Starting afresh is not an option for Mabel as her past continues to haunt her
Last Updated: 01.11 PM, Jul 26, 2022
Story: Rival podcaster Cinda Canning (Tina Fey) from Only Murderers in the Building, is set on destroying ‘Bloody Mabel’, for which she gets her assistant Poppy White (Adina Verson) to dig up dirt on Mabel. They find an old colleague of Mabel, who claims she chopped off his finger, a detail Cinda thinks is perfect to set up that Mabel has a violent streak in her. Mabel tells Poppy to talk Cinda out of releasing the episode, as does the investigating officer, who has been getting useless tips from citizens who’ve been listening to both podcasts. But it drops nevertheless.
Meanwhile, Oliver, Charles and Mabel decide to text Detective Williams for help on finding whose fingerprint is on the matchbook they found in Mabel’s closet. Well, at least they thought they were texting her, until they find out that she is in Denver on maternity on leave and was in no position to meet them in New York and collect the evidence. They’ve been chatting with the killer!
Review: Poor Mable, she just can’t catch a break. If being framed for murder wasn’t bad enough, rival podcaster Cinda Canning is training her guns on Bloody Mable. Cinda thinks Mable is unhinged and is set to prove it with a damning revelation by a former colleague who claims she chopped off his finger. Plus, Charles is still ‘in a relationship’ with Jan, who killed Mable’s friend Tim Kono last season. And to make matters worse, Charles, Oliver and Mable completely miss the moment the possible killer tried retrieving evidence connecting him/her to the crime and was greeted by a glitter bomb instead.
About that, well, our amateur sleuths and podcasting trio had come up with the bright idea of texting someone they presumed was Detective Williams (DaVine Joy Randolph) – the number from which they received the message to get out of the building the night Bunny (Jayne Houdyshell) died. One would assume they had the friendly neighbourhood cops number, but turns out they didn’t exactly and figured that they were conversing with someone else – the killer, perhaps – when they hear that Williams is in Denver and in no position to be in NYC and collect the evidence. Charles’ bright idea to catch whoever has been texting them is to plant fake evidence – a paint bomb – which Oliver improvises into a glitter bomb, because that is going to be really difficult getting rid off any trace.
And when Mable walks away to clear her mind after their failed attempt at nabbing the killer, what she then walks into is even worse. Oliver may not have been wrong about Alice (Cara Delevingne) after all. Well, she may not have murdered Bunny Folgers, but she’s only been cosying up to Mable to use her as a muse for her art. It seemed strange that she was photo-documenting every square inch of Mable’s apartment, including the exact spot where Bunny lay murdered. Turns out, she was recreating the setting of the murder in her studio for her photography project, including wearing a blood-stained jumper like the one Mabel had on that night. Just when Mable thought that she could start afresh with Alice, it’s heart-break that awaits her.
As she walks out dazed at this betrayal, she runs into the person in the black hoodie, who’s got a lot of Oliver’s glitter bomb on him/her. And now, she’s stabbed this person with a knitting needle with a bunch of witnesses on video that’s quickly gone viral.
Verdict: Finally, after two episodes that literally took the investigation nowhere, there’s some development. Is there more to Alice than she’s letting on? Could Jan be machinating everything with an accomplice? Only four more episodes to go on Only Murders In The Building, so we will know soon.