From a media release:
Murder. Mystery. Method. Are his days of solving crimes really over?
- Season 5 of the original series Murdoch Mysteries premieres on Citytv, Wednesday, June 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
In the wake of his personal and professional problems, Season 5 of the original series Murdoch Mysteries finds Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) in unfamiliar territory. Suspended for interfering in an investigation, and nursing a broken heart after Dr. Julia Ogden’s (Hélène Joy) marriage to another man, Murdoch attempts to escape his past – and his passion for detective work – by fleeing to the Yukon to try his luck in the Klondike as the Gold Rush winds down.
In the premiere episode, “Murdoch of the Klondike,” premiering Wednesday, June 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Citytv, Murdoch tries to rebuild his life but finds himself drawn into the case of Mrs. Elizabeth Bryant (guest star Jill Halfpenny, Coronation Street), an innkeeper charged with murder. The plot thickens when writer Jack London (guest star Aaron Ashmore, Warehouse 13) lends his insights, and Murdoch soon realizes that while he had hoped to leave his shattered heart and tattered career back in Toronto, his days as a detective are not behind him.
Back in the city, newly-promoted Chief Constable Giles (Nigel Bennett) makes it clear to Inspector Thomas Brackenreid (Thomas Craig), that he’ll be keeping a very close eye on police matters. Meanwhile, Murdoch’s beloved former associate, Dr. Ogden, is now working alongside Acting Detective George Crabtree (Jonny Harris) and Dr. Emily Grace (Georgina Reilly Pontypool), a feisty young protégé.
Season 5 will also see Murdoch uncovering the intrigue behind the invention of the electric car and exploring the drama on and offstage when a travelling opera company is hit with murder. Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman (Canada’s Got Talent) also makes a guest appearance this season.