Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
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Victoria Cross 

An uncooperative witness impedes Murdoch's investigation into a pawnbroker's murder, and Brackenreid faces resistance while looking into the prison death of an old army buddy.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Julia Ogden (as Hélène Joy)
Mr. Hobson
Reginald Pullen (as Allan Cooke)
Wayne Ward ...
Guard Potter
Nathan Turnbow
Anthony Gerbrandt ...
Richard Walker
Jeff Pustil ...
Samuel MacGinnis
Leeland Flowers
Eric Trask ...
Dr. Robinson


Detective Murdoch investigates the murder of a pawnbroker, Samuel MacGinnis, who was killed while working late one night in his shop. One of his clients, Louise Butler, witnessed the robbery but is traumatized and now finds herself unable to walk. Inspector Brackenreid meanwhile gets a message from an old army friend, Reg Pullen, to visit him in prison. Reg saved Brackenreid's life and the lives of several other soldiers and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery. He fell on hard times and into a life of petty crime and had his medal taken away. He arrives at the prison too late as his friend is found hanging in his cell. Dr. Grace however determines that he was actually strangled and then hung to make it look like a suicide. Murdoch and Brackenreid soon realize that their two cases are connected. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

11 March 2013 (Canada)  »

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Sound Mix:

(DTS 2.0)


Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Matthew MacFadzean plays Mr Hobson in this episode and has played as George Crabtree in the Murdoch's Mysteries movies. See more »


[first lines]
Samuel MacGinnis: Gloves are worthless. I'll take the dress though. Two bits.
Louise Butler: Please. It cost near three dollars. My mother gave it to...
Samuel MacGinnis: To me it's worth two bits. Accept it or not.
[she considers the offer]
Samuel MacGinnis: I'll even throw in this.
[he tosses her a gray bundle of cloth]
Samuel MacGinnis: You can change behind there.
[she goes through the curtain]
Samuel MacGinnis: Need some help back there?
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Pawn shop is robbed and the operator killed
28 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

A black woman named Louise enters a pawn shop to pawn something. The man will not accept it but he wants her dress. She does not have much money so she goes to take it off and exchange it for something he gave her to wear. He is like a pervert trying to see her change with the curtain closed.

Men enter the shop, rob him and kill him. The lady runs out scared to death. She sees them but is afraid to talk. There are about 3 men they chase her into an alley and stab her.

During the mean time two prisoners are found dead in their cell. One looks like suicide but it is murder and the other inmate was stabbed to death. The cells are awful. The only friend the prisoners have is a former prisoner that was rehabilitated and wants to help other inmates.

Inspector Brackenreid was the friend of one of the prisoners that he had served in the service with and was a hero so he takes his death personally. Later it is discovered the two inmates deaths are related.

Murdoch finds out this is an inside job and someone that knows the prisoners is making money and has a way for them to get in and out of the prison.

Dr Ogden helps Louise who cannot walk from fear and not a physical injury.

This episode is interesting but very violent especially when Brackenreid beats up a suspect.

The Victoria Cross is a military decoration for valor and Brackenreid feels the murdered prisoner who was his friend should have it and keep it for his service in the war.

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