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.
- 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.
- The return of Giuseppe Falcone, founder of the Buffalo chapter of The Black Hand.
- George must be in love with Nina, he walked right past the new Hot Sausages stand (see ep.1004).
- 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).
- This is the second episode to take place partially in Buffalo, New York. The first was Buffalo Shuffle. Buffalo is mentioned in This One Goes to Eleven when art appraiser Luca Carducci sneers that thieves would try to sell the reproduction of a valuable painting to nouveau riche there. In Hot Wheels of Thunder, Julia, Rebecca, Nina, and Lydia take on the Buffalo Queens roller-racing team in Toronto.
- This is the second time the Hot Sausages stand appears, the first was in Journey to the Centre of Toronto when George bought one for Emily.
- Robert Carli, the music composer for Murdoch Mysteries, makes a cameo appearance, playing the piano at The Star Room Theatre.
- Filmed in Peterborough, ON, playing Buffalo, NY.
- It is funny that George says he has gone off vaudeville for being too competitive since the actor, Jonny Harris is also known for stand-up comedy, which has its origins in vaudeville.
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
|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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