Preview: Murdoch Mysteries goes undercover in “The Spy Who Loved Murdoch”

Everyone needs to take a break and the folks at Murdoch Mysteries are no different. The show shut down for a well-deserved hiatus last week. That meant no interview to offer up following the broadcast of “Murdoch Without Borders.”

But now everyone is back to work, so I’ll have at least one interview posted next Monday. Perhaps two.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. Before any of that can happen we need to address Monday’s new instalment. (At the time of this preview being published, CBC announced Murdoch Mysteries and Frankie Drake Mysteries would be airing rather than the Toronto election results.) Here’s what the CBC has revealed about “The Spy Who Loved Murdoch,” written by Simon McNabb and directed by Alison Reid.

When Murdoch impersonates a dead diplomat to save a treaty, political and sexual intrigue complicate matters.

And here are more morsels I’ve picked up from watching a screener.

What’s with the goatee, Murdoch?
William is looking less like a detective and more like a young Colonel Sanders. It’s all part of a plan related to the synopsis.

Bonjour Louise Monot!
The French actress and model jetted to Canada to portray Régine Rivière, an attaché for a man being sought. That pulls Murdoch into the fray, which is why he’s dressed the way he is. And look for Nick Stojanovic—who played Misha in the “Anastasia” episode of Frankie Drake Mysteries last season—in Monday’s Murdoch.

Terrence … Meyers
It’s not a complete season of Murdoch Mysteries without Peter Keleghan arriving to stir up trouble as Meyers. Unlike most times where Meyers is more of a pain in the butt for our favourite coppers, he’s come to Murdoch for help. At stake? Well, just the future of the entire world. But then, Meyers is known for being a little overly dramatic, isn’t he?

Margaret!!!
Many of you wondered why Margaret wasn’t at Higgins and Ruth’s wedding. I don’t know the answer to that but I can say she appears in “The Spy Who Loved Murdoch.” Arwen Humphreys, as usual, makes the most of her on-screen time in a plotline involving an old friend of Thomas’ visiting.

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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