Clint: "Well Madame D.A., I think YOU killed Eddie Ford. To be perfectly candid, I'm insulted you even thought I could possibly have killed a man in cold blood."
Two posts in a weekend! Wow! Anyway, Happy Sunday Funday everyone! I slept until noon today...yep, noon. No, I'm not a lazy ass, but I stayed up super late last night. Thus, the cycle begins. I pray I go to bed by 1 a.m. tonight...let's hope.
So, here's the deal. I haven't read hardly ANYTHING on this who killed Eddie Ford mess. I know that all this begins to come out soon...at least it begins to be pieced together within the next two weeks. Anywho, I thought it would be fun if I kinda did a run through of who could be the killer etc. Then, I would LOVE IT if people would comment and tell me who they think killed Eddie Ford. I will tally all the votes and then display the results. I have my settings on this blog where everyone can post a comment. So, you can just post the name of the killer or you can even give me a reason why you think that person killed Eddie (I know my loyal commenters will give their reasons...wink wink). I mean, a decent amount of people read this blog...at least 500 people a day (pretty good with no advertisements!), so I'd just think it would be great if the people who never comment would on just this. If you don't mind, of course. Oh, and I'll take an email since I know people like to correspond with me that way. Cool? I think this will be fun since literally no spoilers are out there about it. Then we can see how totally FAR we are from the truth or how accurate we are...how's that? I did a post on this back in December but it needs to be revisited, I think.
So...let's jump into the list of suspects, shall we? I'm gonna go through each and discuss and then give a final vote.
No. Maybe he had a part in it, but I just can't imagine him pulling the trigger. Actually, no it's not even him pulling the trigger. No, it's the fact that Bo and Nora are so effing dead set on the idea that Clint DID do it. All this makes me think that it can't be him at all. They are gonna make Bo and Nora be wrong because they have said a few times that they WILL pin Eddie's murder on Clint and we know that just won't happen because this is a soap opera. However, Clint had a motive. Eddie became a bit reckless and Clint didn't want anyone to know he had his hand in anything. I'm sure Clint had the time to go to the motel and kill him, too. I can see him maybe getting some of his men to go and take Eddie out but I doubt it. I think that Clint was maybe there when Eddie was murdered, though. Maybe he went to see Eddie and he witnessed the murder. So...maybe he was there but I think Clint did NOT kill Eddie. So...he's out in my mind.
God knows I would love nothing more for this bastard to have killed Eddie and be found guilty and leave the screen. I just am not sure if he did. His opportunity and motive were soooo obvious. Whether it be his bad temper at the gym or him telling Dan-YELLA a bunch of stuff about getting back at Eddie or how he was gone all night and came home to Inez's the next morning. Hell, he was even charged with the crime. But...I just don't think he did and it would be too good to be true. AND...there were too many shots of him standing over Eddie's dead body. So, I'm gonna say this is a "no" as well.
I just think this kid is too much of a pansy to pull the trigger. HOWEVER, out of ALL the suspects God knows he had the most motive. I mean, this poor thing was verbally and physically abused by this maniac for years and years. So, even if he did kill him there would definitely be mitigating circumstances. So, if he was found guilty James wouldn't leave the canvas. I could see this working, I think. Even though I can't see him doing it, this could work and people would be like "ok, I totally understand why he did it." Unlike Nate, James would have a defense and Ford really wouldn't have one since he left James to fend for himself years ago. James had the time to do it...so we think. So, this could work and I'd get on board with it. This is a maybe for me right now.
Ok, well we know he had time because he wasn't in the hospital all night. And, he has been protective of James and even Nate since Eddie arrived back in town. So, he could have done it to protect his family. Like I've said before, I don't think Bobby Ford is leaving the show any time soon. So, if he did do it there would have to be some sort of mitigating circumstance because he can't just be locked up in Statesville. I can see this. And, he hated Eddie ever since childhood...so this is a maybe for me.
