“The Plot Thickens”, says Detective Danner, and it really does in The Afterparty, the murder mystery musical comedy created by Christopher Miller, which landed today on Apple TV+.
The premiere of this delightfully entertaining series has undoubtedly tried to fill the void that Only Murders in the Building season 1 finale has created in our lives. After watching the first three episodes of The Afterparty end to end, we just can’t wait for The Afterparty Season 1 Episode 4 to land.
If the viewers wish to know more about The Afterparty Season 1 Episode 4, along with a recap of the first three episodes, with lots of spoilers included, keep reading.
The Afterparty Season 1 Episode 4 Release Date and Where to Watch it Online?
The Afterparty Season 1 Episode 4 is going to be released on Apple TV+ on February 4, 2022. The first three episodes of The Afterparty were released simultaneously on this streaming platform on January 28, 2022.
There are eight episodes in The Afterparty Season 1, of running time about 33 to 48 minutes each. Starting The Afterparty Season 1 Episode 4, the rest of the episodes will air on a weekly basis every Friday, with the finale episode airing on March 4, 2022.
The cast of The Afterparty includes Sam Richardson as Aniq, Ike Barinholtz as Brett, Ben Schwartz as Yasper, Zoë Chao as Zoë, Tiffany Haddish as Danner, Ilana Glazer as Chelsea, Dave Franco as Xavier, and Jamie Demetriou as Walt.
The Afterparty Season 1 Episode 4 Spoilers: What To Expect From The Afterparty Season 1 Episode 4?
The Afterparty Season 1 Episode 4 has been titled “Chelsea”.
As the title suggests, The Afterparty Season 1 Episode 4 will be about Chelsea’s mind movie. Detective Danner asks everyone present at the crime scene to play their mind movie in front of her, which everyone does, replaying their own version of the crime in front of Detective Danner.
It would be interesting to see what Chelsea has to say in her defence in her mind movie in The Afterparty Season 1 Episode 4. She is the second prime suspect. Of course, the first prime suspect is Aniq, whom everyone present at the afterparty had seen going after Xavier just before his death.
Detective Danner already has her hands full with the disappearance of Jennifer 2, whom Aniq is already suspecting to be dead. The Afterparty Season 1 Episode 4 might also throw some light on the role of Detective Culp, some of whose actions are not beyond reproach.
We are also eager to know what happened to little Maggie; the poor girl is all alone sitting at the car’s back seat in the driveway, as per Brett’s claim.
In a nutshell, this is a weeklong wait for The Afterparty Season 1 Episode 4 to get a step closer to the murderer of this whodunnit.
A Recap of The Afterparty Season 1 Episode 1
The Afterparty Season 1 Episode 1 has been titled “Aniq”.
The first scene of The Afterparty Season 1 Episode 1 zooms on Aniq, who is very excited to go to his high school reunion party. Very ironically, we find him saying to himself, “I want to see her, she wants to see me; nothing can ruin this night”.
Nothing could be farther from the truth as in the very next digital scene, as the credits start rolling, we find a body being flung out from the terrace of a seaside villa, and we find Aniq lamenting that how could it all go so wrong!
It turns out that the person to be killed or murdered is the celebrity rockstar Xavier, known as Eugene in high school, who was hosting a high school reunion afterparty at his seaside mansion at Belvedere.
The cops arrive in no time, headed by the over-enthusiastic Detective Danner, Detective Culp in tow. Detective Danner is instructed to just look after the primary formalities, as the person who has been given charge of this case will arrive the following day.
Detective Danner, however, announces that she will lead the case and asks everybody present there to play their mind movie and describe the events of the evening.
The first one to be interrogated by Detective Danner is Aniq, who tells Danner that he designed escape rooms and came to the reunion just to retry his luck with Zoe, on the verge of a divorce with Brett.
Aniq laments before Yasper that some wealthy fellow has intervened whenever he has tried to court Zoe. This time also he finds the rock star Xavier, who is also from their class of 2006, arriving on a helicopter, claiming at the same time that he is trying to keep a low profile.
