Detective Murdoch is on the case when police discover two bodies at a building construction site. Their initial estimate is that the bodies have been there for about 5 years but the remains are found in a peat bog and as a result are very well preserved. Both bodies, one man and one woman, are approximately 40 years old and Dr. Ogden's examination reveals that they were both poisoned with cyanide. Further evidence however shows that both bodies have been there for at least 60 years. Murdoch manages to locate the now elderly daughter of the victims, Rebecca Hastings, and her husband Charlie, who both lived in the house the property is located on. He also realizes that either she or her husband killed her parents or possibly one of the three children who also lived there at the time - Alice Nugent, Horace Mooney or Michael Webster.
- George Crabtree has a sixteen year-old cousin named Penny Renton.
- William shares with Julia how he "craves a close-knit family" because of his own erratic family life.
- In Big Murderer on Campus, George Crabtree was a foundling who did not know his mother; in this episode he has a cousin. It's plausible he was referring to Penny as "cousin" as she is a child of one of his "Aunts".
- At the end scene, William and Julia are walking past the Shaftesbury Theatre and the poster for The Importance of Being Earnest is on display as the current show playing.
- The Yde Girl was discovered in the Netherlands in 1897.
- Caldwell's Rangers was a unit that served in the War of 1812.
- The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, first performed in 1895 in London, England.
- The Blake property, originally sited for an insane asylum, was expropriated in 1850. Crabtree mentions that plan changed and it was built on Queen Street, and the former Blake property is shown as the adjacent property next to the asylum in the 1888 map. The Provincial Lunatic Asylum was opened on Queen Street in 1850.
- The Provincial Lunatic Asylum now houses the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
|Murdoch Mysteries Season 3|
|"The Murdoch Identity" • "The Great Wall" • "Victor, Victorian" • "Rich Boy, Poor Boy" • "Me, Myself and Murdoch" • "This One Goes to Eleven" • "Blood and Circuses" • "Future Imperfect" • "Love and Human Remains" • "The Curse of Beaton Manor" • "Hangman" • "In the Altogether" • "The Tesla Effect"|
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