Yeah, besides Nate...no, take that back. Actually, I want Inez to be the killer more than Nate and I need her to be erased from the canvas. This hot mama had multiple motives. Hello? She is terrified of him since he "allegedly" (come on, I went to law school so I have to say that) beat her and terrorized her for years to the point to where she had to leave Ohio without her kids. Also, it's patently obvious she was desperate and would do anything to get rid of him to protect her children. Hell, I'd be scared, too. You run away to escape a madman and he tracks you down in Llanview, PA, and he is threatening to harm you and your kids. Yeah, I'd kill his ass. AND...Bo was passed out...AND...his gun was there. So, she had plenty of time to leave there and go kill him and come back. Plus, Jessica Leccia isn't on contract...only recurring. I might go with her on this one.
Not possible and my answer is no. But, he would have motive to kill Eddie since this man did torture and nearly rape his wife but just absolutely not.
I'm praying to God the answer is "no" ONLY because this has been done before and surely OLTL won't venture down this road again. I mean, we all remember Collin McIver don't we? And, even though her account of the whole Colin thing on the witness stand was AWESOME...I don't want or need this to happen again. We know she had motive. And, we know she had time. The chunk of missing memory will be key. So...either she will remember she did it (please God no). Or, she SAW who did it. I'm going with the latter. I'm pretty sure she saw who did it and has blocked it out. But, I'm saying she is NOT the killer. However, I think there is a chance that more happened when she did see the killer. Maybe she actually was raped? Maybe something else happened...I think maybe.
Man, it pains me to write this. Ok...so we know that Matthew KNEW where Eddie and Nora were because Clint told him. AND...Matt talked to Eddie Ford on the phone. We also know that Matthew was driving erratically and ran Rex and Nora off the road. And...he was traveling in the direction of the Minuteman. Maybe he went to the Minuteman to confront his mom and Eddie and only found Eddie there...or Eddie showed up later and found Matthew there? What if Eddie started talking smack to Matthew about his mom, etc.? Matthew could have snapped? In the meantime, Nora may have witnessed all this but blocked it out since...that's plausible because her memory isn't the greatest thanks to Lindsay Rappaport and that damn syringe. I pray to God this is NOT what happened. It's bad enough Matt ran Nora and Rex off the road and that hasn't come to light yet. But, come on people. Nora already had a child go crazy and defend her from a crazy person. Poor Rachel killed Georgie Phillips (sidenote: that was soooooooooo awesome. I mean, OLTL was broadcast on a Friday night at like 7 or 8 o'clock or something. It was the primetime who killed Georgie special...man...good times) because Georgie was obsessed with Bo...and batshit crazy. So, let's hope this ain't it but it just may be. But...since I hear they may SORAS Matthew soon that would mean that maybe he wouldn't be the killer? But, I dunno.
Thanks to Desi for mentioning she thinks a random person committed the crime. I meant to say this. Hell, knowing OLTL it will be a random person. Either it's someone from Ohio who Eddie did business with or some person from our canvas that we would least expect. So, that could be an option. The motive and opportunity would have to be disclosed to us at a later date. But, this is a possibility. God knows Eddie was such an ass and encountered enough people in his life that he pissed off. Oh, and the last time I did this post in December I said Todd Manning could be a suspect...so...
He's batshit crazy and hates people who abuse their kids. That's motive. I'm pretty sure he had the opportunity, too. However, I just am gonna go with "no." And, I'm tired of Todd always being on trial. It's gotten old.
OK...so I need to guess now. You know...OLTL may have decided on someone to name as the killer but then changed their mind. I know that JWS (Eddie Ford) just finished filming more scenes at OLTL so maybe the writers changed their story/killer? I dunno. Sooooo....man, I don't know who to pick. Just because I'm hoping it is not Matthew...I'm gonna go with Inez Sallinger. Final Answer.
I'm sure most of you can give more insight on all of this, but I just thought it would be cool to do this. I'm sure by late next week that more spoilers will be out about the killer so this will be interesting to see who everyone picks.
Hope everyone has a GREAT Monday and see y'all tomorrow.