Critic Consensus: A perfect mix of character and creepy story-building, "The Secret Fate of All Life" offers up an important answer, providing evidence that the season is heading towards an enthralling second half.
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 Billy Lee Tuttle
as Reggie Ledoux
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Critic reviews for The Secret Fate of All Life
Where is the show going with its recently clarified Lovecraftian ties? Does it even really matter, when the ride is this great?
"The Secret Fate of All Life," lay a few more cards down on the table that True Detective had heretofore been holding pretty close to its chest.
"The Secret Fate of All Life" wraps up one lingering question (and admittedly superficial question) and then dutifully throws out several more.
Time, crime, truth and lies are all part of this week's tense, creepy, and revelatory episode of True Detective.
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