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    My Jaw Is Still On The Floor From "Mare Of Easttown," And We're Only On Episode 2

    Ummm...I need answers.

    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.

    Kate Winslet in Mare of Easttown
    HBO

    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

    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.

    Kate winslet with the caption "don't cry over spilled milk...that's chucked through your living room window"
    HBO

    🚨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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    HBO

    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?)

    Frank with the caption "What the HECK, Roy from The Office"
    HBO

    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:

    1.

    You think the father is WHO!?!? #MareOfEasttown

    Twitter: @AliceWeaton

    2.

    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

    Twitter: @MovieManiac89

    3.

    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

    Twitter: @mindykaling

    4.

    The moment Frank asked details about the investigation... my true crime senses started tingling #MareOfEasttown

    Twitter: @itssmayraaa

    5.

    Me suspecting every single person in #MareOfEasttown

    Twitter: @SausageToot

    6.

    Mare of Easttown is making me paranoid. Haven’t been so suspicious of an entire group of townsfolk since Broadchurch.

    Twitter: @CAKennedy6

    7.

    Me the whole time tonight watching episode2 of #MareOfEasttown

    Twitter: @NikitaMarie__

    8.

    Me at the end of episode 2 #MareOfEasttown

    Twitter: @biancal0pes

    9.

    evan peters playing a reasonable adult with a regular job in mare of easttown is what he deserves, what i deserve, what hbo deserves

    Twitter: @brianajflynn

    10.

    I love having a show to look forward to every sunday, but if I had access to this entire season... #MareOfEasttown

    Twitter: @kaayyypaiges

    11.

    very bold of the plot twist in Episode 2 of "Mare of Easttown" to rely so heavily on me remembering every single name of its 500 characters

    Twitter: @SpencerAlthouse

    12.

    I can’t wait for next week. That ending! #MareofEasttown

    Twitter: @Sexy_goddess01

    13.

    waiting for the next episode of #mareofeasttown like

    Twitter: @meloathdy

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