Preview: Maureen Jennings writes this week’s episode of Murdoch Mysteries

The fans have spoken and the vast majority of you loved last week’s Detective Watts-centric episode of Murdoch Mysteries written by Lori Spring and mystery author Robert Rotenberg. But an equal number of you, aside from the thumbs-up, wanted to know where Constable Crabtree was. Good news! As you can see in the above photo, Crabtree is back in Toronto for this Monday’s instalment.

Here’s what the CBC says about the episode, “Game of Kings,” written by Maureen Jennings and directed by Peter Mitchell:

Murdoch and Brackenreid send Crabtree undercover at a chess tournament to unravel the murder of a Russian master.

And here are more tantalizing tidbits I can serve up after watching a screener. Also, look for my interview with Maureen Jennings after Monday’s broadcast! And listen to my interview with MM composer Robert Carli!

An angel visits Markham, Ont.
I can’t remember the last time I felt spooked out by the first scene of an episode of Murdoch. I definitely got chills watching this. Kudos to director Peter Mitchell for nailing the shot and capturing the truly disturbing moment and atmosphere so well. Also? The implement used to dispatch the victim makes show history.

Crabtree + Higgins + a chess game = giggles
Suffice it to say, one is better at this game than the other.

Murdoch’s inventions to the rescue!
In order to glean much-needed information, one of our characters utilizes one of William’s inventions … which leads to a very funny moment between Crabtree and Inspector Brackenreid just outside Station House No. 4.

What is Violet plotting?
I’m beginning to think Julia’s protégé is up to no good. Let me know if you feel the same way.

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

Images courtesy of CBC.

 

 

Greg David
Follow me

Greg David

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.
Greg David
Follow me
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmail

One thought on “Preview: Maureen Jennings writes this week’s episode of Murdoch Mysteries”

  1. I really like all the writers and characters. That being said I am particularly glad to see George back and eager to see what Maureen Jennings has written.

Comments are closed.