True Detective season 2’s final episode last night, continuing its general atmosphere of ‘meh’ and ‘wut?’
*Spoilers ahead, obviously*
TL;DR: EVERYBODY BE DEAD
Frank (Vince Vaughn) - He took out Osip and McCandless as planned, but failed to realise the loose end that was the Mexican drug dealers and was killed in the desert. He offered the $1 million in his suitcase for his life but wasn’t willing to part with what they demanded - his suit. He got stabbed in the gut and wandered the desert to his death seeing visions of his father.
Ray (Colin Farrell) - In a hugely sentimental ending, Ray made the mistake of trying to see his son (who we discover is definitely his son), allowing Burris the time to place a tracker on his car. It all ended in a gunfight in a forest where Ray went down in a hail of bullets (as did Paul). His son got his badge and offered a salute in the school canteen. It was all very Michael Bay.
Ani (Rachel McAdams) - Actually madfe it to Venezuela! She met up with Jordan there, the only protagonist to survive.
It all felt like creator Nic Pizzolatto was trying to redress season 1’s fairly soppy finale with the bleakest one possible, and viewers were pretty miffed (as they have been the whole season):
Nic Pizzolatto just received at least half a dozen thumbs-up emojis from friends who didn't know what else to text.— bobby finger (@bobbyfinger) August 10, 2015
Every week, I cant help but wonder how Ed Norton in Birdman would criticize the dialogue of TD S2— Erin Whitney (@CinemaBite) August 10, 2015
so excited we all get to stop watching true detective season 2 today!!— daniel tosh (@danieltosh) August 9, 2015
Nothing made me miss True Detective season 1 more than True Detective season 2— trey wingo (@wingoz) August 10, 2015
The people on screen with Frank right now -- I have no idea who they are. Which seems about right for #TrueDetectiveSeason2— Mo Ryan (@moryan) August 10, 2015