History Series / MurdochMysteries

20th Aug '16 3:48:06 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CanadianAccents: In the original TV movies, only Murdoch speaks with a (slightly anachronistic) neutral Canadian accent, while everyone else talks with varying shades of Irish, Scottish, English, French, and other European accents -- historically accurate considering Canada's history of immigration. The TV series tones this down, but not by much.
9th Aug '16 4:45:14 PM 69BookWorM69
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* PublicSecretMessage: In the episode "A Study in Sherlock", David Kingsley (a.k.a. Sherlock Holmes) insists Moriarty communicates with his gang via coded obituaries in the local paper. Murdoch and Brackenreid are dubious, but as with much else in the case, the young Sherlock proves to be correct.

to:

* PublicSecretMessage: PublicSecretMessage:
**
In the episode "A Study in Sherlock", David Kingsley (a.k.a. Sherlock Holmes) insists Moriarty communicates with his gang via coded obituaries in the local paper. Murdoch and Brackenreid are dubious, but as with which much else in the case, the young Sherlock proves to be correct.correct.
** In "The Artful Detective", Brackenreid notices an extra race published in the racing form; he's familiar with the track and draws Murdoch's attention to the discrepancy. The team compares the horse names to the profiles of several recent murder victims and finds several of the "horse" names are each descriptive of their victims. They come up with the hypothesis that the victims and a few other people are actually [[spoiler: killing each other in a DeadlyGame]], and they stake out the racing form's publisher. Sure enough, the "horses" they have matched to their corpses are missing from the next "running" of that non-existent race, but a new entry is added: "Artful Detective". Guess who soon finds himself attacked in the street?
8th Aug '16 10:15:37 AM 69BookWorM69
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* DeadlyGame: The episode "The Artful Detective" has an early 20th century version, minus the wide audience. A group of people who are desperate for money (and one EgomaniacHunter) agree to attempt to kill each other for the entertainment of a bookmaker and his clients. The results are published in a local racing paper, disguised as a non-existent race. When Murdoch starts getting too close, a new "horse" is added to the listings: the Artful Detective.
4th Aug '16 12:36:24 PM 69BookWorM69
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The Crown Prosecutor in "Hangman", who does everything to make sure the defendant gets hanged, even the obviously innocent ones. Once a judge suspects his methods, [[spoiler: he confronts the judge, kills him, and frames a known criminal for it.]]

to:

** The Crown Prosecutor in "Hangman", who does everything to make sure the defendant gets hanged, even the obviously innocent ones. Once a judge suspects his methods, [[spoiler: he confronts the judge, kills him, and frames a known criminal for it.]]it]].



** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Brett_Martin Clara Brett Martin]], the first female lawyer in the British Empire, in "On the Waterfront - Part 2".

to:

** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Brett_Martin Clara Brett Martin]], the first female lawyer in the British Empire, in "On the Waterfront - Part 2".2" and "Election Day".
4th Aug '16 12:24:22 PM 69BookWorM69
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AmoralAttorney: The Crown Prosecutor in "Hangman", who does everything to make sure the defendant gets hanged, even the obviously innocent ones.

to:

