Mystery 101 (2019– )
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Playing Dead 

College professor, Amy (Jill Wagner) is working on a play, when the main actress' life is threatened, so she works with Detective Burke (Kristoffer Polaha) and try to figure out who is lying and keeping secrets.


Blair Hayes


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jill Wagner ... Amy Winslow
Kristoffer Polaha ... Travis Burke
Robin Thomas ... Graham Winslow
Louriza Tronco ... Lacey Daniels
Preston Vanderslice ... Bud
Sarah Dugdale ... Claire Tate
Derek Green Derek Green ... Chief Tate
Matthew Kevin Anderson ... Duncan Spencer
Luke Camilleri ... Elliot Quirk
Rekha Sharma ... Bella Brightman
Aaron Douglas ... Karl Muhlenbeck
Robert Moloney ... Vincent Cuddahy
Christie Burke ... Josie Hart
James Rha ... Dr. Gentry
Colin Lawrence ... Sebastian Dusquenes


There have been a rash of "middle of the night" break-in burglaries at the commercial establishments on Main Street in Garrison, Washington, the latest to be hit being the pharmacy. Out for an early morning run, Garrison Police Detective Claire Tate is knocked unconscious and hospitalized in coming across the burglary in progress. Meanwhile, Garrison Community Playhouse is mounting a production of Shadow of Death. Movie and stage star Bella Brightman, who, along with her current husband Duncan Spencer, own property in town, has agreed to star in this community theater production as a favor to the town. Because she specializes in crime fiction, Elmstead College English Professor Amy Winslow is the production's dramaturge. There seems to be as much drama behind the scenes as there is on stage, as there may or may not be secret romantic liaisons between various people working on the production, much of the scuttlebutt centered on Bella, which is probably why seemingly jealous Duncan has ... Written by Huggo

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As is often the case with movies made in British Columbia, of the 15 first billed cast members, only Jill Wagner, Kristoffer Polaha, Robin Thomas, Louriza Tronco, and James Rha (5) have not appeared in Supernatural (2005). See more »


Detective Travis Burke asks Russ (CSI tech?) if he got any fingerprints off the bullet that was fired into a mirror. This would be impossible, as there could be no fingerprints left on a bullet after it is fired. The friction of the bullet going down the barrel and the groves cut into the bullet by the rifling would remove all fingerprints. While fingerprints might be found on the brass shell casing, there was no mention of the brass being found, which gives the impression the gun used was a revolver. See more »


Followed by Mystery 101: Words Can Kill (2019) See more »

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Just as good, and maybe even better than the first one!
24 June 2019 | by MIssM19See all my reviews

Amy is working on a play, when suddenly the main actress is in danger, so she and Detective Burke work together in order to discover who is responsable.

Can I first say this was AMAZING? Of all the things that crossed my mind while watching this, out of all possible scenarios and suspects, it ever ocured to me it would be like that. It was so unpredictable!

Second of all, Kris and Jill's chemistry is amazing. The flirty banter they share is adorable and I love it. So my congratulations to everyone who worked on this, but specially the writer.

I have rated Hallmark movies with 10 maybe three time tops? But this one deserves, let's hope they continue like this. Until September, everyone!

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