Since mid-April, OCS has been broadcasting in US + 24 the excellent mini-series Mare of Easttown with Kate Winslet. Episode 5 begins and ends with unexpected deaths… Attention, it is better to have seen the episode before reading the rest of the article.
Warning, this article contains spoilers for the fifth episode of Mare of Easttown. If you haven’t seen it, go your way.
We must admit that having seen episode 5, we feel a bit like Kate Winslet in this photo… While Mare of Easttown has a total of seven episodes, episode 5 broadcast this Monday on OCS took an unexpected turn . A major resolution has taken place much faster than expected and its consequences are dramatic.
Indeed, Mare (Kate Winslet) and Colin Zabel (Evan Peters) came face to face with the man who kidnapped young girls in the small town of Easttown. As the two police officers realize that they are dealing with their main suspect, he draws his gun and instantly shoots Colin down in the head.
The change of tone is drastic for this detective drama which took care to set a rather slow pace to better focus on the characters. This turn was all the more unexpected as the relationship between Mare and Colin was about to take a new turn. The two policemen – poles apart from each other – began to appreciate each other and were ready to see how far their affinities would take them.
Evan Peters spoke with the New York Times on this surprise outing. “I was very excited about the idea of creating this character and all of this intriguing almost just to get to this moment. It’s an interesting way to develop a character knowing they’re going to die this way.“says the actor, who has had a very prolific year with Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, coming soon to Netflix and a new season of American Horror Story.
“It reminded me of that moment in Burn After Reading where Brad Pitt gets shot in the head in the closet, which is kind of hilarious but also really shocking, and we wanted to have that kind of feeling as it happens. “
“I like the idea that he gets shot because it’s so real“, he declared to the big daily.”So it is with sickness and death. It hits you in the most unexpected way. You never plan to get sick. You never plan to die. Everything just happens.“he said, a philosopher.