"Summer of '75"
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Season 9
Episode 7
Air date November 23, 2015
Written by Michelle Ricci and Carol Hay
Directed by Don McBrearty
Previous The Local Option
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"Summer of '75" is the seventh episode of ninth season of the Murdoch Mysteries and the one hundredth twenty-first episode of the series. It first aired on November 23, 2015.


A childhood friend from wilderness camp, Winnifred “Freddie” Pink, a private investigator from Montreal - alerts Murdoch to imminent danger after a man is gunned down at close range, leading the two of them to revisit their past, Algonquin Park, and to investigate a 30-year-old murder.

The present-day murder case is linked to seven campmates apparently being targeted by the perpetrator of a murder at the camp in 1875.

Character Revelations


  • Young Murdoch uses two lessons learned from Father Keegan in Shipwreck : "...nothing to fear from the dead " and "What do you observe?"
  • First time anyone has called Murdoch "Billy". When young Murdoch is asked "Don't your friends call you Billy?" He replies, "Not really."
  • Again, Rebecca loses her position at the morgue and regains it back again with Dr. Ogden as her champion.
  • Murdoch builds and presents Julia with a scaled-model of "...our home, that I'm going to build for you."

Historical References

  • Algonquin Provincial Park, established in 1893, it is the oldest provincial park in Canada. Over 2,400 lakes and 1,200 kilometres of streams and rivers are located within the park. These were formed by the retreat of the glaciers during the last ice age. The park is considered part of the "border" between Northern Ontario and Southern Ontario. The park is in an area of transition between northern coniferous forest and southern deciduous forest. This unique mixture of forest types, and the wide variety of environments in the park, allows the park to support an uncommon diversity of plant and animal species. It is also an important site for wildlife research.
  • Murdoch's "lapboard" is an allusion to the modern laptop computer, and shares a similar layout. Upon seeing it, Freddie says she will stick with her "pad" which may be meant as an allusion to the iPad. Also, see L.A.P.T.O.P.
  • Murdoch uses the phrase "Toronto the Good", with its history as a bastion of 19th century Victorian morality and coined by mayor William Holmes Howland.



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

Mouna Traoré as Rebecca James
John Paul Ruttan as Young Murdoch

Guest Cast

Alex Paxton-Beesley as Winnifred “Freddie” Pink
Ella Querin as Young Winnifred "Freddie" Pink
Jason Jazrawy as Mr. Collins
Darryl Hopkins as Constable Dale Dobson
Pierre Simpson as Jacques Devereaux
Geoffrey Pounsett as Edwin Clarke
Lawrence Bayne as Joe Huggins
Trek Buccino as Young Jacques Devereaux
Tristan Culbert as Young Edwin Clarke
Sam Herrington as Young Hamish McTavish
Leo Vernik as Hamish McTavish
M.E. Lewis as Mr. Richmond

Non-Credited Cast

Horace Wilcot aka Glenn Singer


Murdoch Mysteries Season 9
"Nolo Contendere" • "Marked Twain" • "Double Life" • "Barenaked Ladies" • "24 Hours Til Doomsday" • "The Local Option" • "Summer of '75" • " Pipe Dreamzzz" • "Raised On Robbery" • "The Big Chill" • "A Case of The Yips" • "Unlucky In Love" • "Colour Blinded" • "Wild Child" • "House of Industry" • "Bloody Hell" • "From Buffalo With Love" • "Cometh the Archer"
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