Murdoch Mysteries: Blasts and bodies

Wasn’t last week’s episode of Murdoch Mysteries a blast? Brackenreid was back at Station No. 4, Terrence Meyers made a hilarious reappearance and Pendrick cheated death once again.

Speaking of blasts, it looks like there is at least one in Monday’s new episode, “Hades Hath No Fury.” CBC’s teaser boasts a big boom and it appears a body is found in the rubble. Here’s what the network has said officially:

An explosion involving the mysterious woman Watts has been investigating leads Murdoch to a surreptitious community.

And here a few more story points from us after watching a screener of the episode, written by Michelle Ricci and directed by Leslie Hope.

Ka-boom!
Murdoch and Julia are on the case right out of the gate after an explosion rips through a Toronto building. And it turns out she’s someone very important to Watts’ ongoing investigation. And while Murdoch is set in the early 1900s, clues in the case reach back to the ancient Greeks.

Watts is down in the dumps
The investigation has a profound effect on Watts and actor Daniel Maslany turns in one heck of a performance. Yes, Watts’ wacky skills as a detective are fun to watch, but the serious stuff is fantastic too.

Real history is part of the storyline
We love it when real historical facts and people make it into Murdoch Mysteries scripts and there is one heck of a juicy one on Monday night.

A longtime friend of Murdoch’s visits
The teaser released by the CBC ahead of this instalment has already revealed this: Freddie Pink is back in Toronto. By the way, have you seen Alex Paxton-Beesley in Season 1 of Pure? She’s fantastic as Anna Funk, the wife of a Mennonite pastor who does some very, very bad things in order to keep him family safe from violent criminals. You can watch all six episodes at CBC.ca.

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 owner of 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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