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Mare of Easttown Finale: Who killed Erin, who is DJ’s father, and everything else we learned

It was a wild ride to end the show that captivated all spring.

Kate Winslet accepts The Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film at the London Film Critics’ Circle Awards 2018 at The May Fair Hotel on January 28, 2018 in London, England. Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images


The final episode of mare of Easttown was breathtaking, with plenty of twists and turns you could and could not see coming. We’ve got the latest below.

Who Killed Erin McMenamin?

John and Lori Ross’s son Ryan killed Erin, and he was not even a choice available at DraftKings Sportsbook! Early in the episode we thought it was John Ross, but he was actually covering for his son Ryan. Ryan went to the woods with a gun to scare Erin and to ask her to stay away from his family, but not actually kill her.

But due to an accident and a fight between Ryan and Erin where the gun went off in the middle of Brandywine Park, he’s now in juvenile hall in Delaware County.

Who is DJ’s father?

Ryan knew about John’s affair with Erin, and that Erin’s son DJ was actually his half-brother. Although there were plenty of other suspects, including John’s brother Billy, due to a chance meetup at a family retreat in upstate New York, Erin and John began an affair.

Dylan Hinchey, originally thought to be the father, turned out to have nothing to do with the murder or the paternity of DJ.