Critic Consensus: "The Locked Room" provides moments of true horror, as well as engrossing psychological elements.
as Rust Cohle
as Martin Hart
as Ken Quesada
as Maggie Hart
as Lisa Tragnetti
as Det. Thomas Papania
as Det. Maynard Gilbough
as Laurie Perkins
as Joel Theriot
as Billy Lee Tuttle
as Reggie Ledoux
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So finally we arrived at Reginald LeDoux. The way Rust said his name to the detectives just oozed with intrigue.
And for the third straight episode, True Detective excels in delivering an ending that elicits an extreme motion. In this case, horror.
This episode is called "The Locked Room," but it just as easily could have been titled "Life Is But a Nightmare."
There is an argument to be made regarding whether or not this show should be labeled as horror, but there is no doubt in my mind that "The Locked Room" is an extremely scary episode of television.
The particulars of this murder mystery continue to prove incidental to the greater story of what happened to these two men, Hart and Cohle, in the intervening years.
"The Locked Room," and this also applies to True Detective through three chapters, excelled because it seemed like you're figuring out the whodunit right along with Hart and Cohle in 1995, down to every detail.
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