Preview: Frankie Drake Mysteries hits the dance floor

Welcome, Frankie Drake Mysteries fans, to the latest Season 2 preview. Last week, Frankie ran afoul of an old foe and triumphed in the case of a counterfeit piece of art destined for the Royal Ontario Museum.

What shenanigans will she and the girls get into this week? Here’s what the fine folks at the CBC have revealed for “Last Dance.”

Trouble follows Frankie and the ladies of Drake Private Detectives on a night out at the Palais Royale when a contestant in a dance marathon is kidnapped. Suspicious, Frankie recruits Flo to investigate while she and Trudy look further into the case. The gals find the wealthy sponsor of the dance marathon, wearing the contestant’s jacket. Mary stays behind in case the kidnapper returns. 

And I’ve got the scoop on more entertaining tidbits after watching a screener of the episode.

The ladies are shaking it up
One of the many things I love about Frankie Drake Mysteries is the soundtrack. Each week we’re treated to fantastic sounds from the 1920s. This Monday the ladies take to the dance floor and get grooving. (For some insight into the filming of the opening scene read She Does the City’s story.)

Alan Davies stops in
The British actor, who has starred in such projects as Damned and Jonathan Creek, guests as the Palais Royale’s owner … and a major pain in Frankie’s behind. And Anthony Lemke returns as Det. Greyson.

Trudy and Tickles
Trudy reconnects with an old friend during the course of the investigation and gets a taste of jazz.

An inadvertent tie to Murdoch Mysteries
They’re on the same night of the week and on the same network. And, during Monday’s investigation, Frankie Drake Mysteries and Murdoch Mysteries feature the University of Toronto in their storylines. And, in the case of Frankie Drake, a very famous doctor factors into it.

Frankie Drake Mysteries airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on CBC.

Images courtesy of CBC.