Detective Murdoch investigates when a young woman's nude body is found in a ditch. They learn that the young girl, Lily Dunn, was fired from her job the day she died but according to Dr. Ogden the young girl bled to death and probably hemorrhaged after having had an abortion. The evidence leads to a one-time admirer of Dr. Ogden's, Doctor Isaac Tash. With his own relationship with Dr. Ogden getting more serious - and physical - Murdoch is feeling both a little jealous and more than a little concerned about her professional conduct when he sees Julia leaving Tash's office. Murdoch pursues the case with his usual zeal, but when he learns the truth, he has to re-evaluate his position and perhaps his relationship with Julia. Written by
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Crabtree mentions a current, new meaning for the word "hunch," referring to a premonition or hint of correctness in this episode which takes place in 1896. Alhough the first use of the word can be traced back to 1630, the first known use of "hunch" in the figurative sense of "hint, tip" (a "push" toward a solution or answer) was first recorded in 1849. Its first recorded use as a synonym for "premonition, presentiment" occurred in 1904. See more
Detective William Murdoch
Sir, the situation with Tash is complicated.
Inspector Thomas Brackenreid
Yes, he did us a good turn in the past, but Lillie Dunn deserves justice, so why don't you go and do what you do best, me old mucker? Step on some toes and upset people.