One thing I don't get about the whole Lester framing his brother:
Wouldn't his brother and his wife have an alibi? Wouldn't they both be able to remember being at home or wherever on the night the Chief was murdered? Eh, I guess I've just become overly critical to a fault.
So it was a tornado that caused the fish storm....still think it was dumb though.
Anyway, good episode which brought the show back on track IMO after last week's derailing. Glad Molly isn't dead (I suppose it was a given seeing that she seems to be the protagonist of the story) and I enjoyed many of the exchanges between the characters such as Molly & Grimly, Lester & Bill, Molly & Wrench, Lester & the widow, etc.
I'm enthusiastic about the show again after last week's turn off and look forward to the next ep.
The latest episode went off the rails IMO, the show is shifting into absurdity. I don't know wtf I'm watching anymore. Too many coincidences, too many convenient plot devices and wild plot turns that come out of nowhere. There seems to be no rhythm or flow to the show anymore.
Now arguably the show's best character (Molly) is dead? And in such a sudden and random manner? And can anyone explain the fish storm or is it supposed to be some sort of religious/philosophical thing or something?
I hope next week's episode brings things back together.
I'm enjoying the show so far, but it's stretched itself perhaps too thinly IMO. Lots of concurrent plots it has to jump between with lots of ground to cover which kind of feels like each episode almost has to struggle to cover everything. The first episode went off with a bang, frantic yet satisfying pacing but these last 2 eps have slowed it down considerably. I also find some scenes unnecessary making me wonder what the point of them are like the horny woman (cougar?) living across from Gus' apartment or the scene where Molly catches up with her whacko friend who mentions the egg-laying spider in the person's neck. Perhaps these scenes will make sense in later episode(s), but for now they've really left me scratching my head.
And going back to the first ep, after Lorne shoots the chief in Lester's house, he goes into the basement and then....just disappears? Is there an outlet there in the basement besides the main stairway? Did I miss something here, because how Lorne got out of Lester's house undetected was left completely unexplained and makes for somewhat of a gaping hole in the plot IMO. Oh well, it's only minor and I suppose we can just use our imagination (ninja-Lorne?).
Guy who played Charlie Lang also did a superb performance during the interrogation despite it only being his second scene. When he starts bugging out after learning it was Reggie was done extremely well.
Man I haven't rewatched episodes or been so eager to catch new episodes of a TV show in awhile (probably since The Wire or The Shield to be honest - and yes, I do like cop shows). This really is HBO back in form. If this kind quality keeps up (I don't doubt it will) and even better, it gets extended for another season, True Detective is shooting straight to number 2 of my all-time fav shows (nothing will overtake The Wire).
Now we gotta wait a week for the next ep goddamn it....
Meh, I've basically lost interest in the show. Too much random plot "shocks" that come out of nowhere. Season 2 kicked off really well, but then too many silly plot turns derailed it (Gettysburg, Nazir in the US, etc.). I watched it to the end because I'm one who commits to finishing a show season once I've started. The whole blowing up of the CIA had me rolling my eyes and saying "not this shit again". I feel the writing is just too sloppy and lazy with plot holes left, right and centre. Although I do like Quinn's character - his scene with Estes and the "I'm the guy who kills bad guys" line was awesome....and then we don't see him for the rest of the ep.
Unless the show tightens itself up and improves considerably, I don't think I'll be bothered to watch season 3.