Preview: Murdoch Mysteries, “Fox Hunt”

Before I get into this week’s preview of Murdoch Mysteries‘ newest episode, I want to say a couple of quick thank yous.

First, thank you to CBC for inviting me to an incredible fan event celebrating 200 episodes. It’s always fun to be able to catch up with the people involved in making the show and it was an honour to sit with props master Craig Grant, costume designer Joanna Syrokomla and writers Mary Pedersen and Noelle Girard during the cast Q&A and screening.

Secondly, thank you to the Murdoch fans who made me feel like a rock star. Writing about this show we all love is a pleasure, and you telling me in person that you enjoy what I write and appreciate my thoughts on the show is something I don’t take lightly.

Now, on to this week’s episode! Here’s what the CBC has revealed about “Fox Hunt,” written by Simon McNabb and directed by Craig David Wallace:

When a fox hunter is killed, Murdoch suspects a group opposed to the sport.

And here are a few tidbits I gleaned from watching a screener.

The Mimico Newsomes have arrived
You can’t have an uppity social event without Rupert and Ruth! As usual, Cyrus Lane and Siobhan Murphy engage in some major scenery-chewing. I caught myself smiling every time they were on-screen, especially when Rupert revealed his post-Henry-Ruth nuptials adventures. Simon McNabb’s script is pitch-perfect for these two; can Rupert and Ruth please have their own spinoff or at least digital series?

Margaret appears
I was thrilled to see Margaret appear within the first seconds of “Fox Hunt.” And, if you listen closely, you hear Margaret discuss the story behind the dress she’s wearing.

Horses and Huckabees
It’s wonderful to see Thomas, William and others astride their equine co-stars. Meanwhile, Julia has a mystery at home involving the Murdoch’s next-door neighbours.

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

Images courtesy of CBC.

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8 thoughts on “Preview: Murdoch Mysteries, “Fox Hunt””

  1. Lord Thomas Brackenreid and Lady Brackenreid! Oh. Wait. Got carried away after spotting Thomas in the hunting outfit 😍

    Sounds like another cool episode 😉

    Thanks for all the previews, even though sometimes our opinions differ, your work is most appreciated 😊

  2. Love the show. Would not miss it for the world, even if I do not always agree, it is a learning experience every time I watch. Thanks to the writers and the actors who perform. I can say that I can appreciate a great performance from everyone. Thank you

  3. Thank you for your interesting previews and comments about our favorite show that you share with us. It’s also nice that you are interested in the various opinions of fans of the Murdoch Mysteries. We enjoyed watching episode 200, it deserves the highest rating in all respects. We look forward to episode 201!

  4. Great episode, brilliant acting! Interesting storylines about two investigations – the murder during the hunt and the strange behavior of the neighbors William and Julia. A lot of fun scenes, especially with Rupert Nsom, Ruth and Henry. It was very funny to see the guilty faces of Julia and William at the end of the episode, when it turned out that their suspicions about the neighbors were not justified. There are a lot of cute animals in the episode! Episodes 200 and 201 were great and mostly fun, but there are concerns that there will be serious events in future episodes. The counterbalance of good and evil is often in this show, it is interesting and keeps the audience in suspense. But I really want that our beloved heroes all was well, they deserve it.

  5. Another great episode from Simon McNabb !
    Despite being a life long opponent of fox hunting, I really enjoyed every moment.
    Location, costumes, music were just fantastic. And some stellar acting from everyone.
    Siobhan Murphy is just sublime. Ruth Newsome is my favorite Murdoch lady.

    For me, it had all the ingredients that make a classic Murdoch Mystery.
    A murder (and the ensuing mayhem), a plot with twists and turns, and no end of suspects.
    Loved the “horse chase” near the end. Thought the little fox was going to steal the show.
    But that accolade must surely go to Goldie Huckabee. What a drubbing she gave Mr and Mrs Murdoch !

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