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Preview: Frankie Drake Mysteries, “No Friends Like Old Friends”

Frankie Drake Mysteries returns to CBC for Season 3, and a new showrunner. Peter Mitchell, a name Murdoch Mysteries fans know well, took over those duties from James Hurst, something the CBC revealed earlier this year.

Also, as previously announced by CBC, the third season of Frankie Drake Mysteries sees Frankie face a family secret while episodes bring her and the Drake Private Detectives team into the world of British aristocrats, illegal boxing, the supernatural and political fundraisers.

Of particular note in the press release sent by CBC was Honeysuckle Weeks—of Foyle’s War—would guest star. They didn’t reveal when, but I can: Episode 1. Here’s the official storyline for “No Friends Like Old Friends,” written by series co-creator Carol Hay and directed by Ruba Nadda.

After her wartime friend goes missing in London, Frankie must work with Agatha Christie to uncover the reason behind the disappearance.

And here are more details I gathered while watching the episode.

A woman stands, looking worried.A brand-new intro
Unlike Murdoch Mysteries, which has featured the same, iconic, opening credits, Frankie Drake shakes things up with a fun, animated refresh set to the series’ punchy soundtrack. I love it.

Frankie Drake goes overseas
If you follow Frankie Drake Mysteries or its cast on social media, you know the show spent time in England filming. The footage shows up in Monday’s return, as Frankie and her friend, Louise, tear around London on their motorcycles. Shaun Benson, most recently seen on Killjoys and The Boys, plays Louise’s husband. Louise isn’t the only old friend she reconnects with, which gives us a peek into Frankie’s wartime past.

Two women stand next to one another.Agatha Christie appears
Honeysuckle Weeks portrays the legendary mystery author, who hires Frankie to find Louise.

Chaos back home
While Frankie is on her adventure, Flo, Trudy and Mary are struggling with office issues. Trudy is good at many things, but plumbing is not one of them. Plumbing aside, she, Mary and Trudy provide key information into the case surrounding Louise’s disappearance.

Frankie Drake Mysteries airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on CBC.

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Links: Killjoys, “Don’t Stop Beweaving”

From Heather M. of TV Goodness:

Link: Julian Doucet talks Killjoys “Don’t Stop Beweaving” 
“Dutch is way more comfortable around these very brainy, fierce, smart-but-spoiled rich girls who she’d grown up with that she knew how to put tin their place. Zeph is guileless.  She says what she says and thinks what she thinks. She’s an authentic like Dutch and that was really destabilizing for Dutch for a while.” Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Killjoys: Julian Doucet talks Killjoys “Don’t Stop Beweaving” 
“Every season Iʼve been on we do a deep dive into backstory when one of our characters goes home (Season 2 Pawter, Season 3 Pree, Season 4 The Jacobis). This year it was Zephʼs turn! Even at this late date in our final season, it was important for us to take the time to go home with Zeph because our show is about chosen family.” Continue reading.

From Heather M. of TV Goodness:

Link: Kelly McCormack talks Killjoys “Don’t Stop Beweaving” 
“I sometimes think Zeph is a conduit for Michelle with her loveable weirdo stuff. I love that Michelle sees herself in Zeph. If that’s the case then sex and dairy and science is the perfect way to summarize a good life.” Continue reading.

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Link: Rob Stewart and Alanna Bale talk Killjoys Season 5

From Heather M. of TV Goodness:

Link: Rob Stewart and Alanna Bale talk Killjoys Season 5
“When I got the sides to audition, it was the night before. I had just the night to prepare, so I was just going to make some choices and try to figure out who the character is and go with it. I knew what I was doing, but I was sort of making up the plot from the prior seasons in my head. I guess it worked out well because I’m here right now.” Continue reading. 

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Links: Killjoys “Cherchez La Bitch”

From Heather M. of TV Goodness:

Link: Thom Allison talks Killjoys “Cherchez La Bitch”
“Kelly is fantastic and hilarious and a good pal. We laughed the whole time, and the crew laughed so hard and we were in this quarry and it was a beautiful day. We could barely get the scenes done. We’re taking these fun pictures, imagining this was Pree and Zeph’s great road movie and coming up with new things to try.” Continue reading. 

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Killjoys: Adam Barken talks “Cherchez La Bitch”
“The Zeph origin story was baked into her character from conception, and it’s one we’d been wanting to tell since her introduction in Season 2 – back when, during her freakout with Johnny in the Black Root ship, this acolyte of science started reciting a child’s prayer.” Continue reading,

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Link: Killjoys’ Mayko Nguyen on the surprising growth of Delle Seyah Kendry

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Killjoys’ Mayko Nguyen on the surprising growth of Delle Seyah Kendry
“I don’t think I clued into the fact that people actually liked Delle Seyah until maybe the third season. I had no idea that people liked her as much as they do.” Continue reading. 

From Heather M. of TV Goodness:

Link: Mayko Nguyen talks Killjoys Season 5
“I don’t think she understands love. I think that season with Aneela threw her because that kind of deep, real, true love wasn’t something [she’d experienced] and you throw in this boy and she has no idea what it is be a mother or what that should feel like.” Continue reading.

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