"Attack of the Scarabs"
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Web-Series The Curse of the Lost Pharaohs
Episode 5 of 13
Written by Patrick Tarr
Directed by Cal Coons
Previous "Lost Companions and New Friends"
Next "The Enigma of the Skull"

Attack of the Scarabs is the fifth episode of Murdoch Mysteries: The Curse of the Lost Pharaohs.


Murdoch and George head to the police station, however, George senses shadows following them.

Meeting with the Niagara inspector, he confirms that a threat has been growing in his city, and believes that the murders in Toronto are connected to it. He also states that the threat is hiding underground, and suggests looking near the Falls themselves.

However, the inspector is about to give them a warning when the lights go out.

Assuring the pair it's just the electricity, the inspector suddenly gives a gasp of pain. Lighting a lamp, Murdoch and Crabtree discover that the inspector is dead, and the creature that caused it left two mysterious puncture marks on his neck.

Fearful of what may be hiding in the darkness, George suggests they leave, but William points out that since they're unarmed, they wouldn't make it very far.

As an ominous skittering fills the room, Murdoch takes the rifle behind the inspector's desk and directs George to see if there's any whiskey in the drawer. Finding it, Crabtree questions Murdoch's actions, to which he responds he's getting them out of there.

Murdoch uses the alcohol and gun to create a makeshift flamethrower, which is able to destroy the mechanical scarabs and ensure their escape. However, George insists that they must make sure Sanura is safe as well, as it is possible she may have been targeted as they were.


  • Murdoch uses a gun and alcohol to create a flamethrower.
  • Though credited, Helene Joy and Thomas Craig do not appear in this episode.


Yannick Bisson as Detective William Murdoch
Hélène Joy as Dr. Julia Ogden
Jonny Harris as Constable George Crabtree
Thomas Craig as Inspector Thomas Brackenreid
Robert Clarke as Lalonde


Murdoch Mysteries The Curse of the Lost Pharaohs
"The Vanished Corpse" • "The Clue of the Hieroglyphs" • "The Long Arm of Villainy" • "Lost Companions and New Friends" • "Attack of the Scarabs" • "The Enigma of the Skull" • "An Unwelcome Surprise" • "Of Impossible Escapes and Joyful Reunions" • "An Unfortunate Turn of Events" • "The Key to Salvation"• "Her Majesty's Last Hope"• "Last Stand for the Empire"• "Humble Heroes and New Adventures"
Season 4
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