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Mare Of Easttown Fans Are Shook At ‘Heartbreaking’ Twist In The Finale

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Mare Of Easttown Fans Are Shook At ‘Heartbreaking’ Twist In The Finale

*WARNING - THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR MARE OF EASTTOWN*

Kate Winslet's Mare finally solved the brutal murder of teen mum Erin McMenamin and viewers were left 'heartbroken' after the shocking details surrounding her death - as well as the culprit - were unveiled.

Mare left no stone unturned, and after dozens of red herrings, twists and turns, schoolboy Ryan Ross was revealed as the murderer who shot and killed Erin. Earlier in the episode, Ryan's dad John falsely confessed to accidentally shooting and killing Erin when she threatened to tell his wife Lori about their affair.

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John is charged with criminal homicide and he asks Lori to care for DJ, his son with Erin, so that the child has a home. Case closed? Well, not exactly...

When Mr Carroll calls Mare to his house to report items that keep going missing from his shed, he reveals that a gun was returned to the shed out of the blue with two bullets missing. It happens to be the same type of gun that killed Erin and the only people who have access to the shed are him and John and Lori's son Ryan.

Mare later interrogates Ryan and he reveals that his dad made him agree to keep his affair with Erin a secret after he found out and that things were over between himself and Erin.

Erin's killer was revealed in episode 7 (Credit: HBO)
Erin's killer was revealed in episode 7 (Credit: HBO)
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But when little Ryan saw the pair chatting on the night of her death, he got angry. He brought Mr. Carroll's gun when he met up with her to scare her and accidentally shot her during a struggle. John and Billy took care of Erin's body and Lori soon found out what her son did but kept it a secret from Mare.

The finale left viewers shook, who took to Twitter to express their shock after Ryan was revealed as the killer.

"I just love how every single person on the show was a suspect for us except for Ryan, I would've never seen that coming. #MareOfEastown," one viewer tweeted.

A second Twitter user said: "Thought I figured out what the #MareOfEastown ending twist would be - but I was close but no cigar."

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Viewers were shook after the killer was finally revealed (Credit: Twitter)
Viewers were shook after the killer was finally revealed (Credit: Twitter)

While another viewer urged HBO to make another season: "Wonderful, poignant series. Finale was tearful, heartbreaking, but comforting, satisfying with hope after so much tragedy in pain, deaths, secrets. #MareOfEastown Great cast, story. would love another season of Mare"

In the show's final scenes Ryan is taken to a juvenile prison and Lori blames Mare for destroying her family. "My whole family is gone because of this," she yells during one poignant scene. But as time passes the pair become friends again in a touching scene in which Mare tenderly cradles her friend as she cries on the floor.

John falsely confessed to shooting Erin (Credit: HBO)
John falsely confessed to shooting Erin (Credit: HBO)
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One viewer shared: "I wasn't crying during #MareOfEastown it was my allergies I swear."

Another typed: "Ugly crying over the mare of eastown finale hbu".

We can relate.

Mare of Easttown can be streamed on Now TV. Episode 7 airs in the UK on Monday at 9pm on Sky Atlantic.

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Topics: TV and Film, TV Entertainment

Gregory Robinson
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