Who Was Murdered On Big Little Lies? All The Best Theories

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Monterey, California: a town full of beautiful people with not-so-beautiful secrets. The pilot episode of HBO's new drama Big Little Lies introduced us to perhaps the ugliest secret to ever grace the coastal community. Someone in the town is dead, and someone else killed them.
While many mystery dramas have fans speculating as to who the murderer is amongst the characters, Big Little Lies does one better. The pilot episode only teases the murder investigation through interviews with those living in Monterey — interviews that, frankly, sound a lot more like the chirps of gossip. From the cutthroat mom who will do anything to keep her kid on top to the dad with a history of abuse, anyone could be a killer — and anyone could be killed.
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With the victim as much of a mystery as the person who did them in, it's worth wondering just who will die before the season is out. Click through to check out the people we most suspect of leaving the season in a body bag.
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Renata Klein (Laura Dern)

Career mom Renata rubs plenty of people at school the wrong way — she even accused Jane's (Shailene Woodley) son Ziggy (Iain Armitage) of her hurting her daughter. Tensions certainly have been brewing between Renata and the other mothers — could it escalate to murder?
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Jane Chapman (Shailene Woodley)

The mysterious Monterey newcomer has a reason for moving to Monterey that she doesn't like to talk about. Could her past catch up with her, and ultimately kill her?
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Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgård)

Perry may look like an upstanding guy, but hiding below his polished exterior is a dark, abusive nature — one he only lets his wife Celeste (Nicole Kidman) see. Could Celeste finally decide she's had enough of his abuse?
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Bonnie Carlson (Zoë Kravitz)

The gorgeous, yoga-loving stepmom to Madeline's (Reese Witherspoon) kids is secretly envied by all the mothers of Monterey... and admired by their husbands. Could someone go after Bonnie?
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Madeline Mackenzie (Reese Witherspoon)

The alpha mom holds plenty of grudges, but could someone have one against her?
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Celeste Wright (Nicole Kidman)

Celeste's husband's abusive behavior puts Celeste at serious risk. Could he one day do more than just twist her arm?
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Ed Mackenzie (Adam Scott)

Could Madison's husband be the one who dies? Right now he seems to be flying under the radar, but he did get into a tiff with Nathan (James Tupper). Could these two get into a brawl, to deadly consequences?
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Ziggy's (Iain Armitage) Dad

We have no idea who Ziggy's father is, but we do know that he's a bad guy. Could he come back into Jane's life, only to die by murder before the season is out?
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