*SPOILERS ahead from last night's "True Detective" Season 2*
Only two episodes of "True Detective" Season 2 have aired on HBO, and we're still trying to figure out the characters' names and motivations (beyond a lot of scowling). At this point, we're still following them as Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Vince Vaughn, and Taylor Kitsch. And after Episode 2, "Night Finds You," maybe there's no Colin Farrell anymore?
Farrell plays Detective Ray Velcoro, opposite McAdams as Detective Ani Bezzerides, Kitsch as Officer Paul Woodrugh and Vaughn as criminal entrepreneur Frank Semyon. "Night Finds You" ended with Farrell's Ray Velcoro shot multiple times by someone wearing a mask -- a black bird mask. And it's HBO. And a main character may or may not be dead. This is too close to "Game of Thrones" to ignore. Jon Snow just got stabbed by his fellow "crows" in the Season 5 finale and may or may not ever return. Farrell's Ray Velcoro definitely got shot at close range, but did he die or not?
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As Vanity Fair asked:
Did that really happen? Did a man in a raven mask really sneak up on Colin Farrell and put a couple of bullets in his chest in front of a copy of Araki. Tokyo Lucky Hole while Bobby Bland's "I Pity the Fool" played in the background? Oh yes, and we'll have to wait until next week to see if our lead detective made it out of the episode alive. That's the kind of high-stakes batshittery we had come to expect from True Detective Season 1."
This is one way to get people to tune in for Episode 3! The July 5 third episode, "Maybe Tomorrow," has this synopsis from HBO: "Paul works the prostitute angle while Frank receives the first casualty in a secret war, and steps back into a world he'd left behind."
Casualty? So did they just pull a Ned Stark, or is this more of a Jon Snow in that maybe Ray is not SO dead that he won't come back anyway? Fans have mentioned seeing leaked photos of Colin on set in a shootout that has yet to air, so we can still hope that a vest saved Ray's life.
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