Today's column covers episodes from Tuesday 2/5 and Wednesday 2/6.
We learned some key facts in Tuesday's episode about who is not the text-message killer. While the man in black was laid out on the side of the road with Sam, we saw Johnny trying to push Lulu away and Jerry spying on Spinelli and Maxie. That rules them out as suspects. Later, Logan surfaced and was bruised and battered. What was his excuse to Lulu? He said he was in a bar fight, but add his crumpled form to the fact Spinelli found his dog-tags in Cooper's room and Logan sure is looking guilty — almost too guilty.
There's still that creepy Daniel on the suspect list and I've heard almost every male cast member's name offered up at one time or another. I still think a key clue is the black and white ball. Since that is where Emily was murdered, and the island was sealed off because of the storm, the killer was at that party. If when the mystery is solved it isn't someone who was there, I will feel very cheated.
The other big mystery is who ran down Sam. Monica and Liz look like the most likely suspects at this time and both would prove to be interesting stories. Liz and Sam have been at each other since Sam learned Jason was Jake's father. If she was the one to hit her, it would be a sweet karmic victory for Sam. Liz could serve jail time and would be separated from Jason and the kids. On the other hand, Monica, the cardiac surgeon who has turned to drinking after a year of one traumatic loss after the other would also make for an interesting culprit. If her drinking and driving caused her to hit the one-time girlfriend of the son she's disowned, it may be a catalyst to bring what little bit that's left of her family together.
Lucky is feeling guilty about turning a cold shoulder to Sam and is second guessing that Cooper was the TMK. You mean to tell me for once the PCPD and Officer Spencer are going to get one right? Don't get your hopes up too high, it's not over yet. If guilt does allow Lucky to help Sam recover from the accident, it may be just the thing to help these two build a new relationship from the ground up.