True Detective Season 3 Episode 2 (18)True Detective Season 3 Episode 2 (18)

Written by Nic Pizzolatto
Directed by Jeremy Saulnier

Wayne looks back at the 1980 Purcell case, including possible evidence left behind at the crime scene, the Devil's Den — an outdoor hangout for local kids. As attention is drawn to two suspects — Brett Woodard, a solitary vet and trash collector, and Ted LaGrange, an ex-con with a penchant for children —
the children's’ parents receive a cryptic note from an anonymous source.

Inside the Episode

How do you carry the same story across three separate time periods? Show creator Nic Pizzolatto explains.

See What’s Coming Up

Ten years after the Purcell children went missing, new evidence emerges, giving Wayne a second chance to vindicate himself.

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