When Percival Jenkins, the master of a wealthy household, is found face down in his morning porridge, Murdoch is plunged into the complex and stratified world of the upstairs rich and downstairs poor. He comes to realize that any one of the household's many occupants had reason to murder the malevolent and lecherous old man: his hard-hearted wife, either of his two sons - the lazy, resentful elder and the dutiful, aggrieved younger (Craig Olejnik), the younger son's snubbed fiancée, or any of the downstairs staff - the butler (Simon Williams), the footmen, the matron, or any of the various put-upon maids. Meanwhile, Murdoch is surprised and delighted when Dr. Ogden shows up from Buffalo - she's a friend of the Jenkins' family. But, when Dr. Francis catches Dr. Ogden working in his morgue, Francis quits - much to the chagrin of Inspector Brackenreid. With Francis out of the picture, Murdoch suggests that Ogden stay in Toronto. But will she accept? Brackenreid puts aside his anger, ... Written by
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Simon Williams, who plays James Heward in this episode "Downstairs, Upstairs", played James Bellamy in the original "Upstairs, Downstairs" show. See more
The Jell-o used by Dr. Ogden is green, presumably lime. The original Jell-o flavors dating to the late 1890s are raspberry, orange, lemon, and strawberry and did not include lime. See more
Inspector Thomas Brackenreid
[With resentment toward Murdoch
You know, Detective, from the first day I arrived, you have almost without exception shown a complete lack of faith in me. I'd like to ask you now why the hell that is!
Detective William Murdoch
It's not a lack of faith in you.
References Upstairs, Downstairs