Rust and Marty get deeper involved in the case on this episode of True Detective. The two track down a preacher and his followers who had last used the chapel where the painting was found, before it burnt down. They arrive during one of the congregation's services and stand around discussing humanity until it ends. After questioning the preacher's daughter, they learned Dora had been hanging out with a taller man.
Flashing forward, the two detectives continue to question bot Martin and Rust about their investigation years ago. They ask Martin if he thinks Rust tried to keep the task force away from the case.
Back to the days of the Dora Lange murder, Marty returns home to find Rust in the kitchen with his wife Maggie. Rust gets up to leave and Marty follows him outside and the two have words about boundaries in their relationship.
Marty reluctantly speaks to his daughter about an incident at school. Maggie and Marty end up fighting about their marriage
Back to the questioning, Rust explains how he was so successful as getting confessions out of suspects.
Back in time once again, Marty runs into his mistress while out on a double date with Maggie, her friend Jennifer and Rust. Marty goes to her house and attacks the man she went home with.
There's a break in the case when Rust find an autopsy report that resembles their victims. After speaking with the deceased's relative, they get a lead on a man who served time with Dora Lange's father.
We see the first glimpses of Reginald.