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Who Goes There 

Martin is faced with marital problems. The search for Reggie Ledoux leads the detectives to a motorcycle gang called the Iron Crusaders, which Rust worked undercover in the past.


Cary Joji Fukunaga


Nic Pizzolatto (creator), Nic Pizzolatto
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew McConaughey ... Detective Rust Cohle
Woody Harrelson ... Detective Marty Hart
Michelle Monaghan ... Maggie Hart
Michael Potts ... Detective Maynard Gilbough
Tory Kittles ... Detective Thomas Papania
Alexandra Daddario ... Lisa Tragnetti
Kevin Dunn ... Major Ken Quesada
Jackson Beals ... Detective Mark Daughtry
Aurielle Brimmer Aurielle Brimmer ... Bungalow Woman #2
Amber Carollo Amber Carollo ... Kelsey Burgess
Brad Carter ... Charlie Lange
Laura Cayouette ... Theresa Weems
Joe Chrest ... Detective Demma
Silas Cooper ... Police Officer
J.D. Evermore ... Detective Lutz (as JD Evermore)


The detectives continue their search for Reggie Ledoux but an opportunity arises when Hart learns that Ledoux is cooking meth for a drug-dealing motorcycle gang known as the Iron Crusaders. Cohle knows them well having had dealings with the gang during the four years he worked as an undercover narcotics officer. He decides that the only way to move the case forward is to take two weeks of personal time - citing a dying father as the reason - and unofficially go undercover. He soon hooks up with his old contacts in the Iron Crusaders but it's clear that regaining their trust isn't going to be easy. At home meanwhile, Hart runs into major problems after his wife Maggie learns of his affair with Lisa. In the present day, the detectives interviewing Cohle and Hart can't quite understand why, having found a major lead in the case, Cohle would suddenly take two weeks leave. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

9 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The final six-minute sequence, which follows Rust Cohle through the housing project, consists of only one very long take. Hundreds of staff were required to film the scene, including hidden make-up artists who had to apply make-up in seconds while the camera was focused elsewhere. See more »


Detective Rust Cohle uses Great Value brand flour to replace cocaine he steals from the evidence locker. This action takes place in 1995, but the logo on the bag was introduced after summer 2009. See more »


Detective Marty Hart: Fuuuck! Hell of a bedside manner you've got, Rust.
Detective Rust Cohle: Ahh, you know, being stupid is different than going in sick, and this is a bar, not a fuckin' bedside.
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Rainin' In My Heart
Written by James Moore (uncredited) and Jerry West (uncredited)
Performed by James Moore (as Slim Harpo)
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Tour de Force
10 February 2014 | by deltaopSee all my reviews

All I can say is: what an episode! I didn't see it coming. TD for the most part is not your average thriller; here the violence is implied or occurs between the scenes, there are no pyrotechnics, no car-chases, nothing. Yet it still manages to keep you anxious with a style of its own.

In a way, the first three episode set the platform and the fourth one was where everything went boom. TD has been criticized for its sedentary, drawn-out story telling but I think, this is what makes tonight's episode even more rewarding. We have been treated to excellent character development, philosophical monologues and an endless barrage of nihilism from Rust but there was nothing in TD that really got your heart racing, until tonight that is.

To be concise, "Who Goes There" is a pinnacle of storyboarding. A lot of ground is covered in this episode that completely revamps the makeup of this series. We see gunfights, chases, comical jibes and some excellently chosen music.

I will really be looking forward to next week's episode and see how the series follows-up from here.

P.S: The final 6-minute, unbroken tracking shot following Rust through a not-so-comfortable situation is brimming with sustained tension. Not since Breaking Bad's final few episodes have I lingered so close to the edge of my seat.

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