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‘Only Murders in the Building’ Season 2 Ending, Explained

Selena Gomez, Steve Martin, and Martin Short pose in the lobby of 'Only Murders In the Building'

Okay so barring this discussion, the FIRST thing I want to know is if The Arconia is an actual building in New York City. If it is, I still haven’t decided what I will do with that information. I will either AVOID IT because apparently everyone DIES THERE, or I will GO THERE and find out once and for all if GHOSTS ARE REAL. Because if they are, I have QUESTIONS.

But, assuming the building is indeed a work of fiction like the show itself, this is what I have come to understand about the ending of Season 2 of said work of fiction.

The End of Season 2 of ‘Only Murders in the Building’

*breathes in*

The gang solves their second murder—which is dope for everyone involved because it boosts Charles’ acting career and now he’s so happy about it he asked out his longtime crush, Joy. MEANWHILE, Oliver and his son will have a cute little heart-to-heart where Oliver almost spills the beans that he’s not Will’s actual dad, but Will, sweetie that he is, doesn’t care who his dad actually is as long as someone loves him. ALSO, Mabel makes up with Alice, and the two work together to decorate the former’s apartment and paint over her mural.


Someone gets murdered.

You see, after a year-long time jump, Oliver is now directing a play on Broadway starring Charles and this dude, Ben Glenroy, played by Paul Rudd. On opening night, Ben walks out to deliver a monologue at the top of the show and immediately dies. Poison probably.

So what happened? WE DON’T KNOW.

All we know is that Charles and Ben don’t like each other. Backstage Charles tells Ben to “stay away from her” because he “knows” what Ben “did.”

Uh ohhhhhhhhh…..

So are you telling me that our boy CHARLES is the killer? Probably not. He’s a main character and it’s probably some rando that did it from the upcoming third season or someone we already know who isn’t a main character. Maybe she did it, whoever “her” is. Brb I’m gonna go ask a ghost at the Arconia what’s good with all this and get back to you. If I do not return, it means that, like many of the people on this show, I have been murdered. Tell my mother I love her, tell my father I tried. Give my kingdom to my cat. And if heaven is real and somehow I make it in, please find me there and tell me who the fuck killed Ben, because I really want to know.

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