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Edna (Garrison) Brooks is a strong, capable woman who becomes a recurring character and a love interest of George.

Appearances and Mentions


  • Edna Garrison is young, single woman who objects to the exploitation of animals and a member of the Toronto Humane Society. As a result, she is initially suspected of having been involved in the murder of a young woman who was participating in the demonstration of the "dangers" of alternating current in which a dog was supposed to be killed.
  • After a date with George Crabtree, Edna invites George into her room for tea. While there George finds and takes plans for an electrical system that could have been used to kill the young woman. Edna admits to having been in Daniel Pratt's warehouse, but denies any culpability in the electrocution. She is cleared of all suspicion.
  • Garrison used to live at Miss Beasley's Boarding House before she got married.

On the Waterfront Part 2

  • Edna (née Garrison) Brooks returns as the stepmother to Simon.
  • George learns that Edna met Archibald Brooks about three years prior. Simon's mother had passed away in childbirth and he was quite lost without her. Archibald had such an easy smile. He was reported killed about three months ago in the Boer War. She just hasn't had the heart to tell Simon yet.
  • George and Edna begin quietly courting again.

Murdoch Takes Manhattan

High Voltage

The Keystone Constables


Crabtree Mania

Election Day

  • George proposes to Edna.
  • Her presumed deceased husband returns very much alive.

Artful Detective

  • Archibald Brooks abuses Edna and Simon.
  • Brooks is killed and George Crabtree is arrested for his murder.

Nolo Contendere

  • Edna and Simon are living in a secret location George gave them so they wouldn't be questioned about Archibald Brooks' murder. She is eventually interviewed at Station House 4, along with her son; it is revealed that Simon accidentally shot his father, but they run away.
  • Edna leaves a note for George. It is unknown if they will ever appear again. 



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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