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Episode complete credited cast:
Dr. Julia Ogden (as Hélène Joy)
Pauline Kerr
Jarius Kerr
Dr. Charles Linden
Harry Phelps (as Alexander DeJordy)
Laura Condlin ...
Imelda Craske
Sarah Bosen
Ryan Kelly ...
Mr. Bosen


Detective Murdoch investigates the death of Sarah Bosen who apparently threw herself from her hospital room window and breaking her neck in the fall. Sarah was being treated by Julia Ogden for arachnophobia and had been making some progress in overcoming her fears. Murdoch however finds a dead spider in her room. The three remaining members of the treatment group begin to have their doubts about their therapy. Julia's colleague, Dr. Charles Linden, thinks her therapy is a waste of time and as far as he is concerned, Sarah's death proves him correct. He launches a formal complaint to have her research terminated. When her other patients are forced to face their phobias, Murdoch concludes that someone is trying to kill her patients. Meanwhile, Crabtree tries to save his pet spider from Dr. Grace's experiments and Dr. Ogden helps Murdoch overcome his own irrational fear. Written by garykmcd

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4 November 2013 (Canada)  »

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[first lines]
Dr. Julia Ogden: I think that's enough for today.
Sarah Bosen: Good; now please get that thing away from me!
Harry Phelps: It's nothing but a spider. I still don't understand how anyone can be frightened of a spider.
Pauline Kerr: How about a horse? Who could be frightened of such a beautiful creature?
Dr. Julia Ogden: Mrs. Kerr, please. And Mr. Phelps, that's enough. Sarah, you tolerated much better today; well done.
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Fears people have and how a murderer can use them
25 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

People in this hospital are treated for fears by Dr Ogden. Sarah a patient dies in this hospital after crashing through a window. She is afraid spiders. She and her husband are both homosexuals, it is a marriage of convenience. When, the husband is questioned he says "I loved her in my own way" .

Murdoch tells his boss the dead woman's husband is a homosexual and his boss said maybe he lied. Murdoch says "I doubt he would lie to a police officer." Yeah right, Murdoch is is his own dream world. They also show the finger nails of a dead woman in a scene being examined by Dr Gale, it is disgusting even though it is only a video.

A patient afraid of horses supposedly a religious man saw two women in a to close for comfort relationship in the room and it made him angry. It was said because of his religion that made him angry he could be a suspect. People that had these known fears were being attacked by someone either in the hospital or out.

A woman afraid of feathers who might be released by Dr Ogden says Pauline might me forced into sex by her husband. I guess the hospital had conjugal visits but the wife refused. Dr Ogden is more of a feminist which blames everything on males. It seems the people that have morals are made out to be nuts, murders or hateful vindictive religious people.

Parts of the episode are funny with Officer Crabtree. He has a spider he named Webster. Dr Gale experiments on how long it takes spiders to die. Officer Crabtree does not like Webster being experimented on and in the end Webster is still alive well for a little bit.

I did not see the earlier seasons of Murdoch but I am starting to see they are biased against normal behavior. The mysteries are good, the dialog is insulting to people like me. Murdoch can make the "Signs of the Cross" all he wants on his chest but the writers of the story make his convictions meaningless. I can see if Murdoch is Father Brown the "Sign of the Cross" has meaning, I am not a Catholic but to me there is no sincerity is this gesture. It is like an a common expression "Oh my god". This "Sign is all for show.

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