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The Best Episodes of Only Murders in the Building

Every episode of Only Murders in the Building ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Only Murders in the Building!

Three strangers share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one.


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The best episode of "Only Murders in the Building" is "I Know Who Did It", rated 8.9/10 from 4299 user votes. It was directed by Jamie Babbit and written by John Robert Hoffman, Matteo Borghese, Rob Turbovsky. "I Know Who Did It" aired on 8/23/2022 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Open and Shut".

  • I Know Who Did It
    8.9/10 4,299 votes

    #1 - I Know Who Did It

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2022-08-23

    One question remains: Who did it??? Oh, who are we kidding -- there's a few more questions raised, too.

    Director: Jamie Babbit

    Writer: John Robert Hoffman, Matteo Borghese, Rob Turbovsky

  • Open and Shut
    8.8/10 4,828 votes

    #2 - Open and Shut

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2021-10-19

    In the season finale, the trio races toward a resolution while their own lives are put in danger.

    Director: Jamie Babbit

    Writer: John Robert Hoffman, Rachel Burger

  • Sitzprobe
    8.7/10 2,865 votes

    #3 - Sitzprobe

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2023-09-19

    On the day of the show’s most critical rehearsal, the pressure mounts. A familiar official returns to upend the case, Loretta’s complex past threatens to upend all else and Charles must finally sing his number without losing his marbles.

    Director: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini

    Writer: Peter Swanson, Siena Streiber

  • The Boy from 6B
    8.6/10 6,269 votes

    #4 - The Boy from 6B

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-09-28

    With the investigation scratching at a web of old crimes originating inside the building, a mysterious young man turns the tables to spy on Charles, Oliver & Mabel.

    Director: Cherien Dabis

    Writer: Stephen Markley, Ben Philippe

  • Thirty
    8.5/10 2,169 votes

    #5 - Thirty

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2023-09-26

    The trio have amassed a plethora (oh yes, a plethora) of clues, suspects & theories but find no concrete answers about Ben’s murder. They devise a peculiar method of throwing themselves into the actual case to recreate the final moments of Ben’s life.

    Director: Cherien Dabis

    Writer: Elaine Ko

  • Double Time
    8.3/10 4,180 votes

    #6 - Double Time

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2021-10-12

    With the residents growing upset at the building’s negative publicity, the trio faces a revolt. Charles is visited by an old colleague who sheds light on his past.

    Director: Jamie Babbit

    Writer: Kristin Newman, John Robert Hoffman

  • Sparring Partners
    8.3/10 2,987 votes

    #7 - Sparring Partners

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2022-08-16

    Closing in on the killer, Mabel takes her investigative talents into the ring. Oliver and Charles duke it out over a birdcage only to end up confronting their deepest paternal struggles.

    Director: Jamie Babbit

    Writer: Kirker Butler

  • Opening Night
    8.3/10 2,252 votes

    #8 - Opening Night

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2023-10-03

    Curtain call on Season 3! Charles, Mabel & Oliver race to entrap the killer on Opening Night. As the musical thrills its Broadway audience, the trio brave further twists & turns from behind, above and all around the stage.

    Director: Jamie Babbit

    Writer: John Robert Hoffman, Ben Smith

  • Fan Fiction
    8.2/10 4,234 votes

    #9 - Fan Fiction

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2021-10-05

    Hitting a dead end, the group calls for reinforcements in the form of their podcast’s Superfans.

    Director: Cherien Dabis

    Writer: Matteo Borghese, Rob Turbovsky

  • The Last Day of Bunny Folger
    8.2/10 3,554 votes

    #10 - The Last Day of Bunny Folger

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2022-07-05

    A foul-mouthed parrot becomes a critical window into Bunny Folger’s last day on Earth. Some of the individuals with whom Bunny crossed paths will surprise both you and our trio... Along the way, a reveal deepens our trio's need to solve Bunny's case.

    Director: Jude Weng

    Writer: Ben Smith

  • Here's Looking at You
    8.2/10 3,355 votes

    #11 - Here's Looking at You

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-07-12

    Charles, Oliver and Mabel welcome an unexpected young visitor who reveals hidden secrets about the inner workings of the Arconia. We also discover Charles once recorded a hit single that was huge in Germany.

    Director: Jude Weng

    Writer: Rachel Burger, Valentina Garza

  • The Sting
    8.1/10 4,857 votes

    #12 - The Sting

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-09-07

    Believing the murderer might be a famous resident whom is difficult to access, the group seeks advice from a renowned podcasting host.

    Director: Gillian Robespierre

    Writer: Kristin Newman

  • The Show Must...
    8.1/10 3,005 votes

    #13 - The Show Must...

