True Detective: Night Country has been one of the darkest seasons of the crime anthology so far, in every possible sense. But the ending of episode 5 took things to a whole new level.
With only one episode of showrunner Issa López’ season left to go, Danvers (Jodie Foster) and Navarro (Kali Reiss) are now hot on the trail of the mysterious ice caves where Annie Masu Kowtok (Nivi Pedersen) may have been murdered. But the people involved are also hot on their trail, resulting in a horribly tense showdown in the episode’s final minutes.
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So what exactly happened, and what was its larger significance in the series as a whole? Let’s dive in, but beware of episode 5 spoilers ahead.