I agreed to lie to protect my son, and I would have taken that to the grave if you didn't show up today.

Lori

Chief: You all right?
Mare: Not really.
Chief: But you're gonna survive?
Mare: [nods]
Chief: Good.

Frank: I don't want something that's, you know.
Fay: Attractive?

Mare: Did Lori know?
John: I convinced her to lie to you for me, to tell you it was Billy who killed Erin.

Ryan: Mom! Mom!
Lori: Ryan!
Ryan: Mom! It's Mare! She knows! She's on her way here! She knows! She knows!

Mare: Ryan, sweetie, is there anything else you want to tell us?
Ryan: Just that I'm sorry. I'm so sorry for everything I did.

Mare: Wherever you go after this, I hope they treat you better than we did.
Deacon Mark: I don't have anywhere to go, Detective. Easttown is my home.

I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm always on your side, even when I act like I'm not.

Helen

Billy: That's why you wanted to bring me out here, huh? Make it look like I blew my brains out?
John: It's the only way I could be sure.

Mare: We have to give her a chance to be his mother, Frank.
Frank: Since when did you get so philosophical about all this?
Mare: I don't know. Maybe I'm just gettin' old.

Siobhan: You should have been the one.
Mare: Jesus.
Siobhan: It should have been you that day.
Mare: What?
Siobhan: I hate you for that. I hate that you made me find him. We don't even talk about him, mom. We don't even talk...
Mare: What are you talking about?
Siobhan: We don't even talk about him anymore! I hate you for that! I hate you! You should have been the one to find him, not me! Not me!!

Don't open your fucking mouth again, or you're going to end up with your face blown off, just like Erin. Understand?

Dylan

Mare of Easttown Quotes

My God, Marianne. I don't even know what the hell to say. Oh, wait. It just came to me. That was stupid! Goddamned idiotic! You're a complete smack the ass for doin' that!

Helen

Mare: Why'd ya do it?
Colin: I don't fuckin' know. I think I really just wanted to do something great for once in my life.
Mare: If it makes you feel any better, I hid drugs on my grandson's mother. That's why they put me on leave.
Colin: You serious? Holy shit!
Mare: Doin' something great is overrated because then people expect that from you all the time. What they don't realize is that you're just as screwed up as they are.