Saturday, April 20, 2024

I Know Who Killed Bunny Folger But I Can’t Tell You: “Only Murders” Best Season Finale Since “Who Shot JR?”


I just finished watching the series finale of “Only Murders in the Building.” It’s a good thing I skipped the press link. I could not have kept quiet.

As it is, John Hoffman and Steve Martin pulled off the best season finale I’ve seen in a long time, maybe since “Who Shot JR?”. They even set up Season 3 in the last few minutes. Paul Rudd has evidently signed on to appear next season in flashbacks.

So who killed Bunny Folger? Was it Tina Fey’s Cinda Canning? After all the red herrings we’ve seen, there are more in this episode. Fingers are pointed, let me tell you. There’s a big twist, too. And the whole episode is hilarious.

Not to give it away, but slow motion and a tomato steal the show.

Watch it. We’ll talk later.

Hint: It wasn’t Jan, and neither Teddy nor his deaf son are in the episode. Neither is the woman who runs the building now. Best line: “They chintzed on the cake!”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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