Detective Murdoch and Dr. Ogden attend the Dinosaur Ball and put their recently acquired dancing skills to good use. At the appropriate time their host, Barkely Blake, is set to reveal his latest find from the fields of Alberta. A religious fanatic interrupts the proceedings but when the dinosaur is shown, the gigantic skeleton has a body in its jaws. The dead man turns out to be Lukas DeWitt, a member of Blake's last expedition. Dr. Ogden believe that DeWitt was shot but using a new photographic device that takes special pictures with x-rays, they are unable to locate a bullet. As Murdoch investigates, there is no shortage of suspects, including one of Blake's rivals, Professor Rudolph Sutton. When they find bits of concrete in DeWitt's wounds, the x-ray machine reveals something else about the artifacts Blake found. Written by
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This episode takes place in 1896. See more
When Dr. Ogden and Murdoch are examining DeWitt's body, if you look closely you can see DeWitt's chest moving up and down though he is supposed to be dead. See more
Barkeley Blake is a gaseous, bloated mental midget who just happened to pull the wool over the scientific world's eyes.
Detective William Murdoch
Clearly, Professor Sutton, you do not care for Mr. Blake.
No, I, um, I adore the way people confuse scientific rigor with nice teeth.