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2023-08-08

    Curtain up on Season 3! And Leading Man down! After Ben Glenroy’s collapse on stage, Charles, Oliver & Mabel piece together the show’s first days with a suspicious cast & crew to determine if foul play was involved. Spoiler alert…

    Director: John Robert Hoffman

    Writer: John Robert Hoffman, Sas Goldberg

  • Flipping the Pieces
    8.0/10 3,179 votes

    #14 - Flipping the Pieces

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2022-08-02

    Mabel’s incident on the subway leads her to gain help from an unlikely ally. Their journey takes them to a legendary amusement park which turns out to be full of terror — while amusements and evidence reside back in the Arconia with Charles and Oliver.

    Director: Chris Teague

    Writer: Stephen Markley, Ben Philippe

  • How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors?
    7.9/10 5,093 votes

    #15 - How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors?

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-08-31

    Oliver employs his theater director skills to analyze the case. Charles & Mabel question an obsessive cat lover.

    Director: Gillian Robespierre

    Writer: Ben Smith

  • Hello, Darkness
    7.9/10 3,037 votes

    #16 - Hello, Darkness

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-08-09

    A blackout throws the city into chaos. As the trio races to save a loved one from the killer, other Arconia residents begin to explore unexpected connections in the midst of darkness — all enhanced by Gut Milk and a yodel or two.

    Director: Chris Teague

    Writer: Madeleine George

  • Twist
    7.8/10 4,419 votes

    #17 - Twist

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-09-14

    Mabel slips away on a solo mission tracking the victim's final days. Suspicious, Charles & Oliver follow her.

    Director: Don Scardino

    Writer: Thembi Banks

  • Persons of Interest
    7.8/10 3,921 votes

    #18 - Persons of Interest

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-06-28

    Welcome home, Arconiacs! Minutes after Season 1’s finale, Charles, Oliver and Mabel are now implicated in the murder of Board President, Bunny Folger. They must choose whether to lay low or risk their safety by catching the killer themselves.

    Director: John Robert Hoffman, Jesse Peretz

    Writer: John Robert Hoffman

  • Performance Review
    7.8/10 3,103 votes

    #19 - Performance Review

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-07-26

    Charles, Oliver and Mabel collide with their podcasting mentor-turned-competitor, Cinda Canning. Subsequently, a key clue requires the trio to orchestrate a classic stakeout — Brazzos-style. New York has never been more glittering.

    Director: Cherien Dabis

    Writer: Ben Smith, Joshua Allen Griffith

  • Grab Your Hankies
    7.8/10 2,578 votes

    #20 - Grab Your Hankies

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2023-08-15

    Oliver races to bring new life to his show as Mabel’s investigation into the actual murder collides with a surprising ally. Charles bonds with the cast, and Loretta proves her voice is invaluable.

    Director: Adam Shankman

    Writer: Matteo Borghese, Rob Turbovsky

  • True Crime
    7.7/10 6,405 votes

    #21 - True Crime

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-08-31

    Upper West Side neighbors Charles, Oliver & Mabel bond over a shared love of true crime. When a fellow resident dies in their building, the trio determine to solve the mystery and record an accompanying podcast.

    Director: Jamie Babbit

    Writer: Steve Martin, John Robert Hoffman

  • Who Is Tim Kono?
    7.7/10 5,376 votes

    #22 - Who Is Tim Kono?

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-08-31

    The group begins researching the victim. Meanwhile, Mabel’s secretive past starts to be unraveled.

    Director: Jamie Babbit

    Writer: Kirker Butler

  • The Tell
    7.7/10 3,185 votes

    #23 - The Tell

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-07-19

    Mabel hosts a party for an electric art crowd which also serves a double purpose for smoking on a liar in the trios’s midst.

    Director: Cherien Dabis

    Writer: Matteo Borghese, Rob Turbovsky

  • The Beat Goes On
    7.7/10 2,595 votes

    #24 - The Beat Goes On

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2023-08-08

    Mabel, Oliver & Charles attend Ben’s lavish memorial full of fans and those with more dubious motives. As the actor's sudden death is mourned, Oliver works to revive his shaky Broadway show.

    Director: John Robert Hoffman

    Writer: Ben Smith, Joshua Allen Griffith

  • CoBro
    7.7/10 2,059 votes

    #25 - CoBro

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2023-09-12

    Charles finds an unexpected source for a major clue. A Broadway icon comes knocking at Oliver’s door. And Mabel forms an alternate trio to pursue a lead that sheds light on Ben’s bro and CoBro history.

    Director: Cherien Dabis

    Writer: Ben Philippe, Jake Schnesel