Oliver and Charles work things out and are back on the same page, but Mabel is still going her own way when it comes to the murder investigation in the Hulu and Disney+ Original Series, “Only Murders in the Building.” Oliver is moving forward with his musical, and Charles wants back in, because he misses his friends. Mabel continues working with Tobert to investigate Ben Glenroy’s murder. And the new police officer investigating murders at the Arconia has decided to reopen the case after Mabel drops her teaser for season three of the podcast.
This episode featured three distinct storylines for the three main characters before bringing Oliver and Charles together into one storyline. Charles is lonely. He misses his friends and it takes an interaction with Uma for him to realize it’s not worth waiting on them, he needs to go to them. Of course, he starts with Oliver who has appeared to replace Charles in the play, but that leads to more shenanigans, a great guest appearance and an even better cameo.
Meanwhile, Mabel is checking out the CoBro auction being held by Ben’s brother, Dickie. She also continues working on the podcast with both Tobert and, surprisingly, Theo Dimas, the man responsible for the death of her friend that led to the dissolution of her original friend group. Her investigation helps her understand some deep-seated issues between Ben and his brother, as well as bring Dickie into the fold as a possible suspect.
This episode featured some excellent storytelling that ties the storylines together. Uma took the hankie off Ben Glenroy’s dead body. She then sold that hankie for $7,000 to someone she assumed was a sucker. It’s later revealed that Dickie has the hankie. That could mean one of two things, either Dickie wanted the hankie because he was grieving and missed his brother or he wanted the hankie because it could be tied back to him if he’s the killer. Both options are viable, that’s great storytelling.
The guest appearances in this episode really stole the show. At first, it appears like Oliver is replacing Charles with Matthew Broderick until Broderick becomes too incessant in his idea. This leads Oliver to snap but also facilitates the reconciliation between Oliver and Charles. Plus, there’s a great cameo from Mel Brooks who tells Oliver in no uncertain terms that he’s not in a good place since he said he was willing to listen to Broderick’s ideas. Those appearances had me cackling the entire episode.
With just three episodes left, the show is picking up steam again. A few of the middle episodes felt like filler, but these last few episodes have been just what the doctor ordered. I can’t wait to see where it goes.
Rating: 4.5 stars
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