- Previous episode S01E01 - The Long Bright Dark
- Number S01E02
- Director Cary Fukunaga
- Writer Nic Pizzolatto
Under pressure to land a suspect in the Lange murder, Quesada warns Hart and Cohle that they might be replaced by three detectives from a new task force. The pair lobbies for extra time to follow up on a lead that takes them from a rural cathouse to an incinerated church. With his marriage to Maggie already strained by work, Hart finds respite away from home.