K_Meine wrote:.. Maybe Joran is tired of being a liar and wants to make amends for what he has done. ..
You might be onto something there. But in a much much broader sense. There's a whole lot of dynamics going on in quaint ole Peru. 3 things come to mind:
1. On that fateful morning, the so-called "Anniversary of Natalee Holloway" someone (wink wink) sent him an email saying "gotcha" you took our money after you promised us her whereabouts, last laff's on you. ZING A LING A LING A STING. How ya like me know.
And he snapped.
2. In the aforementioned semi-agreement, maybe just maybe, he did do something to that Natalee girl, but simply could not admit to it since everyone past and present he convinced that he did not. Instead to pay for that sin without admitting it and disappointing everyone (more so as he had absolutely everyone convinced family friends public etc.) he "offed" poor Stephanie in such a grandiose way, in order to serve time which in his mind clears the slate on the first one.
3. He didn't do the first one but has been hounded to the brink of insanity and suddenly said to himself, "hey maybe I am a killah" "everyone has been saying so for so many years" " let me see" and snap, he broke her poor neck and fulfilled everyone's morbid dreams.
Doesn't really matter at the end of the day. He'll benefit from the bazillion dollar Kalpoe windfall, which they have only him to thank for. He in turn will make Mr Flores "whole" again with a substantial portion of his take of the Kalpoe take. And everyone will be well. What's that saying in Peru? Money is thicker than blood? Mr. Flores and he will be mates when all is said and done.
And the loser in this all.
Why of course: Elizabeth Ann Beth Reynolds Holloway Twitty Holloway.
She ends up with nothing. She financed a piddly 400$ trip which turned into an 800 million dollar bonanza apportioned to a particular participant to the tune of 10 million $'s split two ways to the Peruvian father and all is well. WIN WIN situation for all except her.
If she wasn't so stubborn and listen to outside advice for once, she'd be in the "cool rich gang" she's financing, and would write a book "how to fail; not once, not twice, but thrice - by B Holloway" instead of what she continues to do; to enable winners to keep on winning.
Some people simply never learn from their mistakes and own up to them.