I just binged all five episode, and I am so confused.
Sylvia knowing the prosecutor has to pay off somehow. And with that whole thing about the camera cutting away before Jonathan gave the name of his previous fling certainly makes me think it was her, since there really is no one else on the show it could be. But I don't see how Sylvia knowing the prosecutor matters to any of this - unless the prosecutor is willing to throw the case for Sylvia's sake?
Then there's Grace and Elena. We had one flashback already that showed them interacting more than we saw originally, there is still the issue of the painting, and the question of how well Grace knew Elena was just dropped. And is Grace just imagining certain moments or are we actually seeing them through her eyes because she was really there? The other thing I find odd is Grace being fine with her husband's lawyer making the jury suspicious of her. I know she tried to thread the needle with her son that it was really just that the lawyer showed that the police lied, but anyone reading about this or seeing it on TV is just going to think that Grace is a real suspect.
Henry. It could maybe be him - the DNA thing bothers me - but the theory my friends keep espousing is that if it is him, his father is covering for him, but Jonathan has been concerned about repeatedly telling Henry multiple times that he, Jonathan, didn't do it. If Henry did it and Jonathan knew, Jonathan wouldn't need to tell Henry any such thing. Unless he thinks Henry killed her and then blocked it out? But of everyone on the show, I feel less like it's Henry than I do anyone else, just because it was this episode's cliffhanger and this seems like the sort of show that will reveal its killer only in the finale. And I think at this point Jonathan thinks Grace did it. Also, is it just that casting really liked the actor who plays Henry, or is the fact he doesn't look like Grace or Jonathan a plot point? He looks more like Elena than either of his parents.
Jonathan. We heard several times from Sylvia that "it's always the fucking husband" (though maybe Sylvia had her own reasons) and we had the anvil of a speech from Grace in her patient's therapy about seeing what you want to see, basically, in your husband. I also feel like we spent a lot of time on the cheating patient of Grace's whose reasons for cheating don't seem to match Jonathan's unless there's more to the story of Grace and Jonathan. In any case, I feel like if Jonathan killed Elena, it was because she was sleeping with someone else. It couldn't have been because she potentially threatened to expose his cheating ways, because obviously killing her guaranteed he'd be exposed for all his lies. He wasn't even trying not to be, since he pulled that disappearing act which made him 100x more suspicious.
Then there's Franklin. Is the painting he's always staring at a clue? I tend to suspect him just because he's Donald Sutherland. Plus there was the sobbing breakdown he had where he said that if he had just told Grace about Jonathan asking for money, maybe "that woman" would still be alive, and he doesn't really seem the type to be upset by the death of a woman who was his daughter's husband's mistress.
Fernando is the only one who I feel fairly confident didn't do it (now watch it be him after all). He has also seemed concerned about some other secret of his wife's coming out in court, so there's something there too. Someone else she was sleeping with?
One last thing that I have no idea matters or not: In the scene where the auction committee meets, one of the women mentions they don't have anything from the art world to auction. Of course later we find out Elena is actually an artist, but she certainly doesn't speak up in the meeting about it, when she could have offered an art lesson or one of her pieces. Was that just to let us know her entire claim about wanting to help blah blah was bullshit so she could wave her baby in Grace's face, or does it tie in somehow?
Ugh. I'm kind of impressed by this show, because it's a small cast and therefore a small number of suspects, and yet the killer isn't obvious to me. The one thing I haven't seen anyone bring up yet is that the show has taken some pains to establish that Sylvia and Franklin are really friendly. Soooooo...my final guess before the finale is that Sylvia did it, just because the show has had Sylvia be connected to everyone in some way: She's Grace's friend, she was the one Jonathan asked to represent him and is almost certainly his previous affair, she's friendly with the prosecutor, she's super friendly with Franklin, she admired Elena's breasts quite a lot, and she's got a daughter while wearing no engagement or wedding ring and we've had no explanation about her personal life. I don't know how all this fits together, but I'm going with Sylvia.