True Detective RECAP 2/23/14: Season 1 Episode 6 “Haunted Houses”

True Detective RECAP 2/23/14: Season 1 Episode 6 “Haunted Houses”

Tonight on HBO their new crime drama TRUE DETECTIVE airs a new episode called, “Haunted Houses.  On tonight’s episode Cohle’s activities in 2002, when his partnership with Hart disintegrated and he quit the force, are recalled by Maggie.  Did you watch last week’s episode?  We did and we recapped it right here for you.

On last week’s episode the spoils of a solved case were shared by Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Cohle (Matthew McConaughey), while troubling new intelligence was revealed by Papania and Gilbough.

On tonight’s episode Maggie (Michelle Monaghan) sheds light on Cohle’s activities in 2002, when his relationship with Hart fractured and he quit the force.

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Hart visits the two hoodlums that were caught with his daughter and discusses what happens to boys with statutory rape charges in jail. The scene tenses up as Hart puts gloves on and calls the boys out one at a time. He pummels the first kid..literally beating him. He begins walking in on the other kid. Rage in his eye, Hart looks ready to kill and the boy pleads for him to leave him alone. We don’t know just yet what happens as the scene cuts back to Hart’s interview where he is talking about Cohle.

Back to the past, Cohle is still doing his own investigating after he shared with Hart his belief that there were more murders that they didn’t know about. Fast forward to the present and Maggie is brought in to be questioned as well. Gilbough and Papania started off by assuring her the questions they have do not involve her ex in any way. She is asked about Cohle and they tell her that something bad happened they may involve Cohle. She tells them that she only knew Russ as a good man so she is not too sure what information they could get out of her.

Hart visits the Fox and Hound. Sitting at the bar, with bags of boxes of tampons next to him, a young girl approaches and strikes up conversation. She asks if he is a cop because she remembered meeting him before when he came around asking about a missing girl.

Back to the past, and Cohle makes a visit to the reverend who we haven’t seen in quite a while. Cohle wakes him up and starts asking questions about a school that was part of the church. There was a situation the reverend recalls where a man was fired after pictures of naked children were found hidden by him in a book, and the reverend reported it to the morals officer.

Back at the Fox and Hound, Harts new friend begins some serious flirting after a night of lots of drinking. They end up in bed shortly after.

Cohle works his magic to get a confession and ultimately ends the session with a suggestion that the girl is better off killing herself. When Cohle attemps to leave and tells Hart to type of the confession, they begin to argue and start getting a little personal in their digs. Later, Cohle visits Kelly, one of the victims he saved from the night he and Hart killed Ledoux and his partner. He asks if she remembers if there were more than two men. She can only give a blank stare in return. Finally, she whispers something about a scar and as he pushes more for a description of his face, she begins to stare at him closely, saying very softly, “his face….his face…” then she begins screaming as she continues to stare at him.

Back at the station Cohle is told that he needs to stop with his investigation.

Present day, Hart is done talking and tells Gilbough and Papania as much as he walks out. They explain that they are just trying to help Cohle. Back when Maggie and Hart were together, Maggie walks into the laundry room and sees some clothes that Marty put in to wash. She feels something is up and starts looking through his phone as she still obviously has trust issues. She begins to call a number and then stops. It was a number she saw over and over in his phone.

Back with Gilbough and Papania, Maggie explains how Cohle had integrity and gave some insight as to what happened between her and Marty.

Cohle is back on the investigative trail and goes to seek out more information from the Christian school the reverend talked to him about. He is told Deacon Ferrar was caught embezzling funds. Cohle is shown by a clerk to the old archives. Beth, Hart’s latest conquest, tries to get him to pay her a visit, despite him telling her no. She invites him again by tempting him with a fun time she has planned. Back at the station, after it is learned that Cohle did not stop his investigating, he is suspended for a month without pay.

At home, drinking, Cohle answers the door to Maggie who comes over crying about Hart…she knows he is cheating again. She tells him she cannot take it anymore and asks if he knew. She sees his condition and shares her concern for him and begins kissing him. While initially hesitant, he finally gives in and the two have sex right there in the dining room. She quickly gets dressed and he asks what she is doing there. She explains she just needed to be with someone and almost went with a stranger. She tells him that she plans to tell Marty. He threw her out, screaming at her.

Later when Marty gets home she tells Hart that she saw the pictures in his phone. She tells him that she slept with Cohle and rubs salt in the wound by telling him it was the best sex since before she had kids.

Back with detectives, Maggie is asked if Cohle had anything to do with her breakup with Marty. She pauses and says no. They ask why Cohle quit, but Maggie plays dumb and says she has no idea.

Cohle comes to the station and Hart, inside, hears he is there. He runs out and begins pummeling Cohle. Hart gets thrown against a truck. Their boss calls them in and asks for an explanation. Cohle quits and walks out.

Present day, we see the two driving on the road, Cohle behind Hart, beeping his horn until Hart pulls over. They greet each other saying it has been a long time. Hart agrees to meet him for a before after his request. Just then, Cohle walks back to his car and we see Hart loading his gun. Next week outta be reallllly good!