The Playlist Review & Recap: ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Episode 2, ‘Night Finds You’

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The world-weary Vinci detective Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell) is a piece of shit, but he may be just as disgusted with himself as everyone around him is. And this comes to a head in episode two. One second Velcoro is encouraging his son Chad’s self-esteem and then the next—after drinking himself silly from the self-loathing of intimidating a journalist and being the stooge for a crooked businessman—he is on the edge of humiliating his son in front of his entire school. Armed with good intentions and gifts, but inebriated, Velcoro quickly turns hostile when he discovers the sneakers he bought for his son were ruined by school bullies. Frightening his already anxious boy, sickening his ex-wife’s current boyfriend and new father figure, as we saw in episode one, “The Western Book Of The Dead,” Velcoro didn’t just stop there.

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