Thursday, August 4, 2022

What I’m Watching: Only Murders in the Building

Only Murders in the Building: Season 1, Episode 7 “Flipping the Pieces” (B+)

I love that this episode offered another chance to get to know Theo, who did his best to communicate with Mabel even though she continued to insist that she didn’t know ASL and didn’t try to speak any slower even though his card indicated how ineffective lip reading really was overall. She was pretty stuck in her own head, remembering doing puzzles with her sick dad as a kid and then contemplating just how much of her memory was fading. I did think that, after they went to Coney Island and she went off to use the bathroom, something bad was going to happen to Theo just as he had managed to endear himself to Mabel, but fortunately that wasn’t the case, and instead he was inspired by seeing her with Charles and Oliver to call his dad. I was thrilled to see Detective Williams again, returned just after they thought they had been communicating with her, and how Charles and Oliver kept going to the bathroom to talk and she was listening to their entire conversation from just outside. Bringing in the knife was a humorous moment, as was her starting to sing to her baby when Oliver had presumed that she didn’t know how to do the same thing he did. It looks like Lucy is in danger, but it’s going to be hard to figure anything out with a city-wide blackout currently in effect, a surefire suspicious sign of foul play or maybe just an unfortunate coincidence.

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