Xavier, too seems to be equally interested in Zoe and tries not to let Aniq come near her. Yasper tries to divert Xavier’s attention, and Aniq takes away Zoe. Together they rediscover the school of which Zoe is the Vice-Principal.
Aniq confessed his crush to Zoe, and they were just about to kiss when Zoe’s daughter Maggie arrived at the scene, her babysitter in tow. Zoe confronts Brett as he was supposed to take care of Maggie while attending the reunion.
Later Aniq claimed to Detective Danner that he felt giddy and passed out. When he gathered his senses, he found himself pantless, lying on a pool of beverages. He started to make it up with Xavier when he saw his face all painted up in the mirror. It was when he heard the sound of Xavier falling down.
His interrogation over, Aniq is in the bathroom with Yasper when they discover a torn note in the trash bin, a part of which said, “This is payback for what you did to me”.
A Recap of The Afterparty Season 1 Episode 2
At the beginning of The Afterparty Season 1 Episode 2, which has been titled “Brett”, we find the cops catching Brett, who was trying to sneak out. So the next to be interrogated by Detective Danner is Brett.
Meanwhile, Aniq and Yasper try to listen to this conversation through the intercom connection. Yasper is familiar with the connections as he is the one who has installed the AV equipment in the villa.
Brett claims to Detective Danner that he had gone to the reunion in the first place as it was “operation silent saviour “for him. He wanted to keep an eye on Zoe from afar so that she doesn’t do anything that she has to regret later.
At the party, Xavier challenges him that he is going to make out with Zoe. Brett then embarks on “operation nostalgia “, playing a slide show of their days together, hoping to get Zoe emotional. Zoe is furious at Brett and asks him not to come to the afterparty.
Brett claims that he reluctantly went to the afterparty under “operation koala extract”, as Maggie’s favourite stuffed koala was accidentally left with Aniq.
After beating up the security guard, Brett enters the villa acting as a waiter and retrieves the koala after a scuffle with an already giddy Aniq.
Zoe confronts him, and Brett is placated when she says she is not interested in Xavier. He then sees Maggie inside the villa, and while looking for her, he sees Xavier with Chelsea, who had a devilish look in her eyes.
Brett then finds Maggie, and after sneaking out through the back door, he puts Maggie in the back seat of the car again and tries to sneak out just to check on her.
Meanwhile, Aniq and Yasper find more pieces of the threatening note in the bathroom, saying, “Now’s the time to feel pain; what goes around, comes around”. They put together the pieces and find that the Es on the note matches those on Aniq’s face.
Yasper remembers seeing a camera in Xavier’s room while he was installing the AV device. They ask Detective Danner to look at the footage, but Detective Culp accidentally presses the delete button. And this is not all – he calls Aniq an “adorkable”!
A Recap of The Afterparty Season 1 Episode 3
The Afterparty Season 1 Episode 3 has been titled “Yasper”.
In The Afterparty Season 1 Episode 3, we find Yasper telling his side of the story to Detective Danner. Yasper says that he is an aspiring rock singer and was here to have Xavier bless his track.
At the reunion party, he asks Xavier for his blessings, to which Xavier gives a vague answer of yeah, sure, whatever. Yasper takes this as a yes and is delighted. He drives Chelsea to the afterparty as she is dead drunk.
At one point, Yasper sees Aniq all passed out on the floor with Ned trying to paint a moustache on his. Yasper brings a pair of trousers for Aniq from Xavier’s wardrobe.
Yasper waits at Xavier’s recording studio for him when he finds Xavier going up with Chelsea. He sees Aniq going up as well but vouches for Aniq’s character.
Meanwhile, Aniq is on a handwriting collection spree. He discloses to Zoe the purpose of this mission. When he goes to sample Chelsea’s handwriting, he suddenly realises that Jenn1’s BFF Jennifer 2 is missing. Fearing the worst, he and Jenn1 go to Detective Danner to report this.
It is when Danner is informed that a hip flask has been found wedged between the rocks near Xavier’s body, a bottle that belongs to Chelsea!