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True Detectives on HBO Season 1 - Spoilers

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by mr.unnatural, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

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    Yeah, I did not get that part either. I suppose the writer would say that she was looking for the one person who would hurt Marty the most, so of course she had to name Cohle to accomplish her revenge. But that strikes me as out of character for her -- she is not the type to hurt Cohle as collateral damage just to hurt her husband. And we cannot say that she was hysterical or not thinking clearly -- she obviously thought things through.

    I was kind of hoping she would sleep with the police commander and take a picture and send it to Marty. No good reason for it, except that I really don't like that guy and want him to see him beaten.
     
  2. Rob Helmerichs

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    I cannot WAIT for that conversation! I have a feeling it's going to have "Emmy reel" written all over it.
     
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  4. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Spoiler for what?
     
  5. teknikel

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    Its a casting spoiler. I can't put it in spoiler quotes right now on Forum Runner Android.
     
  6. Anubys

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    The way I interpreted her comments is that she wanted to sleep with someone so that Marty would never take her back. She knew she would eventually forgive Marty and take him back (at least, Marty would never stop trying to get her back). This was the only way (in her mind) to end the relationship because it would be over on both ends.
     
  7. LlamaLarry

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    This.

    I can only guess that she does not know WH's crazy like we know his crazy.

    On the same issue, when WH went in for the choke and she taunted him until he didn't do it. And then called him a coward.

    I think that stuff only works on TV because neither of those actions are on my playlist for the day a physically larger and stronger person has their hands on my throat with murderous intent.
     
  8. pmyers

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    I just wonder what happens to this show next season with a different cast. MM and WH and just so amazing in this!
     
  9. john4200

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    Two problems with that explanation. One is that she said nothing about that. And two is that it does not make sense. Just because she seduced his partner is not going to make Marty suddenly decide to leave her as compared to her seducing someone (or someones) else. There is no reason to think she would believe such a thing.
     
  10. TAsunder

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    What did she say to Cohle? I thought it was something along the lines of, this is the only way he would accept a divorce.
     
  11. Rob Helmerichs

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    Yeah, something like if it were just some guy in a bar, he'd take her back, but this way it would be unforgivable.
     
  12. john4200

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    She said "this he won't live with". But I assumed "this" meant her seducing another man, since she just said "I almost went with a stranger". But I guess you could interpret "this" as meaning Cohle specifically. It still does not make sense that she would be willing to hurt Cohle so much just on the off chance that Marty would be slightly more likely to leave her because she seduced Cohle rather than a stranger (or strangers).
     
  13. Jeeters

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    Yes, I remember something like that, too.
    Something like, "this is the only way he won't want me anymore".
     
  14. Anubys

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    Here's the relevant dialogue

    Cohle: What the f are you doing here, huh?

    Maggie: I’m sorry…you know…it wasn’t you…really I…I wasn’t even sure I could do it…17 years is a long time…I almost went with a…with a stranger…a bar…I’m sorry Rust…he will have to go, you see, because this…he won’t live with…

    Cohle: Get the f out of here….get the f out of here…(repeating 3-4 more times as she apologizes)

    Maggie: This…this will hurt him…I’m sorry but thank you…



    Did she emphasize "This"? sort of...a little...could be because she was stuttering and could be because she was emphasizing. The way I understood it is that just a stranger in a bar wasn't going to be enough...She had to do something even worse...something he could not live with and could never forgive.

    I think it's open to interpretation. But I think my interpretation is correct (shocker! :D)
     
  15. Rob Helmerichs

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    I don't think it's open to reasonable interpretation. That was the plain meaning of the scene. Anything else is twisting things around to get some other meaning.
     
  16. Dawghows

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    Right. And this is also why she was so deliberately upfront about telling Marty not just that she had cheated, but who she had cheated with.
     
  17. cherry ghost

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    Exactly! If a stranger in a bar would have been enough, she could have lied about it.
     
  18. Anubys

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    I totally agree...I just wanted to leave some wiggle room so that some people would not get their panties all bunched up and need to prove how right and smart they are...
     
  19. john4200

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    Then why didn't she say, "you he won't live with"? So easy to make the point that it was Cohle rather than just seducing some man. Yet she did not use the obvious word for that meaning.

    Furthermore, as I already mentioned, it does not make sense. If she has sex with a stranger and sends Marty a picture on his phone, how is that any less likely to make him leave her than if she has sex with Cohle? It could actually be the opposite. Keeping it in the family, as it were.
     
  20. BlueMerle

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    Most of the time you just don't make any logical sense, but this is just plain crazy.
     

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