The Afterparty Season 2 Ending Explained: Who Killed Edgar?

After indulging in Wes Anderson homages, Regency romances and other delightful genre contributions, the afterparty’In season two, it was finally revealed who killed tech mogul Edgar (Zach Woods) — and why.


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As the Season 2 finale begins, the police plot to arrest Grace (Poppy Liu) for Edgar’s murder. To her, she is an obvious suspect as her recent marriage to Edgar allows her to benefit financially from his death. But Aniq (Sam Richardson) and Danner (Tiffany Haddish), who were already investigating before the police arrived, have a different opinion. In classic crime thriller fashion, they put all the suspects together in a last-ditch effort to solve the case. After some last-minute discoveries and more important testimonies, they conclude that the killer is none other than – spoilers ahead! — Odysseus (John Cho). Furthermore, they learn that Edgar wasn’t even his intended victim and that his death was an unfortunate accident.

How do Aniq and Danner solve the mystery? And what could be next for a possible third season of? The after party? Let’s break it down.

Danner and Aniq turn to a final suspect: Zoë.

A woman in a red dress screams as a small dog jumps at her throat.

Zoe Chao in The Afterparty.
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As the police search Isabel’s (Elizabeth Perkins) mansion for evidence, Aniq and Danner struggle with the fact that they don’t have a clear idea of ​​who killed Edgar. Her suspicions reluctantly turn to the one person who wasn’t at the afterparty: Zoë (Zoë Chao). Could she have prepared to kill Edgar while everyone else was in the library?

Zoë certainly seems guilty as Aniq and Danner begin to question her and talk about how she “didn’t mean to kill him”. However, it turns out that the “he” she’s referring to is Isabel’s old dog, Colonel, who attacked her when she tried to leave a copy of her speech as maid of honor in Grace’s trunk. The whole sequence plays out like a cheesy horror movie and ends with Zoë pushing Colonel out the window to his death.

At least she thinks so! Colonel is alive and well, he jumped off Isabel’s trampoline. This explains Edgar’s comment that he saw a “hopping hellhound” at the afterparty. This only solves a tiny part of the puzzle, but there is much more to discover.

Edgar was never the real target for murder The after party Season 2.

A bride and groom at their wedding.

Zach Woods and Poppy Liu in The Afterparty.
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With time running out, Danner is inspired by Isabel’s theory that Edgar originally tried to murder her. She believed he had poisoned her piece of the wedding cake, so at the reception she swapped pieces to make sure his plot backfired. While the timing of this idea doesn’t quite align with Edgar’s time of death, Danner realizes that there’s a good chance Edgar was never the true target of Devil’s Trumpet poison. Finally, a similar switch may have occurred at the afterparty, where guests enjoyed slightly poisoned drinks.

All along everyone assumed Edgar was the target because everyone had a motive to kill him. The only person with no clear reason to want Edgar dead was Ulysses, but he certainly had a reason for killing someone else: his half-brother, Feng (Ken Jeong).


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Personally, I’m rarely a fan of crime fiction where the victim isn’t the intended target, because the disclosure feels more like a cheap snare than a satisfying mystery. However, in the case of Odysseus, the clues were placed everywhere. As we learn in the second half of the season, Ulysses had an intense, ballroom-dancing affair with Feng’s wife, Vivian (Vivian Wu). Even after Vivian ended the affair and chose to stay with Feng, Ulysses still loved her. After Feng was gone, he was able to step in again to comfort and woo Vivian. All he had to do was slip him some devil’s trumpet – a plant he recognized to be poisonous thanks to his many worldly travels.

How did Odysseus plan to kill Feng? And how did he end up killing Edgar instead?

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John Cho in The After Party.
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After getting his hands on the devil’s trumpet from Hannah’s (Anna Konkle) eccentric garden, Ulysses prepared some tea in his drinking horn, using hot water from the obnoxiously long shower he took in Aniq and Zoë’s room. He then poured the tea into the whiskey at the after party, which he gave to Feng as a peace offering.

