Tonight is the final episode of Season 1 of HBO’s “True Detective,” the sinister, brooding-on-the-bayou thriller that is noteworthy not just for its nonlinear storytelling but also for the dialogue between cops Rust (Matthew McConaughey) and Marty (Woody Harrelson). Here, some favorites:
The List: 3 great exchanges from ‘True Detective’
Marty: He ain’t gonna talk with you.
Rust: I got a car battery and two jumper cables that argue different.
(Episode 7, “After You’ve Gone”)
Marty: I mean, can you imagine if people didn’t believe? All the things they’d get up to?
Rust: Exact same thing they do now, just out in the open.
(Episode 3, “The Locked Room”)
Rust: I consider myself a realist, all right, but in philosophical terms, I’m what’s called a pessimist.
Marty: Um, OK. What’s that mean?
Rust: Means I’m bad at parties.
Marty: Let me tell you. You ain’t great outside of parties, either.
(Episode 1, “The Long Bright Dark”)
Melissa Davis, NWArts & Life editor