I was shocked as well but she was spouting a lot of nonsense so I did like Payne calling her on it.
I disagree. I'm listening back to season 1 for the second time and I just finished this episode. I think Brooke tried to make it about Payne, but he wasn't taking that bait. She keeps putting ALL the blame on Ryan and makes excuse after excuse for Bo. "He was a kid." Okay? Well so was Ryan. If that excuses Bo's actions, why does it not excuse Ryan? All Payne did was try to get her to see that Bo made a bad decision and did a terrible thing. She still wouldn't admit that. She tried to turn it around on the podcast several times and he responded with what's your point because she had no point. She was deflecting and it was very obvious, especially listening to it a second time.
@lcself got it 100% right. She showed so much bias towards Bo. Continually making excuses for him. It just feels like a continuous coverup. He did the right thing by asking the right questions and not accepting bullshit responses.
I started out enjoying the podcast. Then Payne went and interviewed the brother of young man that committed suicide. He made him sound so sinister. The man had obvious issues with mental health, and Payne went to great lenghts to minimize his plight. Then interview a totally unqualified person to assess a perfect strangers mental capacity. It was shameful. After that I started to listen with a more critical ear, you know what I heard? Innuendo. Supposition. Veiled accusations. Ominous music. Then I realized AFTER Ryan Duke had been arrested, then confess to the murder. That between Payne and Dr. Godwin not a single one of their theories/suppositions were correct. Words commonly used.. Seem, seems and seemed. Not a word you will find in ANY investigation. Now, today theories that Ryan Duke didn't act alone, or was paid to kill Tara. All this with absolutely NO evidence to support ANY of their theories. This podcast was a really long episode of a "knitting circle". All gossip and hearsay. If I'm wrong let me know. I did not hear a single theory or supposition by anyo ne in this podcast that had any truth to it. From the 'sinister' ex-boyfriend to the 'mysterious' HD to the neighbor Joe to the innuendo cast on the police department to the 12 names written down by a man suffering from mental illness, that Payne tried to dispute with a totally unqualified doctor/friend. The list goes on. The podcast did keep alive an investigation that had grown cold, but at what cost? Ask Heath Dykes. A respectable police officer whose name was dragged through the mud. Ask Marcus Harper. Ask Rhett Roberts, who to this day Payne will cast aspersions on.
He asked her questions..... She left him messages acting high and mighty. Plays it off like its no big deal to help a friend BURN a body. Whyd he do it? “He was just a kid” was her response. Ryan was “just a kid too”, does that mean he gets a pass?
I disagree. She was making excuses, and then trying to trap him later. I think Payne did the right thing and asked the right questions.