“Presumed Innocent” Episode 6: Bombshell turns focus to Tommy Molto, but it may be planned

Contains spoilers and speculation about “Presumed Innocent”

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Against the backdrop of a gruesome murder, the Apple TV+ courtroom drama series “Presumed Innocent” persuasively suggests that there are multiple suspects in the murder of Carolyn Polhemus (Renate Reinsve).

The drama, created by David E Kelley, follows Rusty Sabich (Jake Gyllenhaal), a well-known prosecutor whose life is turned upside down when he becomes the prime suspect in the murder of his secret lover and colleague Carolyn.

Rusty maintains his innocence throughout episode six; however, his professional opponent Tommy Molto (Peter Sarsgaard) feels otherwise and is determined to convict Rusty of the murder without even looking for another option.

However, subsequent developments led to Tommy being suspected of murdering Carolyn, as shown by the most recent episode.

What did Eugenia reveal about Tommy Molto in Episode 5 “Presumed Innocent”?

Virginia Kull as Eugenia in “Presumed Innocent” photo shoot (@appletv+)

In the most recent episode of the trial, Rusty and Tommy’s colleague Eugenia (Virginia Kull) admit to knowing about Rusty and Carolyn’s affair.

However, things quickly take a dark turn for Tommy when Eugenia reveals that Carolyn only filed an HR complaint against Tommy, not Rusty.

This unexpected revelation shocks everyone in court, but Eugenia has more to say, revealing that Carolyn avoided working with Molto out of discomfort and informed her that he made her feel “ick”.

Tommy then questions her about observing any immoral behavior towards Carolyn, to which she replies that she did not observe him behaving unprofessionally with Carolyn.

What could be Tommy Molto’s reason for killing Carolyn Polhemus?

Peter Sarsgaard in a still from
Peter Sarsgaard in a still from “Presumed Innocent” (@appletv+)

Now, the past two episodes have cleverly shifted our focus from Rusty to Tommy as Carolyn’s killer.

A flashback features Tommy being somewhat clingy to Carolyn when he asks about the reason she doesn’t work with him; she dismisses these as rumours, saying that she would prefer to work alone or with Rusty due to his professional position.

Carolyn’s anxiety was clear in the flashback, as was Tommy’s overly affectionate behavior towards her.

So, he probably had a crush on the lady, and his knowledge of her involvement with his rival Rusty may have exacerbated the situation. It is likely that in a moment of rage, he intended to murder her and frame Rusty to get revenge on both of them.

That said, with only two episodes left, the identity of the real killer will be revealed soon; meanwhile, you can speculate on who the killer might be.

How to stream ‘Presumed Innocent’?

Peter Sarsgaard and OT Fagbenle in a photo film by
Peter Sarsgaard and OT Fagbenle in “Presumed Innocent” photo shoot (@appletv+)

Immerse yourself in the captivating realm of drama and suspense by subscribing to the Apple TV+ streaming service, which lets you indulge in a courtroom thriller that will keep you fully engaged.

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