Season 3 of True Detective aired from January 13 to February 24, 2019 on HBO.


This season focuses on the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.[1]


See also: Character appearances for Season 3
For a complete list of the cast, see Cast or Cast, season 3.


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Picture Title Number Season Number Original Airdate U.S. viewers
Season 3 Episode 1 "The Great War and Modern Memory" 17 3 January 13, 2019 TBA
The disappearance of a young Arkansas boy and his sister, Will and Julie Purcell, in 1980 launches a decades-long investigation for detective Wayne Hays and his partner Roland West. What begins as a routine case becomes a journey to make sense of the many clues and missing pieces.
Season 3 Episode 2 "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" 18 3 January 13, 2019 TBA
Wayne looks back at the 1980 Purcell case, including possible evidence left behind at the crime scene, the Devil's Den – an outdoor hangout for local kids. As attention is drawn to two suspects – Brett Woodard, a solitary vet and trash collector, and Ted LaGrange, an ex-con with a penchant for children – the children's’ parents receive a cryptic note from an anonymous source.
Season 3 Episode 3 "The Big Never" 19 3 January 20, 2019 TBA
Ten years after the Purcell children went missing, new evidence emerges, giving Wayne a second chance to vindicate himself. Skip ahead to 2015, and an older Hays recalls his early romance with the children’s school teacher, Amelia, who would later become his wife. Sifting through his memories, he revisits the cracks in their relationship that surfaced after they married and had children of their own.
Season 3 Episode 4 "The Hour and the Day" 20 3 January 27, 2019 TBA
In 1980, Hays and his partner Roland see a possible connection between the local church and the Purcell crimes. As the detectives search for one suspect and round up another for interrogation, the town turns against war vet and outcast “Trash Man” Woodard.
Season 3 Episode 5 "If You Have Ghosts" 21 3 February 3, 2019 TBA
Wayne finds himself in a no-win situation as new clues emerge in the Purcell case. Roland wrestles with how to keep evidence secure as lawyers demand a new investigation. Amelia finds her relationship with Wayne imperiled by her writing aspirations and his jealousy.
Season 3 Episode 6 "Hunters in the Dark" 22 3 February 10, 2019 TBA
Wayne and Roland revisit discrepancies in the Purcell case that were hidden or forgotten over the years. Among those being reevaluated is Tom Purcell, as well as Lucy Purcell’s cousin, Dan O’Brien. The glitter of Amelia’s book release is tarnished by a voice from the past.
Season 3 Episode 7 "The Final Country" 23 3 February 17, 2019 TBA
Following up on new leads, Wayne and Roland track down a man who left the police force in the midst of the Purcell investigation. Meanwhile, Amelia visits Lucy Purcell’s best friend in hopes of gaining insights into the whereabouts of the mysterious one-eyed man.
Season 3 Episode 8 "Now Am Found" 24 3 February 24, 2019 TBA
Wayne struggles to hold on to his memories, and his grip on reality, as the truth behind the Purcell case is finally revealed.

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True Detective Season 3 (2019)

301. The Great War and Modern Memory
302. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
303. The Big Never
304. The Hour and the Day

305. If You Have Ghosts
306. Hunters in the Dark
307. The Final Country
308. Now Am Found

See also: S1S2S3
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