True Detective Season 4’s Ambiguous Ending Gets Intriguing Explanation From Creator

Creator Issa López comments on True Detective: Night Country’s ambiguous final scenes, touching on the uncertain fate of Evangeline Navarro.

Kali Reis as Navarro standing with arms crossed and looking to her left in True Detective Night Country

True Detective: Night Country creator Issa López addresses season 4’s ambiguous ending. After three previous seasons, the popular HBO crime drama, created by Nic Pizzolatto, returned for a fourth outing earlier this year. Jodie Foster and Kali Reis lead the True Detective: Night Country cast as Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro, respectively, with a story following the two detectives as they investigate a series of mysterious disappearances in Alaska. The new season ends on a somewhat ambiguous note, with Navarro’s fate left up in the air.

During a recent interview with Deadline, López shares her thoughts on Navarro’s fate in the True Detective: Night Country ending. According to the creator, the series does provide an explanation regarding those final scenes, one just has to look more closely. Check out her comment below:

“I think that if you look very carefully, very carefully at the show and follow the lines very carefully, there’s an answer to what we saw at the end.”

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Jodie Foster as Liz Danvers in True Detective Night CountryJodie Foster as Liz Danvers looking distressed in True Detective: Night Country

Previous seasons of True Detective have all explored, to varying degrees, the idea that there are some mysteries and dark forces at work in the world that are just beyond comprehension. The latest season keeps this theme alive in its own way, and actually incorporates ghosts into the mix. It’s left up for interpretation, however, just how real these different ghostly figures are and whether some scenes are happening only in the characters’ heads.

The ending features Navarro standing on the porch with Danvers, and this could just be a ghostly vision or something that’s really happening. Prior to these ending moments, Navarro was shown walking out onto the ice, much in the same way her sister did before she died. The show supports both interpretations of the ending, however, with Navarro having been shown to have a unique connection to death and the spirit world. Danvers also says, however, that Navarro is unlikely to be found out on the ice, supporting the theory that she’s still alive.

López is now confirmed to return to serve as writer and showrunner of True Detective season 5. This could mean that Night Country’s sense of ambiguity will be returning, including an ending with no easy answers. Judging from her latest comment about True Detective: Night Country, however, audiences should be on the lookout for bread crumbs throughout the season that provide more clarity.

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