‘Only Murders in the Building’: The Killer Reveal Party Was Killer

The killer was right under our noses the whole time, just like in the first season of Only Murders in the Building. It was so much fun having residents of the Arconia help get the killer to confess. It was a well put on play by Oliver Putnam. We thought they were just fumbling through, but they had a plan and knew who the murderer was. Our trio has improved since last season.

Martin Short as Oliver Putnam, Steve Martin as Charles-Haden Savage and Selena Gomez as Mabel Mora in Only Murders in the Building
Our trio put on a killer reveal party. (Hulu)

Poppy White, aka Becky Butler (Adina Verson), was the killer. She left out a key detail last week when she told Mabel Mora (Selena Gomez) about Cinda Canning (Tina Fey). Cinda will do whatever it takes to get the money-making podcast, but so will Poppy. Poppy faked her death and went to Cinda with the story to ensure she was never discovered. She was the one working with Detective Kreps (Michael Rapaport). This is why Kreps was so suspicious before. I didn’t believe he was the glitter guy or the murderer, but we now have an explanation for why he had glitter on him. It was Poppy. It was him on the train, but Poppy at the Arconia killing Bunny and in the park trying to retrieve the evidence. It all adds up once you know Kreps was dating her, not Cinda. And that she had lunch with Bunny the days he died. And the knife did come in handy. It was Becky’s DNA on it. I guess the one nice thing is that Poppy did try to warn the three of them. Unfortunately, Mabel was already on her way back to her apartment then.

Poppy White, aka Becky Butler is the murderer on Only Murders in the Building.
Poppy White, aka Becky Butler, is the murderer. (Hulu)

Poppy walked into the killer reveal party, believing they would get Cinda to confess. Charles-Haden Savage (Steve Martin) and Oliver (Martin Short) used all the ammo Poppy gave them. They walked and talked in slow motion, and so did almost everyone else in the room. It was bizarre when Oliver and Charles were doing it, but watching the residents do it was hilarious. (Plus, I always love the look on Mabel’s face when her guys are doing something strange.) Then, Charles waved a tomato in her face — the most bizarre interrogation I’ve ever seen. Then Mabel said Cinda didn’t do it. Which I never thought she did. She painted a good story about Alice (Cara Delevingne) being the killer. Alice showing up around the time of the murder did have a shred of something, with Jan being the killer last season. It didn’t sit right, though. I loved that they had Alice fake stab, Charles. They really had me going there for a second. I was so relieved when he jumped up. So many twists and turns to go through as we walked through the murder. But they knew Poppy would crack because all she wanted was to be seen.

But it’s mind-boggling why she wants to be seen by Cinda. Cinda thought Mabel did a great job solving the murder. She did, but that was a performance to get Poppy to confess. Incredibly, Cinda has had two popular podcasts. She knows nothing about solving murders. To be fair, neither do Mabel, Charles or Oliver. But they bring fun and quirkiness to their podcast. And they are getting better at this.

I would like to know what will happen to Kreps. He interfered in an investigation and was dating the woman that was missing. Shouldn’t he be fired? He should be punished for that, right?

Selena Gomez on Only Murders in the Building
Mabel Mora cracked the case! (Hulu)

Our favorite trio got on with their lives after that night. But I was happy to see they were still friends and supporting each other. Oliver got to put on a Broadway play and put Charles in it! Mabel finally renovated her aunt’s apartment, and she showed up on the opening night to her friends’ play. And just when they thought they were done with the murder business. The lead actor collapses on stage. Better yet, it’s Paul Rudd! He’s going to be in season three. I love Paul, so I’m thrilled about this. He doesn’t seem like a nice guy, though. I’m used to him playing the nice guy, but it might be kind of fun to watch him play a bad guy for once.

But I guess their murder solving won’t only be isolated in the building anymore. They are branching out to the theater!

It was fun in the moment to watch the killer’s reveal, but I felt a little dissatisfied. But I think that may only be because we have to wait another year until we get our trio back. Ten episodes go by way too fast.

What did you think of the killer reveal? Tweet me @PrtimetimeDrama or @MandyTTCarr or comment below.

Mandy Carr

Editor and Founder, Primetime Addiction

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