The promised orgy was…intense – “Church in Ruins”

I won’t say that the last episode of True Detective was the most intriguing, but the fifth one brought the story to the right track. Pizzolatto has finally left aside those trivial monologues of Frank and finally mobilized him in some action. Ray Velcoro is still the most human of all, but the focus of the episode was on Ani. And that was some intense piece of television right there.

We have come to realize that the second season of “True Detective” is surprisingly fallible and blatant, but the last two episodes were more promising than the harsh beginnings. The sixth episode has given some insight to the titular detectives, where – again – the most veracious happened to be Velcoro’s case. This immensely artificial good father-good son routine, which finally led Ray to give up on his kid, was only a manner of sustaining the ultimate lie – Velcoro’s life is not completely void.

I am still wondering what was the exact reason to place ex-soldier, who loves riding a bike in all that story. Even though some of critics point out Frank as the one sticking out from the plot, it’s obvious his story will somehow be tied up with the main crime story. Yet, Paul’s difficulties and dramas could be put aside without any harm to anyone. Additionally, Taylor Kitsch is by far the worst actor in the second season. Period.

Ani’s undercover visit to the pervert orgy was well portrayed, but it contained some immaturities of the creators – again. Immediate sobbering up and that knife fight was completely vague and ruined the ending of a quite good episode. Nevertheless, the last episode has cemented my theory, that despite being overally rather dull, there is hope for the second season to fight back the waves of criticism. It will never be a classic like the first one, but I have begun developing feelings for that dirty, corrupted Cali reality.

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