Father Franks
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Actor James Gallanders
Seen 'Til Death Do Us Part
Gender Male
Status Living
Job Pastor
Father Franks is the pastor of Shuter Street Church in Toronto, introduced in Season 1 of Murdoch Mysteries and portrayed by James Gallanders.

Appearances and Mentions

'Til Death Do Us Part

  • Franks was to officiate at the wedding of his friend Wendell Merrick to Eunice McGinty. Both Franks and Merrick were homosexual and the wedding would have been a sham. When Merrick changed his mind at the last minute, Franks tried to console him. Shortly thereafter, Merrick was murdered by his brother, Thomas.
  • In investigating Wendell's murder, Detective William Murdoch interviewed Franks several times. For a while, Franks was suspected of being Wendell's lover and possibly his killer. However, Murdoch uncovered the truth that Eunice McGinty was in fact a con woman called Brigitte Klein. Klein and Thomas Merrick had been working together to get access to Wendell's half of the family business. Their plan failed when Wendell changed his mind about the marriage.



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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