Only Murders in the Building Season 2 Episode 10 Preview
Who killed Bunny Folger? Before the Only Murders in the Building season finale, let’s recap the odds.
Last week’s episode of Only Murders dropped a bounty of revelations ahead of tomorrow’s season finale: Detective Kreps (Michael Rapaport) and Cinda Canning (Tina Fey) are possibly in cahoots! Kreps is a freelance evidence tamperer, and Poppy (Adina Verson) is Becky Butler, the “victim” from All is Not Okay in Oklahoma who’s very much alive.
Ahead of episode 10 of Only Murders in the Building, let’s pull up a jumbo edition of the CableTV.com Only Murders Suspicion Power Rankings and see who’s worthy of another look. For our finale whodunit predictions, we’re ranking characters from least to most suspicious using two questions:
- Did they kill Bunny Folger?
- Did they have something to do with the murder?
Before we recap this season’s biggest suspects, let’s break down who’s (likely) in the clear:
- Teddy Dimas (Oliver and Teddy hashed out their differences—we can’t believe it either)
- Theo Dimas (if Teddy’s out, Theo’s out)
- Rose Cooper (didn’t recognize the brown-haired “woman who came sniffing around,” and nowhere near the murderer’s build)
- Alice (not a deranged killer, just works in contemporary art)
- Amy Schumer (a Sting-esque nothingburger)
- Marv (just a non-murdering podcast fan with unnerving vibes. Maybe his Sixth Avenue Slasher theory comes up next season?)
- Nina (a lot as a person, but not a murderer)
- Ivan (been on the sideline for ages and couldn’t be the murderer since he showed Oliver the security footage of Bunny’s lunch meeting)
- Will (this is an actual fan theory, and it’s bonkers)
Who killed Bunny Folger on Only Murders in the Building?
Howard’s (Michael Cyril Creighton) blackout date is technically on the board because of his/the murderer’s sneezing habits. But heading into the finale, we’d still call this theory a wild stretch.
Lucy (Zoe Colletti) probably isn’t the murderer (though it’d be baaaananas if she were), but she’s still tied to some of the season’s biggest loose ends.
Why was she at the Arconia the night of Bunny’s murder? What’s up with that photo of her in Detective Kreps’ bag? And why did she seem so comfortable with Kreps when they were in the Arconia’s lobby after the blackout? (Our favorite Reddit fan theory? Kreps is one of Lucy’s stepdads, and Lucy’s behind the evidence showing up in the Arconia gang’s apartments.)
3. Detective Kreps
Detective Kreps is a lot of things—a crooked cop, a shoddy boxer, and an avid fan of fried chicken—but he flips out at Mabel’s (Selena Gomez) suggestion that he’s also a murderer. Even though he’s around the same build as the murderer, we still think he’s merely Cinda’s helping hand for planting evidence.
There’s also an interesting timeline note in last week’s episode: Kreps’ comments to Mabel at the gym and the episode’s closing montage hint that he’s in a relationship with Cinda. But the voiceover suggests he got hired to come to Oklahoma before he met Cinda at the Chicken Chug. If that’s the case, who hired him before Cinda came along?
2. Cinda Canning
In case the closing shot of Cinda’s photo under the label CRIMINAL MASTERMIND wasn’t enough of a sign, one of the biggest questions going into the finale is figuring out what crimes Cinda’s done already.
It’s implied she planted evidence with Kreps to get her true crime podcast empire off the ground, and the Becky bombshell aligns with Becky/Poppy’s note that she knows “where all the bodies are buried.” She’s not the muscle behind the operation—the murderer looks nothing like Cinda—but she’s clearly complicit. As for who could be the muscle. . .
1. Poppy/Becky Butler
So, the revelation that Cinda’s employing someone who faked their death/disappearance is a doozy of a pre-finale plot bomb. And given Becky’s continued willingness to work with Cinda, that raises even more questions: is she being blackmailed by Cinda? Are we in a Stockholm Syndrome scenario? Does Cinda know that Poppy’s Becky?
We’re pinning Becky as the murderer as part of two scenarios:
A) The Forced Accomplice
Becky already faked her disappearance and was preparing to get out of Dodge when Cinda/Kreps stumbled onto her plans and turned it into All is Not Okay in Oklahoma. Armed with this knowledge, Cinda has the leverage to force Becky to take care of everything from scheduling her vocal massages to. . . murder!
B) The Butler Did It!
But what if Cinda wasn’t the woman Kreps met in Oklahoma? This theory gets a little heady, but stay with us: Kreps discovers Becky’s plans to get out of Oklahoma before Cinda arrives in town.
Kreps plants the evidence Cinda/All is Not Okay needs to make Becky’s disappearance plausible. Now going by Poppy and working for Cinda, Poppy’s working on the Rose Cooper lead when a scuffle leads to her murdering Bunny Folger.
Using Kreps and her talks with Mabel, Poppy leads the Arconia gang to suspect Cinda as the Svengali behind everything when—in a last-second finale reveal—it was the Butler all along! And with Cinda out of the way, she can take over as a hit true crime podcast host.