After a veteran of a brutal North African battle is slain by a sword, Detective Murdoch's prime suspect is the victim's fellow soldier, who is none other than Winston Churchill.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Julia Ogden (as Hélène Joy)
Mrs. Gertrude Miller
Reginald Mayfair
Michael Ayres ...
Mr. Ahmadi
Ed Sahely ...
Mr. Purcell
Murphy's Bartender
Owen G. Bevan ...
Reagan (as Owen Beavan)


The police are called to a local hotel where Detective Murdoch finds the body of Reginald Mayfair who, it appears, has been run through with a sword. Also in the room is his unconscious friend - none other than Winston Churchill, who is in Toronto to give a lecture. Churchill and Mayfair been out the night before and were both quite drunk - which perhaps explains why he can't remember a thing. Murdoch and Churchill set off to trace his steps and hopefully find the murderer in the process. Meanwhile, Murdoch faces a dilemma when Julia Ogden is unable to lie in court in order to obtain her annulment. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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14 January 2013 (Canada)  »

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[first lines]
Detective William Murdoch: Now, Henry!
Constable Henry Higgins: Sir, I...
Detective William Murdoch: It's all right; don't be afraid1
[laughs triumphantly as bulbs light up]
Constable Henry Higgins: What's that, sir?
Detective William Murdoch: Something I've been experimenting with. It's, uh, an induction balance machine.
Constable Henry Higgins: OK, sir. And it turns on lights, does it? 'cause we have switches for that.
Detective William Murdoch: It's capable of far more than that.
Constable George Crabtree: [enters] Sir, it seems there's been...
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Winston Churchill's past I don't think so!
22 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode puts Winston Churchill in Toronto on a night that a friend of his is killed by a sword.

Churchill's friend is found dead and on the floor in the same room Churchill is at. The writer tries to make us believe he has no memory of the night before or the death of his friend.

They make Churchill a common drunk who treats people like he is better than everyone else who is argumentative and cannot remember killing his own friend.

In this episode Dr Ogden is getting an annulment sooner because her husband Darcy is going on a trip and does not want this issue hanging over his head.

Murdoch goes to church to pray, it is so artificial with him sitting in a pew moving his mouth like he is praying. He comes out of church and Murdoch goes to tell Dr Ogden he stand by her if she divorces and he will marry her. She says how are you going to reconcile this with your faith. He says "I'll accept the consequences of my decision no matter what the church says I refuse to believe, love any love could be wrong and I love you."

Murdoch interprets love wrong as if any love is okay, same sex love is okay, married people could cheat if they love someone else, some one can kill for love or even love a cow like a human is okay. Such a sick interpretation of love as " I refuse to believe, love any love could be wrong and I love you."

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