Preview: Murdoch Mysteries goes hunting with Teddy Roosevelt

My how time flies. It seems like it was just last week that I spoke to Murdoch Mysteries showrunner Peter Mitchell. Turns out it was last September when I caught up with him to tease Season 11. At the time, he was doing location scouting for the episode airing this coming Monday on CBC.

If you read that interview from last fall, you know “The Great White Moose” marks the return of Teddy Roosevelt—played by Marty Moreau—to Toronto in an episode CBC’s revealed the following storyline for:

When Theodore Roosevelt sneaks into Canada for a hunting trip, Murdoch discovers the American President is the quarry.

And, as usual, I’ve got more details after watching a screener for the episode written by Paul Aitken and Graham Clegg and directed by Leslie Hope.

Guess who?
Listen, any time a Murdoch Mysteries story revolves around a politician of some stripe, you can guarantee a certain someone will show up. He does. And he’s as fantastic and frustrating as always.

Guess who, too?
And wherever the above chap appears, you can bet this individual will follow.

Espionage aplenty
It’s been quite some time since we’ve laid eyes on the fellows in Monday’s episode of Murdoch Mysteries, and that’s a long time to go without a storyline ripe with spies, government deals, etc. It’s great fun to be plunged back into that world for 44 minutes and have that through line involve a murder, especially when it involves a trip out of the city.

Crabtree’s imagination runs wild
If you thought the “TV dinners” idea was funny, wait until you hear his input on how the murder victim was killed.

Ooooo, burn?
I’m going to have to check with Paul Aitken to confirm this, but I feel like he and Graham Clegg tease fellow Murdoch writer Simon McNabb via Brackenreid.

Murdoch Mysteries airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on CBC. The show is on a two-week hiatus during the Winter Olympics; new episodes resume on Feb. 26.

 

 

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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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4 thoughts on “Preview: Murdoch Mysteries goes hunting with Teddy Roosevelt”

  1. Murdoch can’t be on a two week hiatus during the Olympics.

    Closing ceremonies are February 26. That’s three weeks at least. Assuming CBC doesn’t decide to do what they did four years ago with season 7.

    The show didn’t return until the first Monday in March. Giving Murdoch a four week break.

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