Only Murders in the Building

10 Worst Episodes of Only Murders in the Building

Three strangers who share an obsession with true crime suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one.

Written by Sophie and last updated on nov 06, 2023.

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Only Murders in the Building - S1E4

#10 - The Sting (Season 1 - Episode 4)

In the latest episode of "Only Murders in the Building," titled "The Sting," the group of amateur sleuths are convinced that the elusive murderer could be a well-known resident who is notoriously difficult to approach. Determined to crack the case, they turn to a renowned podcasting host for advice.

Fans of the show have been raving about this episode, praising its extra pizzazz and faster pacing. With the appearance of Sting and Tina Fey, the energy is cranked up a notch, leaving viewers on the edge of their seats. The ending of this episode promises to shake up the dynamics of the main trio, adding even more intrigue to the already captivating storyline.

For many fans, "The Sting" is their favorite episode yet. As the show progresses, it continues to improve with each installment, leaving viewers eagerly anticipating what's to come. With its addictive plot twists and cliffhangers, this episode has undoubtedly hooked audiences, keeping them invested in the captivating world of "Only Murders in the Building." Don't miss out on this thrilling ride!

The episode was rated 7.61 from 1653 votes.

Only Murders in the Building - S2E6

#9 - Performance Review (Season 2 - Episode 6)


In the latest episode of "Only Murders in the Building" titled "Performance Review," Charles, Oliver, and Mabel find themselves in a collision course with their podcasting mentor-turned-competitor, Cinda Canning. With tensions high, the trio must navigate through a web of deception and red herrings to uncover a key clue. But that's not all - they also have to orchestrate a classic stakeout, Brazzos-style, adding a touch of glamour to the bustling streets of New York. As the plot thickens, the question of who the culprit is becomes even more elusive, leaving viewers on the edge of their seats.

While "Only Murders in the Building" continues to deliver intriguing twists and turns, some fans feel that this season falls slightly short compared to the first. Despite the stellar performances by Tina Fey and Jane Lynch, the overall quality seems to have dipped. However, the show still manages to captivate audiences with its clever misdirection and unpredictable plot developments.

There are moments in this episode that have left viewers scratching their heads. The lack of chemistry between Mabel and Alice, the exaggerated portrayal of Oliver's character, and the unnecessary inclusion of Jan have raised some concerns among fans. Additionally, the explanation for certain events and the sudden introduction of new character interactions have been deemed cheap and predictable. However, amidst these criticisms, there are still moments that harken back to the show's comedic roots, providing laughs and a sense of nostalgia for long-time fans.

As the season nears its finale, "Only Murders in the Building" promises to deliver one last twist that will keep viewers guessing until the very end. With the stakes higher than ever, it remains to be seen if our beloved trio can crack the case and unravel the truth behind the mysterious events in their apartment building. So grab your detective hat and join Charles, Oliver, and Mabel as they dive deeper into the enigmatic world of murder and podcasting.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 1193 votes.

Only Murders in the Building - S3E2

#8 - The Beat Goes On (Season 3 - Episode 2)

In the latest episode of "Only Murders in the Building," titled "The Beat Goes On," Mabel, Oliver, and Charles find themselves attending the extravagant memorial of the late actor, Ben. Surrounded by adoring fans and suspicious individuals, the trio must navigate through a sea of motives and hidden agendas. Meanwhile, Oliver, determined to salvage his struggling Broadway show, works tirelessly to breathe new life into the production.

During their investigation in Ben's apartment, eagle-eyed viewers may spot a familiar poster on the wall - a nod to the fictional movie "Sex Panther." Fans of the movie "Anchorman" will recognize the reference, as "Sex Panther" was the name of the cologne worn by Paul Rudd's character. This clever Easter egg adds an extra layer of fun to the episode.

With a touch of humor, Charles amusingly remarks, "Why does it sound like a plumbing emergency?" This witty comment showcases the show's ability to balance suspense and lighthearted moments, keeping viewers engaged and entertained. And just when you think things couldn't get more intriguing, a murder takes place within the building, leaving everyone on edge. The end scene's musical number adds an exciting twist to the storyline, leaving audiences eager for more.

As the season unfolds, viewers are treated to a strong start, setting the stage for thrilling developments to come. A fan shares their admiration for Selena Gomez, noting her evolution from a perfect postergirl with a flawless voice to a formidable and empowering woman. This transformation adds depth to her character and elevates the overall narrative. While the first two episodes primarily focus on introducing the new theater-cast ensemble and establishing their dynamics with existing characters, the ending of the second episode tantalizingly hints at the main story threads that will drive the season forward.

"Only Murders in the Building" continues to captivate audiences with its blend of mystery, humor, and compelling characters. Tune in to discover what lies ahead for Mabel, Oliver, and Charles as they unravel the secrets hidden within their building.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 501 votes.

Only Murders in the Building - S2E1

#7 - Persons of Interest (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Welcome back, Arconiacs! Season 2 of "Only Murders in the Building" kicks off with a bang in the episode titled "Persons of Interest." In the aftermath of the Season 1 finale, our beloved trio, Charles, Oliver, and Mabel, find themselves in a sticky situation. They are unexpectedly implicated in the murder of Bunny Folger, the Board President. Now, they face a crucial decision: should they lay low and hope for the storm to pass, or will they risk their safety by taking matters into their own hands and catching the killer themselves?

