Detective Edwards
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Actor Ben Sanders
Seen Things Left Behind
The Future is Unwritten
Gender Male
Status Living
Job Police Officer

Detective Edwards is from Station House No. 1 introduced in Season 13 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed by Ben Sanders.

Appearances and Mentions

Things Left Behind

  • Detective Watts is leading an investigation into the robbery of a wealthy collector's painting. Detective Edwards walks in and introduces himself as the new man at Station House One. He explains that he's been leading an investigation of his own, and that his and Watts' cases may be connected. Watts offers to compare notes, but Edwards needs more than that. He's been on the job three weeks and still hasn't solved a case. In the end, Watts agrees to work with him.
  • Another MacAuley painting is stolen, this time from another home. Watts finds a hair comb and speculates the thief could be a woman. 
  • Later, Watts and Jack are meeting in a bar when Edwards drops by and asks to join them. "I'd assume you would," Watts says, inviting him to pull up a chair.
  • The next day, Edwards and Watts interview Aldous Germaine. Germaine is not aware of any MacAuley's that have gone up for sale recently. Edwards inquires if the painter had any women in his life. Germaine doesn't know, but will ask around.
  • Germaine ends up becoming very helpful, having spotted a stolen MacAuley up for sale in an auction. The woman selling it is one Stella Davenport. As the two detectives head off to question Ms. Davenport, Edwards offers some information regarding Jack Walker. "He was picked up by our station house a few years ago for suspicious homosexual behaviour." While there were no charges, Edwards advises Watts to steer clear of the man. Watts says he'll keep it in mind, but clearly has no intention of doing so.
  • Detectives Edwards and Watts encounter Stella Davenport and begin to question her. She tells them they don't understand - the paintings belong to her and Philipe. "Philipe MacAuley?" Watts asks. "But he's dead."
  • As a matter-of-fact, MacAuley is still very much alive, much to the detectives' shock.

The Future is Unwritten

  • With the revelation that MacAuley is alive, Edwards and Watts go to take the paintings back from the collectors, as they no longer belong to them. The collectors resist, but the threat of court quietens them.
  • Watts and Jack Walker are enjoying each other's company at a bar when Edwards walks in. While neither man notices him, Edwards does see them. He leaves without confrontation, but isn't about to drop it that easily.
  • The next day, Watts produces a bottle of fine wine to celebrate Edwards' first case solved, but Edwards doesn't want it. "You don't like wine?" Watts asks. Edwards clarifies: "I don't like your kind." He then smashes the bottle of wine on the station house floor and informs Watts that his "friend" from last night is sitting in the cells at Station House One. Watts moves to strike him, but Edwards walks away.
  • The Inspector, after having time to contemplate things, ends up releasing Jack. Edwards storms into his office and demands to know why. Brackenreid tells him to drop the subject if he wanted to keep his job. Reluctantly, Edwards leaves. "Knock next time," Brackenreid informs him coldly. 

Trivia

  • Edwards is a widower.

Gallery

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Daniel Maslany as Detective WattsShanice Banton as Violet HartLachlan Murdoch as Henry HigginsArwen Humphreys as Margaret BrackenreidCharles Vandervaart as John BrackenreidClare McConnell as Effie NewsomeBea Santos as Louise CherryPeter Keleghan as Terrence MeyersPeter Stebbings as James PendrickMatthew Bennett as Allen CleggNigel Bennett as former Chief Constable Giles • Siobhan Murphy as Ruth NewsomeShailene Garnett as Nomi JohnstonStephanie Belding as Nurse SullivanSebastian Pigott as Dr. DixonColin Mochrie as Ralph FellowsJames McGowan as Dr. ForbesPatrick McKenna as Hamish SlorachDmitry Chepovetsky as Nikola TeslaJohn Tench as Alexander Graham BellMartin Moreau as Theodore RooseveltCyrus Lane as Rupert NewsomeCraig Brown as Eddie CrawfordDavid Reale as Mr. ClementsErin Agostino as Nina BloomMouna Traoré as Rebecca JamesJordan Johnson-Hinds as Nate DesmondDylan Neal as Jasper LinneyKristian Bruun as Constable JacksonRichard Clarkin as Chief Constable DavisMichael Seater as James GilliesRothaford Gray as Alderman William Peyton HubbardCyrus Lane as Roger NewsomeGeorgina Reilly as Emily GraceCharlotte Sullivan as Charlotte (formerly Minerva Fairchild)Sean Harraher as Constable WorseleyTamara Hope as Edna Brooks (née Garrison)Giacomo Gianniotti as Leslie GarlandNicole Underhay as Margaret HaileSarah Gadon as Ruby OgdenKate Greenhouse as Sally PendrickStephen McHattie as Harry MurdochGeraint Wyn Davies as Arthur Conan Doyle
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