We get a look at the last day of Bunny Folger’s life and how she was connected to the podcast hosts in episode 3 of season 2 of “Only Murders in the Building.” We learn that she was supposed to step down as President of the Board at the Arconia, but reneged on the deal because she was giving up what she loved. We learn that she has been training someone named Nina to take over who is ready to take the Arconia in a different direction. And we see a silhouette of the attack on her the night she died before she ends up in Mabel’s apartment.
A great mystery series will have you on your toes and guessing where you need to look next. This series did that a lot in season one and has done a great job of that so far in season two. Given that Bunny was attacked at the door to her own apartment, I’m very curious to know how and why she ended up in Mabel’s apartment. It’s clear the detective understood they were trying to frame the podcast hosts since she texted Oliver and Charles when they were headed that way. But, why? What connection do Bunny, the podcast hosts, and the police detective have? It’s questions like these that make this series so compelling.
It’s unlikely the obvious suspect is going to be the perpetrator, so I think we can rule Nina out as Bunny’s killer. However, that would be a nice change of pace from season one where Jan seemed to come out of nowhere as the killer. A surprise reveal is wonderful but going to that well too often can become a trope. I don’t mind if it’s not Nina, but if that winds up being the case, and if this show gets a third season, I’m hopeful they will make the obvious suspect the perpetrator. That would actually be surprising since too many shows rely on the plot twist too much.
Right now, I don’t know who killed Bunny, but I’m invested three episodes in. There have been a few hiccups that haven’t appealed to my tastes, but overall, I’m still really enjoying this show. The things I don’t like about it are small, at least right now, and don’t detract from my overall enjoyment. It’s a great show that I hope to see moved to Disney+ in the United States once the deal with Comcast is done, because the American viewers deserve this on their Disney+ service too rather than Hulu. I’m really looking forward to seeing where this season is headed.
Ranking: 4 stars
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