Appearances and Mentions
- After his fiancee Mary was arrested and sentenced to hang for murdering her father, Russell was desperate to save her. He concocted a plan to fool the entire city, pretending that he possessed a deadly gas and would release it unless he received an obscene amount of cash.
- When the detectives arrived at the plant, he was able to give them a fake name and send them off to a warehouse that had evidence, though he had cleared out of the place already.
- After playing the police, he threatened to release the gas throughout Cabbagetown, forcing them to evacuate. However, Murdoch was able to deduce his plan and arrived to stop him from running away with Mary Knowles, revealing that the gas was harmless.
- After sharing one more embrace and proclaiming his love to his fiancee, he is taken into custody. Russell explains to Murdoch that Mary was sorry for her actions, and that her father did "unspeakable" things for her. He further questions whether Murdoch would do anything for love.
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