Whodunnit Again? The Crime Scene of “Only Murders in the Building” Season 3
Twists, Turns, and Rudd’s Revival
In the aftermath of a thrilling season two finale, fans of “Only Murders in the Building” were on the edge of their seats. The trio of crime-solving podcasters, Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez, gave us a teaser for what was to come. Who could have guessed that the charismatic Paul Rudd would be our new ‘corpse to explore’?
Pushing the narrative envelope even further, the latest murder for our sleuths to solve not only occurs a year after the initial seasons but also—gasp!—outside the confines of the notorious building.
The kickoff for season three, intriguingly named “The Show Must”, is now available for fans on Hulu. And what a twist they’ve thrown at us! Paul Rudd’s character, Ben Glenroy, an actor known for roles in hits like “Cobro” and “Girl Cop”, seemingly died during a play premiere titled “Death Rattle.” But did he? It turns out; he was only ‘dead’ for an hour. Yet by the end of the episode, his battered body makes a reappearance, marking the beginning of another crime riddle for our podcasting heroes.
Spotlight on Potential Perpetrators
As the narrative unfolds, viewers meet a medley of characters—new and familiar, any of whom might have reason to target the cookie-devouring enigma, Ben Glenroy. But who could it be?
- Loretta Durkin: Portrayed by the legendary Meryl Streep, Loretta’s entrance is sure to stir the pot. Co-starring in “Death Rattle”, she’s depicted as an actress often overlooked by the industry, now on the cusp of success. With a brewing romance between her and Oliver and a palpable tension with the now-deceased Ben, could love and jealousy have been motives enough for murder?
- Dickie Glenroy: Ben’s brother and manager, played by Jeremy Shamos (or as some might recognize him, Mr. Kettleman from “Better Call Saul”). As the guardian of Ben’s strict diet for an upcoming superhero role, he had every chance to introduce something deadly to the meal. And wasn’t there a mysterious phone call just before Ben’s demise?
- Tobert, the Documentarian: A new face in the form of Jesse Williams. As the person documenting Ben’s journey to Broadway, his prominence in the cast and some eyebrow-raising dialogues make him a character to watch. After the previous season’s podcaster revelation, could a filmmaker be the culprit this time around?
- Donna and Clifford DiMeo: The producers of “Death Rattle”, this mother-son duo immediately emit an unsettling aura. They clearly aren’t fans of Ben’s diva antics. Could their professional frustrations have turned deadly?
- Howard and Arconia’s Residents: If history has taught us anything, it’s to never overlook the inhabitants of the notorious building. Michael Cyril Creighton’s Howard, who was recently promoted as a series regular, certainly has a few bones to pick. With a failed audition and a demotion to Oliver’s assistant, could resentment be the driving force behind a murderous act?
As we delve deeper into the enigma of “Who killed Ben Glenroy?”, the possibilities are endless, and the suspense is real.
Remember, fresh episodes of “Only Murders in the Building” Season 3 await every Tuesday on Hulu. So, grab your detective hat, and let’s solve this together!