Warning: This post contains spoilers from Sunday Mare from Easttown.
We want Mare Sheehan to solve Erin McMenamin’s murder Mare from Easttown, of course … but we can root it a little less as a human being after what happened in Sunday’s episode.
Meyer has custody of her grandson Drew after her son Kevin dies of suicide and Drew’s drug addict, Carrie, is in rehab. Last week, Carrie announced that she was clean and intended to regain custody of her son. This week, Helen told Drew that she might have to go live with her mother, telling Mare emphatically, “She̵
Later, we saw Mare sneak into an evidence locker and take something with her when she left. At the end of the episode, the police chief confronted Mare: Carrie was stopped and the cops found heroin on her. Carrie claims that the drugs were given to her – and the boss knows that Meyer took these drugs from the evidence cupboard and changed the logs. “Part of me wants to make sure you never wear a badge again,” he said seriously, releasing Mare on leave and asking her to go to a grief counseling to deal with her son’s death once and for all. He also took her pistol and badge – and ordered her not to stand in Erin McMenamin’s case. (But we all know that won’t happen, right?)
Meyer “feels that she has done badly to her own son,” star Kate Winslet told TVLine. “She failed to solve it or fix it, and she failed to save it. She manifests in these vast ways and simply penetrates her world to a truly destructive degree. And that makes her make some bad choices. What does he do with Carrie at the end of [Episode] 3, this is a woman who is on the absolute outer edge of true despair. “
Elsewhere in Enter Number Two: Kenny admitted to shooting Dylan, but the child didn’t actually die (he was still hospitalized and may never walk again); Mare pressed Frank for rumors of paternity, but he angrily insisted he had never touched Erin and did a DNA test to prove it; Mare followed Erin’s severed finger to a park a mile away, concluding that she must have been killed there and then thrown into the creek; Colin drunkenly talked about his failed engagement and hit Mare (!); and Mare and Colin questioned Deacon Mark, who was the last person to speak to Erin before he died. He claimed innocence … but later we saw the holy man throw Erin’s missing motorcycle into the river.
Do you feel different about Mare after seeing her do something terrible? Who do you think killed Erin? And how are you feeling for the season so far? Release all your thoughts and theories in the comments below.