12. Crime and Punishment Apr 14, 2013 22:43:08 GMT
Post by hannikan on Apr 14, 2013 22:43:08 GMT
Yeah, they would definitely need to question the carriage drivers. It might take some time to track down exactly who they were though. Julia might not have remembered the names of the carriage drivers either. That could take some time to piece together and the investigation moved at lightning speed because of pressure from Giles. I actually think Julia was the one being foolish to not realize how serious her situation was until the end. She didn't seem to think the evidence against her was that strong. She should have been preparing more for the trial. But I think she didn't because she was so preoccupied with shock and sadness over Darcy's death and contacting his family. She wasn't even entirely cooperative with William when he was trying to get her to see how serious her situation was. Esp. once they couldn't find this Mrs. Irwin or her husband. That made her look like she was making up her alibi. As for the tree, they would know that Julia couldn't have put it in the tree alone. She'd either have gotten a boost from an as yet unknown accomplice or used a ladder or stool. Clearly Gillies or his partner(s) put it there at night when no one saw them, but it's true that the murder happened in the middle of the day and the police arrived on the scene shortly afterward, too. This will all be addressed in the finale, I think. So if it had been Julia that put it there after the murder, but before the police came, it would have had to be in broad daylight. That would have been hard to accomplish with Darcy's nosy neighbors.