Looks like we found out who killed Erin McMenamin in Easttown mareThe penultimate episode of … but the killer could be looking to increase the body count.
Sunday’s episode begins with Mare waking up in the hospital after killing Potts and saving Katie Bailey and Missy. She’s now a heroine, the press harassing her as she walks home, but Colin is still dead (RIP), and Potts couldn’t have killed Erin because he was out of town that night. Additionally, Deacon Mark insists he didn’t kill her in a tearful interview with the cops, but they still arrested him after fishing Erin’s bike out of the river, and a Forensic expert said the gun that killed Erin was an old cop gun. , a type that has not been produced for decades.
After Brianna tells the cops Dylan was missing that night, they bring Erin’s ex back for more questions, and he stammers a few lies, claiming he just couldn’t sleep and ride for a while. moment. When Mare reveals that she knows he stole Erin’s old diaries, he asks for a lawyer – and she says he’s now the prime suspect in the case. But when Beth tells Mare that she hasn’t heard from Freddie in days, Mare checks him out and finds him dead with a needle in his arm … and also finds an old jersey that says “McMenamin” and a T- Ross family reunion shirt among his belongings. At her funeral, Lori explains that the family reunion was a way to help Erin cheer up after her mother died. Erin shared a cabin there with her father Kenny… and with John’s brother Billy.
Speaking of Billy, John’s dad (hey, that’s Gordon Clapp from NYPD Blue!) confesses that he found Billy covered in blood and frantically washing his clothes the night Erin died. Mare finds pictures online of Billy eyeing Erin at the reunion, and she digs up the fact that Erin’s pendant – which is inscribed with the date of the family reunion, hmmm – was also purchased by Billy. John confronts his brother, and Billy admits through sobs: He killed Erin. He says he’s ready to confess, but John wants to take him one last time to the family cabin… and as they pack their tackle we see Billy hiding a gun in his.
As John leads a dead-eyed Billy to the fishing spot, Mare walks over to Lori to find Billy. Even though John told Lori to shut up, she turns everything upside down to her friend Mare – including the fact that Billy is the father of Erin’s baby. (And he and Kenny are cousins!) Mare rushes over to the cabin, calling the boss on her way and telling him that Billy is the killer. He tells her to wait for a save, but she just pays him off. Just then, Jess, Erin’s friend, arrives at the police station to show the chief the photo she took of Erin’s diaries. We don’t see the photo, but anything is causing the chef to bark at someone to call Mare on the phone. It might be too late, though: Billy, grabbing that tackle box, and John are just fishing as Mare approaches … and we’ll have to wait until next week’s finale to find out how it all ends.
Elsewhere in “Sore Must Be the Storm”: Mare opened up about Kevin’s death in therapy, revealing that he had found him hanged in the attic and that “no one was coming up anymore”; Richard wooed Mare with a Rolling Rocks and hoagies gift basket (cool!), And when she said she couldn’t date him right now, he just told her to call him and him. ask to go out when she is ready; Colin’s mother slapped Mare across the face (twice!), Blaming her for Colin’s death; Siobhan also raged at Mare in a drunken stupor and became a little too obsessed with his new girlfriend; and an overworked Carrie almost left poor Drew to drown when she dozed off giving the boy a bath. (A hectic hour, eh?)
So, are we really super sure that Billy killed Erin? What about all those free ends? And what are your predictions for next week’s grand finale? Share them in the comments below.