Though I certainly would have liked to see more of Elizabeth Reaser as Rust Cohle’s girlfriend Laurie, this scene—through no fault of the actors—feels a bit ponderous and on the nose, if you ask me, even for True Detective, which often made ponderous and on the nose work somehow.
Still, fans of the show may want to check it out for lines like this one, which Laurie says to Rust: “I don’t know if you’re mostly good and just a coward, or if you’re an asshole who’s a little smarter than most.”
Update, March 13: HBO has taken down the clip for now, informing us that it was accidentally released ahead of schedule. It may be made available online again closer to the DVD release, and it will be included on the DVD itself, as noted.
TODAY IN SLATE
Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola
Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is
I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights
Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.
It Is Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
In Defense of HR
Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.