We haven't seen hide nor hair of Alice since the second episode of Only Murders in the Building—so, what has this slightly smug artist/curator/owner of leaky ceilings been up to since then? Covering up a murder? Actually, perhaps.
I mean, everything adds up for her to be Bunny's murderer:
- She's an art curator, so perhaps she was after Bunny's sacred painting.
- The timing of her sliding into Mabel's DMs is up for question, as it was right after Bunny was murdered.
- As mentioned in this episode, the way Bunny's murder was staged suggests that someone really thought about pinning it on the trio, as they specifically planted the knitting needles at the scene. Hmm, I don't know, like an ART CURATOR?
- It's revealed that she was, indeed, the "Son of Sam" (more on what that means later).
But maybe that's too easy; we're only five episodes in, after all. For the show to already be hinting at who the killer is this early on would seem a little too simple for Only Murders in the Building.
Despite that, Alice is certainly hiding something, that's for sure, which Oliver finally gets her to admit through a rough string of accusations during his cheeky game of "Son of Sam" at Mabel's apartment.
The game goes like this: everyone is given a card, but only one is the "Son of Sam" card, which means that that person is the killer; the other cards are "blondes," meaning that they're just regular people. In each round of the game, the lights in the room are shut off to allow the "Son of Sam" to "kill" someone (touch them on the back), and afterward, the group has to guess who made the kill, eliminating a new person round after round until the killer is guessed correctly and thus revealed.
In this specific game (which took place at the art party that Mabel was hosting as a favor to Alice), only Mabel and Alice were left in the last round, meaning that Oliver had to choose to name one of them the "Son of Sam." However, Oliver started to bring the "killer" theme of the game into reality, accusing Alice of being the "Son of Sam" both in the game and in real life because he sensed that she was lying about many parts of her life.
At this point, the party got real quiet, leaving Alice to explain that she did, in fact, lie about parts of her upbringing as a way to advance her career and impress other people. However, with regard to the game, she was not the "Son of Sam," revealing her card to be one of the "blondes" to Oliver. Oh, and then she ran off to hide in the bathroom for the remainder of the party.
While we're meant to feel bad for Alice at that moment, the feeling only lasts for so long. At the tail end of the episode as Mabel and Alice are lying together in bed, we see the "Son of Sam" card sitting precariously in Alice's bag (*gasp*).
We all just assumed that Mabel's card said "Son of Sam" because Alice's was a "blonde," but perhaps it was more complicated than that. Is there a way that Alice had an extra card on her? Was there card counting going on? The possibilities are endless, though needless to say, something is definitely not right with this art curator.
So, for now, we're keeping an eye on Alice.