TV MARE OF EASTTOWN S01E05 (REVIEW)

MARE OF EASTTOWN S01E05 (REVIEW)

Mare of Easttown S01E05

Mare of Easttown S01E05 is the fifth instalment 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 “Illusions”, Mare of Easttown S01E05 continues to peel the layers off the small-town onion that is Easttown. Even as the various characters need to deal with several revelations as secrets come out into the light, our protagonist Mare Sheehan continues to run the investigation into the murder of Erin McMenamin and
the disappearances of Katie Bailey and Missy Sanger.


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Thus, we learn about the demises of both Mare’s father and son, a marital affair of her mother’s and a harsh truth about Detective Colin Zabel (Evan Peters). In addition, clearly there is more than meets the eye in terms of Erin’s death and her ex-boyfriend Dylan’s involvement in the same. Also, is Deacon Mark Burton (James McArdle) somehow involved as well? Quite a lot of information dropped but still crucially, with two episodes remaining, it appears that not the whole story has been told.

In the circumstances, the manner in which the kidnappings of Katie and Missy seemed oddly disconnected from all the information that has been revealed to date. Nothing seemed to gel or perhaps any such connection will only be seen in the final two episodes. Or perhaps not, who knows? The series so far has a ponderous way of dealing with story-telling, almost elliptical at times. Is it wrong for us to expect everything to tie up nicely by the end? Or is that unrealistic?


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Without spoiling anything, the ending of Mare of Easttown S01E05 is fairly shocking and it will be interesting to see where the series goes from here after such a traumatic event. Still enough interest to see this one through to the end.

Now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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