When the storyline of Only Murders in the Building first resumed in the finale, we were all under the assumption that podcast host-extraordinaire, Cinda Canning (Tina Fey), was the one ultimately responsible for the murder of Bunny (Jayne Houdyshell), likely contracting the physical murder out to someone else. Episode 10 ended up becoming a perfectly curated amalgamation of every useless and useful detail alike, punctuated in the same fashion as flipping over a thousand pennies and having each one land on heads.
The thing is, Charles (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short), and Mabel (Selena Gomez) knew who the true murderer was just about 10 minutes into the final episode after receiving a phone call from Detective Williams about the DNA results of the murder weapon. The whole reveal ended up becoming its own version of an off-Broadway production in classic Oliver fashion, tricking us, Poppy (Adina Vernon), and those watching the live stream of the reveal in the show itself.
At one point, after the trio faux-reveals that Alice killed Bunny, we see her pick up a knife and stab Charles right in the stomach, leaving him to collapse and bleed out on the floor in front of everyone.
And listen, when that happened in real-time, my mouth remained fully agape for the entirety of the commercial break that immediately followed. However, just when I had made peace that Steve Martin wouldn't be appearing in Season 3, he rose right up from the dead and nailed Poppy for the murder.