"Haunted Houses"

Rustin Cohle

Maynard Gilbough

Thomas Papania

Martin Hart

Rustin Cohle
Detective (1995)
Louisiana State CID

Martin Hart
Detective (1995)
Louisiana State CID

Dora Lange
Bird Traps. Devil Nets.

The Yellow King

Reggie Ledoux

Charlie Lange

DeWall Ledoux
Ledoux's Cook Partner

Errol Childress
The Killer

Iron Crusaders bad ass
The world needs bad men.

I am writing this 4 episodes in. Its the night before episode 5, and I cannot wait. True Detective is poetic. It is dark. It is deep, not in a trite way. But it carries you to some true depth. It feels like a living, breathing organism. A friend of mine said, "it feels like reading a novel". Couldn't agree more. A true work of art - and that 6 minute single shot episode 4 finale wasn't too bad either. Lets see how this plays out. And enjoy.
Who is the Yellow King?

Along the shore the cloud waves break,
The twin suns sink beneath the lake,
The shadows lengthen
In Carcosa.

Strange is the night where black stars rise,
And strange moons circle through the skies
But stranger still is
Lost Carcosa.

Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
Where flap the tatters of the King,
Must die unheard in
Dim Carcosa.

Song of my soul, my voice is dead;
Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
Shall dry and die in
Lost Carcosa.

- Robert W. Chambers,
Excerpt from "The King In Yellow"
, 1895
Lake Charles Murder

Victim: Stephanie L. Kordish
Crime Scene: Near Lake Charles, LA

How and why was she left out of the press? How was her murder kept a secret? Why is Cohle a suspect?

Steve Geraci
Iberia Parish Sheriff & former detective at cid

Marie Fontenot
Girl went missing in 1990

Billy Lee Tuttle
Reverend & First cousin to the Governor

Someone in Charge

Joel Theriot
Reverend for the Friends of Christ

Member of the friends of christ

Guy Leonard Francis
Double Murder Suspect with Information about the Yellow King

Kelsey Burgess
ka of tyro weems

Tyro Weems
ka of Reggie Ledoux

Laurie Spencer
Rust's Ex
Introduced to Rust by Maggie

Maggie Hart
Wife of Marty Hart

Audrey Hart
Daughter of Marty & Maggie Hart

Maisie Hart
Daughter of Marty & Maggie Hart

Jake Herbert
Maggie's Dad

Lisa & Beth
Mistresses of Marty Hart, he likes 'em crazy
Hoston Projects

We all loved the infamous 6-minute single shot sequence at the end of episode 4, but does everyone know the path they took to get out of the Hoston Projects and stash house after they went in and started a war? Here is an aerial view of the path that Rust & Ginger took to get to Marty.
The M-Brane Theory
According to Rustin Cohle

"In this universe, we process time, linearly. Forward. But outside of our space-time, from what would be a fourth-dimensional perspective, time wouldn’t exist. And from that vantage, could we attain it? We’d see, our spacetime would look flattened. Like a single sculpture with matter in a superposition of every place it ever occupied. Our sentience just cycling through our lives like carts on a track. See, everything outside our dimension, thats eternity. Eternity looking down at us. Now, to us, it’s a sphere. But to them, its a circle…."

Ken Quesada
Major at Louisana State CID

Detective Lutz
Detective at Louisana State CID

Detective Demma
Detective at Louisana State CID

Detective Favre
Detective at Louisana State CID

Commander Speece
Commander of Louisiana State Police

Leroy Salter
Major at Louisana State CID

Jimmy Ledoux
Estranged Cousin of Reggie Ledoux

Robert Doumain
Owner of the Bar Rust works at / son missing since '85

Johnny Joni
Survivor of Something bad...

Sheriff Tate
Vermillion Sheriff

Miss Dolores
Sam Tuttle's Former Maid / Knows Carcosa

Prostitute offering Rust info & Drugs

Errol's Half Sister

Miss Billie
Errol's Dog
The Geography

The south of Louisiana is beautiful - in a dark, deep, way. The Earth literally changing from under a person's feet. True Detective is sure to remind us of Louisiana's rich heritage.

Prisons, crime scenes, interview points. It's amazing to see the ground that Rust and Marty cover. Mouse over the map points to see where things go down. * Map does not function on mobile. Available only on desktop viewing.
The Timeline
Putting the pieces together.

The timeline of the first season of True Detective may seem hard to follow, but after close looking over, you'll see its not all that confusing. Just have to keep it straight and the story is all there for you. Down to every last 'Haunted House' & 'Locked Room'.
We keep the other bad men from the door.

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