Mare of Easttown S01E06 is the penultimate 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 “Sore Must Be the Storm”, Mare of Easttown S01E06 picks up where the fifth episode left off as Easttown responds to the aftermath of that episode’s ending. Of course, the main events relate to the rescue of the two kidnapped girls as well as the death of Colin Zabel (Evan Peters).
Inevitably, Mare of Easttown S01E06 is a particularly emotionally heavy episode as death permeates virtually every minute. Whether it is about reflections on Zabel’s demise or Mare continuing to deal with the guilt of her son’s suicide, there is no escaping the impact of death on the episode.
In addition, of course, Mare of Easttown S01E06 spends a considerable amount of its airtime leading us inexorably towards Erin’s murderer but even that is not as straightforward as it appears. For a village, Easttown seems to have an outsized amount of tragedy that belies the stereotypical image of the boring, sleepy hamlet.
All of which naturally lands with a heavy blow on Mare as her own emotional and mental well-being take a pommeling. There is enough to suggest that Mare carries within herself the survivor’s guilt of handling the death that swirls around her. Which gives added context to her overall caustic and cynical demeanour – it’s not difficult to imagine that Mare’s hardened exterior is simply a defensive posture. Given time to reflect on her circumstances, Mare might not be able to keep the demons at bay and the resilience within her might begin to crumble.
Will that inner strength be able to keep Mare safe even as she heads carelessly into potential danger in the finale? She shall see.
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