(3) 6 Questions We Need Answered in the True Detective Finale



HBO's mega-addictive series True Detective is coming to an end on Sunday, and before we even confront the withdrawals we'll go through without this show, we have bigger fish to fry. There are so many questions still open, it's mind-boggling to think that everything will get wrapped up. So before we see how the show ends this week, let's go over the questions that need to be answered in the finale.

Who is the Yellow King?

Obviously, this is the biggest question of them all, the answer to the series's largest mystery. It's obvious now that the deceased Reggie Ledoux, as horrible as he was, was not the Yellow King. The man responsible for the ritualistic killings — including Dora Lange (whose body is found in the premiere) and the missing Marie Fontenot (who we assume is now dead) — is still out there. Though detectives Papania and Gilbough suspect Rust, I highly doubt that, but I do think (and hope) that Rust and Marty are the ones who are about to find the infamously named villain.

Did we meet the scarred man?

The Yellow King could very well be "the scarred man," who has been mentioned several times, starting all the way back in the premiere (aka the horrible-sounding "green-eared spaghetti monster"). Episode seven gave us more to go on — while investigating the Tuttle family, a former housekeeper slips that this scarred person is related to the Tuttles, and his last name may be Childress. Then, at the end of episode seven, Papania and Gilbough are lost and driving, and who do they ask for directions? A man with scars on the lower half of his face. But is that really him? And by "him" I mean the scarred man, the Yellow King, the green-eared spaghetti monster, and the man whose horrific actions started this whole thing.

What is the carcosa?

This word, uttered by several characters so far, sounds like it's a place — probably the place of Vudon, the Mardi Gras-like ritual Rust describes to Marty in episode seven. It's not a place I would like to go, and I fear seeing it very much, yet I really hope we get to see it.


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The most important question - how many Emmys will Matthew be sleeping on after tomorrow night tbh. I'm not ready to say goodbye to Rust Cohle ;_______________;