The critically acclaimed comedy series has taken a more serious approach in season three, which surrounds the murder of leading Death Rattle actor Ben Glenroy. All the while, Only Murders In The Building has conducted storylines on health concerns, loneliness, and uncertainties about the future.
The season three finale, “Opening Night,” finally revealed the truth about Ben’s death, including that the poisoner and the murderer were two separate people. Charles, Oliver, and Mabel were right about Donna poisoning Ben. But, she had not gone back later that night to finish the job.
Instead, it had been Cliff. In the thrust of a passionate argument, Cliff was more concerned about his mother than anything else, and with Ben threatening to send Donna to jail as their argument grew, Cliff shoved Ben down the elevator shaft.
Unlike the previous two seasons, Ben Glenroy’s death had not been pre-meditated murder, even though the poisoning had been purposeful. However, even the rat poison had not been intended to kill Ben.
But, now season four will face another mystery as the Arconia is now home to a fourth murder. Sadly, Sazz Pataki was killed in the final moments of “Opening Night.” But was she the one meant to die?
Part of the joke surrounding Charles and Sazz was that they were always dressed nearly identically and that it would be hard to tell them apart, especially in the dark. So, was the bullet meant for Sazz? Or was someone actually out to kill Charles?
If someone had intended to kill Charles, this would be the first time that a killer had purposefully targeted a central character to be the main death of the season. Doing so adds plenty of stakes to the renewed series, especially if Mabel, Charles, and Oliver’s investigation will lead them straight to someone who wants Charles dead.