This is where his plan went downhill. Feng put the glass down as he offered Edgar a taste of his Bao Bing, but as he left he picked up Edgar’s glass, leaving the poisoned glass behind. A video shot by Feng’s associate Kyler (Zack Calderon) confirms the switch and catches Ulysses in the act.

There are other clues to Ulysses’ guilt: in his account of his wedding night conversation with Vivian, he tells her about trying to get Grace a paternity test. However, in Vivian’s account, narrated as an ’80s soap opera, she doesn’t mention the test at all, meaning the test was just a cover for Odysseus tampering with the whiskey glass. Feng’s extremely energetic demeanor the morning after the wedding also suggests that he drank from Edgar’s glass, which Grace had spiked with Adderall.

But perhaps the biggest clue of all is how similar Ulysses is to season one’s killer Yasper (Ben Schwartz). Both distract Aniq and Danner with different effects: Yasper with his musical crackers and Ulysses with his dance drama. Seriously, who can focus on a possible murder suspect when a rain-soaked Odysseus is dancing to George Michael’s “Careless Whisper”? I certainly don’t: Tanz and “Careless Whisper” are my kryptonite.

The after party Season 2 basically gives everyone a happy ending.

A smiling woman in orange sits in a chair on a white porch while a smiling man and woman stand behind her.

Anna Konkle, Zoe Chao and Sam Richardson in The Afterparty.
Photo credit: Apple TV+

After Ulysses is caught and Grace is unhooked, The after party sets about piecing together everyone’s stories. Grace signs her marriage contract, leaving the bulk of Edgar’s fortune with Isabel, but still giving her enough money to help Feng get his Bao Bing business back on track. Meanwhile, Travis (Paul Walter Hauser) tips his “Reddit Army” about the crypto coin Bucephalus, which has skyrocketed in value after Sebastian (Jack Whitehall) sells it in a “fire sale.” Isabel then fires him and leaves him stranded (although I’m sure he’ll find another heist he’ll enjoy).

Elsewhere, love is in the air. Grace and Hannah are finally able to go public with their relationship, and Vivian and Feng’s marriage is stronger than ever. They also give Aniq her blessing so he can propose to Zoë, only she turns around and proposes to him first!

Thanks to Aniq, Danner also solves her writer’s block. He points out how odd it is that she’s decided to write a book when all her engineering revolves around the mind movies. With that, Danner goes to Hollywood, where she shoots a film about the murder of Xavier a year later. A stunning cameo fest follows The after party reveals the film’s cast: Daniel Radcliffe plays Xavier, Keke Palmer plays Danner, Elijah Wood plays Yasper, Gemma Chan plays Zoë and Jaleel White plays Aniq. Also, White and Danner are engaged. Happy endings for everyone! (Except Sebastian.)

What to expect The after party Season 3?

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Sam Richardson and Zoe Chao in The Afterparty.
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While The after party While no season 3 renewal has been announced yet, the revelation that Danner is directing a movie opens up an exciting new possibility for where a murder could take place in season 3. We’ve already seen afterparties for a high school reunion and a wedding – what if season 3 takes us to the afterparty for Danner’s movie premiere?

Think about it: Zoë and Aniq would still be in the mix, along with Danner and a few other characters from Season 1. The after party could also cast the stars of Danner’s film, like Radcliffe and Palmer, as suspects and allow the actors to play exaggerated or inaccurate versions of themselves, à la James Marsden in jury duty. That alone opens up some wild mind movie possibilities for us. Would White’s inner monologue resemble an episode? family mattersor Wood is an epic fantasy film (a genre I’m dying to see). The after party tackle). Lord of the rings? Or do they see themselves in a completely different light? This is just one route The after party could take a while, but whatever the series brings next, I’m definitely excited for a new mystery.

The after party Season 2 is now streaming on Apple TV+.

Chrissy Callahan

Chrissy Callahan is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Chrissy Callahan joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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