|Seen|| Operation: Murder|
Murdoch Without Borders
Sins of the Father
The Killing Dose
|Job||Doctor of Medicine|
Dr. Forbes is the attending staff physician at the University of Toronto School of Medicine and Dr. Ogden’s supervising Chief Surgeon during her residency at Toronto Mercy Hospital, introduced in Season 12 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed by James McGowan.
Appearances and Mentions
- Dr. Forbes, head of surgeon of Toronto Mercy Hospital, tells Dr. Ogden, "...it is my responsibility to ask you: are you a coroner or are you a surgeon?" after she had sent Mrs. Quigley's body to the City Morgue, meeting her responsibility as City Coroner, which resulted in Martin Quigley threatening to sue the hospital and him personally.
- At the Toronto Mercy Hospital, when Dr. Ogden asks Dr. Forbes why they are not treating Jakub Czarnecki whose leg may need to be amputated to save his life, she is informed that "If he were a patient, we might be able to do something; but all we can do is keep him comfortable until they come for him." Ogden asks if he has committed a crime to which Forbes replies, "Apparently his wound qualifies him as a burden on the country, which is enough to deport him. That's all I've been told".
- Dr. Ogden shares with Dr. Forbes that she had hoped when the cerebral swelling reduced, there would be some brain response. Examining Jane Cooper's records, the Chief Surgeon states, "It's only deteriorated." While it is tragic to see all this damage in a woman so young, there are no additional measures he can recommend, "You are doing everything you can."
- Disappointing Dr. Ogden with no prognosis for a recovery, Dr. Forbes turns to her, "I know you do not readily accept the limitations of our profession, Dr. Ogden. It is one of the qualities that makes you a good physician." There are no experimental treatments and it is time for the good Doctor "to prepare the family for the likelihood that Miss Cooper won't survive," he places a gentle hand on her shoulder before leaving Dr. Ogden alone with her dying patient.