Thursday, August 25, 2022

Only Murders in the Building - Flipping the Pieces

Along with offering glimpses of Mabel's (Selena Gomez) relationship with her father, "Flipping the Pieces" unexpectedly pairs the youngest podcaster with Theo Dimas (James Caverly) who takes her in after the subway stabbing. With only a single clue to go on, the pair hit Coney Island searching for the identity of glitter guy. Charles (Steve Martin) and Oliver (Martin Short) sit down with Detective Williams (Da'Vine Joy Randolph) who is correct in assuming the pair have something to hide (and also have no idea how thin the walls of their apartments are).

In many ways the episode feels like a short reprieve, a chance for the characters to exhale, before Mabel runs into glitter guy once more (although conveniently never gets a good look at his face before stumbling on another clue). The scenes with Mabel and her father also explain a bit more of her character and how she sees the world. Her unexpected connection to Theo also paints him in a less harsh, and more complex, light. The episode ends with the reprieve being over, a blackout of New York City, and the discovery of who might be the killer's next target.

  • Title: Only Murders in the Building - Flipping the Pieces
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