Preview: Murdoch Mysteries explores immigration in “Murdoch Without Borders”

And just like that, the big Ruth-Henry wedding on Murdoch Mysteries is over. If you want some insight into the costumes everyone wore, give my interview with costume designer Joanna Syrokomla a read.

Now on to this Monday night’s instalment, “Murdoch Without Borders.” Here’s what the CBC has released as the official synopsis for the episode:

After anti-immigrant laws lead to the arrests of Greek men, Brackenreid regrets releasing his carpenter when he’s suspected of murder.

And, after watching a screener, here are a few fun tidbits about the storylines, written by Dan Trotta and directed by Harvey Crossland.

The Immigration Act of 1906
Murdoch Mysteries is constantly reaching into the past for storylines that actually occurred during the time its set. And, often, it also reflects on modern-day. That’s the case this week as the A-story deals with the Immigration Act of 1906. You can read more about that here and here. The Act impacts our main characters in different, and far-reaching, ways.

Guest actors aplenty
Look for James McGowan, Stephanie Belding and Sebastian Pigott at U of T, as well as Jonathan Whittaker and Darrin Baker.

Violet Hart’s skills are improving
Like it or not, Miss Hart is becoming quite adept at the morgue. The hint in last season’s finale that she may have devilish plans for Julia appear to be on the back burner for now.

Louise Cherry returns
Miss Cherry loves to stir the pot and does plenty of it on Monday night, especially when she starts spouting facts that Brackenreid dismisses in a very Trumpian way.

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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