Down Will Come

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Critic Consensus: Though the final scene of True Detective's "Down Will Come" was spectacular, the events hardly felt earned after a brooding, clunky hour of storytelling.

Episode Info

The detail works a pawn-shop lead to close in on a suspect in the Caspere case. Frank revisits his past to pay for his present. -- (C) HBO

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Critic Reviews for Down Will Come

Did this whole thing need a shot in the arm? Maybe. I just don't know if it has earned thousands of them.

Jul 14, 2015 | Full Review…
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The final 10 minutes of continuous action were a welcome respite from a dialogue-heavy but still engaging first 45 minutes.

Jul 14, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

True Detective is frequently a slog. Yet afterwards you can find it occupying your thoughts, scenes you didn't necessarily enjoy in the moment acquiring a peculiarly haunting afterglow.

Jul 14, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I feel as though the show has declined episode by episode since the start of the season and tonight was the episode in which, for me at least, it really went over the edge.

Jul 14, 2015 | Full Review…

There was a lot of noise, and smoke, and bullets and yelling. People died, blood was splattered. Cars and busses crashed and I get that we, the audience, are supposed to be hanging in suspense for all of it but I just...cant?

Jul 14, 2015 | Full Review…

White knuckle great.

Jan 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The show has more energy now than the entire season, and it's about time.

Jul 14, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

"Down Will Come" is more of the same, for the most part. But the episode sets some events in motion that could mean an interesting turn from the humdrum of angsty men and clunky line reading.

Jul 14, 2015 | Full Review…

We had to wade through a lot of emotional angst, dark looks and procedural plot points before getting to the explosive last few minutes of True Detective.

Jul 14, 2015 | Rating: 4.2/5 | Full Review…

Because True Detective still fancies itself the thinking person's cop show, there's some genuine thoughtfulness mixed in with the splattered cranial matter.

Jul 14, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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