The Moth Balls

Question: Who, if anyone, poisoned Cole?

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With all the mysteries going around Green Grove, who poisoned Cole didn’t seem very important. But after this week’s episode, it was certainly brought into the forefront and created some interesting questions.

We don’t have a whole lot of information. Cole thought he had food poisoning. Moth balls were found in the locker room, which can be used to make someone sick. Only Danny and Cole were in the locker room at that time, or at least so they thought. What Cole ate or drank, that the moth balls could have been put in, we don’t know but given the fact even he is suspicious of Danny now, he must have eaten something.

There are a couple of possibilities of what might have happened.

Obviously, Danny could be a sociopath and have done the deed himself. But you’d have to wonder why he would then throw away a pack of moth balls in locker room? No one would have been suspicious if those hadn’t been found. Well alright, some people might have been. When Cole’s illness was first announced the rest of the soccer team did give Danny a few dirty looks, but Danny never would have been asked to leave the team, the couch never would have gone to the school board and Danny wouldn’t have been expelled. It would have been easy for Danny to just put the moth balls back in his backpack, take them home and dispose of them there. It wouldn’t have raised any questions.

A second possibility is that Regina’s killer poisoned Cole in an attempt to make Danny look guilty, trying to turn people further against him and let him take the fall for Regina’s murder. After all, if Danny is to be believed (which we can’t say for a fact he is) someone already placed the necklace in his locker, possibility in an attempt to frame him. However who, other than the team, knew that Cole had taken Danny’s position on the team? Word could have gotten out but between the decision and poisoning there was less then twenty-four hours. Word would have had to have gotten out fast.

I’d certainly like to know, what caused that one couch to turn Danny in? Did someone say something to him? Was he influenced in any way?

There is a third possibility. A theory that was suggested here by Zack, that Cole truly did have food poisoning and that when Archie heard he decided to plant the moth balls to frame Danny. Honestly this makes a lot of sense to me. First off the moth balls were only found after the couch told the team that Cole was sick and Archie proceeded to make a pointed remark to Danny about being alone with Cole that morning. Secondly he would have motive to really hate Danny after Danny turned the rest of the team against him by forcing him to admit he’d met with a couch from another team. On top of the way he acted throughout the hearing this definitely seems plausible.

What do you think?

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