‘Only Murders in the Building’: Suspect Twist

We got a major new suspect this week, but I’m not convinced they are the killer. I do believe they are part of the cover-up, though. Also, we still haven’t put all the pieces together from the first few episodes. So, next week will be an episode to look forward to.

Selena Gomez as Mora Mabel in Only Murders in the Building
Mora put together one of the puzzle pieces for the case. (Hulu)

Cinda Canning (Tina Fey) is the trio’s new suspect and “Criminal Mastermind.” Poppy White (Adina Verson) was telling us that Cinda was no good but other than her being a pretentious podcaster, I didn’t think much of her. I didn’t have any idea that she falsified her last podcast series. And that Detective Kreps (Michael Rapaport) was involved. I don’t know if he unwillingly helped her since he is saying she is the most intelligent woman, and he’s got her. Or if he is so infatuated with her, he will do anything she says. I think it might be the latter, given how manipulative Cinda can be. But as I said, I don’t believe she killed Bunny. I do think she saw an opportunity to pin it on Mora Mable (Selena Gomez).

The biggest twist of it all is that Poppy White is not Poppy. She’s Becky Butler, the woman the crime podcast was about. Talk about doing whatever it takes to get the story. She probably thought, at least there was a murder this time, and these three are too stupid and easy to frame. I have to hand it to Tina Fey. She has been kept under the radar for two seasons and turns out to be quite a pivotal character. And she nailed it every time she got onscreen. I should be more surprised by what her character did, but Tina did a good job laying the groundwork for this moment. And since I don’t believe she’s behind Bunny’s murder, I hope we get more of her twisted character next season.

This doesn’t prove that Kreps is Glitter Guy, either. However, everything looks pretty suspicious around him. I still say the build of the men doesn’t match.

Mora Mabel and Detective Kreps sparring on Only Murders in the Building
Mora tried to catch Detective Kreps in a lie. (Hulu)

Here’s an interesting thought, what If the guy dressed in black this whole time is the same person? But what if the guy Mabel saw running out of her apartment wasn’t the killer? What if he witnessed the murder? They thought Tie-die Guy was the murderer for a while, and he turned out not to be.

And how does Lucy (Zoe Margaret Colletti) tie into all of this? I still say it’s suspicious that she’s always around when something is happening. She got in on the investigation just like Jan (Amy Ryan) did in season one. And sadly, Charles-Haden Savage (Steve Martin) can be easily fooled by women. It’s also suspicious that she was speaking with Detective Kreps. Could Lucy be helping Kreps and Cinda with the cover-up? Is she even Lucy? Rose Cooper (Shirley MacLaine) did fool Charles into thinking she was Leonora Folger.

Steve Martin as Charles-Haden Savage on Only Murders in the Building
Charles found out he’d been played. (Hulu)

I am glad we returned to that storyline about the painting and his father. Charles’ father may not have been as bad of a man as he believed, and now he has a painting to remind him of that. And, of course, Cinda ties into that painting storyline because she came sniffing around for it. Or at least the woman Rose is describing sounds like her.

How does all of this fit together? I didn’t suspect Jan last season until we saw that she lied about having a solo performance. So it may be someone we haven’t even suspected yet. As I said, I suspect Lucy. If she didn’t commit the crime, she’s helping cover it up somehow. It seems way too coincidental that this is the time she comes back into Charles’ life. I don’t think Cinda would kill for her podcast, but I do believe she took this opportunity to create her own story around it. And Mabel was kind of handed to her since she was found with Bunny’s body.

Next week all will be revealed. Who are your top suspects at the moment? Tweet me @PrimetimeDrama or @MandyTTCarr or comment below.

Mandy Carr

Editor and Founder, Primetime Addiction

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