Only Murders in the Building season 1, episode 7 recap – “The Boy From 6B”

By Daniel Hart
Published: September 28, 2021
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Hulu series Only Murders in the Building season 1, episode 7 - The Boy From 6B


There’s a real prime suspect as a new character reveals all.

This recap of Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building season 1, episode 7, “The Boy From 6B,” contains spoilers.

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Last week, we were given a new suspect, and we can be forgiven for rolling our eyes, thinking the story is going through the motions. Well, it turns out there was something behind the new suspect.

Only Murders in the Building season 1, episode 7 recap

Episode 7 opens with the sponsor of the podcast Teddy, spending time with his deaf son Theo as part of a flashback. He tells him he wishes he could hear the music he can hear, and he gets a little too emotional and aggressive. It’s clearly a dysfunctional father/son relationship. Also, to note, most of the episode is felt from the perspective of Theo, with muffled voices and silences.

In the present day, Theo is spying on the apartment across the way, watching Oliver, Mabel, and Charles. He is lip-reading everything they are saying. Later on, he snoops into their apartment, looking at their evidence. He looks worried.

As the podcast investigators look into their sponsor for clues, Theo tells his father that they are on to them as suspects. The father brushes this off, stating that they “keep their friends close, and enemies closer.” It looks like they have found a real prime suspect. We then see another flashback. Theo spies on Mabel and her friends — Zoe knew Theo was hiding and uses sign language to communicate with him — she tells him that he is hot. On New Year’s Eve, Theo bumps into her again, and she takes his ring. His father wants the ring back.

Mabel and Oliver keep on investigating, and they learn Teddy is “Graverobber.” And then, we are presented with the most important flashback of the episode and series so far. At a New Year’s Eve party, Theo sees Zoe and her boyfriend Oscar arguing. He checks if she’s okay and tells her that Oscar is no good for her. He asks for the ring back, explaining that it’s his father’s, but one day, he will buy her a real ring. Zoe cruelly laughs at him but apologizes for being a bitch and states she is done with all boys. She gets angry at Theo and tells him to stop psychoanalyzing her. They end up pushing each other, and she falls off the roof to her death. Theo killed Zoe, and Tim Konos saw the whole thing.

The ending

Theo returns to his father upset, and Teddy promises to fix it. Teddy tells Tim not to say anything, or he will end up the same way as Zoe. In the present day, Mabel tells Charlie to try “Theo” for the password for Tim’s phone. Meanwhile, Theo has Mabel and Oliver tied up in his van.

We have a story in our hands, folks.

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