Real Time Series Review:
True Detective s2 - Episode 1
True Detective - Episode 1
A man drops his son off to school. The son appears very nervous about going to school. The father says he will see him in two weeks. The fater bought his son a new pair of Lebron tennis shoes. The boy is overweight, and looks like he has a tough time in school. When he gets out the car, school kids immediately begin teasing him.
The man recounts his wife being beaten and raped years ago, as he talks to a woman asking questions. They are living off the belief that she was pregnant before the rape, but his son was born 9 months after the rape so clearly that's questionable.
The woman ask if they ever caught the rapist, and after a long serious pause, he says they never caught the guy.
He wants to expand his visitation with his son. His wife, whom he is separated from, took off for two months and he raised his son alone, so he feels he's earned the right to more time with him.
The woman brings up a paternity test, to which he shoots down immediately. Saying that the boy is his son. He slides her a wad of cash and tells her just to do her job.
She is a lawyer he is hiring. He is a cop.
We get a flashback to him meeting a man in a bar. We find out that the man we have been getting to knows last name is Ray Velcoro.
Velcoro enlist the help of this man, by the name of Frank, to find the person who raped and assaulted his wife. Frank finds him and gives Velcoro the info on his whereabouts. He tells Velcoro he needs nothing from him for the info, but may need him one day.
In present day, Frank is living in a huge home on a hill with his beautiful red head wife. Frank runs a Casino in the town called Vinci.
In a meeting at the casino with a man and the red head, he learns that a story appears in the newspaper which accuses the City of being deeply rooted in corruption. Frank clearly is involved with the underbelly as well. He tells the man to have Velcoro take care of the writer. So i guess he owes him for the info after-all.
We get a shot of a vehicle riding with a man with thick black glasses riding in the back seat. In the front seat is a black bag with what appears to be an eagle shaped head.
A guy apologizes to a woman for ejaculating in her mouth early during sex. Lol. He feels really bad and wants to make it up to her. She wants him to leave because she has to get going. I guess its her home.
Well, she's a cop, a Sheriff in fact. She and her fellow officer's go on a raid and find females doing webcams. Seems actually legit. Turns out she knows one of the girls because she's her sister. She's supposedly clean now but her sister doubts her. The business is legit too.
Velcoro is assigned a partner named Teague to hunt down Caspere, the City Manager.
An Officer tracks down a girl who was speeding on the highway. She tries to bribe him with sex. Well next thing you know, he got charged with soliciting a blowjob to avoid a citation. She accused him in the media so he has to be investigated and sit out with pay until he's cleared. Lol. His name is Woodrugh.
Frank speaks with the Mayor at a cocktail party they are at at the Casino. He assures him the newspaper story won't be a problem. He's looking for Caspere as well.
Velcoro questions a young lady at the City Manager's office about Caspere's possible whereabouts. A cop named Teague is with him.
They go to Caspere's home and it's trashed. Velcoro thinks this may be a kidnapping and questions if the bosses don't already know about it.
Frank meets with a man named Osip at the party. Obviously Frank isn't fond of this guy.
The guy with the black glasses who was in the back of the car from earlier is seen again. This time it appears he was dead all along, or unconscious, when they hit a bump, as he tilts over and hits his head on the side of inside of the car door.
The Sheriffs take foreclosure papers to a Latino family. The mother tells them that her 24 years old sister is missing and they should be spending their time finding her. The female Sheriff, Ani, knows the name of the religious institute where the sister was last seen.
Frank makes a big speech in place of Casperes. A bill passed for a high speed rail up up Central California. They are looking to develop properties up the rail line worth billions.
The Sheriffs visit the religious institute looking for info on the girl.
Velcoro is seen drinking dark liquor while sitting in his car. He's outside the home of Dan Howser, the writer of the story about the corruption in the City. Velcoro puts on a black mask then breaks in the man's home and he beats the shit out of him.
Ani speaks with the lead man at the religious institute. She knows him and her sister. He's their father. Wow. Ani doesn't have a good relationship with him. Her sister does. He is pretty much detached from reality and psychoanalyzes her. She gets pissed and leaves.
Velcoro tries to bring his son a sleeping bag after school lets out for his upcoming camping trip, but it was last week. Also the shoes he bought him got stolen and cut up by some bullies. Velcoro is drunk and acting a damn fool. He demands the boy to tell him the name of the boys who took his shoes. He's all fucked up.
Woodrugh comes home to a sexy ass Latino. He's got some nasty battle scars. He also is popping viagras. He seems kind of fucked up in the head.
Frank is getting impatient with Osip as he is delaying closing the development deal. Frank is pissed that Caspere is MIA.
Velcoro goes to the home of the boy who bullied his son. He beats the shit out of the father in front of the boy then threatens to come back and butt fuck him if he ever bullies another kid again. Lol wow.
The man with the glasses gets taken out of the car and drug on the ground.
Paul Woodrugh is his full name, and he leaves the sexy Latino in the middle of the night. He rides his motorcycle at high speed. Deathwish maybe?
Velcoro meets with Frank in a bar. He turns over the reporter's files and gets paid by Frank. Velcoro is drinking extra heavy. Frank set him up with that lawyer from earlier, to help get more visitation for his son.
Damn, Velcoro bumping his nose too. He's all fucked up.
Ani is at the casino gambling and drinking heavy too.
Woodrugh is driving 160 miles per hour on his motorcycle like a lunatic, then loses control but pulls over safely. He calls himself a motherfucker and says stop it. Yea, he's all fucked up.
Over on the bench where he pulled off the road sits the dead body we have been seeing throughout the episode. Its Caspere.
Velcoro is drunk and sleep in the bar after closing.
Ani is drunk and gets kicked out of the casino. She throws an empty cup at the guards.
They both get calls that a body was found.
Everyone is on the scene. When Velcoro arrives. We find out that Ani Bezzeridas is from the City the body was found in, Velcoro is from the City where Caspere's is from, and Woodrugh is officer who found him. 3 different departments involved.
All three of them are fucked up. Lol.
Interesting first episode.