History Series / MurdochMysteries

15th Oct '17 2:26:11 PM StFan
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* DaChief:
** Inspector Brackenreid to Murdoch and the rest of Station House 4.
** Brackenreid's superior, Chief Constable Stockton. Since Murdoch is very much a ByTheBookCop, Stockton tends to exert pressure on him and on Brackenreid to make a quick arrest or back off of [=VIPs=], never mind the evidence.
** Stockton's successor, Chief Constable Giles. Like his predecessor Stockton, he tends to show up when Murdoch is investigating important cases, usually warning Brackenreid and Murdoch to be discreet and not stir up too much trouble. And he hasn't forgotten Murdoch's role in [[spoiler:Ava Moon's escape from jail]] and implies that any further slip-ups will cost him his badge.



* DaChief:
** Inspector Brackenreid to Murdoch and the rest of Station House 4.
** Brackenreid's superior, Chief Constable Stockton. Since Murdoch is very much a ByTheBookCop, Stockton tends to exert pressure on him and on Brackenreid to make a quick arrest or back off of [=VIPs=], never mind the evidence.
** Stockton's successor, Chief Constable Giles. Like his prececessor Stockton, he tends to show up when Murdoch is investigating important cases, usually warning Brackenreid and Murdoch to be discreet and not stir up too much trouble. And he hasn't forgotten Murdoch's role in [[spoiler:Ava Moon's escape from jail]] and implies that any further slip-ups will cost him his badge.
15th Oct '17 2:16:06 PM StFan
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** Inspector Marcel Guillaume of the Surete (the RealLife inspiration for Creator/GeorgesSimenon's ''Maigret'')

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** Inspector Marcel Guillaume of the Surete Sureté (the RealLife inspiration for Creator/GeorgesSimenon's ''Maigret'')''Maigret'')
** Creator/HPLovecraft


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** The episode "Master Lovecraft" features none other than a young Creator/HPLovecraft as the main suspect of the murder of young woman. His strange mannerisms and morbid obsessions leave a lasting impact on Crabtree and Mrs. Brackenreid. Naturally, we get glimpses of [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos his future works]] in the form of creepy drawings in his notebooks.
12th Oct '17 6:08:44 AM PredawnParrot
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* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:In Season 8, Lillian Moss is added as a female love interest for Dr. Emily Grace. Early in Season 9, Lillian is murdered - days before she and Dr. Grace were supposed to leave for London. It is revealed that she had an earlier relationship with a married woman, and was killed by the woman's husband.]]
28th Sep '17 5:06:09 PM Ambaryerno
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* TrueCompanions: Murdoch, Julia, Crabtree, Brackenreid, and later Dr. Grace. They stand by and trust one another almost without question, and are willing to go to the limits for one another. Notably, when Julia was framed for murder and Murdoch was suspended for pursuing his investigation in defiance of Chief Constable Giles, Brackenreid willingly gets ''himself'' suspended by standing up for Murdoch and telling Giles off. He and Crabtree then join Murdoch's clandestine efforts to clear her name, with Dr. Grace also providing assistance in dismantling the evidence against her (which is instrumental in getting ''Giles'' to quietly support their investigation).

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* TrueCompanions: TrueCompanions:
**
Murdoch, Julia, Crabtree, Brackenreid, and later Dr. Grace.Brackenreid. They stand by and trust one another almost without question, and are willing to go to the limits for one another. They're joined throughout the other series by characters such as Dr. Grace and Rebecca James.
***
Notably, when Julia was framed for murder and Murdoch was suspended for pursuing his investigation in defiance of Chief Constable Giles, Brackenreid willingly gets ''himself'' suspended by standing up for Murdoch and telling Giles off. He and Crabtree then join Murdoch's clandestine efforts to clear her name, with Dr. Grace also providing assistance in dismantling the evidence against her (which is instrumental in getting ''Giles'' to quietly support their investigation).investigation).
*** It's lampshaded in "Up From Ashes" by Murdoch himself. [[spoiler:After Graham is arrested for his machinations, he smugly warns Murdoch that he has friends in the government that will help him. Murdoch immediately throws it back in his face by telling Graham that those friends are not nearly as good as ''Murdoch's'' friends, all of whom risked death and incarceration to help him clear his name.]]
** All of Station House No. 4 are this for one another. They're a tight-knit crew for whom they will risk anything to help one another. Higgins and Jackson have both gone out of their way for George and Murdoch, and the entire crew is steadfastly loyal to Brackenreid. When Murdoch is framed for murder in "Hell to Pay" and "Up From Ashes," the conspirators have to ''shut the station down entirely'' in an effort to stop them from helping reveal the truth. And several help ''anyway''.
28th Sep '17 9:55:19 AM Ambaryerno
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* BaseballEpisode: Station House 4 prepares for a baseball match with another station house in the two-parter "Stroll on the Wild Side". Brackenreid and his counterpart share a long-lasting rivalry (they make a bet on the outcome), and Inspector Brackenreid is so determined to win this year he drafts Crabtree to secretly film the rivals' practice session. Later, Crabtree examines stills from the film trying to fathom the drop of the pitcher's spitball. Murdoch reads a book about the game, and uses science to help Crabtree find out how to hit the spitball. George tries to show Higgins how to throw a pitch and accidentally breaks a window in the office, prompting Brackenreid to reassign George as the pitcher. All the officers and constables look dashing in their baseball shirts and caps.

