Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
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A Midnight Train to Kingston 

Detective Murdoch, Inspector Brackenreid, Dr. Ogden and several others are transporting serial killer James Gillies to the prison in Kingston, Ontario where he is scheduled to be executed ... See full summary »

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Detective Murdoch, Inspector Brackenreid, Dr. Ogden and several others are transporting serial killer James Gillies to the prison in Kingston, Ontario where he is scheduled to be executed the next day. It creates a bit of a stir among the passengers when they learn who is being transported. Among them are Aaron Rauls, a late arrival on the train and Nathaniel Henry. Both come under suspicion when the police find a dead man, Dennis Bolton who was released from the Don jail just a week ago. There's no direct connection between Bolton and Gillies but both were in the same jail at the same time. As tensions rise, it becomes evident that Gillies has arranged for several ex-convicts to be on the train - all part of his plan to escape. Written by garykmcd

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This episode takes place in 1901. See more »

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When escorting Gilles to the bathroom Constable Higgins states that both he and Constable Crabtree are right handed. However in the previous episode "Blood and Circuses" (Season 3 Episode 7) Higgins claims to be left handed. Higgins is also seen to be writing with his left hand periodically throughout the series. See more »

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[first lines]
Inspector Thomas Brackenreid: It's going to be a good day tomorrow, Murdoch.
Detective William Murdoch: Sir?
Inspector Thomas Brackenreid: This piece of low-life scum gets what he deserves.
[pokes the prisoner]
Inspector Thomas Brackenreid: Isn't that right?
Detective William Murdoch: This isn't about vengeance, sir.
Inspector Thomas Brackenreid: Sometimes that's all it's about.
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Just DUMB!
28 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

I, like many of the reviewers, is a big fan of The Murdoch Mysteries. But this episode is the worst. I'm not partial to the "Gillies" episodes. It has too much of a Joker / Riddler quality to it. He's this effeminate, maniacal, supposed genius, who likes playing games with his adversary. In his first appearance, he's just a homicidal and intelligent college student. Since then, he's become a "Moriarty" like super villain with unlimited resources. I find Michael Seater's portrayal of Gillies too contrived. He's not fun or scary to watch as a foe for Murdoch. Of all the interesting bad guys on the show that could have become a recurring antagonist, why Gillies? I'm not sure why, but its been a trend for a lot of these British detective shows to have the ultra villain be a gangly, gay, mewling, man/boy, like the recent depiction of Moriarty in the show Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch. And why did this episode have to have Gillies kissing Murdoch?


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