Fans of the show will be thrilled to know that the new season starts off on a high note. No sophomore slump here! The episode delivers a great start, keeping viewers hooked from beginning to end. And let's not forget about Mabel, who isn't afraid to speak her mind. Her confrontation with Putnum on the steps had us in stitches. Martin Short's performance continues to amaze, bringing his signature comedic brilliance to the screen.

Aside from the familiar faces, "Persons of Interest" introduces some intriguing new cast members. The chemistry between the original and new cast is still intact, ensuring a seamless transition into the new season. The addition of Cara and her dynamic with Selena adds an exciting twist to the mix. With enough intrigue to keep us guessing, this creative show promises to deliver an even better season than the last, which we already loved!

So, grab your detective hats and get ready for another thrilling ride in "Only Murders in the Building." This season opener sets the stage for an exciting and suspenseful journey as our trio dives headfirst into the world of crime-solving. Will they be able to clear their names and bring the true killer to justice? Tune in to find out!

The episode was rated 7.60 from 1360 votes.

Only Murders in the Building - S2E2

#6 - Framed (Season 2 - Episode 2)

In the latest episode of "Only Murders in the Building," titled "Framed," our trio finds themselves attending a memorial for Bunny, but things take an unexpected turn. As they navigate through the somber event, they seize the opportunity to question their neighbors, hoping to uncover crucial information. However, our protagonists face a new challenge as they desperately try to dispose of a piece of evidence that could incriminate them. Brace yourselves, because one of Bunny's relatives makes a dramatic entrance, and if you thought Bunny was a force to be reckoned with, you haven't seen anything yet...

Fans of the show will be delighted to witness Martin Short's exceptional performance in this episode. Known for his brilliance, Short takes it to another level, captivating viewers with his undeniable talent. However, not everything is smooth sailing, as some viewers express disappointment with Amy Schumer's role, believing that she adversely affects the show's overall quality. Despite this, the success of the show's first season has left fans intrigued and invested, even if the mystery element is not as strong initially. The chemistry among the three leads and the show's aesthetic continue to keep audiences engaged.

As the plot thickens, fans can't help but speculate on the identity of the murderer. With hints and clues scattered throughout the episode, many believe that Cara Delevinge's character may be the killer. Whether this theory holds true or not, viewers are eagerly anticipating the next episodes to see how the story unfolds. However, some viewers feel that there is an excessive presence of Amy Schumer in this particular episode, which hampers their enjoyment. Nevertheless, the show remains a must-watch for its dedicated fanbase.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 1233 votes.

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#5 - Twist (Season 1 - Episode 5)


In "Twist," an episode of the hit show "Only Murders in the Building," the plot takes an exciting turn. Mabel, one of the main characters, decides to embark on a solo mission to uncover the truth about the victim's final days. This unexpected move raises suspicions among her companions, Charles and Oliver, prompting them to follow her discreetly.

Fans of the show have praised this particular episode, calling it "fantastic." They especially loved the addition of two new characters, the plant podcast duo, who brought a fresh dynamic to the storyline. The episode opens with a memorable moment involving Mabel and a knitting needle, setting the stage for the thrilling events to come.

As the episode progresses, all the puzzle pieces start falling into place, leaving viewers satisfied and eager for more. The banter between the cast, particularly Martin Short's comedic timing, adds an extra layer of enjoyment. Fans can't help but express their excitement, exclaiming that the show keeps getting better with each episode.

With its twists and turns, "Twist" keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. One fan even jokingly commented on solving the mystery while fuming over "Singing In the Rain 2" for VH1. It seems that the show successfully keeps audiences guessing, proving that even the most seemingly insignificant details could hold a clue. Overall, the dynamic cast and well-crafted plot make "Only Murders in the Building" a must-watch for fans of mystery and comedy alike.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 1607 votes.

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#4 - To Protect and Serve (Season 1 - Episode 6)

In the latest episode of "Only Murders in the Building" titled "To Protect and Serve," Mabel introduces her new friends, along with an old one, to her childhood home to meet her mother. As the group delves deeper into the investigation, Detective Williams finds herself questioning the case as she prepares for motherhood.

With its unique and blast-worthy characters, this show has quickly become a favorite among viewers. Although the pacing may be a bit slow, the plot twists keep things interesting, leaving audiences eagerly anticipating what's to come. And with the incredible talents of Nathan Lane and Martin Short, this episode was nothing short of fantastic.

Martin Short's comedic genius shines through, and viewers just can't get enough. This show has been a massive surprise, with its clever approach and strong red herrings that keep us invested. As the characters' friendship continues to develop, it becomes clear that it will play a central role in the show. While this episode may not have been the strongest, there is still plenty to keep us on board as the story unfolds. Let's hope for the same snap and excitement we saw in the earlier episodes.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 1568 votes.

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#3 - How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors? (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Oliver employs his theater director skills to analyze the case. Charles & Mabel question an obsessive cat lover.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 1760 votes.

Only Murders in the Building - S1E2

#2 - Who Is Tim Kono? (Season 1 - Episode 2)

The group begins researching the victim. Meanwhile, Mabelโ€™s secretive past starts to be unraveled.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 1984 votes.

Only Murders in the Building - S1E1

#1 - True Crime (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Upper West Side neighbors Charles, Oliver & Mabel bond over a shared love of true crime. When a fellow resident dies in their building, the trio determine to solve the mystery and record an accompanying podcast.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 2283 votes.

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