July 24, 2024

Presumed Innocent: Why Kyle probably isn’t the killer

If you’re familiar with the original Presumed Innocent story, then you already know that this story is not about good people (and if you haven’t, don’t worry, I won’t spoil it here). It’s exactly what you’ve observed during the first few episodes.

It’s about lust, power, and deception, under the guise of being a good person.

Which is why I shrugged and nodded when Rusty found the photos of his son, Kyle, near Carolyn’s house on the night that she died, hinting that he could possibly be the killer.

No, I don’t think Kyle is the killer. We will eventually get an explanation and he doesn’t have the intelligence or motive to pull this off. Certainly not enough to carry out a copycat killing.

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Although, the seeds of suspicion are still growing in our heads because he asked his dad to plead guilty to a lesser charge. That’s not a meaningless couple of minutes of dialog.

But it would be hard to feel bad for Rusty if he indeed raised a killer. Wouldn’t it?

Rusty is a strange dude. The way he explained his feelings for Carolyn to Mya isn’t healthy.

Maybe he actually is the killer.

But he’s a cheater for sure. A sloppy attorney who’s not that much different than Nico and Tommy during the flashbacks. And he was obssessed with his mistress despite having the perfect family at home. If anything, he’s guilty of being too greedy.

Imagine if Kyle happened to be the killer. That would be a heck of an explanation. One the audience probably couldn’t stomach.

Rusty should have probably been paying more attention to his son’s life aside from his curveball.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments.


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