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ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING S2E9 SPARRING PARTNERS 😊 

ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING was a little “bit-ish” disappointing. I was looking forward to “fabulous-ish” comedy, murder, and mystery entertainment. But all I got was just “good-ish.”  

The problem with this week’s episode was that they split the team up into three different storylines that should hopefully merge in the finale. I missed the banter and camaraderie between Oliver (Martin Short), Charles (Steve Martin), and Mabel (Selena Gomez). This is what tickles our funny bones and pulls us in week after week. I wanted the “SPARRING PARTNERS” to be together in one room to put all the puzzle pieces correctly. 

I am totally cool with Oliver dropping by in his pajamas to discuss Greek DNA, Lake Placid, criminal masterminds, and Not OK Oklahoma. The writers should have pulled us into the highest denouement, but it just wasn’t meant to be. I feel like the viewers are free falling, and no one wants to die “heartbroken.”

ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING was told from Detective Kreps’ (Michael Rapaport) point of view. I don’t want to be left holding the “punching bag,” so I am hopeful the final chapter won’t be a “cop-out.”  

It is available to stream on HULU. 

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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