: Cohle often preaches about the futility of humanity, but nonetheless works as a detective to, as he says, "bear witness" and "keep the other bad men from the door.
Episode 7 gives additional depth by hinting they're being manipulated by their superiors.
: The Senator is never actually seen, but he's mentioned enough that his presence is felt heavily.
: His victims are mostly children farmed from Tuttle's schools.
: Not only Papania and Gilbough are pushy and probing in their interviews, similar to Rust and Cohle during their prime in '95, but they also suspect Rust to be the murderer.
When Quesada tells Cohle to shut the hell up, Cohle complies.