I’m gonna stick with my older priest theory as the younger priest was the only person contacted by the victim the night of her death. Who else could’ve possibly known she was gonna be in Brandywine if she hadn’t contacted them? Maybe I’m misremembering specifics about her phone usage but I thought that was the case. So yeah, I think the older priest was suspicious of the younger one, given his rumored history and followed him out there, watching the girl exit his car all crazily as described in this past episode, and wrongfully assuming his coworker had just raped the girl or been inappropriate with her in some way. Once good priest leaves, older priest comes in “to console the girl” but realizes his parish is ****ed if a rumor gets out...and so he kills her.
That said, I don’t buy the last part totally and doubt that is true.
Maybe Dylan and his buddy threatened to kill them baby out at the lake in the park unless she met them there and they offer her. IDK. Seems too obvious.
More likely is Lori’s husband had knocked the girl up since she had stayed with his brother or cousin whoever that is that left the full beer in episode five when Mare started asking questions. He’s the red herring. It wasn’t him, it was Lori’s husband who was also sitting there who knocked her up. And maybe the victim demanded money for her kid’s ear surgery and not the husband but Lori herself killed the girl.
That seems most likely to me. Especially since I’ve read that Winslet said her solving of the case is going to shatter her world. Her best friend doing it would crush her.
My last theory and I may have mentioned this before is her daughter. She was the last one seen with her. She disappeared for basically 24 hours after the girl’s death. She contradicted herself when citing what happened when the girl left her to Mare and later to the ******* virgin cop who’s now dead. Not that her daughter did it maliciously but perhaps something with her band. Maybe on the trail her daughter said yeah meet up with us at Brandywine Park later...and she did...and maybe her semi hothead female friend who was in the band accidentally killed her somehow idk.
So many possibilities.
I would be shocked if it's not Lori or her son after finding out hes the dad. Shocked. Obviously not the priests or the skeezy looking cousin. Frank could still be very much involved also. But I'd bet a lot of monies its Lori or her son that pulled the trigger. Although it would be a bold move to kick him out of the house when you were all involved in a murder together.