"What if there's another story?" What happens if something stays uninterrupted? All this life, all this loss – what would happen if it was really a long story that just went on and went until it was cured? Is not this a story that is worth saying? Is not this a story that is worth listening to?
These are the words of Amelia Hayes to her husband Wayne … something like. The late writer is simply the fruit of the old-fashioned imagination of the detective old man when he tells him this, giving the last piece of the puzzle to the missing girl who has spent half his life looking for. But that's more than a voice in his head. This is a mission statement A real detectiveThe third season itself. No matter how close you are looking for – or even discover – only time can lead to the end of the story.
Written by the creator / show Nic Pizzolatto and directed by Daniel Sachheim, the final of the season – "Now Am Found" – is the boldest and best experiment in the show. On one side appears as a glove thrown at each podcast and stacked there: Want answers? You will get them, written as neat as poor Tom PurcellIt's a fake suicide note.
Since Wayne almost learns the hard way when he was taken for a long voyage in the desert around 1990, the rich and powerful bird tycoon Edward Hoyt he was definitely involved Julie PurcellExtinction, at least tangential. Played by the great Michael Rooker, who is perhaps the most persuasive drunk voice of an actor, the millionaire gathered against the cop for the murder of his security guru. Harris James"He threatens the detective's family if the investigation continues … but the man seems genuinely confused by what Hayes thinks happened to the girl.
For a good reason. In 2015 Wayne and his old partner Roland West he finally traced Junius Watts– the one-eyed man involved in the deed for decades. Julie was not hindered by the hatred of rich sex offenders. Rather, she was kidnapped by her Isabelle HoytAndrew's schizophrenic old daughter, who believed the girl was her latest generation. Will Purcell was killed totally accidentally during the fight, and his sister spent years joining Hoyt, drugged and more or less happy, while Mr. Junny guard helped escape. Former cops neither kill nor arrest the repaid co-wife, letting him live with his guilt or commit suicide for him.
Wayne and Roland find that after her escape, Julie became "Mary Julie" – the last aberrant fugitive shouted on this hot line and casually accused her real father of confusion. She found herself in a monastery, helped take care of needy children while she died of AIDS. Or the nuns and the tombstone of the church cemetery would make them believe.
But with the help of Amelia's book for the case, which notes that there is a boy Mike Ardoin it was especially difficult for the young woman to disappear – and this "visit" by writer Wayne realizes that Mary Jul is still alive. Mike just happened to be the head of the monastery when he worked there. He continued to create a family with her, living more or less happily.
Wayne desperately wants to end the case once and for all, not just because of Julie. A series of retrospectives reveals how centrally the mystery of Perseus has always been part of his relationship with Amelia, for good and for bad: In 1980, he voluntarily accepted a decrease rather than addressing it when he revealed the investigation into an article about local newspaper. Their parallel quest for truth has since turned marriage into marriage.
So the old Hayes drive to the missing woman's house. Due to his medical condition, he immediately forgets why he went there. All he can do is ask the closest stranger (Julie) for help. In a twist that moves in its elegant simplicity, it helps the lost old man to find himself again.
He graduated from Wayne's reunification, his son and daughter-in-law, his estranged daughter, and Roland. (Steven Dorf is the episode of MVP for the fantastic sequence of 1980, in which he raises a battle with motorcyclists to burn the steam, then returns from the edge of a lovely homeless dog). , returning to the night he offered to Amelia, and then disappearing into the jungles of Vietnam in the last shot of the season.
Now that Wayne has forgotten the answer, will the mystery be allowed? There are many reasons to believe that it just can. His son, Henry (underestimated Ray Fisher), pulls Julie's address instead of throwing him out, pointing out that he thinks his old man could do something. Perhaps he would turn to Elisa, the documentary with whom he had a connection, or he could understand herself. (Though her idea that the case was related to the serial killer of the first season, she was so misguided about her as much as anyone in the audience hoping for McConaughe's dagger.) Or perhaps Hayes would come out of the jungle of her own memories. long enough to remember it alone, with or without the help of his old partner.
But whether their investigation has ever had a successful end, Season Three certainly has. He skillfully weaves between time lines. It creates both an unwavering sense of fear and a warm atmosphere of compassionate connection. It offers the clearest possible explanation of the case, while leaving the end – and the very concept of conclusions – widely open. It was not the brightest season A real detective, or the worst, or the most Trojan. It was just the best.
Previously: Descending spiral