Murdoch Mysteries: Season 1, Episode 9

Belly Speaker (20 Mar. 2008)

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When a drunken, philandering wastrel is found dead in his room, having had varnish forced down in his throat, his estranged disturbed ventriloquist son is found in a wardrobe.

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Detective Murdoch investigates the murder of Rod Grimsby, who was forced to drink varnish. What they also find at the crime scene is the man's son Harcourt Grimsby, a ventriloquist who does most of his talking through his puppet, Mycroft. The dead man was having an affair with his neighbor's wife so they have an obvious suspect, but Murdoch thinks the solution is far more complex. He is joined in his investigation by Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, who has returned to Toronto with the intent of writing a new novel based on Murdoch's techniques. He also has another, far more personal reason for returning. Written by garykmcd

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The ventriloquist's dummy is called Mycroft, the same name that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (who appears in this episode) gave to Sherlock Holmes' elder brother. See more »

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When the dummy is insulting Arthur Conan Doyle, Murdoch instructs the police officer to unlock the cell door. He (Murdoch) then strides in, seizes the dummy and walks out. The police officer slams the door shut but does not use the key to lock it again. Since all police cells have deadbolt locks, this would mean that the cell is left unlocked. See more »

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Inspector Thomas Brackenreid: [Referring to Mycroft, the ventriloquist's dummy] Will someone please put a termite up that puppet's applecart?
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