Preview: “Shadows are Falling” on Murdoch Mysteries

The Murdoch Mysteries fans have spoken! Last week’s episode, “Game of Kings,” was a resounding favourite and I totally agree. Maureen Jennings’ script was jam-packed with history, humour and action; everything that makes for a great instalment.

That, of course, leads us to Monday’s new episode, “Shadows are Falling,” written by Mary Pedersen and directed by Sherren Lee. You may remember the last time Pedersen penned a Murdoch Mysteries storyline, “The Accident,” where she reduced us to tears. Will she do the same this time around? Here’s the official synopsis for “Shadows are Falling” from the CBC:

Murdoch and Ogden must put aside dealing with a personal matter when Nate Desmond is charged with murder.

And here are more morsels to chew on while you wait until Monday.

Congratulations Jonny Harris!
Jonny Harris and his writing crew captured their second Canadian Screen Award in a row for their work on Still Standing. The series took home the trophy for Best Writing, Factual.

Julia and William at their darkest
This is, after all, the penultimate episode of Season 11. You didn’t expect everything to be hunky dory, did you? Yannick Bisson and Hélène Joy put in performances of the season on Monday night. Keep your tissues close by.

Nate and Rebecca return
With Nate accused of murder, it only makes sense to have Rebecca James return to Toronto as well. The man collaring Nate is none other than the newly-promoted Horace McWorthy, played by Sean Bell, of Station House No. 1. That means Watts does some digging in his old stomping grounds. Meanwhile, parts of the investigation are particularly painful for William and Julia. The last several minutes of “Shadows are Falling” is shocking, sad and changes everything.

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

Images courtesy of Stephen Scott for CBC.

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Preview: “Shadows are Falling” on Murdoch Mysteries”

  1. Just wanted to pointout that Mary Pederson uses the name Mary Rogal-Black for Murdoch Mysteries.

  2. Why writers risk losing their loyal viewers by creating misery for those of us who are hoping for a good outcome for our fictional cast is beyond me. I am not sure I have the courage to watch the last two episodes.

    1. My point exactly! I have promised my family if they kill off Julia or the baby…I won’t watch MM anymore and I have been an obsessed fan . I was one those who lost interest in Season 5 after Julia left…

  3. I guess writers want to change things up. Though I hope nothing happensto Julia and her baby.
    She and William are so happy to finally be having a baby.

    I’m wondering if Violet somehow knows Rebecca or Nate. She’s got something up her sleeve.

  4. I too love William and Julia and have longed for them to have the family that they want. Please do not change the pregnancy storyline or injure Julia in anyway. This storyline is perfect because it will test both of them in different ways. I’m not saying that complication won’t arise due to Julia’s history but together William and Julia have proven they can get through anything. Love MM in the US

  5. This is a beautifully written and superbly acted tv show. We may hope for things to happen but basically it’s written for plot and character development. It’s ENTERTAINMENT! Sit back and let it entertain you!!

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