Mare of Easttown S01E07 is the finale 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 “Sacrament”, Mare of Easttown S01E07 ties up all the loose ends and reveals the true killer of Erin McMenamin. The murderer’s identity comes as a bit of surprise as there was little hint of this in the previous episodes. But it’s more about the emotional impact on Mare when the truth is discovered rather than the solving of the case itself.
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It is clear – especially with Mare of Easttown S01E07 – that the series isn’t really about a murder mystery or a crime drama at all. In fact, the series is a psychological examination of the titular character as she struggles to come to terms with the tragedies in her life. In other words, life. The series – aided by a powerful performance from Kate Winslet – presents the much-needed character arc very well and manages to keep the audience engaged throughout.
Apart from the issue about dealing with loss, the other main theme running through the series basically concerns the dividing line between ethics and personal loyalties. For Mare, her obsession with solving the cases before her – coupled with the fear of losing loved ones and friends – constantly drive her to make rash decisions. However, when ultimately she makes the right one, she is punished for it. Such is the irony of life.
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Mare has never been a likeable character but at least the audience is given an opportunity to understand her and the trauma she has had to bear, which allows us to emphatize with her situation. This definitely elevates Mare of Easttown above your average murder mystery of the week. In the final analysis, the series is worth your time and effort.
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