I don't think Cyrus, Mellie, or the VP have anything to do with Amanda dying. It's way too easy, and all of those people, well maybe minus the VP, have something to lose. Cyrus and Mellie don't want Fitz to resign, so why send the blackmail vid of Nixon? The VP seems like the type who would want everything to be neat and nice and perfect on her record while in office, but while I can't imagine her even getting near someone willing to get their hands dirty, it seems too soon to rule her out completely. (Though I still think it's not her either).
Completely and totally speculating, but I also think whoever this person is pulling the strings is probably the one who contacted Gideon, fed him those photos of Amanda and the prez, and "coincidentally" planted it in his head that Amanda and Fitz were sleeping together. (He figured that out way too quickly for my taste, especially for a young reporter, who was keen on listening to Olivia and wait for her ok on the case just an episode earlier). Makes me wonder if he'll be the one to figure out that Olivia and Fitz have a thing too -- through Quinn -- somehow...
I don't want it to be Billy for this exact same reason. But based on the few interactions Olivia and Billy have had, I get the feeling she doesn't trust him herself, which means we shouldn't trust him either.
My money is on Billy, even though I really like him and kinda want him to a viable suitor for Olivia, if only to drive Fitz crazy.
Abby clearly has feelings for Stephen and seems to be up in arms about the whole situation. I wouldn't go so far to say she encouraged him to get engaged. Sure, she agreed to cover for him when he had to go meet his now-fiancee for the proposal, but that gesture rang hollow to me, especially when in their previous scene together she was choking on her emotions when Huck whipped out that box of engagement rings. I think she actually really cares about him, which is why the cheating and the prostitutes bothers her so much, and why she's so mean to him when evidence of his sexcapades come out. It's like in elementary school, when the 9 year old boy picks on the girl he actually really likes -- except, reverse with Abby, as the boy and Stephen as the girl.
Which is why I didn't understand Abby encouraging him to get engaged, only to criticize him for his (past) sexual behavior in the next episode.
Also, who's to say Abby and Stephen have never hooked up? Part of me thinks she acts the way she does because she may have been one of those girls who got sexy time with him, but then ended up developing feelings for him afterwards.
Maybe not a bad person, but cheating on his girlfriend doesn't make him a good person either, IMO anyway. I'm assuming this girl he's now engaged to is the one he was seeing while he was hooking up with the randoms. If so, nasty.
But having sex with consenting adult women doesn't make Stephen a bad person.
Edited by agentAA08, May 5, 2012 @ 10:14 PM.