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5 Saddest Things About Steve Martin’s Charles-Haden Savage From ‘Only Murders In The Building’

As charming and as lovable Steve Martin’s Charles-Haden Savage has showed up in Only Murders in the Building, the character quite had a sad past. Over a period of ten episodes, Oliver, Charles, and Mabel echoed the personal issues that they were dealing with. While Oliver failed to have a healthy relationship with his son, Mabel had a secret associated with Tim Kono. And likewise his friends, Charles was also suffering from some personal life issues.

Despite everything that happened with and around the stars, it is quite difficult to ignore the sad part associated with Charles. While he was perhaps one of the most successful stars from New York City, he was apparently lonely. If he wouldn’t have his new friends and a podcast, his story would have walked on a very sad path.

With that said, these are the 5 saddest things about Charles-Haden Savage –

His Relationship With Emma Ended Just Like That

Steve Martin portraying Charles-Haden Savage
Steve Martin portraying Charles-Haden Savage

Viewers were not that aware of Charles’ relationship status in the beginning. It was in the very first episode when he went on a date with Jan and shared things about his last relationship. Her name was Emma, he echoes. Charles did pretty much everything to impress her. But still, Emma started getting bored of Charles and as a result, she abandoned him on their anniversary.

The Loss Of His Ex’s Daughter

Only Murders In The Building (2021) is available to stream on Hulu
Only Murders In The Building (2021) is available to stream on Hulu

In one of the episodes in season 1, Charles is seen making omelets and throwing them into the bin until a neighbor shows up echoing that it reminded him of Lucy. Right after hearing that name, viewers could see a sudden pain on Charles’ face. Lucy was not an ex but the daughter of her ex. Charles used to make omelets for her and that is how they developed a bond between them. But apparently, everything ended when Emma took Lucy away.

People Were Not Fond Of Him

Image credits: Hulu
Image credits: Hulu

Considering the type of person Charles is; people were not really fond of him. In fact, one of his neighbors used to show him the middle finger continuously without any specific reason. The building secretary despised Charles because he was not really a good tipper. Additionally, people remained rude to him as they never used to reply to anything during his random conversations.

He Had A Drowning Career

Image credits: Hulu
Image credits: Hulu

While Charles was spectacular in acting, he grew up old to fit in the current world. Popularly known for playing characters like Brazzos, people somehow recognize him for the work he has done in past.  But now, in the current timeline, he is quite upset because his career is not where it should have been for a person who loved his craft.

Charles Has Been Alone For Almost Three Decades

Charles (Steve Martin) and Mabel (Selena Gomez)
Charles (Steve Martin) and Mabel (Selena Gomez)

He is perhaps one of the most intelligent characters in the series. But despite all his smartness and intelligence, he is alone for about 28 years now. Charles shared this with Mabel along with his past like how people used to compare him with his father while he was growing up.

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Prateek Chatterjee
Prateek Chatterjee

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