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The ‘Only Murders in the Building’ Season 3 Finale Left Us with 5 Major Questions

What will happen in season 4?

Still from 'OMITB' season 3.
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*Warning: Major spoilers ahead*

The curtain has fallen on season three of Only Murders in the Building, and boy, it was a rollercoaster. In the latest installment of the Hulu murder mystery, Mabel (Selena Gomez), Charles (Steve Martin) and Oliver (Martin Short) try to solve the homicide of Ben Glenroy (Paul Rudd), a popular Hollywood actor who drops dead on the opening night of Oliver’s new play (and then comes back to life before dropping dead again).

Now, ten episodes later, the case is solved, Oliver’s show is a hit and all the strings are tied up...or are they?

Luckily for us (and unluckily for the residents of the Arconia), another person is killed at the end of season three. And since Hulu has already renewed Only Murders for a fourth season, we can rest knowing that a follow-up is coming. Still, we have plenty of thoughts to consider in the meantime. Here are five burning questions we want answered following that season three finale.

1. Who Killed Sazz?

Like every other installment, season four will focus on the murder. Who killed Sazz Pataki (played by Jane Lynch), AKA Charles’s stunt double?

So far, the murderers have been scorned lovers, belittled assistants and coddled sons, and if there’s one thing we know from this series, it's that everyone’s a suspect.

In that explosive finale, Sazz is shot through the window by a sniper. Seems like a pretty skilled shot to make, no? An average person couldn't have made that hit, so do we have a trained killer on our hands? We know three people who will certainly be on the case.

Still from 'OMITB.'
Patrick Harbron/Hulu

2. What Did Sazz Have to Say to Charles?

At the end of the season three finale, Sazz surprises the trio with an appearance at their opening night party in the Arconia. However, when she walks in, the stunt double tells Charles that she has something “sensitive” to tell him. She also jokes that she got into the building by making a copy of all of Charles’s keys (but is this really a joke?).

What is the sensitive topic Sazz needs to discuss with Charles? Is it something that could have saved her life? Or did it act as a clue for the gang following her death? Hopefully we'll find out.

Still from 'OMITB.'
Patrick Harbron/Hulu

3. Is the Gang Heading to the West Coast in Season Four?

While our three podcasters go through many changes in season three, they all have one thing in common by the end: love interests.

For the first time, all three of our leads find partners who aren't lying to them, tricking them or trying to kill them (phew!). However, when Oliver’s new paramour, Loretta (Meryl Streep), and Mabel’s boyfriend, Tobert (Jesse Williams), announce that they're moving to Los Angeles, it seems like the end of those relationships...but it could suggest something else.

Ever since they began their investigative work, Charles, Mabel and Oliver have remained in New York. But with two of their partners moving to Los Angeles, it seems as if some of their sleuthing will occur on the West Coast in season four (and hopefully we haven't seen the last of Streep or Williams). Since the victim is a Hollywood stunt double, it makes perfect sense that there may be clues awaiting the gang in The Golden State.

Still from 'OMITB.'
Patrick Harbron/Hulu

4. Where Is Mabel Going to Live?

Speaking of locations, the Arconia has always been the setting of Only Murders in the Building (it's the titular building, for goodness sake). But while all three of our leads have lived there up to this point, we saw a shift this season when Mabel is forced to leave her aunt’s apartment, making her the only member who no longer lives in the Arconia.

While she mentions that she's living with her friend Theo for the time being, it's hard not to wonder where Mabel will end up next. What if Mabel moves somewhere outside of the building (which seems like a certainty at this point)? Will it cause more separation amongst the group? We'll be waiting to see.

Still from 'OMITB.'
Patrick Harbron/Hulu

5. Is Someone Trying to Kill Charles?!

Finally, the biggest question as season three draws to a close is whether someone was trying to kill Charles instead of Sazz.

Let's look at the facts—Sazz shows up in the same outfit as Charles, and she is in his apartment looking for wine when she is shot. She even uses his keys to get into the building (and perhaps was pretending to be Charles). Does that mean that bullet was meant for the Brazzos actor instead of the stunt double?

If it was meant for Charles, why does someone want to kill him? What enemies has he made and why would they want him dead? It seems likely that these lingering questions will be addressed in season four.

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Joel is the Associate Editor for News & Entertainment and has been reporting on all things pop culture for over 5 years. Before working at PureWow, he served as a Features...