True Detective season three is in full swing with just two episodes left on HBO and Sky Atlantic. Episode six, titled Hunters in the Dark, left True Detective fans on the edge of their seats as Tom Purcell (played by Scoot McNairy) discovered the room with the pink walls at the end of the episode in one of the biggest cliffhangers of the season. Tom was looking for his daughter Julie when he came across the room. Here’s where the pink room is and why Tom was there.
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Where is the house with the pink room in True Detective?
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers from True Detective season 3.
True Detective season three, episode six, titled Hunters in the Dark, saw Tom Purcell continue his search for his missing daughter, Julie.
Wayne Hays (Mahershala Ali) and Roland West (Stephen Dorff) had interrogated Tom earlier in the episode, implying they thought he had something to do with his daughter’s disappearance.
Tom broke down in the police station before overhearing two detectives talking about Hays and West meeting with his late wife’s cousin Dan O’Brien (Michael Graziadei).
Dan was then held at gunpoint by Tom and forced to tell him what he knew.
Dan gave Tom the name of somebody involved: Hoyt (Michael Rooker).
Later, Tom gets drunk and drives to Hoyt’s house – viewers see his name hanging above the house’s front gate.
Tom jumps the wall and breaks into the luxurious looking compound, all the while being watched on CCTV by an unknown character.
With his gun held out in front of him, Tom makes his way downstairs in the house where he noticed a large door.
Tom pries his way into the room, switches on a light switch, and is confronted by the glaring pink-coloured walls.
True Detective viewers then watched as Tom entered the room with something out of shot occupying his attention.
Tom looks inquisitively at something out of shot and says: “Julie.”
At this point, Hoyt’s employee Harris James (Scott Shepherd) appears behind him and the screen fades to black.
Speaking during the ‘Inside the Episode’ segment of HBO’s promo for season three, episode seven, series creator Nic Pizzolatto revealed all about the scene with the pink room.
Pizzolatto said: “We locate Tom in a state of inebriation sneaking onto the Hoyt family compound.
“I feel like now we’re putting the audience firmly on Hoyt ground,
“And that definitely suggests something wider and more involved – even though we still don’t know what happened or how.”
Needless to say, it’s a pretty safe bet Julie Purcell was kept in the Hoyt house at some point after her disappearance.
How to watch True Detective season 3 online
In the UK, Sky customers can watch every episode of season three on the Sky Go mobile or desktop app.
Sky makes every episode of True Detective available to stream live or watch on-demand at a later date.
NOW TV customers can also stream True Detective season three live or on catch-up.
In the USA, HBO subscribers can log on to the channel’s official website to watch episodes online.
Hulu subscribers can add HBO programming to their subscriptions at an additional cost as well.
True Detective continues on Monday at 9pm on Sky Atlantic.
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