LOS ANGELES — “We were being played all along.”

Yes, Ani Bezzerides. Yes we were. Right up to the point where HBO boss Michael Lombardo said last week that “the show ends with as satisfying an end as any show I’ve seen.”

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We wanted to believe that HBO and Nic Pizzolatto would hold up their end of the deal. That some sense would be made of all of this. That we wouldn’t be shot with riot pellets and have acid poured in our eyes and be dragged out into the desert and stabbed in the kidney and left to bleed out.

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