COHLE: In eternity, where there is no time, nothing can grow.
Nothing can become.
So death created time to grow the things that it would kill and you are reborn but into the same life that you’ve always been born into.
I mean, how many times have we had this conversation, detectives?
Well, who knows?
When you can’t remember your lives, you can’t change your lives, and that is the terrible and the secret fate of all life.
You’re trapped by that nightmare you keep waking up into.