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The Murdoch Mysteries

season 4

Episode List

  • Tattered and Torn

    Episode 1

    Tattered and Torn

    EpisodesDetective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) is finding it difficult to adjust to life without Dr Ogden. Lonely and irritable, he frequently clashes with her replacement, the irascible Dr. Llewellyn Francis (Paul Rhys), freshly imported from London by Murdoch’s boss, Inspector Thomas Brackenreid (Thomas Craig). The antagonism escalates when a dismembered body is found encased in concrete and Murdoch, unhappy with Dr. Francis’ work methods, seeks Dr. Ogden’s help identifying the victim. Murdoch’s end-run around Francis prompts Brackenreid’s wrath and he threatens to fire his embattled detective.

  • Kommando

    Episode 2

    Kommando

    A Canadian soldier is found murdered with his corpse suspended in a tree and his head twisted around 180 degrees, leading Murdoch to wonder what kind of monster is responsible for such a brutal killing. The investigation takes him into the world of the Canadian military where Murdoch encounters both co-operation and secrecy from a Canadian Colonel and a visiting British Major. But the ranks close on Murdoch when other soldiers from the same squadron turn up dead - murdered in equally violent fashion.

  • Buffalo Shuffle

    Episode 3

    Buffalo Shuffle

    Murdoch asks Inspector Brackenreid for a few days off. Puzzled by the request, Brackenreid grants his detective’s request. It turns out that Murdoch wants to travel to Buffalo, New York, to help Dr. Ogden investigate the death of one of her young cancer patients – a death she suspects may have been a murder committed by one of her hospital colleagues. Ogden’s suspicions are bolstered when a hospital nurse is found dead. As Murdoch and Ogden work together to determine if and how the two deaths are linked, Murdoch can’t help but feel the flames of romance being rekindled. But does Ogden feel the same way?

  • Downstairs, Upstairs

    Episode 4

    Downstairs, Upstairs

    When Percival Jenkins, the master of a wealthy household, is found face down in his morning porridge, Murdoch is plunged into the complex and stratified world of the upstairs rich and downstairs poor. He comes to realize that any one of the household’s many occupants had reason to murder the malevolent and lecherous old man. Meanwhile, Murdoch is surprised and delighted when Dr. Ogden shows up from Buffalo – she’s a friend of the Jenkins’ family. But, when Dr. Francis catches Dr. Ogden working in his morgue, Francis quits - much to the chagrin of Inspector Brackenreid.

  • Monsieur Murdoch

    Episode 5

    Monsieur Murdoch

    While Brackenreid considers an offer to enter local politics, Murdoch investigates the disappearance of a young woman from Paris. Monique Poirier had just arrived in Toronto to visit her sister, Sophie. Months earlier, Sophie had moved to Toronto to be with her new husband, hotel owner Roderick Dalewood. Clues lead Murdoch to a seldom-used room in Roderick’s hotel, where he is surprised to discover a man already searching the room.

  • Dead End Street

    Episode 6

    Dead End Street

    Taking a little time off to enjoy a summer fair, the eagle-eyed Murdoch makes an improbable discovery: while studying an exquisitely detailed Toronto streetscape, he realises that the artist may have depicted a crime scene. But a visit to the streetscape’s creator only complicates matters: Lydia Howland (Liisa Repo-Martell) is an “idiot savant” -- what we now call autistic. She behaves erratically and can’t communicate verbally, yet has the extraordinary ability to build a precise replica of the street where she lives with her protective and caring brother.

  • Confederate Treasure

    Episode 7

    Confederate Treasure

    The discovery of a map and a letter signed by Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald, on the corpse of a long-dead murder victim sends Murdoch on an investigation that risks national security. When the victim is identified as a former Minister of Defence, Murdoch is warned off the case. Apparently the map is thought to indicate a spot in Lake Ontario where a small fortune in gold was sunk - gold intended to influence the outcome of the American Civil War.

  • Dial M For Murdoch

    Episode 8

    Dial M For Murdoch

    A spirited telephone operator, Tess Moffatt, (Rachel Wilson) becomes a headache for Detective Murdoch after she hears what appears to be the strangulation death of a young woman over the telephone lines. Tess fancies herself an amateur sleuth and has cried wolf before. Inspector Brackenreid, in the midst of a “makeover” at the hands of his political advisor Isaac Lowe (Graham Abbey), resists Murdoch’s wish to pursue Tess’s latest report. But then a murder victim is discovered, vindicating Tess, and a second body – tortured to death – is also found.

  • The Black Hand

    Episode 9

    The Black Hand

    Anna Fulford (Lisa Faulkner), the beautiful barmaid that Detective Murdoch fell for last season in England, has stopped over in Toronto on her way to Niagara Falls… to be married. Barely over that shock, Murdoch learns that Anna’s fiancé, a businessman from New York City, has vanished. Murdoch suspects Anna’s betrothed may be connected to a bizarre murder aboard a streetcar… a shooting no one heard.

  • Voices

    Episode 10

    Voices

    Investigating the murder of a priest at a convent, Detective Murdoch encounters his long-lost sister, Susannah (Michelle Nolden), now the Reverend Mother of the convent. Their reunion is strained when suspicion falls on two nuns. Susannah insists the nuns are innocent, claiming that a reclusive nun, Sister Catherine, communes with angels and that the angels told Sister Catherine that a demon is responsible for the priest’s murder.

  • The Kissing Bandit

    Episode 12

    The Kissing Bandit

    A series of brazen daylight bank robberies by an amorous, dashing masked man who steals from the banks to give to the poor sends Detective Murdoch on an unpopular chase. The thief has become a hero to the citizenry, thanks in no small part to Toronto Gazette reporter Paddy Glynn (Ephraim Ellis) whose articles have raised the bandit to near Robin Hood status. Meanwhile, Ruby Ogden (Sarah Gadon) surprises Dr. Ogden by arriving in town to assist with – and then take over – Julia’s wedding planning.

  • Murdoch in Wonderland

    Episode 13

    Murdoch in Wonderland

    With the wedding of Dr. Ogden and Dr. Darcy Garland just days away, Detective Murdoch awakens from a drugged stupor at a crime scene to find that he is the prime suspect in the murder of Randolph Littlefair, the guest of honour at the previous night’s Alice in Wonderland costume party. Inspector Brackenreid believes Murdoch was framed, but when Station House 3’s Inspector Giles (Nigel Bennett) is handed the case, Giles orders Murdoch jailed until the truth is known.

Episode 1

Tattered and Torn

EpisodesDetective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) is finding it difficult to adjust to life without Dr Ogden. Lonely and irritable, he frequently clashes with her replacement, the irascible Dr. Llewellyn Francis (Paul Rhys), freshly imported from London by Murdoch’s boss, Inspector Thomas Brackenreid (Thomas Craig). The antagonism escalates when a dismembered body is found encased in concrete and Murdoch, unhappy with Dr. Francis’ work methods, seeks Dr. Ogden’s help identifying the victim. Murdoch’s end-run around Francis prompts Brackenreid’s wrath and he threatens to fire his embattled detective.

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