Mare of Easttown S01E04 is the fourth episode of an American crime drama miniseries created by Brad Ingelsby and directed by Craig Zobel. The miniseries stars Kate Winslet (as main character Detective Mare Sheehan) and is set in the fictional township of Easttown.
Entitled “Poor Sisyphus”, Mare of Easttown S01E04 finds our titular main character in the aftermath of her suspension of duty. This of course provides Mare with yet another obstacle in her quest to solve the disappeareance of Katie Bailey and the murder of Erin McMenamin. Well, besides the fact that Mare is an anti-social, belligerent misanthrope that seems to be utterly incompetent.
Sisyphus of course refers to the Greek myth of the king who was punished for cheating death twice by being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll down every time it neared the top, repeating this action for eternity. Well, watching Mare of Easttown feels exactly like that!
Not that being suspended and warned off the case is going to stop Mare from continuing her investigations clandestinely. However, by the end of the episode, she appears to be nowhere remotely close to the truth. Although at least she uncovered a connection between Erin and latest kidnap victim, Missy Sager – they do prostitution on the side.
There is an entire side plot involving Sioghan’s relationships with other women but thus far there seems to be no connection to the main narrative, unless this is something to be revealed later on? If not, then it seems like a waste of time or filler, which the series can ill afford at this stage.
A big reveal is thrown in our laps at the very end but apart from the fact that this brings a character thought dead into the picture, once again, it remains to be seen how the several strands come together, if at all.
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