say is that Maggie Hart's lines come from a character that's been fully imagined...somewhere. But we don't get to see that character on the screen. Audrey's story is even more mystifying. It's being set up as something important, if only as part of Marty's character (another example of the underwritten women). But it's starting not to make sense. Was she molested? By her bizarre grandfather maybe (I mean there's something totally off about Maggie's parents: the hostility, the way they just let those kids stand in a canoe...). Anyway, I'm loving the show, but it falls a little short here.
     
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    I suspect that Audrey's story will link back to the little tableau she created with her dolls, as well as the drawings she made in school. Will Marty's over the top reaction to his mistress bringing another guy home with her also be a factor? I suspect that scene wasn't just put in there to show Marty's own level of derangement.

    Marty feels especially threatened whenever a man appears to forge a bond with one of the women in his life.
    It always makes him react in an aggressive manner: his loathing of Maggie's father, his reaction to Rust when he found him mowing the lawn, him assaulting the guy his mistress took home, ...
    I believe we are meant to see his reaction to Audrey in the same light.
     
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    I believe there were five male dolls around one female. It was the same with the picture that Rust looked at twice that had one of the victims in the picture. Rust himself has made five men out of the beer cans. I read somewhere that there were five men at the Dora Lange press conference that were huddled together.

    My guess is that the five men are notable people in the community that are part of some cult. Maggie's father may have something to do with it.

    I'm pulling this out of my rear but I think Marty may be working on the case with Rust and they have fabricated their bust up. I don't know.

    I hate having to wait for each show. I'm enthralled with it.
     
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    If Marty and Rust aren't working together then I think Rust is the "True Detective". I think he's been obsessed with the case the entire time and has been working it all these years.
     
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    I like it. Well, except the pulling it out of your rear part. I'm completely uninterested in that.
     
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    If Boogie's theory is accurate, then that is almost exactly like the resolution to "Red Riding". I hope not!
     
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    He did not have a spiral tattoo, he had a spiral brand on his back which is clearly there on his right upper back near shoulder. Charlie Lang said brand not tattoo.
     
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