(Spoilers ahead!) Was there any way for last night's True Detective finale not to be disappointing on some level? For those of us who have been caught up in this series, obsessively poring over every episode and endlessly theorizing about what every single nanosecond of screen time meant, I'm not sure creator Nic Pizzolatto could have delivered anything that wouldn't have been a tiny bit of a letdown.
Plus, unlike other season finales, we knew this was the end of this particular story. This show has resonated with viewers in such a big way, it was going to be hard to bid farewell however it resolved itself. Personally, I enjoyed this last episode -- but it definitely wasn't quite what I expected.
Here were the 5 final True Detective moments that surprised me the most: