Murdoch Mysteries: Season 5, Episode 13

Twentieth Century Murdoch (28 Aug. 2012)

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It's Christmas-time and the dawn of the new century but for Detective Murdoch, there are crimes to be solved. Gideon Turner escapes custody and prevents a man from being killed on the ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Julia Ogden (as Hélène Joy)
Colin Buchanan ...
Professor Harms
Gideon Turner
Benjamin Clost ...
Teddy Nelson (Reporter)
Seth Morgan
William Murdoch Jr.


It's Christmas-time and the dawn of the new century but for Detective Murdoch, there are crimes to be solved. Gideon Turner escapes custody and prevents a man from being killed on the street. He claims he knew it was going to happen because he has traveled to the future. Murdoch is dubious, needless to say, and has Turner examined by Dr. Roberts at the insane asylum where he also meets Julia Ogden who has taken an interest in psychiatry. The man behind it all is Dr. Harms and as his time machine begins to gain believers, he seems to be making a fortune. Murdoch is convinced there is a realistic scientific explanation for what is happening. Meanwhile, Crabtree frets over asking Dr. Grace to accompany him to the Policeman's Ball on New Year's Eve and Inspector Brackenreid weighs-up a job offer. Written by garykmcd

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The final episode produced by CityTV before the producers moved to CBC. See more »


Of all people, Murdoch would know that, as there was no year zero, all centuries begin with a year ending in 1. The first century, 1AD to 100AD. The second, 101AD to 200AD. And so on to the 20th, which began January 1, 1901. See more »


Professor Harms: What laws have we broken?
Detective William Murdoch: To start with, it appears that you have violated the laws of physics.
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Future fantasy, fools Murdoch
20 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Murdoch meets a man named Turner that believes he can save people from being killed or murdered. Turner believes he can see the future.

Brackenreid is probably the most sensible in this series. He does not by science experimentation with good results as true or legitimate.

Murdoch arrest Turner because he assaulted police and ran. It is quite funny Turner runs out of the police station after hitting the police. He is caught and Murdoch has him examined by his psychiatrist, Dr Roberts Turner escapes the mental ward which is also funny and saves a boy from being killed.

Lots of changes in this episode. Inspector Brackenreid considers taking another police job in a different city, Dr Ogden has second thoughts on her husband Darcy. Murdoch considers a second dimension in time travel that he did not believe before but goes to test it out to prove it is false. As usual Murdoch is fooled and wakes up in fantasy land and comes out believing in it.

I wrote before on hypnotism and Murdoch's doctor, Roberts and how it is a form of brainwashing when you let someone hypnotize you.

In this episode it comes out that Dr Ogden explains to Murdoch that post hypnotic suggestion can be used on people to make them believe what the hypnotizer wants them to believe. She thought this is why Murdoch thought he went in another dimension.

So now we will see what relationships take place.

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