‘Only Murders in the Building’ Finale Wraps a Strong Start to a Tricky Series — and Sets its Path for Season 2

‘Only Murders in the Building’ Finale Wraps a Strong Start to a Tricky Series — and Sets its Path for Season 2
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Only Murders in the Building” Episode 10, “Open and Shut.”]

Back in Episode 4, podcaster extraordinaire Cinda Canning (Tina Fey) not only provided the narration that bookended “The Sting,” but she also teased the ending of “Only Murders in the Building” by flashing “a few months” ahead. The host of “All Is Not Ok in Oklahoma” — the true crime series that first brought together Charles (Steve Martin), Mabel (Selena Gomez), and Oliver (Martin Short) — was suddenly talking about them, only it didn’t make much sense at the time. After quoting a line from “Brazzos” about second chances, not-Sarah-Koenig says, “[it] prophesied what would happen 15 years later, when a fake detective decided to become a real one; when he and his true crime fan buddies took a second chance — and became the subject of our next investigation.”

“Stay tuned for ‘Only Murderers in the Building,’ coming this fall.”

Episode 10, “Open and Shut,” brings us closer to that moment,
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