‘True Detective’ episode 6 preview: ‘Haunted Houses,’ and Rust Cohle’s big move

HBO logoSo far, “True Detective” has woven itself quite a complicated tale of truth, deception, murder, and psychoses, and at the center of it have been two characters who put themselves through the emotional wringer for the sake of (at least in part) justice: Martin Hart and Rust Cohle. But what happens when things start to fall apart for them to the point where they are completely beyond repair? That is something that we are going to see further explored in the new episode airing next week, which carries with it the title of “Haunted Houses.”

Basically, what we can tell you now courtesy of some of HBO’s press materials is this: The setting will shift at times to 2002, when you will learn via Maggie a little bit more information as to what caused Cohle’s relationship with Hart to fall apart, and eventually what lead Matthew McConaughey’s character to leave the force altogether. Given where we’ve seen him in the present (and also the allusions to a “Yellow King”), we certainly expect this to be good.

Based on the promo below, though, we are going to see so much more than just the story of Rust in the early 2000s, as there are going to be quite a few updates on some of the other characters beyond what we saw tonight with Martin’s family falling apart at the seams. Expect this to get both scandalous and extremely dark at the same time.

The thing that we are especially sad about right now is merely that there are only a tiny handful of episodes left until the end … and this is not the sort of show where there are going to be stories with the same characters next year.

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