If you’re like me you’ve been watching CBS’ murder mystery show “Harper’s Island”. Yes, I know the show started off with a soap opera feeling, but I’m really glad to see it evolve into more of a fun, thriller type of show.
Now if you haven’t been watching the show and plan to watch it at a later date, please re-frame from reading any further.
Ok, here come the spoilers!
On every fan’s mind at the moment is who the killer is? We know that John Wakefield can account for some of the murders on the island, because he has been revealed to us, but the last episode that aired hinted that a second killer is at large.
The popular belief is that Jimmy is the second killer and the way the show is going I feel like it’s pushing its audience into that direction. This makes me think that Jimmy is not the killer, I mean it just seems a little too obvious to me.
Here are some things that can work against Jimmy being the killer: Why would the Sheriff give his life for a man he was investigating as a possible Wakefield copycat? To expand on that, why would he want Abby to be with Jimmy if he was truly a killer?
If Jimmy is the killer to explain the Sheriff giving his life would probably go something like this. The Sheriff was given only a few last moments with his daughter before his death and those moments were precious to him. Wakefield most likely threatened him to stop him from saying anything about Jimmy’s part in the murders or he would cut his time short. Because, all of us who watched it, knew that Wakefield was listening to the whole conversation.
Those are only theories and I’m still not 100 percent convinced that Jimmy is the second killer. If he is, I think that would be a misstep in the writing, because the way they set it up made the audience know before the end of the show and I hope they have a few more tricks up their sleeves.
Now looking at all of the people that are left I think we can narrow down who might be a killer. We have Abby, Henry, Trish, Sully, Danny, Madison, Shea, Sully and Jimmy. The ones I think it’s safe to rule out are Madison, Shea, Trish, Danny and Abby. This leaves us with Henry and Jimmy. I was going to put Sully down as a possible killer, but that’s a long shot.
Yeah, I’m one of those people that are leaning towards Henry as being the possible second killer. The guy has a lot of issues and his past was never really explained. We know Henry never felt welcomed by Trish’s family, both his parents died or did they? and it was his idea to have the wedding on the island. You can look at Henry and see numerous motives that can be used to make him the killer.
In the series we see Henry easily handling a gun, able to fight Shane who is half his size and able to control the group of survivors to do anything he says. Then we look back to early in the series when Trish’s ex-boyfriend is killed – Henry had a lot of motive there and I wouldn’t be surprised that it was actually him who set up the gun.
I believe in the end Jimmy will be the good guy and Henry will be revealed as the bad guy. I think there will be a final showdown between Abby and Henry and I also think that Abby, Shea, Madison, Trish and Jimmy will survive. That’s only if Henry is the killer and if he’s not then it’s a whole different ball game. Yet, one person I am almost 100 percent positive will survive is Abby, I really don’t think she’ll be the sole survivor, but she has to survive.
I could be wrong, I mean watch there be no big twist and Jimmy is the second killer or Wakefield is actually working alone. If that happens that means the show won’t end really on a high note.
If you haven’t been watching Harper’s Island, I would try to find a way to watch the episodes, because is something different and it’s really kept me entertained. I will warn you, the first couple of episodes are not that great, but they get better and better as the show goes on.