Preview: Murdoch Mysteries, “The Incorrigible Dr. Ogden”

What has Julia gotten herself into? That was my first thought upon seeing images for Monday’s new instalment of Murdoch Mysteries. Had she been sent to an institution for bad behaviour?

As it turns out, she’s there for a very good and important, reason. Here’s the official synopsis for “The Incorrigible Dr. Ogden,” written by Christina Ray and directed by Craig David Wallace:

To solve an inmate’s murder, Murdoch sends Ogden undercover at a woman’s reformatory.

And here is more information from me after watching an episode preview.

Things start gorily
Murdoch Mysteries isn’t known for being over-the-top with its portrayal of dead bodies, and Monday’s death certainly isn’t that. Still, it’s a little disturbing to start off the episode with, well… you’ll see.

A Slasher star guest-stars
If you’re a fan of Slasher: Flesh & Blood or Kim’s Convenience, you’ll recognize Sabrina Grdevich in a key role on Monday. Keep your eyes peeled for August Winter (Mary Kills People), Sarah Dodd (Anne with an E), David Andrew Reid and Murry Peters.

Margaret is back!
And it’s good to see her.

A new case for Watts
A case of kidnapping brings a new person into Watts’ life, just when things seem to be at an impasse with Jack.

A history lesson
Yes, the Andrew Mercer Reformatory for Women was a real place. Opened in 1872, it closed in 1969(!). Find out more about where it was located, and a building that still stands from the complex, here. And, learn more about Eva Tanguay, “The Queen of Vaudeville,” and Long Tack Sam.

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

Images courtesy of Stephen Scott for Shaftesbury.

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One thought on “Preview: Murdoch Mysteries, “The Incorrigible Dr. Ogden””

  1. One of those great episodes that just makes you want to watch again. The plot about a correctional facility for women is based on historical facts and is very interesting. Helen Joy / Julia’s acting as always deserves the highest praise. I really love the episodes in which Detective Murdoch and Dr. Ogden work together to solve a crime, the two of them are an amazing cinematic couple.
    In the episode, it was a little surprised that Julia took a very risk helping to solve the crime in prison, but for some reason William did not even thank her for her help.
    The story of detective Watts’ investigating the theft of a peacock is a fun addition to the main storyline and is also impressive.
    All in all, great work from the Murdoch Mysteries team!

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