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Put aside the SpiralsThen, there is the Lost-style Polar bear sightingsBillie Eilish is the star of the opening sequence. The opening sequence of Nic Pizzolatto’s show features a jumbled image that is relevant to the series. This time, it’s themed around a dark and snowy rural road, as Eilish’s 2019 atmospheric hit. “bury a friend”. plays.
While we’re thinking about our post-ep burning questionsLet’s dissect these images. What do we see in 90 seconds and how could they be relevant to a story?
True Detective: Night CountryOpening sequence of’s: Possible clues
A full bathtub
This is the first thing that we see along the snowy road. Inside it, a dark fluid is sloshing about. Water or Blood? Like many of the things on this list, it’s tricky to know if the tub is a sign of something to come – does someone die in a bath, for instance? – or just a metaphor for something.
There’s a orange rolling down the road! It’s odd, isn’t it? The same orange reappears in peel form in a later sequence, floating under water. In episode 3, Navarro takes an orange that was thrown away by a local recruited to find Clark. She then hears the voice “help us” and sees the orange roll back to her. In episode 4 the orange returns again, rolling out from under the bed in the institution where Navarro’s sister Julia (Aka Niviâna) is staying. Julia steps back in horror when she looks under the bed and sees a dead women with a necklace of a silver crucifix (the same necklace Navarro had seen in an episode earlier). She dies later in the episode by suicide.
A stuffed bear with only one eye, sitting on a chair and a real bear with only one eye
The theme of one-eyed polar wolves is a bit prevalent here, aren’t they? In episode one, Chief Liz Danvers’ (Jodie) stuffed toy bear is found in her house. She seems to associate it with a disturbing memory. Meanwhile, Detective Evangeline Navarra (Kali Reis), while driving through the town, sees what appears to be a real-looking Polar Bear. Both can be seen in the opening credits.
Figures frozen and dead emerging from the ice
The dead figures are the ones we see at the beginning of the first episode. CorpsicleDanvers is tasked with digging through the ice. It’s the team that went missing from the Tsalal Arctic Research Station.
Sign at the Tsalal Arctic Research Station reading “operation in Progress”
Tsalal is the show’s first main setting — the place where Danvers begins her investigation into the missing scientists. The series is centered around the fictional Alaskan city of Ennis. However, the research station is mentioned in the main credits and the station itself has a bigger role to play.
There’s nothing creepier than a research station that has been abandoned.
Credit: Michele K. Short/HBO
A woman sinking in the ice
Is this a foreshadowing of something that will occur in the show or merely a metaphor? Tricky to say at this stage, but we can hazard a guess as to who the woman is — she’s wearing a coat with an APF (Alaska Police Force) patch on the shoulder, so it seems likely she’s with the police. Danvers?
A deer skull floating underwater
This could be a reference the poor animals who go crashing off the edge of the ice cliff at the very first scene in episode 1, seemingly driven mad by The long night is coming?
Bloody clothes hanging on a washing line
This image could refer to a crime scene.
Windscreens that are cracked
We see a short shot through the splintered window of a home with a car next to it. We can’t tell much from the house but the broken window could be significant. Will one of the characters have a car crash on the snowy road? Or have they ever been in an accident?
Lots of tubes on shelves
These are the cylindrical tubs that Danvers discovers at the research station during episode 1. In episode 2, Bryce, a geology teacher (Donnie Keshawarz), tells the police chief that the scientists were using cylindrical tubes. Ice coringThe DNA sequence of an extinct microorganism could stop cellular decay. Bryce explained that the project was very difficult due to a variety of factors, such as the extraction process. Maybe the research that the scientists are doing will be important in the future?
After the evidence tubes, we see a number of crucifixes marked with dates. These are graves, but what is most striking is the date. Each cross has the year 2023 written on it. In episode 5, Danvers looks at the same markers in Ennis’ cemetery. We now understand that they represent the alarmingly large number of stillbirths.
A protest sign
Two protest signs are visible in a single shot. The phrase “protectour water” is clearly visible on one. Ennis appears to be in the middle of an environmental battle. In episode 3, activists gather to announce news of a stillbirth. In episode 5, we see the same activists gather outside of the mine to protest.
The laboratory is the key location.
Credit: Michele K. Short/HBO
Presumably, this is a part of the Tsalal Arctic Research Station.
A curved arched on the side of the highway
There’s an animal with glowing eyes. Could this be a living version of that poor animal whose remains are floatin’ underwater?
A circular hatch floating underwater
It seems likely that this is related to the research station.
The final frame of opening credits changes with each episode
The last frame of the first episode was not the same as the last frame of the second episode! We’re thinking of the last frame in the True Detective: Night CountryEach episode’s opening credits reveal a key location for the next episode. Here’s where we track them all:
Episode 1: Inside of an Ice Cave
After a brief flash of skeletons embedded into the ice, one of the final shots shows a quick trip down an underground tunnel made of ice. Is it a real place in the show or just an atmospheric tracking shot? At the end of episode 3 we see a video of Annie’s final moments, and she appears to be in an underground ice cave — so it seems like this icy tunnel from the episode 1 credits may where she was killed.
Episode 2: A creepy shrine wall of lights and photos
The end of episode 2 sees Danvers and Navarro finding their way to the missing scientist Raymond Clark’s creepy trailer. You can see the exterior in the opening credits. It is filled with fabric weavings and a wall of red yarn, photographs and a The ceiling is covered in a giant spiral. It’s a crucial discovery, which is shown at the end of episode 2’s opening credits. Danvers and Navarro believe that Clark, who was missing from the corpsicle and has a connection to Annie, is alive and well.
Episode 3: Fishing hut on ice.
The guy Navarro is seeing in the show, Eddie Qavvik (Joel D Montgrand), has a fishing hut out on the ice — a blue house with red trim and a wreath. This is the location that we see in the opening credits of episode 3. Will it have any significance in the future?
Episode 4: Car on the Ice
We see a vehicle on the ice that has its headlights lit. There are several objects under the ice that are difficult to see, but the last one is clearly a winter jacket. We can’t say for sure, but this looks like the coat Otis Heiss (Klaus Tang) is wearing when Danvers finds him — the same pink coat that was worn by Raymond Clark, and previously belonged to Annie.
Episode 5: A mine area.
Hank Prior, played by John Hawkes, meets with Kate McKittrick, owner of an ice rink and mine (Dervla Kirkwan), to discuss a plan to intercept Tsalal Engineer Otis Heiss.
How to watch: True Detective Sundays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, on HBO/Max.
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