True Detective Season 3 has debuted all 8 episodes; the mystery was put forth and within two months solved. Writer/Creator Nic Pizzolatto brought us a third season of the hit drama that had arguably one of the greatest seasons of television in history and an exceptionally underwhelming follow-up.
Pizzolatto took to Instagram recently to answer any questions fans may have after they viewed the season 3 finale, Now Am Found. The fact that so many questions were left ambiguous at the end of the eight episodes may have sufficed for some viewers, but no doubt infuriated others. The point isn’t to find out what Bill Murray whispered to Scarlett Johansson; the point isn’t to know whether MacReady or Childs is the real Thing; we’re not supposed to know if the top fell over. Ambiguity is an artform, not a hindrance. Regardless of which side holds the majority, the creator answered those pesky queries that fans felt weren’t answered properly.
The following 13 questions were all still up in the air once the final credits rolled this past Sunday, but since then many have gained answers. The answers that weren’t given will be brought to light while the ones that were will be explained and dissected.
12. Answered: Does Wayne Remember Why He Came To See The Woman?
One of the most heartbreaking moments of the season came in its final few minutes. Wayne Hays is right there, there’s the woman he believes is who he had been searching for for 35-years, and right when he’s about to get his answers, he forgets why he’s there. Many fans saw a moment in Mahershala Ali’s face where it seems as though he may have remembered, as the look in his eyes intensifies.
A fan asked, “Spoiler warning: Did Hayes know who it was at the end of the episode when he got lost, or did he really forget?” To which the creator replied a very unsubtle, “He really forgot.”
Rather anticlimactic an answer, but a sort of wicked irony that Hays was so close to the answer, but time and aging made it impossible to resolve.