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"Drawn in Blood" is the tenth episode of the fifteenth season of Murdoch Mysteries and the two hundred twenty-fifth episode of the series (not including the three stand-alone holiday specials). It first aired on November 22, 2021.


Murdoch suspects the murder of a nasty, satirical cartoonist has links to city politics.

Character Revelations

  • George is thinking of introducing Effie to his family...
  • Miss Cherry steals pens, like some take umbrellas...


  • Reporter Louise Cherry is in trouble with the Toronto Constabulary again...
  • Watts and Milo Strange continue their flirting, leading to a dangerous date...

Historical References

  • This episode takes place in Toronto 1909 – Edward VII (Albert Edward;1841-1910) is King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas.
  • Chromatography was first devised in Russia by the Italian-born scientist Mikhail Tsvet in 1900, developing the technique primarily to the separation of plant pigments such as chlorophyll, carotenes, and xanthophylls and coining the term chromatography in the first decade of the 20th century.


  • At 37 minutes and 28 seconds into this episode, as Murdoch is viewing the cartoon and deducing who is the murderer, the cartoon becomes animated.


Main Cast

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

Recurring Cast

Daniel Maslany as Detective Watts
Shanice Banton as Violet Hart
Lachlan Murdoch as Constable Henry Higgins
Bea Santos as Louise Cherry
David Andrew Reid as Milo Strange

Guest Cast

Non-Credited Cast