Preview: Murdoch Mysteries, “The Trial of Terrence Meyers”

Sad, but true. Season 13 of Murdoch Mysteries is coming to a close. And with it, key appearances by beloved characters. Last week’s episode, “Rigid Silence,” brought back Chief Constable Giles. It was good to catch up with him as William and Julia solved a murder in Kingston, but I can’t help but worry about his safety as he closes out his sentence. A lot of bad can happen in three months.

As for this Monday, Toronto welcomes Terrence Meyers. I love Peter Keleghan, the actor who plays him, but Meyers has never been a favourite of mine. I think it’s because it’s hard to get a straight answer out of him and it frustrates me. Regardless, here’s what the CBC has revealed about “The Trial of Terrence Meyers,” written by Paul Aitken and directed by Gary Harvey:

When Terrence Meyers faces charges of treason, Murdoch and Ogden are named as accomplices.

And here are more details from me after I watched a screener.

Back at home
After decamping to the hotel because of those nasty plumbing troubles, William and Julia are back at home. We meet up with them moments before tucking into a home-cooked meal William is cautiously optimistic about.

Oodles of intrigue
Paul Aitken’s script sets the tone early, establishing how serious the government is in regards to its charges against Terrence Meyers … and William and Julia.

A true team effort
Terrence’s trial recalls many of his past exploits. That means flashbacks to scenes written by Adam Barken and the late Graham Clegg, and directors Jill Carter, Leslie Hope, Sudz Sutherland, John L’Ecuyer and Shawn Alex Thompson. Combining all of the flashbacks as part of the main storyline makes for a highly entertaining tale and a fond look back at some of Meyers’ more outrageous scenes.

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

Images courtesy of CBC.

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9 thoughts on “Preview: Murdoch Mysteries, “The Trial of Terrence Meyers””

  1. Last Monday we watched an excellent episode with Jilliam working together to solve a new case.
    Julia was a woman of action again 😊
    The setting was interesting and the case wasn’t easy to deal with.
    Mrs B showed just how forgiving and wise she could be.
    Bravo to the cast & team.

    I missed T. Meyers and his usual air of “bloody national security” (as Thomas Brackenreid once called it). Hope he gets out of trouble. A very mysterious man like him deserves to be free and to keep creating chaos ☺

    Can’t believe that we’re about to close this season soon. It was just what I expected season 13 to be like: contradictory, unusual, dark… May we get Season 14 with more Jilliam, more light and A FAMILY with a Jilliam baby. After all these years the fandom kind of deserves that outcome 😉

    1. Bloody hell Mila, keep babies in the far back ground, on CBC’s only iconic, 1800/early1900 time period, tv series! Repeating, yes to comedy, in often forbidden, happy relationships. We already had the baby carriage in the police station & autopsy room programs. Murdoch Mysteries season 13, is passing too quickly, as usual. Is detective Crabtree leaving the acting gig of a lifetime, only time off is allowed, as bloody Brackenreid did, in the past.

  2. Only 4 episodes before the end of season 13, it’s sad … We really hope for season 14 and also want more romance and joint investigations of Julia and William!

  3. Bloody hell Mila, keep babies in the far back ground, on CBC’s only iconic, 1800/early1900 time period, tv series! Repeating, yes to comedy, in often forbidden, happy relationships. We already had the baby carriage in the police station & autopsy room programs. Yes Mila, Murdoch Mysteries season 13, is passing too dam quickly, as usual. Is detective Crabtree leaving the acting gig of a lifetime, only time off is allowed, as bloody Brackenreid did, in the past. Thumbs up to Mr./Mrs. Murdoch working together.

    1. Definitely NO babies !
      ***We already had the baby carriage in the police station & autopsy room programs.***
      Yeah, remember watching that.
      What kind of parents would take their child in to such a dangerous and unhealthy environment ?
      Hopefully, there will be a Series 14 and Murdoch Mysteries will return to what it does best.
      Inspector Brackenreid and the “lads” at Station House 4 tackling whatever crimes come there way.
      All using whatever skills they have to hand.

      1. Meh. You folks gotta remember that Jilliam aren’t getting any younger 😋 the clock is kinda ticking.
        Plus, don’t you remember the multiple funny and lovely situations with the baby William and Julia tried to adopt? The show could definitely use some lighter notes as this season is serious + quite dark (just like Peter promised).
        As for the environment, well, everything comes at a certain price, how can one EVER get safe with a detective and his ex-coroner wife for parents? 🤔
        Some fan hinted at a Higgins-Newsome offspring, and no, no more Newsomes, PLEASE 😇
        Still, those are just my thoughts. Enjoy the show 💪

  4. Loved the episode! The storyline with Terrence Maers, as always, is very unusual and interesting. Fragments from previous episodes with Maers well represent the story of his relationship with other characters in the show. I was pleased that Agent Alan Cleg, who constantly follows Myers, is alive. So this story in the show can be continued in future episodes.
     Great scene of Julia and William in the episode finale. It was like a game between loving spouses. Julia was a little jealous of William, although she said the opposite. William smiled and in his heart rejoiced at her jealousy as a manifestation of love. The play of all the actors is amazing, except for the actress in the role of agent Baker. I think a brighter and more beautiful woman is suitable for this role – this is my impression.
    Thanks to Murdoch Mysteries for the great episode!

  5. I enjoyed this episode until it was revealed that Allen Clegg is still alive. I am sorry that the writers brought him back–unless there is a future fantastic story line. Why is he starting to remind me of Dr. Miguelito Loveless? The previews of next week’s episode are intriguing–are the ladies going to solve a murder?

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