Has the time come to say goodbye to the beloved trio? Want to know more? Then we have got you covered with all the details about the much-anticipated finale episode.
There is no doubt that Emmy-nominated Only Murders in the Building has become one of the most popular comedy mystery series in recent times for which loyal fans have tuned in to streaming new seasons each year! After so much appreciation, the show is now nearing its end with the highly praised third season, and fanatics are left wondering when the finale will premiere on Hulu. Given that this show has won many hearts over the years with its endearing, humorous, and perfect depiction of three strangers, played by Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez.
The series has received critical acclaim for its comedic approach to crime fiction, as well as the performances and chemistry of the lead cast. It has received nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. As a result, any queries relating to the finale episode are understandable, as the fans are deeply invested in the storyline and want to know how the story will unfold this time around! So, if you’re wondering what more we can expect from the Only Murders in the Building Season 3 ending? Then here’s all you need to know!
Only Murders in the Building Season 3 Finale Episode: What is the release date?
After weeks of investigation into the new murder mystery, the road to closing this case has finally arrived, and we are about to uncover the truth as the final episode, which has simply been titled “Opening Night,” is all set to officially premiere on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at the same time slot of Tuesdays at 12:01 a.m. on Hulu. The official synopsis of the finale episode which has been written by John Hoffman & Ben Smith states: “Charles, Mabel, and Oliver race to entrap the killer on opening night; as the musical thrills its Broadway audience, the trio brave further twists and turns from behind, above and all around the stage.”
Other than the official synopsis, the network has not released any more information in order to avoid early spoilers. Due to this, the fans will have to patiently wait and speculate on what will be revealed as the third season has mastered the art of building hype as Charles, Oliver, and Mabel continue to investigate the ongoing murder case which after major ups and downs is days away from uncovering the truth that happened behind the scenes at the Broadway show.
We are certain that the trio will, once again, employ their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. While you wait for more updates, check out the prior episodes of the season to recall what has transpired so far in the series.
As the third season follows the shocking death of actor Ben Glenroy (Paul Rudd) in the Season 2 finale, Charles (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short), and Mabel (Selena Gomez) are investigating the tragedy that took place behind the scenes of Oliver’s Broadway show. Aided by co-star Loretta Durkin (Meryl Streep), the trio discovers this case is a tougher nut to crack than the Arconia murders but remain optimistic they will find who killed Oliver’s leading man as he also attempts to put his show back together. With everyone in the theater being a possible suspect, the trio has their work cut out for them. At least their fans will get a whole new season of their podcast.
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Only Murders in the Building Season 3 Episode 9: A Quick Recap
The penultimate episode, “Thirty” which is the ninth in this season aired on September 26, 2023. The episode is directed by Cherien Dabis and written by Elaine Ko. The official synopsis of the episode states, “The trio have amassed a plethora of clues, suspects, and theories but find no concrete answers about Ben’s murder; they devise a peculiar method of throwing themselves into the actual case to recreate the final moments of Ben’s life.”
Warning: Spoiler Alert!
For the readers who haven’t streamed the ninth episode yet, we want to inform them that the following passage contains some major spoilers, which also hint at what the final episode might have in store for the fans! So, we urge the readers to act with caution as we have explained the episode’s plot in great detail to understand the arc that has happened so far in the show.
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In the episode, following Oliver’s recovery, the trio learns that Dickie has an alibi for the time of Ben’s murder. Using their knowledge and the clues they obtained, they recreate the last thirty minutes before Ben first died: Ben arrived at the theater late due to being with his seamstress friends, who helped him make the handkerchiefs he presented to the cast and crew. Later, he overheard Loretta encouraging Dickie to quit as his manager due to the stress Dickie was under, resulting in a fallout between the brothers.
This later led to the fight between Ben, Charles, and Loretta. An upset Ben then fired Tobert and retreated to his dressing room, where he ate a cookie and wrote “Fucking Pig” on his mirror out of guilt for ruining his diet. Howard gives the trio the reassembled document, which turns out to be an early negative review of Ben’s performance. The trio reaches the conclusion that Donna poisoned Ben’s cookie to save the show and Cliff’s career from failure. They run into the court to stop Loretta from pleading guilty, only to learn that Donna is among the witnesses.
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Moreover, the following list includes the key cast members who have so far appeared this season:
In the roles they play Steve Martin as Charles Haden-Savage, Martin Short as Oliver Putnam, and Selena Gomez as Mabel Mora, all make a comeback in the third season. Additionally returning from Season 2 are Ryan Broussard, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Michael Cyril Creighton. In Season 3, Meryl Streep and Paul Rudd join the central group. On the other hand, Paul Rudd who appeared in the Season 2 finale as Ben Glenroy, the lead in a play that Oliver is directing is also back in a cameo role. His on-stage demise serves as the season’s central mystery.
The series hails from co-creators and writers Steve Martin and John Hoffman. Martin and Hoffman executive produce along with Martin Short, Selena Gomez, This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal.
It is produced by 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios. Lastly, until the finale episode airs, we urge viewers to rewatch prior episodes to catch up on the suspense and drama! The series is exclusively available on Disney+, Hotstar (for Indian viewers), and Hulu for international viewers in the region where it’s available. The viewers can buy a subscription plan according to their preferences, which allows them to watch new episodes based on location whenever the episode airs worldwide at no additional cost. You can also opt to use a VPN if the series is not accessible in your region.
While you wait for the Only Murders in the Building Season 3 finale to air on Hulu, let us know in the comments what you expect from the final episode.