OK, True Detective is good at dropping bread crumbs—sometimes even loaves—but while the wedding picture drawn by, we assume, 10-year-old Julie is a major clue, and something to bookmark for later episodes, and the creepy dolls in the forest that led Wayne (Mahershala Ali) to poor deceased Will, will no doubt lead us closer to the murderer-slash-kidnapper, the most overlooked clue seems to be the peephole in Will’s closet.
The smutty mags under Will’s bed have found their rightful owner (in episode two, for those who stopped watching halfway through premiere night), but who drilled the hole in the wall meant to spy on a ten-year-old girl?
Will and Julie’s mother, Lucy (Mamie Gummer) seems emotionally off-kilter, but between bar hopping and extramarital affairs, she also doesn’t seem interested enough in her offspring to spy on them in secret.
Could it be pervy Cousin Dan who stayed in Will’s room six months ago? It almost seems too easy, so because he seems like the obvious answer, we’re going to guess Dan is a red herring.