In the tweets, Carpenter asks "How do you solve a problem like Maria?" Other tweets from the same day reference shooting scenes at a nearby pond and an "accident." All of these clues might just hint at how Deb and Dex could be covering up Maria LaGuerta's death. This is all just speculation, of course, since Carpenter is staying tight-lipped on the subject.
If Dex and Deb do try and make LaGuerta's murder look like an accident, they'll be following in the footsteps of many other TV characters who came before them. From sci-fi to historical programs to gritty crime dramas, covering up a murder with an "accident" is a tried and true TV technique.
The Lord Mayor's cover-up: "Doctor Who"In the "Doctor Who" episode "Boom Town," a Slitheen alien is posing as Lord Mayor Margaret Blaine. As part of her plan to blow the Earth to smithereens with a nuclear reactor, Margaret killed a half dozen or so people who got in the way of her plan. She explained their murders away as accidental deaths. However, some of the murders were hard to make look like innocent accidents.
An investigative reporter questions Margaret about the death of Mr. Cleaver, the government's nuclear advisor. Margaret says he slipped on an icy patch of ground. The reporter responds by reminding Margaret that Cleaver's cause of death was decapitation. "It was a very icy patch," Margaret hisses.
Stringer Bell orders an execution: "The Wire"
Stringer Bell ultimately decides to order the murder of D'Angelo Barksdale, fearing the conflicted D'Angelo was about to become a snitch. Given the fact that D'Angelo is Avon Barksdale's nephew, the murder must be made to look like a suicide. D'Angelo is killed by strangulation with a belt, making the death easily look like a case of self-harm.
Cesare's lame excuse, "The Borgias"After stabbing his former brother-in-law Giovanni in the hand, neck, and body, Cesare Borgia needs to cover up his crime of passion for political reasons. His father tries to cover up the death of Giovanni as an accident, saying that Giovanni tripped and fell on a knife that Cesare was holding. Nobody really buys it: Cesare's hatred of Giovanni was common knowledge, given the abuse Giovanni leveled upon Lucrezia.
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