Ken in GA
Hello all!! I just got a chance to see the first few minutes of today's show and I already have a theory as to who killed Nick and how it was done. Now remember, ... this is only a theory, so no spoiler is contained in my observations!
First, let me start out by saying that Blake Berris has done a fantastic job in portraying crazy Nick Fallon. Although I dislike the character, I loved the actor.
Second, the writers have been setting this up for a while (I feel) and the obvious shooter, in my opinion is ..... GABI! Here is my reasoning. First, when she had the conversation with Ari the other day, alone at the apartment, she sounded afraid of Nick and seemed to be explaining to her daughter what she would need to do. Second, today when Nick stumbled into the square, Gabi stood back .... either in shock that he had been shot OR in shock that he was still alive. She couldn't even force herself to help out with controlling the bleeding. Third, she seemed to have a strangle-hold on the bag she was carrying. She didn't seem that thrilled about opening it up to provide Jordan with a clean cloth. Fourth, she left before everyone else to go to the hospital, yet she arrived AFTER everyone else got there. Her excuse, she was down in the emergency room because she thought they brought Nick there first.
Now, how did she do it. Here's my theory .....
When Sonny got to the apartment with the gun, he called out for Will, but never mentioned Gabi. Gabi was not shown at any other location around Salem during the conversation between Will and Sonny. My theory, she was in her room, spotted Sonny with the gun, hid in her room, and listened to the conversation between Will and Sonny. After the gun was hidden in the closet and Will and Sonny left, Gabi emerged from her room, realized that the situation with Nick had gone too far, and took the gun and ammo. She found Nick in the park and shot him. This gave her time to run into Allie and Jordan in the town square and start up a conversation. Everyone else arrived at the square soon after. The gun was in Gabi's bag the whole time.
After Nick stumbled into the square and then was carried away by the EMTs, Gabi returned the gun to the apartment closet and left for the hospital. When she joined the others, she explained the delay away by saying she had been in the emergency room.
I believe that Gabi will ultimately have a breakdown, confess what she did, and then be remanded to a psychiatric facility.
Now remember, these are only my predictions. It'll be fun to see how it plays out though!
What do you all think?