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* BaseballEpisode: Station House 4 prepares for a baseball match with another station house in the two-parter "Stroll on the Wild Side". Brackenreid and his counterpart share a long-lasting rivalry (they make a bet on the outcome), and Inspector Brackenreid is so determined to win this year he drafts Crabtree to secretly film the rivals' practice session. Later, Crabtree examines stills from the film trying to fathom the drop of the pitcher's spitball. Murdoch reads a book about the game, and uses science to help Crabtree find out how to hit the spitball. George tries to show Higgins how to throw a pitch and accidentally breaks a window in the office, prompting Brackenreid to reassign George as the pitcher. This episode also marks the first appearance of Constable Jackson, for whom Brackenreid arranges a transfer to Station House 4 entirely because he's a big, burly power hitter. All the officers and constables look dashing in their baseball shirts and caps.
28th Sep '17 3:34:02 AM XFllo
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* AnyoneCanDie: Because the crime is usually murder, and at times involves quite high stakes, it's not unusual for multiple characters introduced in an episode to be dead by the end. Additionally, many recurring characters have died, as well, including [[spoiler:Lydia Hall and Lilian Moss, James Pendrick (maybe), and antagonists James Gillie and Eva Pearce. Perhaps most significantly was Constable Jackson, who appeared regularly for five seasons, and was a frequent part of ThoseTwoGuys pairings with George and Higgins, before dying from wounds he received in the season 10 finale]].
27th Sep '17 3:22:12 PM Ambaryerno
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* AnyoneCanDie: Because the crime is usually murder, and at times involves quite high stakes, it's not unusual for multiple characters introduced in an episode to be dead by the end. Additionally, many recurring characters have died, as well, including [[spoiler:Lydia Hall and Lilian Moss, James Pendrick (maybe), and antagonists James Gillie and Eva Pearce. Perhaps most significantly was Constable Jackson, who appeared regularly for five seasons, and was a frequent part of ThoseTwoGuys pairings with George and Higgins, before dying from wounds he received in the season 10 finale]].



* BetaCouple: Constable Crabtree and Dr. Grace seem to be heading in this direction in season 5. [[spoiler:George kisses Emily passionately and quite thoroughly in "Murdoch and the Cloud of Doom".]]

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* BetaCouple: Constable Crabtree Generally, George and whoever his latest sweetheart happens to be:
** He
and Dr. Grace seem to were be heading in this direction in season 5. [[spoiler:George kisses Emily passionately and quite thoroughly in "Murdoch and the Cloud of Doom".]]]] Unfortunately, Leslie Garland came in and stole Grace from under him.
** Later was Enid Jones, until she was forced to leave Toronto [[spoiler:after her son murdered her abusive husband in self-defense]].
** He started this with Nina Bloom, before she left him because she (mistakenly) believe he was courting Louise Cherry. And then he started seeing Louise after all [[spoiler:only to begin returning to Nina once he realized Louise was a much less savory person than he thought]].
26th Sep '17 9:58:07 PM Ambaryerno
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* BreakUpMakeUpScenario:
** William and Julia go through one or two before they finally get together for good.
** George begins courting Nina Bloom, a dancer at the local burlesque house, and they begin a budding relationship. However when she mistakenly believes George is growing interested in Louise Cherry, she decides to break things off [[IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy so he can pursue a relationship with a respectable woman.]] However in season 10, George comes to realize that it was really Nina he loved, and after breaking things off with Louise in "Hell To Pay," he seeks out Nina.
26th Sep '17 11:18:55 AM StFan
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-->'''Gillies:''' For the last time, this is it for us. Doesn't that make you just... a little bit sad?\\

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-->'''Gillies:''' --->'''Gillies:''' For the last time, this is it for us. Doesn't that make you just... a little bit sad?\\



'''Murdoch:''' (''shakes his head'')\\

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'''Murdoch:''' (''shakes ''[shakes his head'')\\head]''\\



** There's a prop that [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadows]] this in "The Murdoch Trap": a film projector has a nearby placard that says, "Turn Me On". The film is of Gillies himself addressing Murdoch.

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** There's a prop that [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadows]] {{foreshadow|ing}}s this in "The Murdoch Trap": a film projector has a nearby placard that says, "Turn Me On". The film is of Gillies himself addressing Murdoch.
10th Sep '17 1:49:56 PM StFan
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** All the ladies at season 5's Policeman's Ball are wearing gloves.
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