Detective Murdoch and his methods are compromised when one of his colleagues is implicated in a suspicious murder.

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Dr. Julia Ogden (as Hélène Joy)
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Detective Murdoch investigates the murder of Julia Ogden's husband, Dr. Darcy Garland who is found on his living room floor with a bullet through the head. No murder weapon can be found and there is no sign of forced entry. His housekeeper, a somewhat hostile Mrs. Weller, confirms that Garland kept a gun in the house. She also says she had been given the day off by Julia who, according to the neighbor Mrs. Smythe, arrived a short while later. Chief Constable Giles removes Murdoch from the case given his relationship with Julia and takes charge of it himself. As the evidence mounts, Julia is arrested and goes on trial. Murdoch is convinced she is being framed. Written by garykmcd

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This episode takes place in 1900. See more »

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Detective William Murdoch: [speaking of the murder weapon] You need to test it for finger marks.
Constable George Crabtree: Sir, what if I find...?
Detective William Murdoch: We need to know.
Constable George Crabtree: And if I get the wrong answer?
Detective William Murdoch: There's no right or wrong answer in this, George; only the truth.
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Things look bleak
14 November 2016 | by (Wales) – See all my reviews

The episode starts with Darcy Garland maid receiving a phone call from Dr Ogden arranging a visit later in the day, and giving the maid time off. Later, a neighbour of Dr Garland sees Dr Ogden arriving at the residence. Soon after, police receive reports of a shooting. Dr Garland is found dead.

Dr Ogden told her colleagues she would be assessing a patient elsewhere, but in fact no such arrangements were ever made. When Dr Ogden produces an alternative alibi, concerning her helping a battered wife escape from her husband, the wife cannot be found at the house Dr Ogden claimed to have taken her to, and the battering husband never existed.

The dress that the neighbour saw Dr Ogden wearing is found in her garbage, covered in blood that proves to be human. The murder weapon is discovered, hidden in a tree on the route from Dr Garland's house to Dr Ogden's. It has been wiped clean, but Murdoch wonders if there are any finger marks on the bullet casings. He finds Dr Ogden's thumb print.

The case must now go to trial. What hope is there for Dr Ogden?

Can Murdoch do anything but dream that things may come out right?

This is a tense episode for fans. We all believe Dr Ogden can only be innocent, but there is so much pointing to her guilt.

The earlier reviewer pointed to a perceived plot hole, but there is no reason for anyone to explore that question without suspecting a plot so cunning that only a Moriarty would conceive of it. There is already so much evidence from so many reliable people who have nothing to gain by seeing Dr Ogden convicted. Everything is a potential plot hole, but not all are real.


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