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The Death of Dr. Ogden 

Detective Murdoch investigates the death of Oliver Hoyle who is found in the billiard room of his posh club. Hoyle was part of a group of competitive puzzle solvers and he may have been ... See full summary »


Michael McGowan

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Lachlan Murdoch ... Constable Henry Higgins
Kristian Bruun ... Constable Slugger Jackson
David Fox ... Dr. Lionel Odgen
Diana Leblanc ... Caroline Hill
Rainbow Francks ... Sam Carr (as Rainbow Sun Francks)
Cyrus Lane ... Roger Newsome
Steven Yaffee ... Arthur Elliot
Ashton Doudelet ... Theodore Grady
Jeremy Birrell ... Horace Simms
Keith Dinicol ... Dr. Bradley


Detective Murdoch investigates the death of Oliver Hoyle who is found in the billiard room of his posh club. Hoyle was part of a group of competitive puzzle solvers and he may have been killed after solving a puzzle published by Edgar Allen Poe many years ago. It appears that one of his competitors killed him to get the glory for himself. Meanwhile, Julia visits her father Lionel but arrives only to learn that her father has died. His physician, Dr. Bradley, believes he died of heart failure sometime in the night. Julia is confused, particularly when Dr. Bradley refuses to undertake an autopsy. Murdoch soon joins her and initially doubts that anything illegal has happened. He reconsiders when he learns that Julia has found a needle mark in her father's neck and a new neighbor is the beneficiary in his will. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

7 April 2014 (Canada) See more »

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Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS 2.0)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


In real life, Edgar Allan Poe was a fan of ciphers and cryptography, using symbols that had come into more common use among typographers of his day. See more »


The scene where William and Julia talk right before she starts the post-mortem is warmly-lit, except for the shot when she pulls back the sheet from the body. The lighting is much cooler than shots before and after it from the same point of view. See more »


[first lines]
Inspector Thomas Brackenreid: Come on. Looking forward to spending the night in the cells, O'Shea?
Mick O'Shea: You're messing where it don't concern you, Brackenreid. *We* own the docks.
Inspector Thomas Brackenreid: And *I* own the city! Don't ever forget that.
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Dr Julia Odgen's father who is a doctor dies suddenly
10 May 2015 | by ctyankee1See all my reviews

The episode is good bad and stupid.

Julia Odgen gets a call from her father. He wants to talk to her in person. They have not had a close relationship and when she gets to his house there are lots of surprises. 1. he is dead, 2. his doctor is going to have him cremated and not buried next to her mother 3. his doctor said he died of heart failure and Julia performs an autopsy on him and finds out there was nothing wrong with his heart but was injected with a over dose of heroin in the neck.4. Dr Ogden's father left his estate and money to a Mrs Hill and not to Julia or her sister.

At the constabulary in Toronto a member of puzzle solvers that belong to a club are brought in to find out who killed a member there. One member thinks he is so smart and Brackenreid slaps in the head, it is kind of funny.

Also a group of drunks from the dock are brought in. Brackenreid is hated by them.

The stupid part of the episode is Julia sees her father which we know is dead and he talks to her. He tells why he wanted to see her so she could help assist him in dieing. She talks to him 4 or 5 times. I don't believe we can talk to the dead so I felt this was really dumb.

Julia finds out after Murdoch talks to Mrs Hill that Julia's father was in love with this woman for a long time and that the woman helped kill her father by injecting him with heroin because he wanted her to end his life because of some health condition. This woman never gets charged with assisted suicide by Murdoch the sympathizer.

The good-Murdoch asks Julia to marry him and she accepts. Also Crabtree is talking a little friendly-er with Dr. Emily Grace.

The bad-Inspector Brackenreid gets beaten up badly after leaving the station. We won't know if he is dead till the next episode.

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