The affluent and influential young man who recently replaced one of the rowers for the 1896 Olympic rowing team is found drowned in the river.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Dr. Julia Ogden (as Hélène Joy)
Horace Briggs
Minerva Fairchild
James Downing ...
Coach Kane
Richard Hartley
Aaron Brand ...
Wallace Driscoll
Kent Staines ...


Det. Murdoch and Dr. Ogden investigate the death of Richard Hartley a member of the men's eight rowing team at the prestigious, and snobbish, King's Rowing Club. Hartley was a newly appointed member of the team, having displaced Horace Briggs, a blue collar working man who was not of the same class as the others. Murdoch learns that Hartley had recently had an argument with his coach, Hamilton Kane. To complicate matters, the Hartley's are a prestigious Toronto family with a great deal of influence. The autopsy reveals that he drowned, but had also been beaten. Using a new-fangled lie-detecting device and analyzing the content of his lungs provides Murdoch with the clues he needs to solve the case. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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13 March 2008 (Canada)  »

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During the demonstration of his lie detector device by Det. Murdoch in the first scene, it is learned that he lives at 22 Ontario Street. See more »


The rowing team is hoping for a medal in "the upcoming Olympics" there were no rowing events at the 1896 Olympic Games, and only 2 Canadian athletes at the 1900 Games, neither were rowers. Also as this is the First Modern Olympics, it's doubtful that Murdoch would know anything about the OLympic tradition of gold medals. See more »


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