I think he is guilty too but those three guys set him up for the fall too. Everyone in the series was terrible except for Travis, John (his 1st husband although I read he really was not the 1st), and guy without legs, and the campaign manager. Jeff had a lot of nerve acting like a victim when he stole the whole business from Joe and I don’t understand how people don’t see that Carol is just as bad. She is the same as those she condemns, putting the tigers in cages and having those people work for free with a color tshirt as compensation.
I agree, those other three set him up for the fall. Though terrible people who did terrible things, they were all a little more grounded in reality than Joe was so it made it that much easier to leave him holding the bag.Joe and John are predators and prey on the weak and troubled.
Carol was a nasty piece of work too. She, Joe, and Antle were cut from the same cloth.
Which John? The husband or the manager of the zoo who lost his legs? I thought of John, the husband, as less of a predator and more of someone who was willing to use people for money, cars, drugs, etc. And John Reinke, the zoo manager, seemed like such a lovely spirit to me who just lost his way in life and found something he loved that kept him going. He and Erik (the long blonde haired zookeeper) genuinely broke my heart. The campaign manager seemed super naive and like he was a victim in all of this as well, though to a lesser degree.
Besides John R., Erik, and the campaign manager, the only people in the whole thing that I didn't despise were Saff and Rick (the producer who was still pretty sketch).
As you can tell, I was way too emotionally invested in this!