True Detective - Season 2, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes

Church in Ruins



Critic Consensus: A nightmarish scene with Rachel McAdams and a strong performance from Vince Vaughn stand out in "Church in Ruins," an episode that still suffers from the flaws of True Detective's overarching story in season two.

Episode Info

Ani goes undercover to infiltrate an exclusive party, while Ray and Paul keep track of her every move. Elsewhere, Frank meets with Mexican drug dealers on a quest to find a missing woman who has information about Caspere.


Vince Vaughn
as Frank Semyon
Colin Farrell
as Ray Velcoro
Rachel McAdams
as Ani Bezzerides
Taylor Kitsch
as Paul Woodrugh
Christopher Baker
as Blake Churchman
Leven Rambin
as Athena Bezzerides
Timothy V. Murphy
as Osip Agranov
Michael Hyatt
as Katherine Davis
Afemo Omilami
as Holloway
Brett Rice
as Mr. Wyman
Marco Rodriguez
as Gena's rapist
Jon Lindstrom
as Jacob McCandless
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Critic reviews for Church in Ruins

Such progress on the actual detective work front!

July 27, 2015 | Full Review…

I don't need to understand the motivations of the various holding companies responsible for the high-speed railway - hell, at this moment I can't even remember their names.

July 27, 2015 | Full Review…

Subtle and genuinely moving, Vaughn's performance here was his best on the show to date.

July 27, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Six episodes in, there's nearly zero narrative momentum and the stakes remain low.

July 27, 2015 | Full Review…

The plot certainly moved forward smoothly this week, but two scenes showed why True Detective is better off when Pizzolatto emphasizes character over story.

July 27, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

True Detective has its eye on the prize and is starting to weave together its now-and-then murder mystery at a feverous pace.

July 27, 2015 | Full Review…

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