* AmoralAttorney: AmoralAttorney:
**
The Crown Prosecutor in "Hangman", who does everything to make sure the defendant gets hanged, even the obviously innocent ones.ones. Once a judge suspects his methods, [[spoiler: he confronts the judge, kills him, and frames a known criminal for it.]]
** Leslie Garland in the two-part "On the Waterfront" has passed his bar exam and is working for one of the Crown Prosecutors--specifically the one handling the charges against Drs. Ogden and Grace and the other suffragettes arrested at the protest march. Garland offers to have a word with his new boss in the doctors' favour, but both of them refuse his help. He later ensures Dr. Grace's charges aren't dropped immediately [[spoiler: no doubt because she threw him over after she learned he'd posed as the infamous James Gilies and threatened the lives of Julia and William]], and he gloats over her incarceration. Julia and her attorney present the Prosecutor with evidence of [[spoiler: his terror campaign]], and Garland is fired. He drops by Julia's office and gets a surprise of his own: [[spoiler: a fearsome William Murdoch who promises to take off his badge and settle their differences if Garland bothers Julia again]].
3rd Aug '16 9:34:33 PM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* RevisitingTheColdCase:
** "Confederate Treasure" dates back to the U.S. Civil War in the 1860s. Skeletal human remains in an old suit, with an old pistol in one pocket and a document bearing the signature of Canada's first prime minister suggest the date. The newspaper archives indicate a Canadian minister went missing in the 1860s, but, well, there was a war on in the neighboring country...
** "Unfinished Business" has Murdoch share a recorded deathbed confession of murder with Dr. Ogden. He's puzzled that the confession details don't match the data Dr. Grace gathered from the corpse he and his colleagues found using the dead man's directions. Dr. Ogden recognizes the details of the confession as matching a case she and Murdoch worked on eight years earlier, one in which Murdoch investigated the husband of the murder victim but had to drop the matter for lack of evidence.
** "What Lies Buried" involves a corpse that dates back over twenty years before the current timeline (1881, when the episode is set circa 1902). Workmen digging in the station house basement turn up the remains, and the investigation leads to a constable who disappeared and the unsolved murder of a rent boy.
2nd Aug '16 6:53:15 AM 69BookWorM69
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* GilliganCut: In "Murdoch Au Naturel", Brackenreid and Murdoch have the bright idea to send in someone undercover at a nudist colony, and since the naturists have already met Murdoch, he and Brackenreid turn to Constable Crabtree, who objects. Cut to Crabtree entering the colony ''sans'' clothing.



** In "Murdoch Au Naturel", Brackenreid and Murdoch are discussing the difficulties they're having with getting information from a group of naturists (whose private nudist colony is where a corpse turned up). They have the bright idea to send in someone undercover, and since the naturists have already met Murdoch, he and Brackenreid turn to Constable Crabtree, who objects. [[GilliganCut Cut to Crabtree entering the colony ''sans'' clothing]].

to:

** In "Murdoch Au Naturel", Brackenreid and Murdoch are discussing the difficulties they're having with getting information from a group of naturists (whose private nudist colony is where a corpse turned up). They have the bright idea to send in someone undercover, and since the naturists have already met Murdoch, he and Brackenreid turn to Constable Crabtree, who objects. [[GilliganCut Cut to Crabtree entering the colony ''sans'' without clothing]].
1st Aug '16 1:05:51 PM DaibhidC
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Played with in "Unlucky in Love", where Crabtree's ideas for "improving" ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' (starting with making Anne a boy!) are mostly ignored.


Added DiffLines:

** In "Unlucky in Love", the only decent writer in Crabtree's creative writing class is one [[Creator/LMMontgomery Maud Montgomery]].
31st Jul '16 4:04:47 PM 69BookWorM69
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* SwitchToEnglish: Early in "Monsieur Murdoch" when Murdoch, Higgins and Crabtree find a man in a missing woman's hotel room, the constables tackle the man, who speaks in French, demanding to be released. Murdoch asks the man to identify himself in French, and the man does so [[spoiler: turns out he's a member of the Paris police]]. Soon he insultingly suggests switching to English so he can butcher that language instead. Murdoch doesn't take the bait, but later on (once the two are working together), he reverts to French without provoking any complaint from the Frenchman.
25th Jul '16 12:21:44 PM 69BookWorM69
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* MuggedForDisguise: In "Hangman", escapee Cecil Fox surprises Constables Crabtree and Higgins to get a police uniform as a disguise. The two constables report to Station Four, one of them missing his tunic and the other missing his trousers. In his police guise, Fox goes to [[spoiler: Dr. Ogden at the morgue to get medical treatment for his tracheotomy wound]].
This list shows the last 10 events of 776. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Series.MurdochMysteries