Mary Kills People (S02E04) "Ride or Die"

Lines have been crossed and now Mary (Caroline Dhavernas) and Des (Richard Short) must deal with the consequences and onslaught of emotions that come from doing so. There is no reversing time and they can never undo what has been done, the only thing they can do is try to pick up the shattered remnants of their lives.

Each character deals with their transgressions in very different ways. Although Mary looks like she may have it all together, her work and home life are starting to suffer because of her dirty little secrets. She pushes those away who matter the most, fracturing what security she had with her loved ones.

Des is coming undone in a more dramatic way, showing his pain on the outside. In the moment of his reckoning, someone comes knocking on his door. Josh (André Dae Kim), the young terminal man from episodes before, want’s to feel like a normal human being instead of a man waiting for death to take him. Des is able to give him that companionship, it’s something they both needed at that moment. The banter and camaraderie between the two is touching and poignant.

Mary seems to be on the outside looking in on her own life, never present for the moments that count in her children’s lives. Nicole (Charlotte Sullivan) helps her eldest niece (Abigail Winter) reach a new revelation about her mother, perhaps she is protecting her from the darkness in her life. While Naomi (Katie Douglas) is desperate to share her new-found knowledge about the depths of Mary’s dealings, there are some things that just can’t be fixed by sarcastic humor. The truth will come out in the end, it always does.

Olivia (Rachelle Lefevre) isn’t out of the picture yet, but little to her knowledge she is now being watched, very closely. It’s a dangerous web they are weaving and Mary might not be out of the clear just yet. With only two episodes left, anything can happen at this point.

Our friendly neighborhood detective can’t seem to stay away from Mary, even after her stunt with Travis. There’s something about Ben (Jay Ryan) and Mary that just works, they balance each other out in a chaotic kind of way. When Josh takes a turn for the worst, Ben finally gets to witness the full extent of what Mary and Des do for people. It puts a whole other perspective and understanding to the situation. Now that he get’s it, Mary is not going to stop.

As Josh slips away, it’s an emotional and powerful moment. There is goodness in death, a sweet release. This is why they will keep ending others suffering, they just needed the reminder that there are positives in what they do for others.
A storm is brewing and nothing is off-limits. It will be interesting to see where the creators will take us next.

Mary Kills People airs on Global every Wednesday at 8 ET/PT

Photo: Screenshot taken by author of review.