'Filthy Rich' Episode 8: Who killed Luke if it wasn't Hagamond? Upset fans declare they saw it coming
Paul had a different agenda, he has a way of manipulating big men to get his way, but Luke was able to figure out that the plane crash that Eugene 'died' in was a suicide mission on the pilot's end
Spoilers for 'Filthy Rich' Episode 8 'James 4:1
This episode of FOX's 'Filthy Rich' was a hectic one, with too much going on at once. At the end of the previous episode, we saw Eugene Monreaux (Gerald McRaney) reveal himself to the reporter Luke Taylor (Cranston Johnson). Back then we had no idea what Eugene's plan was, but in this episode titled 'James 4:1' we saw Eugene come clean about all the corruption that he was involved in with the 1820. He told Luke that he knew what the 1820 had done to Tina Sweet (Rachel York) and Yopi Candalaria (Alanna Ubach). But, he liked being rich and so he didn't go to the police. He printed out receipts for Luke and Luke was also given "evidence of the Monreaux family corruption" by Reverend Paul Luke Thomas (Aaron Lazar). Of course, Paul had a different agenda, he has a way of manipulating big men to get his way, but Luke was able to figure out that the plane crash that Eugene "died" in was a suicide mission on the pilot's end. Luke tells Eugene that he should speak to his daughter Ginger Sweet (Melia Kreiling) before the story that Luke is writing breaks.
When Luke sends Eugene to the flower shop to get flowers for Ginger, he leaves a voicemail for Ginger telling her to come to his place after Antonio Rivera's (Benjamin Levy Aguilar) fight. Unforutenaly, Ginger was already on a plane set for New York with Rose Monreaux (Aubrey Dollar) when she heard the voicemail. When Eugene returns to Luke's place, he finds police tape and cops everywhere and then sees Luke's body being covered up. We, as the audience, saw Luke open the door to someone it looked like he was shocked to see, but knew. Who could have killed Luke? While we thought it would have been Hagamond Sheen (Thomas Francis Murphy), we know for a fact it wasn't because he was at the motel hurting Becky Monreaux (Olivia Macklin) and kidnapping Antonio's son, Jesus. Our speculation would be that it was Paul who killed Luke. If it wasn't Paul, it was one of his henchmen.
It couldn't have been Margaret Monreaux (Kim Cattrall), Rose or Ginger -- they were on a plane, it wasn't Eric Monreaux (Corey Cott) or Rachel -- they were in the motel, it couldn't have been Mark/Jason Conley (Mark L. Young) -- he was most likely arrested for beating up Don Bouchard’s (Kenny Alfonso) son Brett, and we don't think it was Yopi, because she was with her son after the fight. It was weird that Paul presented Luke with evidence of the Monreaux family corruption when he's always wanted Luke to be quiet. Maybe, this way, when Luke's case is investigated, police will find dirt on the Monreauxs but not the entire 1820. Becky had already warned Eric that her brother Paul was setting Eric and his mother Margaret up to take a fall for the 1820 club’s illegal activities. This could have been his plan all along?
Fans were really upset that Luke has died since he was so close to exposing the 1820 -- some even saw it coming. "Girl I knew they was going to kill the reporter and he took Antonio baby #FilthyRichFOX," wrote one fan. Another added, "I knew the reporter was gonna die. Damn wtf!!!#FilthyRichFOX."
girl I knew they was going to kill the reporter and he took Antonio baby #FilthyRichFOX— Vyolet Fa’Real (@VyReactTV) November 17, 2020
I knew the reporter was gonna die. Damn wtf!!!#FilthyRichFOX— Lo (@Lauren__Robyn) November 17, 2020
When a fan even asked, "Who killed the journalist? #FilthyRichFOX", another replied, "One of rev. Paul’s henchmen".
One of rev. Paul’s henchmen— Manifest And Tv Talks (@ManifestTvTalk) November 17, 2020
It would make the most sense considering Paul has always been quick to cause harm to others - remember when he sent Hagamond to hurt Ginger? Eugene was helping Luke bring the corruption to light and now that Luke is gone, will he go back to his family to and expose the 1820 himself? That is a wild card Paul would not be expecting since he thinks that Eugene is dead.
Episode 9 airs on Monday, November 23, at 9 pm ET on FOX.