Church in Ruins

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Church in Ruins

Such progress on the actual detective work front!

Jul 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.

Jul 27, 2015 | Full Review…

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

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

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

Jul 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.

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

This is probably the best episode so far. Almost every scene sweats distilled tension almost as pure as the MDMA that Bezziredes took...

Jan 13, 2019 | Rating: 4.5 | 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.

Jul 27, 2015 | Full Review…

This was the hour Vince Vaughn was given the least insufferable dialog to play with and it was much more comfortable having him around. He even got to get a little comedic.

Jul 27, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

That, ultimately, remains True Detective's biggest problem: too many hamfisted backstories, not enough insight as to what exactly is going on and why we're supposed to care.

Jul 27, 2015 | Rating: 6.5/10 | Full Review…

This was the best episode of True Detective we've seen all season - tighter, smarter, and more truly sinister than anything the 2.0 version has tried so far.

Jul 27, 2015 | Full Review…