So I’m sort of, kind of, getting my wish awhile back to a murder mystery on Days. Of course, I might have asked for someone other than Dena to write it. It’s not that bad, it’s actually the most interesting story going on with the show now, but it does remind one of an average episode of Murder She Wrote.
So Trent is dead. We know because after he and Caroline hilariously rolled around on top of OMB’s grave, we see a large ass knife in his back. Of course Caroline pulls it out and rolls him over so she looks like she was struggling with him there in the cemetery. If she begins to believe Max did it, she might try to cover but how long can that last? Why would she bring such a giant knife with her to the CEMETERY along with her Wizard of Oz like basket of flowers? Never mind, let’s go down the list of suspects:
Nick Fallon: I put him first because he’s my favorite character.(Plus he’s looking oh so hot lately).
How awesome that he’s a suspect and featured in the story? Six months ago he was hardly on and looked quite likely to be let go. I think the show could have actually given him a stronger motive. The other day when Nick was throwing his grant money away so easily, I was fine with the gesture but since Trent was refusing to leave it didn’t make much sense. I’d have liked Nick to have given Trent the money thinking he would leave town, but of course Trent doesn’t and that really enrages Nick. Don’t mess with abusing the Nickfund! Of course, even if they had done that, I’d have a hard time believing Nick did it. The only thing going for him is he is one of the few characters on this show who really killed someone (probably the last thing linking him with Chelsea, the other notorious killer of Salem). But I can’t see him showing up at his Aunt’s restaurant perfectly fine with just some minor scrapes on his knuckles. Dena is writing Nick a bit cooler and smoother, but that is too much.
Melanie Layton: We don’t know enough about her so is it possible for her to show up at the restaurant like nothing happened if she mortally stabbed her father? Maybe, she was shown to have an icy heart when she was first introduced but the character’s direction has changed somewhat. Even if she was capable, I have a hard time thinking she’s stupid and bringing his wallet with her would tie her back to his body. Cute scenes with Nick by the way.
Max Brady: Right now the most likely suspect. He certainly has the temper for it and if I had a dollar for everytime he’s threatened to kill Trent, I’d be a rich man. Could the bloody shirt be left over from his earlier smackdown of Trent? I don’t know, I still remember when Max showed up at Nick’s party with grease on his face so he’s not exactly Mr. Hygiene. Still…if there is one thing to learn on soaps, the most likely suspect never does it and I doubt I could be so lucky as the way we get rid of boring Max is they send him to prison.
Nicole Walker: (Hee, I almost wrote Nicole Wallace). Honestly, I think if the show has the balls to make it one of the main suspects, then it would be her. She’s attempted murder before and though Nicole has softened somewhat, we have learned you don’t mess with her attempts at money and that’s just what Trent did. Casting says a new character is on the horizon (FBI) who will come become attracted to Nicole. If she was the real murderer, that could be a way for them to get her OUT OF TROUBLE by the guy covering for her. We’ll have to see.
Claude: I think in the end, we’ll get the lame ending as we always do, and it will turn out to be Claude. We even had a phone call from him earlier which means being in jail for the France business does not keep Trent safe from him. That might be what sends in the FBI to investigate.
So have I missed anyone? I surely thought John would be a likely suspect because of Trent’s interest in Marlena but I guess that recent seizure alibi’s him. I really hope they don’t point the finger at Stefano again, pretending he had offscreen ties to Trent.