If you haven’t caught up to the finale of Search Party season two, it’s best to stop reading, cancel the rest of your plans, make sure you have a sufficient amount snacks available and get to work. The end of season two signified the end of Dory being a good person who made a mistake. Yes, the pressure of Keith’s death made all of our beloved characters act in ways that were equally fun to watch and anxiety provoking, but unlike Keith, April’s death was indefensible. Killing April has put Dory into Walter White territory, and has sealed her fate as an anti-hero as her narrative has gone from aimless-twenty-something-Brooklynite to cold-blooded killer.
Season two ended with Dory in handcuffs in that wonderfully fitting, both figuratively and literally, red dress for the murder of Keith. If the writers somehow release her from the shackles of justice, this more insidious murder will be looming over her. As the police were taking Dory away in handcuffs for the murder of Keith, one of them asked how they got her, “Anonymous tip” was his response.
Who could have tipped them off?
One of the Gang
I feel like I’m obligated to mention Portia, Elliot, and Drew but I think there’s a slim chance of that happening given all they’ve gone through together. Even if they wanted to go against Dory it goes against their own self-interest and that of the rest of the group since they could all be implicated.
Portia would not call the police on her own, but right now she’s wrapped around the finger of her love interest and director, Elijah. We know his moral compass is askew and it’s possible she confessed what happened, he convinces her that she really didn’t do anything wrong and that Dory could take the fall since ultimately it is her fault. Then justify it the same way he convinced her to end her relationship with her mother.
Drew and Dory and had been in a passionless relationship for a long time, as evidenced by one of the saddest sex scenes ever portrayed on television in the first episode of season one. She’s the reason he’s in this mess and unsuccessful plan to go to China shows the lengths he’s willing to go to not get caught. Dory being arrested means he knows he could go down too.
Eliot has the most glaring sociopathic tendencies out of the three of them as exhibited by his constant lying, charisma, and total disregard for his Mark’s feelings. Despite all this, the reality of all his misgivings came to surface at the end of last season and it’s possible the only way for him to make amends and confess, though if I really try, I can envision a last minute change of heart where he throws Dory under the bus.
Her story of being stowed away at a hotel somewhere in the North East was quickly being unraveled by Julian. She’s aware of Keith’s murder and we know she has a thing for Drew. Her Dory mentioned Keith’s name to the Witherbottoms in season one when she thought he was working for them. Chantal’s parents could have mentioned this at some point and she could have connected the dots. Tipping the cops off to Dory gets her out of the picture and leaves Drew all to herself.
This one is unlikely as her freedom is tied to the idea that ‘Fat Franky’ murdered Keith. She did have some hesitation before signing off on her official story with the investigator, and she just about had Dory and Drew dead to rights after she questioned them in their apartment, she even told someone on the phone that she thought it was them. Perhaps the guilt was too much to live with came clean with the truth.
April is a sadist, plain and simple. She promised to lord the murder over Dory and her friends forever, it’s plausible she tipped the cops off and still planned on collecting the money for Dory, by not honoring the stipulations of her own blackmail.
I don’t want this to be true but I can see it happening. She’s done running, she can’t live with the guilt, and she wants to protect her friends at all costs so she falls on her sword. She started off the show trying to figure out where she fits in the world, an exploration of the self that turned sinister, she now realizes that her place is not in the world, but behind bars.
Honorable mentions: Agnes Cho and Matthieu (Portia’s brief love interest in season one) should also be considered since they can both pin Dory back to Montreal, even though Matthieu would really feel like lazy writing since he hasn’t been seen since season one.
Whoever it is, I’m hoping there’s a season 3 to reveal the tipster’s identity. It’s out of the creators hands at this point and up to the executives at TBS. Few shows are able oscillate from laughter to raised blood pressure like this one, if you want to relive the hilarious anxiety you can watch the both seasons at here (with a cable account) or if you want to introduce someone to the show send them this YouTube link.