Who Goes There
True Detective Season 1



Critic Ratings: 18
Critics Consensus

The six-minute action-packed long shot at the end of "Who Goes There" achieves a level of quality rarely seen on the small screen.

Episode Info

Cohle revisits a dark chapter of his past to track down a possible link to prime suspect Reggie Ledoux, but he needs to make sure a distracted Hart has his head in the game.


Matthew McConaughey
as Rust Cohle
Woody Harrelson
as Martin Hart
Kevin Dunn
as Ken Quesada
Michelle Monaghan
as Maggie Hart
Alexandra Daddario
as Lisa Tragnetti
Tory Kittles
as Det. Thomas Papania
Michael Potts
as Det. Maynard Gilbough
Elizabeth Reaser
as Laurie Perkins
Jay O. Sanders
as Billy Lee Tuttle
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Critic Reviews for Who Goes There

I believe that director Cary Fukunaga and writer Nic Pizzolatto are taking us on a tour of Dante's Inferno.

Jan 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

True Detective was where TV became the movies. It showed that anything you could do on a big screen could be ported over to a small one.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

"Who Goes There" goes off the rails a bit tonight, devolving into a totally different kind of show -- not that this is entirely a bad thing. There's this dark, frenetic energy to the back half.

Jun 12, 2018 | Full Review…

We get more information about how crazy Cohle really is, but the episode feels padded and off course.

Jun 18, 2015 | Full Review…

True Detective amped itself up for another hour of mesmerizing and heart-pounding television, the likes of which really haven't been since - dare I say it? Breaking Bad.

Jun 18, 2015 | Full Review…

"Who Goes There" is an impressive visual example of what's been a gorgeous series to date.

Jun 18, 2015 | Full Review…

I mean, guys, this was incredible. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that in television.

Jun 18, 2015 | Full Review…

Executive producer and writer Nic Pizzolatto is using genre mechanics to engineer the tale of a time, place, and its inhabitants, not the other way around.

Jun 18, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The final sequence of "Who Goes There" was a delirious and stunning alchemy of technical precision, storytelling economy, and actors' performance.

Jun 18, 2015 | Full Review…

Rather than learn more about the masked man at the end of episode three, we make a left turn into east Texan biker gangs - but far from being padding, the episode leads to the season's most electric and daring scene yet.

Jun 18, 2015 | Full Review…