‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 6: Who Really Killed Erin McMenamin?

Mare of Easttown Episode 6 “Sore Must Be the Storm” appears to lastly clear up the homicide of Erin McMenamin (Cailee Spaeny). As Mare closes in on Dylan Hinchey (Jack Mulhern) as a chief suspect, proof mounts that Billy Ross (Robby Tann) might need killed the woman. First Mare (Kate Winslet) items collectively that Billy had a bootleg incestuous affair with Erin, and later Billy’s brother John (Joe Tippett) learns that Billy was seen with bloody garments the evening of their younger cousin’s loss of life. John will get Billy to admit, and in flip, tells his spouse Lori (Julianne Nicholson) who naturally tells Mare.

The finish of Mare of Easttown Episode 6 follows Mare as she follows John and Billy to a cabin the place they’ve gone fishing as soon as final time earlier than Billy formally confesses to the authorities. Billy has a gun in his sort out field, foreshadowing a violent showdown within the Mare of Easttown finale.

However, is it doable that Billy isn’t the killer in any respect? After Mare hangs up her cellphone on boss Chief Carter (John Douglas Thompson), the elder officer is given a tip from Erin’s greatest good friend Jess (Ruby Cruz). The teen woman lastly shares that she helped Dylan burn Erin’s journals, however not with out saving one incriminating passage.

So what was in Erin’s journals? Why is it a game-changer? And might or not it’s that Billy didn’t kill Erin in spite of everything on Mare of Easttown? With just one episode of Mare of Easttown left on HBO, we’ve lots of questions…

John Ross (Joe Tippett) in Mare of Easttown
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Did Billy Ross Really Kill Erin McMenamin in Mare of Easttown on HBO and HBO Max?

Well, it definitely appears so, proper? After all, Billy’s personal father noticed him coated in blood instantly after the homicide. We know that he and Erin carried on an incestuous affair and that he’s doubtless D.J.’s father. Finally, Billy confessed to his brother John that he killed Erin. Or did he?

There are two the reason why we predict it’s doable Billy Ross is being arrange for Erin’s homicide. The first has to do with no matter Jess revealed was in Erin’s journals…which we’ll get to quickly. The second? The bizarre method through which John Ross gave the impression to be talking on behalf of his brother all through the episode.

When John confronts the upset Billy in regards to the homicide, he kind of coaches him into saying he killed Erin. Watch the scene once more. He says, “I’m going to need to hear you say it…” And then Billy tearfully confesses to him that he killed Erin.

Also suspicious? We solely know that one thing occurred in the course of the Ross household reunion a couple of years again. While the presumption is that Billy raped Erin, it might have been John. After all, the necklace she acquired was bought by somebody merely named “Ross.” That doesn’t show it was Billy or John.

Furthermore, John has a behavior of mendacity and dwelling a double life. Could or not it’s that he was carrying on an affair with Erin? That Billy helped him kill the woman and was in cost of getting rid of the bloody garments? That John is manipulating his brother into taking the autumn?

This is all conjecture and the one motive we’re double-guessing Billy’s confession has to do with no matter it was that Jess confirmed Chief Carter was written in Erin’s diaries…

Jess (Ruby Cruz) reading Erin's journal in Mare of Easttown
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What is the Secret in Erin’s Journals on Mare of Easttown?

The Erin McMenamin case appears closed by the top of Mare of Easttown Episode 6, however one thing Jess reveals the Chief shocks him sufficient to yell that they should get Mare on the cellphone now. 

We don’t but know what was in Erin’s diaries, however we do know that no matter it was, her “friends” determined it needed to be destroyed. Jess initially lied to Mare in regards to the journals’ areas — which solely led her to the necklace that one of her Ross cousins purchased — and later helped destroy most of them. However, the candy woman determined to save lots of one vital passage.

Naturally, we’ve lots of questions. Why would the teenagers who knew Erin greatest have to destroy her inner-most ideas? What is written on the web page Jess saved? And why was no matter was written in Erin’s journals harmful sufficient for Dylan to threaten to kill Jess (if she uncovered it)? And might or not it’s tied to the Ross brothers? After all, Jess knew that DJ was most likely not Dylan’s. (She mistakenly thought it was Mare’s ex-husband’s youngster.)

Obviously Mare of Easttown has no less than one main twist but to throw us. We’ll need to tune in subsequent Sunday to the extra-long* collection finale to seek out out!

Mare of Easttown Episode 7 can be 66 minutes and 44 seconds lengthy, so plan accordingly.

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