After You've Gone
True Detective Season 1



Critic Ratings: 12
Critics Consensus

"After You've Gone" provides many answers for Rust and Marty's investigation, but raises a big question about whether or not True Detective can stick the landing in the finale.

Episode Info

Hart and Cohle call a truce to investigate a series of disappearances that may be related to the Dora Lange murder and the Tuttle family.


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
Glenn Fleshler
as Errol Childress
Elizabeth Reaser
as Laurie Perkins
Michael Harney
as Steve Geraci
Jay O. Sanders
as Billy Lee Tuttle
Carol Sutton
as Miss Delores
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Critic Reviews for After You've Gone

The puzzle pieces are getting filled in, and it's not necessarily as enjoyable as wondering what is going to happen. But if True Detective didn't answer these questions, we'd be even more frustrated.

Jun 10, 2015 | Full Review…

I don't remember when I've wanted an hour show to extend into a two hour show more.

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

Animal masks! Rituals! Deep fried vigilantism! True Detective is not letting us down at all.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

It is the kind of info dump that not only sets up the finale, but it also helps confirm the audiences' preconceptions about the protagonists of True Detective, in that it appears to substantiate the notion that Rust and Marty are who they say they are.

Jun 11, 2015 | Full Review…

True Detective has become more familiar and straightforward over the last two episodes as it resolves its central mystery, but the performances and overall execution of the show remain stellar.

Jun 5, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

This episode not only included numerous scenes of the two cops working together, but also exhibited narrative storytelling at its finest. My only concern is that, with an hour left, there is too much to be resolved.

Jun 10, 2015 | Full Review…

For all the electricity of Rust and Marty's determination, plus the anxiety of seeing things you can't un-see, "After You've Gone" felt like a slow march to the end.

Jun 10, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"After You've Gone" was the penultimate episode of the series, and it entailed a certain degree of exposition and set-up. We needed to know what happened with our principals in the past decade, and we needed to be prepared for next week's finale.

Jun 4, 2015 | Rating: 9.6/10 | Full Review…

It brought any number of disparate details together, finally allowing us to see how they (almost) all fit.

Jun 3, 2015 | Full Review…

I get a[n] "ordinary" feel from tonight's episode of True Detective. Ordinary compared to the rest of TV, not the rest of this show; assuming that next week's finale doesn't flub the landing, "After You've Gone" is the first season's low point.

Jun 3, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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