What Daniel needed was a spin doctor who could help shape public opinion in their favor before the trial. Emily suggested Mason Treadwell. The man had been a shell of his former self ever since that fire that destroyed his beloved cabin, his typewriter and the lone copy of his memoir. “The Treadwell Report” online blog was setup along with an office for him at Grayson Manor.
First stop in his investigation: Jack at the Stowaway. Mason showed Jack the sketch that bore a striking resemblance to him. Someone suggesting that you committed murder is one thing, but it happening in your own house is another. Jack promptly threw Mason out of the bar.
His vow to protect his brother was still in effect. He stopped Mason and told him that there wasn’t a hooded man on the beach that night. Any contradictory claims Charlotte made are unreliable since she was mixing pills with alcohol that night.
It all began when he confront Charlotte about her pill-popping the night of the murder. He later got an instant message while typing up his latest report. It appeared to be from Amanda, who placed the blame on Victoria for torching his house. Proof of this could be found in his desk drawer where his David Clarke interview tapes were found. Emily planted them there. She’s also the person on the other end of the instant message. This was enough. Thinking that Victoria was to blame for the loss of his house, he wrote everything up in his blog. The theory of Jack on the beach was dissolved.