Maybe Tomorrow
True Detective Season 2



Critic Ratings: 31
Critics Consensus

"Maybe Tomorrow" serves as a dark, stylish diversion from earlier episodes, even if it offers a somewhat less-than-satisfying conclusion to a previous cliffhanger.

Episode Info

Ani lets Ray know she's in charge after he goes rogue on the investigation, even though he stumbles on crucial evidence that takes the case in a new direction. Meanwhile, Frank meets with his former associates in the criminal underworld, but they make it clear they're not taking orders from him anymore; and Paul hits the streets to see if Caspar's face rings a bell.


Colin Farrell
as Ray Velcoro
Vince Vaughn
as Frank Semyon
Rachel McAdams
as Ani Bezzerides
Taylor Kitsch
as Paul Woodrugh
Kelly Reilly
as Jordan
Christopher Baker
as Blake Churchman
Ritchie Coster
as Austin Chessani
James Frain
as Kevin Burris
W. Earl Brown
as Teague Dixon
Michael Irby
as Elvis Ilinca
Michael Hyatt
as Katherine Davis
Agnes Olech
as Veronica Chessani
Emily Rios
as Betty Chessani
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Critic Reviews for Maybe Tomorrow

While the final scene felt more like a whimper, "Maybe Tomorrow" delivered the bang we've been waiting for through three episodes of Season 2.

Jul 6, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

That was one of the most bonkers episodes of True Detective in either season.

Jul 6, 2015 | Full Review…

To follow an audience fakeout with dream sequence about daddy issues -- seriously? Is this what they're teaching in MFA programs nowadays -- more dream sequences, more daddy issues?

Jul 6, 2015 | Full Review…

"Maybe Tomorrow" has a remarkable metabolism for information, which works to the advantage of a case that's due to close in five hours.

Jul 6, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Maybe Tomorrow's" major detective-work set pieces emphasized the larger themes of the episode. Mad, maxed-out masculinity. Generational influence and generational sins. Cultural decadence and collapse. Illusion, performance, pretending.

Jul 6, 2015 | Full Review…

No matter what, whoa boy was it a cheap attempt to build some excitement.

Jul 6, 2015 | Full Review…

Pizzolatto is clearly working all these threads to tie them together into something cohesive and possibly great near the end of the season, and watching him do so - whether it's graceful or a bit clumsy - has its rewards.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Although the show may still be finding its legs with this whole "character development" thing, "Maybe Tomorrow" was another strong exemplar of its procedural storytelling.

Jul 6, 2015 | Full Review…

Although Paul sustains his own side arc much better than Frank does for me, the character still feels fairly one-note, and his desperate denial of his past never quite resonates. Kitsch is absolutely capable of more.

Nov 18, 2015 | Full Review…

After an impressionistic opening, True Detective doubles down on everything that makes this show so frustrating and captivating. Which is why we're still mesmerized.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Velcoro is pretty strident for a guy who just got murdered.

Jan 13, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Vaughn is becoming more believable as a mobster. McAdams and Farrell are carrying the series, but Kitsch's storyline is intriguing.

Jul 6, 2015 | Full Review…