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Was it murder or suicide on Only Murders in the Building?

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From the trailer for Only Murders in the Building, we were told there was a murder in the building. Was that really the case, though?

The premiere episode of Only Murders in the Building gave us a quick look at the victim, Tim Kono. As we work through the first three episodes, we get to know a little more about him, including the fact that nobody liked him. Everyone seemed to have some sort of motive to kill him, but was it even murder?

During the first episode, the cops rule it a suicide. The detective knows the three neighbors are fans of true-crime podcasts (she just knows the type), but she makes it very clear that there’s nothing fishy about this case. It’s suicide. There was even a note.

However, the three true-crime fans refuse to accept that, so they go through Tim’s garbage. They also take a look at the package he was picking up. That’s when it’s clear there may be more to this.

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Anyone could have murder Tim Kono in Only Murders in the Building

Let’s be honest; there are a lot of people with some sort of motive. It may have been Tim’s hatred for cats or the fact that he had a big apartment for just him. Either way, there were people in the building who wanted him out of the way.

Would they have killed him, though? That’s something big for some of the smaller grievances.

One thing we do know is Tim had an enemy from the past, and this is connected to Mable’s past. Tim didn’t lie, except for one night. A friend went to prison because Tim didn’t tell the truth. Or did Tim actually tell the truth? Are we going to find out that Tim did what he was supposed to do, but the person he refused to cover for is back for revenge?

Of course, it could just be plain suicide. Maybe Tim felt bad for everything he did. Maybe he wasn’t getting the ring to propose to someone, but as payment for something or to make some sort of right before he killed himself.

I guess we’ll find out along the way as our three true-crime enthusiasts work things out.

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Do you think it was murder or suicide? What do you think of the first three episodes of Only Murders in the Building? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Only Murders in the Building is now streaming on Hulu. Episodes are releases weekly on Tuesdays.