From Greg David of TV Guide Canada:
‘Cracked’: The devil in the details
Cracked has gone to many dark places this season. A trucker targeting Native Canadian women. A damaged man keeping a girl in his basement as a plaything. A child soldier seeking revenge on the man who commanded him in Africa. Like I said, dark stuff. Continue reading.
From Christopher White of Unapologetic Canadian:
Episode Recap: Cracked Season 2 Finale
I remember interning at the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office and unwinding at the end of the day with my fellow students guffawing at CSI: Miami. Every incomprehensibly lit lab scene, every bizarre science gadget, every patented Caruso pun would set off a chorus of “That’s not what it’s like in real life!”. After watching my first episode of Cracked, I understand the value of those creative liberties. A police procedural where people just sit around talking and looking at computer screens – while factually accurate – isn’t as exciting to watch. Continue reading.
Murdoch Mysteries, CBC – “Republic of Murdoch”
When a traveller is found dead in his hotel room clutching an ancient map, it leads Murdoch and Crabtree to the Colony of Newfoundland. There, a flinty character named Jacob Doyle (Allan Hawco) becomes Murdoch’s prime suspect. As he delves deeper into the case, Murdoch uncovers bitter feuds and promises of riches that reveal the true motive behind the murder.
Cracked, CBC – “Voices”
When the Property Manager at a seedy Parkdale tenement house winds up murdered, things take a strange turn when a resident with schizophrenia appears with the murder weapon, claiming the devil told him where it was. The team need to sort fact from delusion in their quest for the truth, a quest that leads deep into a terrifying nightmare. Guest stars: Natalie Brown, Noah Reid.
Murdoch Mysteries, CBC – “Loch Ness Murdoch”
A summer heat wave finds much of Toronto taking refuge at the beach, but when a body marked by a large bite washes ashore, rumours of a sea monster quickly spread across the city.
Cracked, CBC – “Hideaway”
The murder of a community health worker takes on a special meaning for Pysch Crimes, as the deceased is someone from Leo’s past, forcing him to confront his deepest regrets. Meanwhile, the investigation leads the team to discover an abused young woman who could be a victim, the perpetrator or both. Guest stars: Rossif Sutherland, Chuck Shamata, Rachel Wilson, Arnold Pinnock.
Murdoch Mysteries, CBC – “Murdochophobia”
Detective Murdoch investigates the death of one of Dr. Julia Ogden’s phobia patients, but can Murdoch overcome his own phobia to solve the case? Guest star: Tara Spencer-Nairn
Cracked, CBC – “Ghost Dance”
Psych Crimes is called to investigate the brutal murder of an Aboriginal woman on a lonesome stretch of highway. Homicide already has a suspect in custody, but as the team begin to connect this case to others along the same highway, they develop a conflicting theory: there’s a serial killer on the loose. Guest stars: Natalie Brown, Mayko Nguyen, Bruce Ramsay, David Burke, Tamara Podemski, David Richmond-Peck.
Note that Package Deal moves to Thursday this week.
Murdoch Mysteries, CBC – “Murdoch of the Living Dead”
Murdoch’s prime suspect in a woman’s murder is her husband, who appears to have returned from the dead.
Cracked, CBC – “The Hold Out”
When a bomb goes off in the home of an elderly paranoid man locked in a battle with a successful developer, Psych Crimes is called in to sort through conspiracy theories in search of the truth. The man might be paranoid – it doesn’t mean people aren’t out to get him. Guest stars: Eric Peterson, Jonathan Potts, Natalie Brown, Shaun Benson, Claire Rankin.
Package Deal, City – “The Bully”
Danny’s (Randal Edwards) past comes back to haunt him when he’s assigned to defend Wayne Hilicky (guest star Geoff Gustafson, Hot Tub Time Machine), someone he used to bully as a child. Danny fights tirelessly to get Wayne’s charges dropped, but when things take an unexpected turn in the middle of the trial, Danny is forced to overhaul his plans to make amends and enlists Sheldon (Harland Williams) to help. Meanwhile, Ryan (Jay Malone) obsesses over his ex-wife’s Wikipedia page.
The Project: Guatemala, City/OLN – “The Summit” season finale
Energized from “Kids Day,” the group kicks the build into high gear to ensure the community centre for Project Somos is completed on time. Later, the remaining participants prepare to summit the third-highest peak in Central America – Acatenango Volcano – to celebrate their accomplishment. In the end, host Ray Zahab reveals the mole and rewards a participant with the opportunity of a lifetime. Following the season finale, catch a special edition of The Project Live online at OLN.ca/theproject. Co-hosts Rachel David (Rogers Your World This Week) and Adam Wylde (KiSS 92.5) sit down with the cast to chat about their unexpected and life-changing journey on The Project: Guatemala. Then, host Ray Zahab surprises the cast.