OK. Unspeakably thrilling ride from the bayou house to the end...
That was just an amazing episode. According to The Daily Beast interview with Nic Pizzoletto episode #5 has a long monologue with Cohle acting like "a person trapped inside of a TV show". I cannot fucking wait.
Also, just putting this out there, that no matter how "unserious" people feel about the smattering of philosophy here and there in the show, the overall praise for the show has recieved shows a real thirst for philosophy in a medium that refuses to use the word 99.9% of the time.