Charles, Oliver and Mabel must get from the diner to the Arconia and help Lucy who is being chased by the man who got caught with the glitter bomb in the latest episode of “Only Murders in the Building.” Meanwhile, one of their listeners is doing everything he can to help them as he goes into the building to help find Lucy, as well. In the end, we learn that Detective Kreps is “Glitter Guy,” but it hasn’t been revealed if he’s Bunny’s killer as we await the upcoming twists and turns of the final 2 episodes.
I had a feeling Detective Kreps had some connection to our podcast hosts. While I wasn’t exactly sure, I wondered if he had been the one who texted Charles and Oliver to get out of the building. Why he’s so vested in their safety, I don’t know, but I’m eager to find out and that’s what makes this a good show. I think Michael Rapaport plays an excellent surly detective, but I have a feeling that he is either a fan of these guys or didn’t want to see them connected to another murder and that’s why he texted them. I don’t think he’s the killer. I think he’s a good detective trying to do his job with minimal interference.
When it comes to the killer, I think it’s going to be this new love interest for Howard. We know Lucy heard the killer sneeze the night of Bunny’s murder. This new guy had a sneezing fit in Howard’s apartment due to Sevelyn. Plus, it’s incredibly odd for the series to put a focus on a new love interest for Howard this late into the season, when we haven’t paid that much attention to Howard since episode 3 or 4. This guy, seemingly comes out of nowhere, and fits what little description we have. It’s an odd play, but it seems to be the equivalent of hitting you in the face with a hammer. Maybe, that lack of subtlety means it won’t be him, but right now, he’s my top suspect.
This season has been a bit of a sophomore slump overall but is still great. They have revisited some plot points from season one a little too much this season. We’ve seen them suspect the guest star, whether it be Sting in season one or Amy Schumer in season two. Plus, in season one, it was a love interest we didn’t expect delivered in an almost heavy-handed way. If it is Howard’s new love interest, it’s delivered in almost the same way. Granted, it was more intriguing when it was Charles’ love interest than Howard’s, but I could be wrong. That being said, while it’s a slump compared to season one, the quality is still strong, and I still can’t wait to see what happens next.
Ranking: 4 stars
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