Murdoch Mysteries: Season 5, Episode 2

Back and to the Left (14 Jun. 2012)

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Detective Murdoch must tread carefully when he pursues a Catholic suspect in the murder of an Alderman, killed during the attempted assassination of the city's Protestant Mayor.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Julia Ogden (as Hélène Joy)
Mayor Hopkins
Alderman Alek Hidell
Don Allison ...
Alderman John Ketchem
Craig Eldridge ...
Clay Miller
Richard Harte ...
Sean Gallagher
Christian Potenza ...
Shoeless Jack Leary
Leonard Bowers
Sarah Wilson ...
Marianne Cuddy


On parade day, the local members of the Orange are out in strength but an assassin's bullet, which may have been intended for Mayor Hopkins, kills an Alderman. The police have conflicting reports of where the gun shot came from but Murdoch quickly locates the room from where the gun was fired. Brackenreid orders Murdoch to round up the usual trouble makers - mostly Irish Catholics - but he makes little headway. Murdoch sees Dr. Ogden for the first time since his return and her protégé Dr. Emily Grace conducts the autopsy and is impressed with her interpretation what happened. The police have confiscated all of the cameras from parade watchers and one of them seems to point them to their man. It's not that simple however as Murdoch uncovers that more than one shot was fired. Written by garykmcd

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Catholics against Protestants in Toronto
12 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is primarily about politicians. Toronto seems to be mainly Protestant with politicians that are Protestant too. There is a group of Protestant men called the Orange that form a parade and go through Catholic neighborhoods. It is said the Protestants defeated the Catholics at some point and want them to remember.

Two politicians the Mayor and and Alderman are riding in a carriage and one is shot dead and the other has a bullet hole in his cap.

Inspector Brackenreid already blames the Catholics. Murdoch is a Catholic but searches for the truth without blaming a person or group.

The investigation shows that certain businesses will lose support in the town because of some of these people that are in office.

So Murdoch is out to prove who is the financial loser that might be the killer or accomplice to murder people who do not support them.

Dr Ogden has a talk with Murdoch at the end. She is starting her own business. They seem to still have feelings for each other so she chooses not to have contact with Murdoch professionally as a coroner.

Murdoch and Dr Odgen don't talk a lot but you can see it in their eyes how they feel. The man that plays Murdoch uses his eyes and facial expressions more than words like Angela Lansbury in "Murder She Wrote."

Murdoch does this expertly to express himself in the series without using words. You can see how he feels without talking. The end of this episode is kind of sad.

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