Murdoch Mysteries: There goes the “Neighbourhood”

It’s been a long time since we visited the Murdoch property, that idyllic plot of land next to the river where William is planning to build the house of his dreams. The land figures prominently in Monday’s new episode of Murdoch Mysteries … and for all of the wrong reasons.

Here’s what the CBC has released as the official episode synopsis for “Mr. Murdoch’s Neighbourhood,” written by Carol Hay:

When Murdoch and Ogden use their riverside property as a burial ground to study human decomposition, they dig up more than they imagined.

And here’s what we can tell you after watching an advance screener:

There is a time jump
Murdoch Mysteries doesn’t use time jumps all that much, but it’s important to the main storyline and advances other plotlines too, namely Dr. Ogden’s role at the Toronto College for Women.

Julia Ogden and Rebecca James in the field…
… And in a field alongside Anne Baxter and Katherine Roy; the quartet are there for some key forensic studies alongside Crabtree, Jackson and Higgins.

How’s Murdoch’s house coming along?
It doesn’t take long for viewers to find that out … and that William’s best-laid plans will never cover all circumstances when it comes to home building.

A third Murdoch?!
The series, of course, follows the adventures of Det. William Murdoch. Then there is Lachlan Murdoch, who portrays Constable Henry Higgins. A third Murdoch drops by on Monday night: veteran actor Laurie Murdoch—Lachlan’s dad—who has appeared on Da Vinci’s Inquest, Dan for Mayor and Cold Squad to name but a few. Here he’s Alvin Nash. Keep an eye on Alvin.

Romance for Jackson?
It’s early days, but Jackson certainly seems to have a spark of connection with someone he works with on a case.

Murdoch‘s homage to a classic movie
Crabtree spouts a line from a beloved, critically-acclaimed film during one scene. We won’t spoil it for you, but it made us laugh out loud.

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

Images courtesy of 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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One thought on “Murdoch Mysteries: There goes the “Neighbourhood””

  1. Just moved to Florida and no longer get CBC. We’re able to watch 2016’s episodes on Ovation channel – thank the good Lord for that. We’ll just have to wait until next year to see 2017’s episodes. Thanks for this amazing program – never a dull moment. God Bless.

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