Easttown’s Mare Was So Good the Second Season Would Spoil the Magic
Warning: The following article contains spoilers for Mare of Easttown Season 1. If you haven’t seen it already, don’t read it.
Easttown’s mare was officially a huge hit; So big that the finale crashed HBO Max servers as millions tuned in to find out who really killed Erin McMenamin.
Fans and critics liked it very much. Kate Winslet is now tough to win an Emmy for her role as tough-talking, rule-breaking, chain-wetting Pennsylvania detective Mare Sheehan. Nobody even hated the ending. In short, it was an unqualified success.
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And, of course a Rolling Rock follows a steak hoagie, now there’s a growing clamor to be one. mare of easttown season 2 – despite the fact that it was billed as a limited series. So, can this happen?
Well yes it can happen, and maybe it will. But it really shouldn’t be.
a sure thing
There’s no official word yet on whether Easttown’s mare will return, but the evidence is already piling up.
For starters, HBO has been here before – remember Big Little Lies?
“There’s no reason to make a season two,” director Jean-Marc Vallée said shortly after the supposedly once-HBO miniseries had ended. “It was a one-time deal, and it’s ending in a way where it’s up to the audience to imagine what could happen. If we do a second season, we’re going to break and ruin that beautiful thing.” Will give.”
A second season was duly commissioned a few months later.
And if HBO decides they want a second installment of Easttown’s Mare, the show’s creator Brad Ingelsby is certainly ready to discuss it.
“It was written as a limited, and it ends – there’s no more mystery to solve. Kate and I, if we can break down a story we’re really proud of and feel like Be that it is a worthy second chapter in the journey of the mare, then perhaps,” he Hollywood Reporter.
“I haven’t cracked it yet; I don’t know what that is, honestly. But if there was a world we were confident in, it’s a continuation of the story that honors the first chapter and does things like that. Which the audience will appreciate, so maybe. But at the moment, I don’t know what it could be.”
Of course, there’s no way for the show to return without Winslet, who put on a captivating performance as a world-weary Titanic character, authentic Delco accent and all. But luckily for HBO, he’s on board, too.
“I would love to play Ghodi again,” she told TVLine. “I miss her. I really do. It’s the weirdest thing. I feel like I’m in mourning. It was such a wonderful role… there’s something very addictive about the mare, because She’s so outrageous and sweet and fabulous and genuine, you know? I loved playing her.”
So let’s face it, it’s going to happen. Fans want it, Winslet wants it, Inglesby isn’t against it and HBO… well, the heart-wrenching final chapter garnered nearly 3 million viewers across all platforms on Sunday night (May 30) and won an Emmy nomination. Sure to pick up a bunch. HBO is less likely to turn it down than to refuse the mare’s hilarious mother Helen’s Manhattan.
well leave alone
The only trouble with all of this is that Easttown’s Mare was such a well-made show that a second season could only be a disappointment, the television equivalent of eating two pizzas in a row.
By the end of that seventh episode, all the storylines of the show were largely over. Erin’s killer was revealed not as her father’s cousin John Ross or John’s brother Billy, but as John’s younger son Ryan. Missy Segar and Katie Bailey are discovered and freed, and Mare shoots and kills their kidnapper, Wayne Potts. Both cases closed.
Likewise, there are few loose ends left in the form of the mare’s previously tangled home life: her love interest Richard Ryan, played by Guy Pearce with the right balance of smarts and charm, has gone into the sunset. His daughter Siobhan, who had excellent hair and musical taste, did the same. Her partner Colin Zabel is dead, her ex-husband Frank is happily married and her mom… well, she’s got her iPad and her Fruit Ninja and her Manhattan, so she’ll be fine.
And the mare herself is also locked up at the end of the episode, winning custody of her grandson Drew, then finally climbing the ladder to the attic where her son, Kevin, hangs himself.
Clearly, the writers could dream up new stories, and after doing such a great job of weaving a rich tapestry around Winslet’s central character, there are plenty of options on that front.
She may have a new affair, a new love interest (or Richard may return), and a new fight with her family and friends. And there’s a lot of potential in his relationship with best friend Lori (the fabulous Julian Nicholson), who broke up so rapidly in the final few minutes and sank in his arms.
But the more pertinent question is, what will the point be? The work Easttown’s mare did was based on the complex relationship between the mare’s work and personal life.
The affair was indelibly connected with her relationships – with her best friend, and her ex-husband, and her cousin, and her daughter. They all knew Erin, they all knew the various suspects. Like Twin Peaks 30 years before it, Easttown’s Mare wasn’t just the story of a murder, it was a story about the effect a murder had on a small community.
So, sure, the mare might get another matter, and it might affect her friends and family in the same way, but that would just be re-reading old ground, and it might never have the same effect. Not possible.
Instead, why not leave it as it was? Ingelsby will then have no shortage of job offers; Winslet never is. They might instead team up for HBO with something else entirely different.
Either way, let’s hope they leave us with this one expertly crafted and neatly wrapped series, a perfect snapshot of a world that will never be the same if we watch it a second time. .
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