"My Big Fat Mimico Wedding"
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Season 12
Episode 3
Air date October 8, 2018
Written by Simon McNabb
Directed by Gary Harvey
Previous Operation: Murder
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"My Big Fat Mimico Wedding" is the third episode of the twelfth season of the Murdoch Mysteries and the one hundred seventy-first of the series. It first aired on October 8, 2018.


Higgins and Ruth's wedding promptly derails amidst the eccentric Newsome cousins with jealous suitors and a guest whose attempts to murder Henry is unwittingly thwarted by his best man George.

Character Revelations

  • Henry Higgins faces death thrice: once by bullet, second by chandelier, and third by the sword.
  • Henry confesses to George that he is being punished for killing Roger Newsome (see ep.1008) and if Ruth found out she would leave him "in a heartbeat"; This new acknowledge presents a big problem for George.
  • The reality behind the Newsome family fortune is revealed.


Historical References

  • This episode takes place in Toronto 1906 – 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.
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, commonly shortened to Osgoode, was established in 1889 and the only recognized professional law school for the province at the time.
  • The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, which caused 3,000 deaths and destroyed much of the city, ranks as one of the most significant earthquakes of all time.
  • When Rupert tells George to call him "Bingo", it is an allusion to P.G. Wodehouse, a prolific and popular British writer of the time: Richard P. "Bingo" Little is a recurring fictional character in the Jeeves and Drones Club stories, who has a proclivity for gambling. 
  • Mr. Darcy is the one of the central characters in Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice and is mistaken for the Toronto street, "D'Arcy".


  • When asked about this espisode, MM writer Mary Pedersen gives hints and highlights, "The Newsome family episode has become really one of the highlights of every season for the writers, and you can imagine that with a wedding, the extended Newsome family coming to stay, Ruth determined to find George a girlfriend, and of course a murderer on the loose, that Murdoch, Brackenreid, Crabtree and Higgins will really have their hands full ..."
  • This episode is MM Writers' Room attempt at creating a farce in the style of P.G. Wodehouse, according to Simon McNabb.
  • New MM Costume Designer Joanna Syrokomla discusses the costumes.


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

Lachlan Murdoch as Henry Higgins
Siobhan Murphy as Ruth Newsome
Cyrus Lane as Dr. Rupert Newsome

Guest Cast

Michela Cannon as Geraldine 'Gigi' Cholmondeley
Clare McConnell as Effie Newsome
Paul Fauteux as Constantine 'Connie' Kimberly
Jake Raymond as Pelham 'Plum' Kimberly
Adam Waxman as Minister

Non-Credited Cast

Nathan Hoppe as Constable McNabb


Murdoch Mysteries Season 12
Murdoch Mystery MansionOperation: MurderMy Big Fat Mimico WeddingMurdoch Without Borders
The Spy Who Loved MurdochSir. Sir? Sir!!!Brother's KeeperDrowning in MoneySecrets and Lies
Pirates of the Great LakesAnnabella CinderellaSix of the BestMurdoch and the Undetectable Man
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