The Murdoch Mysteries (2004–2005)
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Under the Dragon's Tail 

Detective Murdoch investigates the murder of Dolly Capshaw, a mid-wife who, it turns out, was also an abortionist. Using new techniques such as fingerprints (or finger marks as they are ... See full summary »

Director:

John L'Ecuyer

Writers:

Maureen Jennings (novel), Janet MacLean

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Outerbridge ... Detective William Murdoch
Flora Montgomery ... Ettie Weston
Kenneth Welsh ... Inspector Ramsgate
James Allodi ... Dr. Finch
Helene Joy ... Maud Pedlow
Matthew MacFadzean ... George Crabtree
Christopher Jacot ... John Meredith
Marc Strange Marc Strange ... Judge Pedlow
Tammy Isbell ... Lily
Michael Kanev Michael Kanev ... Jim Baron
Deborah Grover Deborah Grover ... Louisa Golding
Demetrius Joyette ... Freddie
Gary Reineke Gary Reineke ... Mr. Golding
Ann Holloway Ann Holloway ... Dolly Capshaw
Peter Mooney ... Henry Pedlow
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Storyline

Detective Murdoch investigates the murder of Dolly Capshaw, a mid-wife who, it turns out, was also an abortionist. Using new techniques such as fingerprints (or finger marks as they are known at the time) and handwriting analysis, Murdoch eliminates a number of suspects but has proof that a self-righteous and nosy neighbor, Mr. Golding, was in the house. Missing from Capshaw's desk is her register of clients, a large red book with the image of a dragon on the cover. Murdoch's investigation involves many people whose lives had, in one way or another, crossed with Capshaw's including Ettie Weston, who is no longer a prostitute but is now on the stage with a mentalist act and Maude Pedlow, the wife of a prominent Superior Court judge. Meanwhile, Constable George Crabtree is in training for the Toronto police boxing tournament under the tutelage of Inspector Ramsgate. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2005 (Canada) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 2.0)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Helene Joy would later go on to play Dr. Ogden in the 2008 Re-Boot. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Finch: [Referring to Crabtree's tablets] Ferrous sulfate. How many of these have you taken?
George Crabtree: A handful or two a day.
Dr. Finch: A handful?
George Crabtree: Well, they're only tiny.
Dr. Finch: No wonder you've been feeling weak and dizzy. Let me guess - you've also been short-winded, thrown up several times, had crippling stomach cramps, haven't moved your bowels for a week. You've got iron poisoning, you daft bugger!
Detective William Murdoch: Is it serious?
Dr. Finch: Bloody well could have been. A few days' bed rest will do him right.
George Crabtree: I can't rest in bed. I have to find that ...
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