Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Episode 5 of "Only Murders in the Building"

Loretta returned for episode 5 of Only Murders in the Building last night, and the internet is abuzz with all the Streep "Easter eggs" strewn about her character's apartment.  I have to admit that I noticed zero of them. I blame it on the fact that I'm so heavily focused on what Meryl's doing to pay attention to much else. Not that any of the "eggs" were all that obvious at a glance. 

Anyway, this episode got a little more plot-heavy, with Loretta having Oliver over for a date. The two end up on a ferry where they share a joint (a bit of a tired trope for characters of their generation if you ask me--see It's Complicated, Ricki and the Flash and even The Good House). But their connection is cute and they end up sleeping with each other. We also get a bit of a creepy vibe from Loretta, as we learn that she actually called Ben was a "fucking pig," as was written on his dressing room mirror. I'd be really surprised if Loretta ends up being the killer, as it would seem too obvious at this point, what with us only being halfway through the season. But the journal with all the clippings of Ben that Oliver snoops in Loretta's apartment adds some fun speculation. 

I'm not sure if we're going to have to wait another two weeks before we see Meryl again. She's only been in every other episode thus far. And I have to admit, I'm finding myself less than super enthusiastic about the show. Again, I'm thrilled that Meryl is in something at all, and that she's getting a lot of positive notices. But I'm always thinking how much I wish we could see her in something a bit weightier soon. Perhaps it's just me getting a stronger and stronger sense that time is not limitless when it comes to her project opportunities. I continue to hope that Only Murders is a helpful stepping stone to new and spicy offers. 

1 comment:

  1. The scenes on the ferry were terrific. Meryl was warm and beautiful in her apartment . Antonis