TRUE DETECTIVE: No Wonder We’re Confused

On March 5, 2014, in True Detective, by Cyndi Greening

No wonder we’re all going crazy trying to figure this out! Another interesting catch from BABY_MIKE on REDDIT. Actor Christopher Berry is playing both Danny Fotenot and Guy Francis.

Berry is Fotenot and Francis

Actor Christopher Berry is Danny Fotenot and Guy Francis

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4 Responses to “TRUE DETECTIVE: No Wonder We’re Confused”

  1. IndyPat says:

    That scene with Danny….
    I watched that scene again this morning. One gets the feeling that he really wants to say more about the circumstances of the girls “disappearance” but is hushed by his wife. Again, the females in this tale are keeping the cork on the bottle. She leans over and mutters something to him and he stops mumbling.
    And what of his “cerebral event? Like a series of strokes”. Sounds to me that Danny got a double tall meth/acid cocktail one the rocks that left his noggin sunny side up….shaken and stirred.
    I think he was overdosed to keep him quiet. He clearly didn’t look like someone that was ok with what happened to the girl.

  2. Danny and Dora Lange’s mother got the meth cocktail!

  3. Brock says:

    I wondered if Dora’s mother was really a meth cook after she mentioned the dry cleaning chemicals damaging her fingernails. Could also explain her headaches.

    The scene with Danny is very interesting, not just because the suggestion that something is being hidden is so strong, but also because Rust walks right to the twig sculpture in the backyard like he knew it would be there.

    I guess the implication is that Rust’s prior drug use allows him to operate on the same wavelength (for lack of a better term) as some of the perpetrators. This scene and the bird spiral outside the church are the two most prominent examples of his tapping into their “psychosphere,” but are there others I’m forgetting?

    His hallucinations/visions are one reason I believed there might be a supernatural element to the story (I no longer think that this will be the case). I found it intriguing that Cohle’s lines when he sees the birds form the spiral reference his knowing what was real vs. what was a hallucination. Was the juxtaposition done to suggest that the birds really made that formation while Cohle was watching and, by extension, that certain aspects of nature were “aware” of or possibly being manipulated by otherworldly forces? Doubtful, but thinking about it gave me chills anyway.

    I definitely think you’re both onto something with the idea that the cult’s power structure is matriarchal. I think it’s also possible that the “victims” go to their deaths willingly and their sacrifice is an act that carries some prestige with it (perhaps even going so far as to confer a royal title if you catch my drift).

  4. IndyPat says:

    Brock said:

    I wondered if Dora’s mother was really a meth cook after she mentioned the dry cleaning chemicals damaging her fingernails. Could also explain her headaches.

    That’s some good stuff there! And her headache conveniently halted that interview.

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