|"Murdoch Mystery Mansion"|
|Air date||September 24, 2018|
|Written by||Peter Mitchell|
|Directed by||Gary Harvey|
|Guest Stars|| Sophie McShera as Ann Ryand|
Aaron Poole as Frank Lloyd Wright
Detective Murdoch and Dr. Ogden have rebuilt their life after Ogden’s recent miscarriage by building a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, a Chicago architect with a burgeoning reputation. However, the house is rocked by an explosion in Murdoch’s specially designed potato-cooking room that claims a man’s life.
- Julia and Murdoch have left Windsor House Hotel for their new home.
- Julia is studying to be a surgeon at the University of Toronto, “It’s so much more interesting cutting into living tissue than dead. You should have seen the size of the cyst I helped remove today.”
- Not having been given a middle name, Henry has chosen one: Hieronymus (Latin form of an Ancient Greek name, corresponding to the English given name Jerome.)
- Henry Hieronymus Higgins quits the Toronto Constabulary after a showdown with Inspector Brackenreid, as well as insulting Mrs. Brackenreid's wedding planning prowess (ep.912) upon his hasty exit from the Station House.
- William and Julia's home (and property) is the scene of a crime – again (ep.918, 1013, 1018).
- George's idea from Season 3 (ep.313) finally happens, when Murdoch invents the "potato cooking room" (closet) for their new home – a micro-wave oven precursor – that could use a turntable to solve its "cooking evenly" issue.
- While ambitious Miss Hart has her plans to be the next coroner at the City Morgue, Inspector Brackenreid gives her a straight-talk on the realities of Toronto-the-Good.
- Henry and Ruth plan their upcoming wedding day and Ruth insists on finding George the "woman of his dreams".
- This episode takes place in Toronto 1906 – the Edwardian Era (1901-1910) is the time when King Edward VII rules the British Empire; It is also known as the Belle Époque era, conventionally dated from the end of the Franco-Prussian War in 1871 to the outbreak of World War I in 1914.
- American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator Frank Lloyd Wright is introduced.
- William and Julia have brought back from their recent travels to South America a Peruvian statue of Naymlap. Julia calls the statue “Apu” (god); The term dates back to the Inca Empire. Apus are the spirits of the mountains (sometimes solitary rocks and caves) that protect the local highland peoples in the religion and mythology of Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia.
- This episode marks the first time Julia Ogden ( Hélène Joy) is seen riding her bicycle ( ep.101).
- Allusion to Tinder and the #MeToo movement.
- Downton Abbey’s Sophie McShera (Daisy) is the fourth member of the Downton Abbey cast to guest star (ep.602, 900) and the second in a Season Premiere (ep.1001) of Murdoch Mysteries.
- The name Ann Ryand may be an allusion (and wordplay) on Ayn Rand.
- Recast actor Paul Rivers (Mr. Kepner) was first seen as the Train Conductor in A Midnight Train to Kingston.
Sophie McShera as Ann Ryand
Aaron Poole as Frank Lloyd Wright
Nicholas Carella as Mr. Towne
Shannon Curie as Mrs. Ferguson
Shane Carty as Mr. Ferguson
Jean Pearson as Mr. Dodds
Paul Rivers as Mr. Kepner
Allan Turner as Mr. Spoud
|Murdoch Mysteries Season 12|
| Murdoch Mystery Mansion • Operation: Murder • My Big Fat Mimico Wedding • Murdoch Without Borders • |
The Spy Who Loved Murdoch • Sir. Sir? Sir!!! • Brother's Keeper • Drowning in Money • Secrets and Lies •
Pirates of the Great Lakes • Annabella Cinderella • Six of the Best • Murdoch and the Undetectable Man •
Sins of the Father • One Minute to Murder • Manual for Murder • Darkness Before the Dawn Part 1 •
Darkness Before the Dawn Part 2 •
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