Comments and queries for the week of March 16

Wow, this episode certainly has brought out a lot of emotion in many fans! Life doesn’t always, if ever, go along and turn out the way we hope it will, so why should every episode of Murdoch. Even though I may not have loved the way the episode ended, I did understand how it could. This was masterful writing from beginning to end in terms of the way the writers were able to bring the two storylines together. I was talking to one of my friends who is very invested in the show as I am. She was so upset by the ending. I was not. I told her that I could understand how Julia and William felt. Julia is a woman before her time, in believing that a woman should have a say over her own body and whether or not to have an abortion, living in a time when having an abortion and performing one was against the law. Julia has had an abortion. She was pregnant and so thrilled to be having a baby with William. William is Roman Catholic and a policeman so abortion not only goes against his religious beliefs but also against the law which he is sworn to uphold, so it is a double-edged sword for him. Julia and William had just lost their baby so they were both in pain and grieving. Their emotions are running high so I can understand the unfortunate confrontation at the end. This is one of the best MM episodes that I have seen recently. Kudos to the writers and to the actors for this amazing episode. —Joyce

No. Quite simply, no. I have had to walk away from other shows because the writers simply would not let the lead players have any lasting happiness and I will walk away from MM if I have to. Yes, the writing was good. Yes, the acting was superb. The storyline sucked, bad. I would love it if, just once, there was a “happy ever after.” I’m just so tired of having my emotions manipulated and being made to feel sad. I can find enough sad, mad, angry, hurt and discouraged in real life. That’s not why I watch Murdoch. I watch MM to laugh at and with George, to enjoy the love between Wiliam and Julia, to admire Nina’s courage and to see how inventive the next invention is. I almost feel like I know the characters and, in a way, that they are old friends. So, that makes me feel protective of them. That said, please stop hurting them! Enough! —Ann

I love this show. It’s one of the few that shows off Canadian actors as Canadian. I value the relationships, they are real. They’re raw and intense. The hot topics are covered, but with respect. They aren’t made into a punch line. That’s why I can’t wait for 12 and beyond. Love you Yannick Bisson and Hélène Joy. Keep up the good work. —Cassy

Love the show but disappointed when Ogden lost the baby. I know the show is about the mysteries but with all the drama currently on TV some happiness for these characters kept me watching. Now you are just turning it into another stereotypical show that is on all the other channels. Shame on you writers! —Tracy

 

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One thought on “Comments and queries for the week of March 16”

  1. There was no possible way that Julia and William’s baby was going to go to term. The show takes a lot of liberties with historical facts and characters to which a story can be plausible. This IVF experiment or however she conceived went way beyond. This summer, the world’s first IVF baby, Louise Brown, turns forty.
    It might make for a good plot twist but I wonder if they expected too much from the viewers ?

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