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True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15




Frank (Vince Vaughn), Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ani (Rachel McAdams) weigh their options as Caspere's killer and the scope of corruption are revealed.

Written by Nic Pizzolatto; directed by John Crowley

90 Minute Season Finale tonight

No official renewal for a 3rd season yet.

It's mercifully over.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

Go team bird mask & bad russian guys!
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

I'm gonna touch myself tonight.

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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

i would have watched this season even knowing what i do now.


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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

Closing scene: Ray opens an envelope with the word "Murderer" written on it. He reads the card within and says one word: "Stan?" FADE TO BLACK
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

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90 Minute Season Finale tonight
They needed to squeeze in an extra 30 minutes of aerial freeway shots.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

Only ninety more minutes of hate-watching left.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

Well team raven mask almost won.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

Unrealistic expectations aside, this season was decidedly mediocre. I thought the finale was realistic......but not entertaining at all. I won't be back for season three.
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I'll give them 2 episodes next season, but if it seems more like 2 than 1, I'm out. Some good acting this season, but just awful, uninteresting writing....
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

sophomore slump or 1 hit wonder?
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

It's almost like two different writers wrote these seasons. I hope, like others have suggested, he gets some help for season 3.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

Sepinwall's review sums up my thoughts

http://hitfix.com/whats-alan-watchin...tective-finale
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

I don't see a downer of an ending like that helping what is the popular opinion of this season. I will admit if it wasn't for Frank I would not have been interested. I don't think the writing was bad, just a really really uninteresting story.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

Why on God's Green Earth did that finale need to be 90 minutes long? Hell, cut Frank's staggering desert exsanguination and Ray's prolonged search for cell service on I5 and in Sequoia National Forest and you'd have a 60 minute show right there.

Any idea where Mrs Semyon and Ana were heading in that last scene? Were we supposed to know?

At least we got to see the final set from The World's Saddest Acoustic Singer.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

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Why on God's Green Earth did that finale need to be 90 minutes long? Hell, cut Frank's staggering desert exsanguination and Ray's prolonged search for cell service on I5 and in the Redlands and you'd have a 60 minute show right there.
Yeah, although, I'd say 8 episodes was far too long for this story, 4 would've sufficed.

Anyways, that was a pretty lame ending. I mean, sure, if you wanna kill off the protagonists, that's fine (though I didn't give a shit if they lived or died). But there was no payoff! I'm here waiting for the bad guys to eat some shit (the Russian wasn't enough), and we don't even get that. Just some possible news story. What a fucking gyp!
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

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Any idea where Mrs Semyon and Ana were heading in that last scene? Were we supposed to know?
The other side of town or outside of the town, I assumed.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

For what was otherwise a very messy season, I thought the finale was a somewhat satisfying end. Sure, we didn't need to see Frank's long extended walk bleeding to death and reliving his shitty childhood or Ray desperately trying to upload his goodbye recording with shitty cell service.

at him being the actual father of Fatty from the DNA test.

As slop said, the epilogue didn't really work for me. It still sort of left things in limbo. I would have had Ani express mail that evidence to the Vinci DA's office or a trustworthy judge. Then maybe we could see a news report with all those corrupt Vinci officials getting nailed. I think that would have brought more closure. Instead Ani trusts all that key evidence to some random reporter?

So Jordan goes from being a Mobster's wife to Ani's nanny?

Farrell and Vaughn actually started really gelling together in their scenes. They were probably the 2 strongest leads.

We should now throw a pool of names of people they should approach for season 3. Hell, I say Brad Pitt and Kiefer Sutherland. Kiefer's a free agent now since he said he's done with 24.

This season also had too many fucking characters. For an 8 episode season, 2 good guys and 1 villain is a enough.

If Pizzolatto is writing season 3 solo again & playing showrunner again, I'll have to think twice about season 3. He really needs help. This season showed his lack of experience as a TV writer and showrunner.

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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

So the finale was more of the same. In a way it was comforting because now I don't have to take anything I've said about this season back. Like others mentioned there was zero impact in the last half hour because it was just so difficult to care what came of the various plots or most if not all of the characters

Ray was an complex character and well acted, but mostly went to waste. I thought Frank and his wife had the most potential for an interesting story arc. But the rest was a zero.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

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As slop said, the epilogue didn't really work for me. It still sort of left things in limbo. I would have had Ani express mail that evidence to the Vinci DA's office or a trustworthy judge. Then maybe we could see a news report with all those corrupt Vinci officials getting nailed. I think that would have brought more closure. Instead Ani trusts all that key evidence to some random reporter?
That wasn't some random reporter. It was the guy writing the eight part story on Vinci corruption that Ray beat up earlier in the season.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

So what was the point David Morse's character? Was any of that even needed?
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

That question can be asked of many things this season.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

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That question can be asked of many things this season.
...like the old murder scene in the cabin. Still don't know how that tied in.

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