As you probably noticed, none of this ended up happening. It turned out that the Smoke Monster was a disembodied soul, but he became that way thanks to a magic cave ... which makes way more sense, unless you're some kind of magic cave denier. Jensen's theories were so elaborate and creative, the creator of Lost later hired him to write the screenplay for Tomorrowland -- though that film didn't end up featuring any evil monster babies either, so we're not sure what the point was.
True Detective -- Woody Harrelson Was The Killer All Along
Before Season 2 dropped the ball by focusing on Vince Vaughn's staring contests with his wife, True Detective was a really, really great show. The first season was an almost perfect blend of pulpy murder mystery, horror, and the rare Matthew McConaughey performance that didn't involve topless treasure hunting.
They put the scar in post-production to justify why he kept doing this.
Before the show wrapped up, though, fans had a lot of theories on how the story would end -- and one of the best predicted that Woody Harrelson's character, the cop tasked with finding the killer, was the killer.
While this might sound like the kind of asinine twist Charlie Kaufman's twin brother would come up with, there are some hints at this throughout the show. Harrelson's character was named Marty Hart, and "hart" is an Old English word meaning "stag" -- which is significant because the first victim is found wearing antlers. Then there's the scene where Marty shoots one of the first suspects they find. On the surface it seemed like he was horrified by the evidence they found, but it's so unprofessional and hurtful to their case that it almost makes more sense if he was doing it to shut up someone who could implicate him.
"Well, you heard what he said. The killer is either Woody Allen or the cowboy from Toy Story."
There's also a weird subplot about how Marty's daughter is doodling weird sex stuff in school and posing her action figures in scenes of sexual torture resembling the case -- so how the hell did she know about it? Also, the swirls painted on the victim's body happen to show up in some art in Marty's kitchen (the kid doesn't make a lot of art they can hang on walls, we guess).
Either this is a clue or the production designer got a crap-ton of Spirographs for Christmas that year.
And remember how the killer is referred to as "The Yellow King"? In one scene, Marty's daughter dresses like a princess, making her dad a symbolic king. Plus, the show's poster cuts off the top of Marty's head and gives it a kind of a crown of trees, in what looks like an ominous Xeroxing fuck up.
He even has the soulless eyes of the Burger King mascot here.
And finally, you can plainly see two dudes in the poster. So if there's only one "true" detective, the other has to be a murderous dickweed, right? Case closed!
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