Eddie Cullen
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Actor Vincent Walsh
Seen The Prince and the Rebel
Gender Male
Status Deceased
Relationships Abigail Cullen, wife
Katie Cullen, daughter
Job Bartender

Edward "Eddie" Cullen is an old Jesuit classmate and friend of Detective William Murdoch's, introduced in Season 1 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed by Vincent Walsh

Appearances and Mentions

The Prince and the Rebel

  • As children, the Eddie and young Will were raised together by Jesuits. Eddie had planned to become a priest but instead became tangled in the Irish Republican Brotherhood.
  • Eddie Cullen had a wife named Abigail and a daughter named Katie. When they were visiting Ireland, Abigail and Katie were killed in a church where the priest was suspected of treason against the the United Kingdom. This gave Cullen an even stronger incentive to work with the Brotherhood and a mistrust of police.
  • Cullen is part of a Brotherhood plot to kidnap Prince Alfred when he visited Toronto. However, a Brotherhood member, Maggie Gilpatrick, attempts to warn the police, and she is murdered before she could do so. An investigation undertaken by Murdoch eventually leads to Cullen's bar, where the two old friends are reunited. Eddie asked Will, "You still doing a bit of boxing?" To which Murdoch replies, "No. I see enough of that in the streets." Eddie laughs, "Either that, or Father O'Brien beats it out of you," not a week went by that they didn't see the inside of his office.
  • Murdoch explains that he is looking for John Tucker, who is connected to the murder, and Cullen claims that he would keep an eye out. When Cullen himself becomes a suspect in the Brotherhood's plot and despite his reservations that his friend would be involved, Murdoch interviews him. Cullen keeps his silence, defiantly humming a song, forcing Murdoch to put him in the Station House jail cell. Following the bombing of the Prince's carriage, in which the body of John Tucker is found, Eddie is released.
  • The Brotherhood manages to capture Prince Alfred thanks to their leader, David Jennings, who has insinuated himself as the Prince's valet, along with Murdoch, sending a ransom demand for Ireland to be freed of British rule. Cullen's late mother's barnhouse is used by the Brotherhood's use to hold their hostages. However, when the Toronto Constabulary tracks them down and surrounds the barn, Jennings starts accusing members of his cell of tipping off the police. Like a cornered animal, Jennings prepares to burn down the barn to kill the Prince. When Cullen protests, Jennings accuses him of being the snitch due to his association with Murdoch and orderes him to kill the Detective to prove his loyalty. Having a change of heart, Cullen instead uses Jennings' gun to kill him, inadvertently setting the barn on fire, forcing the Brotherhood to run out straight to the police. After freeing Murdoch and Alfred, Cullen then commits suicide rather than be hanged for his crimes.

Trivia

  • This fictional character shares his name with another fictional character, from the popular "Twilight" series.

Gallery


Murdoch Mysteries Season 1
"Power" • "The Glass Ceiling" • "The Knockdown" • "Elementary, My Dear Murdoch" • "'Til Death Do Us Part" • "Let Loose the Dogs" • "Body Double" • "Still Waters" • "Belly Speaker" • "Child's Play" • "Bad Medicine" • "The Prince and the Rebel" • "The Annoying Red Planet"
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