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|"Kill Thy Neighbour"|
|Air date||January 20, 2020|
|Written by||Mary Pedersen and Noelle Girard|
|Directed by||Craig David Wallace|
"Kill Thy Neighbour" is the thirteenth episode of the thirteenth season of the Murdoch Mysteries and the one hundred ninety-ninth of the series (not including the three stand-alone holiday specials). It first aired January 27, 2020.
Suspicion falls on William Murdoch when his neighbor turns up dead after a series of quarrels between the two. Murdoch's cufflink is found at the crime scene. As the evidence against him mounts, the team at Station House No. 4 races to prove he is being set up.
- The Huckabees put in a second water line and the Murdoch Home pipes burst, forcing William and Julia to return to the Windsor House Hotel.
- Lacking his usual nightly sleep, William is unusually short-tempered, distracted and arguably bit paranoid.
- Murdoch has invented a lawnmower.
- Julia gave William her late father's cufflinks as an anniversary gift.
- Crabtree's publisher wants him to go on a book tour across the country, Halifax to Vancouver.
- Toronto Telegraph reporter Cherry eagerly covers the arrest of the Detective with the questionable alibi.
- Ralph Fellows returns to pursue his vendetta against Murdoch and to prove that he is the genius, not the Detective.
- Julia discovers that Goldie Huckabee did indeed steal their clay pelican figurine (ep.1307).
- 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.
- Barbital was marketed in 1904 by the Bayer company as “Veronal”. Barbital was considered to be a great improvement over the existing hypnotics of the time, tasting less bitter than bromides.
- As Peter Mitchell revealed during Parker in the Rye: "we will get almost every character on MM behind bars this year."
- The response to "...across the country, Halifax to Vancouver," is an allusion to Jonny Harris' TV series Still Standing (2015) with wonderful weekly stand-up at small towns across the proud and true Canadiana of Canada.
- At the opening of this episode, Crabtree makes a reference to 'The Dome'.
- Brackenreid makes an allusion to the signature idiom of "The Shadow", a 1930s radio pulp drama, when he says: "...what darkness lurks in the heart of a man". The actual introduction, spoken by actor Frank Readick: "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!"
- Louise Cherry to George Crabtree: "But can you comment on the fact that a disproportionate amount of people close to the Detective end up dead?"
- Brackenreid to George: "There's no telling what darkness lurks in the heart of a man, Crabtree."
- Crabtree to Watts and Brackenreid: "Sir, I know what lurks in the heart of William Murdoch, it is a passion for justice, a respect for science, and a desire to create ingenious automated machines that one day might save us from doing housework. He has more integrity than any man I know, and he would sooner move a house to Mars than kill a vexatious neighbour. And you know what? That's it. I refuse to hear any more on the subject."
Daniel Maslany as Detective Watts
Shanice Banton as Violet Hart
Marc Senior as Robert Parker
Bea Santos as Louise Cherry
Clare McConnell as Effie Newsome
Colin Mochrie as Ralph Fellows
Sebastian Spence as Allen Templeton
Jonelle Gunderson as Goldie Huckabee
Paul Braunstein as Raymond Huckabee
|Murdoch Mysteries Season 13|
| Troublemakers • Bad Pennies • Forever Young • Prodigal Father • |
Murdoch and the Cursed Caves • The Philately Fatality • Toronto the Bad • The Final Curtain • The Killing Dose •
Parker in the Rye • Staring Blindly into the Future • Fox Hunt • Kill Thy Neighbour • Rigid Silence •
The Trial of Terrence Meyers • In the Company of Women • Things Left Behind • The Future is Unwritten •