|Air date||January 22, 2018|
|Written by||Noelle Girard|
|Directed by||Megan Follows|
|Guest Stars|| Sophia Walker as Josephine Beatty|
Harry Judge as Father McGray
|Previous||Biffers and Blockers|
|Next||Crabtree à la Carte|
Murdoch investigates when a statue of the Virgin Mary gifted to his church begins miraculously weeping – blood. Is it a miracle or a cover for a deadly sin? The clergy believes it to be a miracle and prohibits Murdoch from further investigation until the miracle is followed by a murder staged as a suicide.
- Crabtree misses the French lifestyle, especially the cuisine, “Every meal was a feast…a long crisp baguette, ah, a work of art!”
- Henry Higgins decides he is going to ask Ruth for her hand; George tells him that he has only been courting her for a short while, “I’ve worn the same pair of socks longer.” In the end of the episode, it is Ruth that ends up proposing to Henry!
- Ruth Newsome's middle name, Alfreda, is revealed when Henry proposes to her.
- Violet Hart tells Murdoch that once she completes university that she would like to become a coroner, like Dr. Ogden, and perhaps even marry a detective. Miss Hart has secrets and perhaps an agenda of her own.
- Julia is experiencing morning sickness.
- While Julia takes a playful poke on attending church, it is not the first time Julia and Murdoch have ruffled the feathers of the Catholic Church.
- This case examines not only the evidence, Watts ruminates with Odgen and Murdoch about religion in general and faith specifically, in the City Morgue and Murdoch's darkroom.
- George has returned from Paris and is back at Station House No. 4, yearning for a French baguette.
- Murdoch’s faith comes up against science (again).
- The Inspector can't beleive the Telegraph has stooped to reporting false news; an allusion to fake news.
- X-rays or Röntgen rays was first used by Murdoch in Dinosaur Fever.
- "Murdoch never digs." It's always Brackenreid or Crabtree, except once (ep.511) when saving Julia's life.
- Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845-1923) was a German mechanical engineer and physicist, who, in 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range known as X-rays or Röntgen rays.
- Toronto the Good's historical anti-Catholic sentiment surfaces (again).
- Julia recognizes "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go", from Psalms, telling William, "I'm not a complete heathen". She's read the bible.
- In 2016, a statue of the Virgin Mary in Fresno, CA reportedly cries oily tears that smell like roses. This is not the first nor is it the last of such sightings reported.
- The first time the Orangemen were introduced on Murdoch Mysteries was in Still Waters .
- Actor Harry Judge, who last appeared in Kommando as Matthew Larson, returns as Father McGray.
- The MM Art Department created graves stones with the names of the past seasons' victims for the church's graveyard.
- While a new MM writer, loyal and longtime MM fans appreciate how Noelle Girard's episode harkens back to previous ones.
- Murdoch mentions the St Francis Church in Kitchener during an interrogation. Kichener was still Berlin in 1906, the name wasn't changed until 1916.
|Murdoch Mysteries Season 11|
| Up From Ashes • Merlot Mysteries • 8 Footsteps • The Canadian Patient • Dr. Osler Regrets • 21 Murdoch Street • The Accident • Brackenreid Boudoir • The Talking Dead • F.L.A.S.H.! • Biffers and Blockers • Mary Wept • Crabtree à la Carte • The Great White Moose • Murdoch Schmurdoch • Game of Kings • Shadows Are Falling • Free Falling • |
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