And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love
In the spring becomes the rose
The third episode of True Detective “Maybe Tomorrow” opens with an Elvis impersonator bathed in blue light covering Bette Midler’s The Rose, 1979. The song foreshadows the entire episode, which centers on the four main characters’ romantic dysfunction. It also establishes that new director Janus Metz Pedersen and writer Nic Pizzolatto are endeared to foreshadowing.