Ummm…I need answers.

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If you’re looking for a gripping new crime drama to watch, look no further — HBO’s Mare of Easttown starring Kate Winslet and Evan Peters is exactly what you’re looking for.

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Kate Winslet plays a detective trying to solve a missing person case while struggling with some intense personal issues and drama in the Philly suburb of Easttown.

The first episode of the season was a lot of backstory, setup, and Kate Winslet eating breakfast sandwiches and Cheez Whiz:

Kate Winslet eating Cheez Whiz. The first great pop culture moment of 2021. #MareOfEasttown

04:52 AM – 19 Apr 2021

Twitter: @RTarant

Gotta wash that down with some wooder.

But the whole second episode, which introduced Evan Peters as Detective Colin Zabel, had me with my jaw on the floor — especially the absolutely CHAOTIC last two minutes.

🚨Warning: MASSIVE spoilers ahead! 🚨

First of all, Erin’s father Kenny FULLY SHOOTS Dylan (her baby’s father) because he is so convinced that he killed her.

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Kenny held him at gunpoint and made him drive into a super isolated area, and I don’t know why I thought he would be saved at the last second, but I REALLY DID, so I was pretty shocked that happened.

Also, television has made me DEEPLY afraid of strangers popping up in the backseat of my car (even though I don’t really drive!) and this did not help!

Turns out the whole “dad murdering a teenager” thing wasn’t even the wildest thing to happen at the end of the episode. In the final moments, we learn that Dylan might not even BE the father of Erin’s baby! Erin’s BFF Jessica reveals that…drumroll please…Mare’s ex-husband FRANK SHEEHAN is. (Or probably is? Or might be?)

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We knew something was sus when he was asking so many questions about Erin.

Anyway, the whole thing was A LOT, and I’m still processing and can’t wait for next week. Here’s what Twitter had to say about the episode and ~that~ ending:

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Kate Winslet’s character not even flinching at the jug of milk crashing through her window & continuing to eat her sandwich is the kind of no f*cks energy I aspire to. #MareOfEasttown

05:12 AM – 26 Apr 2021

Twitter: @MovieManiac89

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Ok Guy Pearce is majorly sus in Mare of Easttown. A new writer who just moved to town who hit on Mare mercilessly, a huge grouch in a button down corduroy shirt. Doesn’t add up memento guy

04:50 AM – 25 Apr 2021

Twitter: @mindykaling

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