Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
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Murdoch Air 

When a flying machine crashes, killing a man on the ground, Murdoch's investigation uncovers high-level conspiracy and sabotage in the race to achieve the first human-controlled flight.

Director:

Don McCutcheon

Writers:

Maureen Jennings (characters), Bob Carney (developer) (as R.B. Carney) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Yannick Bisson ... Detective William Murdoch
Thomas Craig ... Inspector Thomas Brackenreid
Helene Joy ... Dr. Julia Ogden (as Hélène Joy)
Jonny Harris ... Constable George Crabtree
Georgina Reilly ... Dr. Emily Grace
Peter Stebbings ... James Pendrick
Peter Keleghan ... Terrence Meyers
Matthew Bennett ... Allen Clegg
Arwen Humphreys ... Margaret Brackenreid
Charles Vandervaart ... John Brackenreid
Jayden Greig ... Bobby Brackenreid
David MacInnis ... Recruits Sergeant
Jamie Abrams Jamie Abrams ... Harry
Rick Hughes Rick Hughes ... Arthur
Tim MacLean Tim MacLean ... Arthurs
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Storyline

Detective Murdoch finds that the man behind a flying machine that crashes in Toronto is none other than his old nemesis, James Pendrick. He learns that Pendrick is hoping to win a $1 million prize for the first controlled flight. A body is found in the rubble of the crash but someone is clearly out to steal his invention. Murdoch also has to deal with Ottawa-based spymaster Terence Meyers who says it's all a national security matter. Meanwhile, Julia returns from Vienna intent on practicing psychiatry. She's also hoping to have her marriage to D'Arcy annulled. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 2013 (Canada) See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS 2.0)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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This episode takes place in 1900. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Priest: Do you, William, take this woman to thy wedded wife, to love her, comfort her, to honour and keep her, in sickness and in health until death do ye part?
Detective William Murdoch: I do.
Priest: And do you, Julia Ogden, take this man to thy wedded husband, to obey him...
Dr. Julia Ogden: Obey him?
Detective William Murdoch: Uh, we're negotiating that.
[there is a pounding on the door]
Dr. Julia Ogden: It's Darcy!
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Unusual - Bad effects, weird directing, mediocre acting.
13 July 2014 | by bgsu3See all my reviews

As a huge fan of Murdoch Mysteries (and as a TV producer), I have enjoyed watching the quality of the animations on this show get better incrementally each year. (You can really see a difference when you binge watch a bunch of episodes in a row, like we have!)

This time, the animators bit off more than they could chew. Flying scenes look like they were done with green screens 30 years ago. It was laughable. I won't go on.

In this episode, it felt like some of the actors ha enjoyed too long an off-season without exercising their chops. Even the usually-convincing Mr. Pendrick (Peter Stebbings) was a bit, well, non-convincing.

We're hoping the rest of the season picks up - and that the scripts don't call for any more elaborate flying scenes.


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