Maureen Jennings pens this week’s Murdoch Mysteries

Wow, did I miss a lot while I was away! A three-week vacation in France meant I missed out on James Gillies’ final appearance (is he really dead this time?!) and my usual Murdoch Mysteries‘ writer chats. I’ll get going on those beginning next week; in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at Monday’s new episode, “The Missing.”

Maureen Jennings wrote the episode
Fans know Jennings created Det. William Murdoch and his world, and she concocted tonight’s instalment: 20 years after a child was kidnapped, Murdoch investigates the identity of a man claiming to be the wealthy heir.

Spooky starter
The episode begins with a flashback, and it’s super-creepy. We’re not talking James Gillies level odd, but the first few frames definitely made us feel uncomfortable.

Hooray for Detective Watts
I’m a big fan of Daniel Maslany’s offbeat—and brilliant—Det. Watts. He’s the ying to Murdoch’s yang, and I took particular pleasure in him teaming with Jackson on the missing women case. Aside from some funny moments between them, Watts reveals tragedy in his past.

Crabtree’s still hurting
I was hoping Nina and George would patch things up and rekindle their romance, but as “The Missing” began they were still apart, much to Crabtree’s chagrin. However, a certain lady he’s spoken to this season does walk back into his life, offering an opportunity he hadn’t considered before.

Murdoch Mysteries airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on CBC.

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Prior to becoming a television critic and partner at TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from hundreds of television series from Canada, the U.S. and internationally. He is a podcaster, public speaker, weekly radio guest and educator, and past member of the Television Critics Association.
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3 thoughts on “Maureen Jennings pens this week’s Murdoch Mysteries”

  1. Fantastic show! Who is the actor at the end of the show? The one that lost his bag and mention Canada turning 150 years old?

  2. Fantastic show! Who is the actor at the end of the show? The one that lost his bag and mention Canada turning 150 years old?

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