Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye



Critic Consensus: "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" gives True Detective viewers a proper introduction to Mahershala Ali's haunted protagonist, Wayne Haynes, who proves to be a compelling enough figure to hold attention during this methodically paced installment.

Episode Info

Hays looks back at the aftermath of the 1980 Purcell case in West Finger, Ark., including possible evidence left behind at the Devil's Den, an outdoor hangout for local kids. As attention focuses on two conspicuous suspects-Brett Woodard, a solitary vet and trash collector, and Ted LaGrange, an ex-con with a penchant for children-the parents of the missing kids, Tom and Lucy Purcell, receive a cryptic note from an anonymous source.


Mahershala Ali
as Wayne Hayes
Carmen Ejogo
as Amelia Reardon
Stephen Dorff
as Roland West
Michael Greyeyes
as Brett Woodward
Shawn-Caulin Young
as Ted LaGrange
Scoot McNairy
as Tom Purcell
Mamie Gummer
as Lucy Purcell
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Critic Reviews for Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

Atmospheric and beguiling, True Detective had its hooks into me again.

Jan 15, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Diversity is a huge plus for a show which featured six consecutive white leads prior to Season 3, and Ali is already showing what kind of added nuance his perspective can bring to the series.

Jan 14, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

There are all sorts of open threads tossed out in these first two episodes, some of which will undoubtedly be red herrings and some of which I'm curious about.

Feb 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Episode 2 is a strong follow-up, giving the characters room to breathe and show who they really are. The bar scene becomes the most genuine and engaging moment of the episode.

Jan 22, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

This episode deepens the mystery laid out in the first, bringing up several missing pieces.

Jan 16, 2019 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

True Detective continues to bring the most suspenseful parts of the three timelines with pincers pulling the edges together with a rough but steady precision. The second entry, "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye," is still underplaying the tension.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Mahershala Ali's performance lends the first two episodes a grace and gravity far beyond what it's earned

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

After starting the season with an intriguing mystery, the HBO series slows down and takes a step back.

Jan 14, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The second episode spends a great deal of time running in place.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

This second installment has a few brief moments of levity, and they are all welcome.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…