What a freakin’ mess that has been made in Easttown.
Mare of Easttown concluded on Sunday by explaining who truly killed Erin McMenamin (Cailee Spaeny) and the way, and then explaining it yet again. It was not, as everybody thought at the finish of the final episode, Erin’s cousin Billy Ross (Robbie Tann). It was additionally not, as everybody thought at the starting of this episode, Erin’s cousin John Ross (Joe Tippett), although he was the actual father of Erin’s child. It was truly the younger Ryan Ross (Cameron Mann), John’s son, who shot Erin on accident whereas attempting to forestall his household from breaking apart once more. He was simply attempting to scare her off with a gun, and it went off when she tried to get it away from him.
What an absolute bummer.
For the first half of the finale, Mare (Kate Winslet) was pretty certain that John was the perpetrator. He was proven in mattress with Erin in a photograph she had saved in her journal (the mysterious photograph from the finish of the final episode), after which when confronted about it, he was surprisingly calm and upfront. He confessed to the relationship and to killing her, and requested his poor spouse Lori (Julianne Nicholson) to take care of the child for him, which felt like a really insane request from the man who had simply murdered the teen he impregnated.