I spent some time transcribing the CBS 2 interview with Drew Peterson, and while doing so I noticed that for the most part Drew remains very composed and reticent. The few times that he does gesture or react I found noteworthy, especially if you are a follower of the Lie to Me or Eyes for Lies style of analysis.
I made some screen captures of those moments. What do you think? When Drew reacts, are his reactions telling us something about what he is hearing and saying, or is he just a guy with a couple of itches and a sense of humor?
PUCINELLI: Do you love her?
PETERSON: Like she says, “I thought I did.”
At this point Drew was just asked if he loves Christina Raines. He uses the very words that Chrissy used in an interview when she was asked if she loved him. Then he laughs at his joke. Contrast his emotional state to hers when she spoke those words.
PETERSON: I was home with Stacy. Stacy had just had her wisdom teeth taken out and I had spent the weekend and the prior week with her, basically babysitting her and taking care of her.
Drew has just given a statement describing his whereabouts on the day before Kathleen’s body was discovered. The interviewer is continuing to ask about Kathleen’s death and Drew looks a little nervous as he begins to rub his mouth.
PETERSON: I think there’s going to be a day she’s going to walk through the door and then society, you can kiss my butt!
A strange moment of cockiness and levity from Drew as he describes how he will react if and when Stacy shows up alive. Is it a fantasy of his to imagine that somehow she is still alive and that this scenario could actually take place? If he really wants to clear his name and have society kiss his butt, why doesn’t he put more effort into finding her than in trying to find a replacement?
PUCINELLI: What about this timeline that Armstrong came up with in the book? Do you agree with it?
Another face touch as Puccinelli asks a direct question about Drew’s “official timeline”. He seems unsure of how to answer.