Did episode five of season two of True Detective redeem the first four? No, but it was the best one so far. The Rachel McAdams therapy scene was fantastic.
But it’s impossible not to compare this season to the first one, and all of the insanely awesome conspiracy theories that were running around.
There’s just no there there, mystery-wise. Regardless of who’s responsible, the motivation for the murders are money, not Elder God worship. That’s a genuinely hard act to follow, narrative-wise.