When writing about Rustin "Rust" Cohle, Matthew McConaughey's nihilistic co-lead from the first season of True Detective, it is customary to lead with one of his obtuse koans about the meaninglessness of life.
Today, let's try this one:
"I know who I am. And after all these years, there's a victory in that."
Seems Matthew McConaughey knows who he is as well: Rust Cohle. The actor spoke with DirecTV's Rich Eisen earlier this week about the making of the HBO series, and after waxing nostalgic about how much he loved the role, hinted at a reprisal.
"I miss Rust Cohle. I miss watching him on Sunday nights; I miss watching True Detective on Sunday nights," the actor said. "I've talked to Nick (Pizzolatto, the series' creator) about it. It would have to be the right, the right way."
So what are the chances we get more Detective Cohle in our lives? Small — but don't discount it entirely. As reported by Vanity Fair, the pressure is on Pizzolatto to deliver a memorable third season after the second was met with harsh reviews.
And if Rust Cohle can't deliver, no one can.