Inside the making of an ‘Only Murders in the Building’ episode with only one line of dialogue — and why Deaf star James Caverly wants to ‘dismantle’ the ‘tired portrayal of disabled characters on TV’ | Insider
At the climax of Tuesday’s episode of “Only Murders in the Building,” titled “The Boy from 6B,” Theo (James Caverly), the son of Teddy (Nathan Lane), accidentally pushes his friend Zoe (Olivia Reis) off the roof of the Arconia, finally solving for viewers one murder that’s been a focus of the season.
In the seconds before the accident, we know what Zoe and Theo are saying to each other, we feel the intensity of their argument, but we don’t hear it. Nor do we hear the thump of Zoe lifeless body hitting the pavement. We are watching the event take place from Theo’s perspective, and as a deaf man, he can only see the fatal consequences unfold — he cannot hear the world around him shift forever.