Who dies in Knives Out 2: Glass Onion?

By Kieran Burt
Published: December 14, 2022 (Last updated: March 16, 2024)

Who dies in Knives Out 2: Glass Onion? This article discusses who is the surprise cameo in Netflix’s Glass Onion, has a brief recap of the story, and explains who dies in the film. There will be major spoilers for the film.  

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is Rian Johnson‘s brilliant follow-up to Knives Out, following six friends as they treat themselves to a murder mystery getaway on their billionaire friend’s private island. But not all is as it seems, and the party quickly goes wrong as there is an actual murderer in their midst.

While the film doesn’t come to Netflix until late December, the film premiered at the London Film Festival and had a limited film release in late November. Critics have praised the film, with Ready Steady Cut calling Glass Onion “an exciting time at the movies.” But audiences have come out of the film with plenty of questions, who are the cameos in the film, what’s the story, and most importantly, who dies?

Who is the cameo in Glass Onion?

Around the film’s midpoint, there is a surprising cameo in Glass Onion. When audiences first visit Detective Benoit Blanc’s flat and find him playing Among Us in the bath, a voice can be heard calling out, saying that a package is for him, but the owner of that voice isn’t shown. The film moves on, and it first appears that his roommate isn’t important.

But as the film reveals more about its mystery, Benoit Blanc’s roommate and partner is also revealed. When Helen comes to deliver the puzzle box to Blanc and knocks on the door, the man with the mystery voice opens. It’s none other than Hugh Grant, a well-known English actor. He’s best known for his role as David the Prime Minister in Love Actually, but he has also appeared in several other romantic comedies like Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral.

There are several other cameos throughout the film, such as Ethan Hawke as Bron’s assistant, credited as Efficient Man, Serena Williams as Bron’s personal trainer, and Joseph Gordan Levitt voicing the hourly bong. Blanc zooms Angela Lansberry and Steven Sondheim in cameos filmed before their deaths, and Natasha Lyonne, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar make brief appearances.

The film also name-drops Jeremy Renner and Jared Leto, as Bron sponsors their hot sauce and kombucha.

What’s the story behind Knives Out 2?

Set during the COVID-19 pandemic, tech billionaire Miles Bron invites his six friends (Claire Debella, Lionel Toussaint, Birdie Jay, her assistant Peg, Duke Cody, and his girlfriend Whiskey) and Cassandra “Andi” Brand to his private island for a murder mystery party. When someone dies on the island, Detective Benoit Blanc is on hand to help solve the case.

But as the film goes on, its plot is revealed to be more complicated than a first glance would suggest, with Bron murdering Andi to prevent her from revealing that he’s a fraud and claiming that he alone came up with the idea for the company Alpha. Andi’s sister, Helen, goes to Blanc to try and help expose Bron, who suggests she goes to the island as Andi.

The pair work together to find the evidence they need to put Bron behind bars while Bron desperately tries to make sure his crimes aren’t exposed. Once they find the evidence, Bron burns it, and Helen burns his house down.

Who dies in Knives Out 2: Glass Onion?

During the course of the film, two people die:

  • Duke – After the first day on the island, and after Benoit Blanc purposefully ruins Bron’s murder mystery party, the guests relax in the living room, admiring Bron’s collection of glass statues and the Mona Lisa. Bron hands Duke a drink laced with pineapple juice, which Duke drinks, and because he is allergic to pineapples, he dies very quickly after.
  • Andi – It’s later shown that Bron kills Duke as Duke knows that Bron has killed the other person that dies in the film, Andi, and wants to use that information to blackmail him. This is the death that Helen comes to Blanc to solve, as she believes that her sister Andi hasn’t committed suicide but has been murdered. She is correct. Bron stages Andi’s death to look like a suicide, but in a flashback, the film shows Bron putting Rohypnol into Andi’s drink and leaving her unconscious in a closed garage with the car engine running.

Bron also attempts to kill Helen to hide his tracks by shooting her, but this fails. The bullet gets caught in Helen’s notebook, and Blanc uses hot sauce as pretend blood.

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