Thursday, August 18, 2022

What I’m Watching: Only Murders in the Building

Only Murders in the Building: Season 2, Episode 9 “Sparring Partners” (B+)

I absolutely love how this show lets a new character who is suddenly in the spotlight narrate, and we can only hope that Cinda is the voice at the start of the finale who explains who she really is and solves a seasons-long mystery we didn’t even know required investigating! Michael Rapaport did some phenomenal work on an underappreciated also airing on Hulu, “Life and Beth,” and it’s good to see him here as someone who was a big dreamer and ended up falling for some mystery woman who it turns out was Cinda, or whatever her real name or identity may have been. I liked that Mabel went to the gym to confront him after she caught herself recording a signature line for the podcast - “looks like we’re in for a fight” - to duke it out with Kreps, which got her some very important information that is now going to lead to their last big clue. Charles found out he got duped, which led to another welcome Shirley MacLaine appearance. Oliver played it cool and pretended that he had gotten the results saying that he was in fact Will’s father, and while that initially led to plenty of neck-wringing, they ultimately got to bond about what it meant to be fathers, something worth celebrating after so many years of friendship and family relationships. Will might be upset to learn the truth, but he already has that bond with the man he thought was his father, and that’s difficult to completely erase.

No comments: