Det. Murdoch and Const. Crabtree investigate when a body is uncovered by workmen. The remains are quite old and date from perhaps the mid-1860s. Dr. Ogden's review of the remains indicate that he might have been murdered. Among the remains is a gin flask with a note secreted in a false bottom. The note is signed by none other than the man who would later become Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald. The dead man is soon identified and Murdoch's old nemesis from Ottawa, spook Terence Meyers, is on the scene as well. A surprise visitor to the station gives them vital information about the theft of $1 million in gold and a connection to the U.S. Civil War.
Did You Know?
Then Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
's appearance as a constable talking with Constable Crabtree (Jonny Harris
) as the Prime Minister character arrives at the station only appeared in the Canadian broadcast. Outside Canada, Crabtree is the only one talking and the other constable is played by a different background actor (a tall, bearded man). See more
The union flag flying from the fishing boat was upside down. No Canadian detective would have made that mistake as before wireless communication it was a sign of distress. 'Thick to the mast, thin to the fly'. See more
Detective William Murdoch
Good morning, Constable.
The scene where Sir Wilfred Laurier walks into the police station was re-shot for the Canadian market with the current Prime Minister Stephen Harper playing the desk sargeant. See more