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Only Murders in the Building Fans Have Probably Solved a Season 3 Mystery Already


The armchair sleuths watching Only Murders in the Building season 3 have almost certainly solved a big piece of the Ben Glenroy murder puzzle already.

Martin Short and Steve Martin in Only Murders in the Building season 3
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This article contains spoilers through Only Murders in the Building season 3 episode 4.

If you’re like us, you’re neck-deep in Only Murders in the Building theories with almost half of season 3 already completed. This season’s victim, Ben Glenroy (Paul Rudd), appeared to have died twice in the season opener, and both the trio of podcasters at the center of the show and the viewers who joyfully follow their misadventures have been eagerly piecing together the murder mystery puzzle with four episodes worth of material to mull over. The most recent episode “The White Room” added some needed context to an earlier development in the case, and many fans online may have already cracked the code.

Remember back in the first episode of the season when Ben was treating the cookies offered to him at the table read for Oliver’s (Martin Short) play as an arch-nemesis of sorts? The scene is filled with great character humor that lets us inside the unique mind of Ben and how he prepares for his roles on stage and screen. Fast forward to the third episode “Grab Your Hankies” and we see a similarly excitable Ben in an argument in his dressing room pre-show with an unseen second party. Well, many fans are starting to think Ben was simply arguing with himself about the merits of eating the delightful baked goods … and honestly, they’re almost certainly correct.

Kimber (Ashley Park) told Mabel (Selena Gomez) in the most recent episode that Ben was suffering from some sort of red mark on his face right before the show. There’s lipstick on Ben’s dressing room mirror cursing him out, calling him a *bleeping* pig, and the lipstick is revealed to belong to Charles’ (Steve Martin) girlfriend, Joy (Andrea Martin). This is a lot to digest, but think we have it all solved with the help of our fellow fans on Reddit:

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