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"In the Company of Women"
1316 In the Company of Women
Season 13
Episode 1316
Air date February 17, 2020
Written by Lori Spring
Directed by Gary Harvey
Previous The Trial of Terrence Meyers
Next Things Left Behind

"In the Company of Women" is the sixteenth episode of thirteenth season of the Murdoch Mysteries and the two hundred second episode of the series (not including the three stand-alone holiday specials). It first aired February 17, 2020.


Dr. Ogden and Effie Newsome try to untangle the death of a hair salon owner that occurred outside Murdoch's jurisdiction.

As Dr. Ogden works on solving a crime outside his purview, Detective Murdoch is busy at the Station House and assigns Watts the case of a missing swine.

Character Revelations

  • Miss Cherry has a boyfirend who is her fiancé.


Historical References

  • This episode takes place in Toronto 1907 – Edward VII (Albert Edward;1841-1910) is King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas.
  • End of the 1800s, barbershops transitioned to salons all over the world, but women were still styling their hair by their servants. Salons began advertising to entice women out of their homes. Around this time, a self-made entrepreneur Martha Matilda Harper opened the first public salon called ‘The Harper Hair Parlor’ and started training schools and employed the girls in her salon. Harper invented the salon recliner chair, but never patented her invention.
  • Hāngī , an underground oven used by the Maori of New Zealand.
  • The mention of this year's (1907) "Ontraio Winter Fair" getting a Royal assent does not happen until 1922. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, also called Royal Winter Fair or The Royal, continues its legacy of excellence and is the largest indoor agricultural event in the world; This year (2020) is its 98th since its inauguration.


  • George Crabtree does not appear in this episode.
  • Recast Actress Tara Rosling first appeared as Sister Catherine in Voices.
  • Recast Actress Carlyn Burchell first appeared as Monique/Victoria in Monsieur Murdoch.
  • Atley, Garreth's prize pig, is played by Oscar, a Dutch Landrace, who lives happily in a farm petting zoo and loves naps and apple treats.



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

Daniel Maslany as Detective Watts
Shanice Banton as Violet Hart
Bea Santos as Louise Cherry
Clare McConnell as Effie Newsome
Jesse Lavercombe as Jack Walker

Guest Cast

Jeff Clarke as Detective Graham Irwin
Jorja Cadence as Alice West
Jordan Kronis as Garreth
Tara Rosling as Martha Matilda Harper
Katherine Fogler as Celia Quinlan
Brian Cook as Jasper Quinlan
Megan Dennis as Greta
Carlyn Burchell as Sarah Davis
Julian DeZotti as Teddy Davis

Non-credited Cast

Nathan Hoppe as Constable McNabb


Murdoch Mysteries Season 13
Troublemakers Bad PenniesForever YoungProdigal Father
Murdoch and the Cursed Caves The Philately Fatality Toronto the BadThe Final CurtainThe Killing Dose
Parker in the RyeStaring Blindly into the FutureFox HuntKill Thy NeighbourRigid Silence
The Trial of Terrence MeyersIn the Company of WomenThings Left BehindThe Future is Unwritten

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