"From Buffalo With Love" is the seventeenth episode of the ninth season of the Murdoch Mysteries and the one hundredth thirty-first episode of the series. It first aired on March 14, 2016.

Summary

A man is shot in the head at the infamous Star Room, but none of the patrons saw what happened—including George Crabtree who was there enjoying the burlesque performance. Murdoch and Brackenreid travel to Buffalo, the victim's hometown, where they find connections to the Black Hand.

Character Revelations

  • For George, a new romance blossoms with Star Room dancer, Nina Bloom who calls him her favorite Mr. Wednesday. George has been attending the burlesque regularly to see her, presumably on Wednesdays.
  • Julia has always wondered what it looked like inside the infamous Star Room.
  • When Murdoch suggests to Crabtree that they spend an evening together at the vaudeville, George confesses that he has gone off vaudeville a bit because it's too competitive (ep 809).
  • Nina's best friend and fellow dancer, Lydia Hall, figures prominently (though unwittingly) in the murder.


Continuity


Historical References

  • Murdoch mentions the Royal Society of Geologists hosting a talk on tectonics.
  • In his desperate hunger, Brackenreid unwittingly creates the Buffalo wing. Prior to the latter half of the twentieth century, chicken wings were considered extremely low-quality cuts of meat, generally used only for stock or discarded altogether. The Buffalo restaurant owner even comments, "The Canadians are eating our garbage!"
  • The world famous Buffalo wing was invented in Buffalo, New York, now the Chicken Wing Capital of the World, but there are competing origin stories as to who actually invented them in the 1960s. The pub, where Brackenreid enjoys his prescient chicken wings, is an allusion to the most popular Anchor Bar origin story; The fictional pub displays many anchors in homage. The first full-time chicken wing restaurant in Buffalo was John Young’s Wings N’ Things (1961-67); Then there's the Pavillion wings from Pavillion, NY, a small town about an hour east of Buffalo that dates to the 1950s and Duff's Famous Wings first advertised in 1969. The oldest recipe is the Imperial Consort Chicken Wing (750 AD).


Trivia


Cast

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

Lachlan Murdoch as Constable Henry Higgins
Arwen Humphreys as Margaret Brackenreid
Michael A. Miranda as Giuseppe Falcone

Guest Cast

Erin Agostino as Nina Bloom
Katy Breier as Lydia Hall
Austin Di Iulio as Joe Falcone
Hannah Cheeseman as Mrs. Sachs
Charlie Gallant as Miles Hart
Tayo Jacob as Bartender
Patrick McManus as Detective Harvey Walker
David Fraser as Chef
Sidonie Wybourn as Hermione Greenhammer


Gallery


Murdoch Mysteries Season 9
"Nolo Contendere" • "Marked Twain" • "Double Life" • "Barenaked Ladies" • "24 Hours Til Doomsday" • "The Local Option" • "Summer of '75" • "Pipe Dreamzzz" • "Raised On Robbery" • "The Big Chill" • "A Case of The Yips" • "Unlucky In Love" • "Colour Blinded" • "Wild Child" • "House of Industry" • "Bloody Hell" • "From Buffalo With Love" • "Cometh the Archer"
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