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"The Devil Inside" is the tenth episode of the tenth season of the Murdoch Mysteries and the one hundred forty-second of the series (not including the stand-alone Christmas special). It first aired on January 9, 2017.


Murdoch and Ogden contend with a killer who claims he's possessed by the devil, a psychotic nemesis reaching out from beyond the grave in a deadly game of revenge!

Character Revelations

  • Questions about Gillies being alive or dead are answered and resolved, finally.
  • For the first time, Murdoch takes a page from Brackenreid's handbook of interrogation.
  • Crabtree is called "...that cheerful Chipmunk you worked with..."
  • When James Gillies' jumped off the bridge (ep.709) he smashed his face on one rock and crushed his spine on another, driving bone shards into his vertebral nerves keeping him in agonizing pain.
  • Julia's phonograph (repaired by William last Christmas) is back in the City Morgue.


  • The second time this season Ogden is being "haunted" from beyond the grave by a past nemesis – this time, it's James Gillies.
  • To convince Julia, Gillies repeats to her, "Because I'm not done with you yet." (ep.709)
  • Flashbacks to Big Murderer on Campus, Murdoch in Toyland, Crime and Punishment, The Murdoch TrapA Midnight Train to Kingston, Kung Fu Crabtree.
  • To convince William, Gillies repeat to him, "We are going to have so much fun!" (ep.613)
  • Gillian James (a.k.a. James Gillies) special ordered a scaled-down version of Fessenden's electrolytic detector.
  • Murdoch is pushed to the brink by his arch-enemy's quest for the ultimate revenge.
  • Windsor House Hotel is once again the scene of a crime.
  • Veronica Bowden receives yet another doll with a message for Murdoch (ep.511).
  • Gillies wants his life to be "taken by the object of his admiration and ardour," referencing the kiss on the bridge (ep.709) and confirming its meaning.
  • Julia's phonograph plays "After the Ball" as Dr. Ogden performs her autopsy on Gillies, her wish fulfilled to have Gillies' "brain removed," believing he "may have some physical abnormality" that caused him to become what he was. (ep.709)

Historical References

  • Reginald Aubrey Fessenden (1866 - 1932) was a Canadian inventor who performed pioneering experiments in radio, including the use of continuous waves and the early—and possibly the first—radio transmissions of voice and music.
  • Rubber bullets(used today in riot control) are part of a long line of development of non-lethal cartridges that dates back to the use of short sections of broom handle fired at rioters in 1880s.
  • Hanging was the only method of execution used in Canada and was in use as possible punishment for all murders until 1961, when murders were reclassified into capital and non-capital offences. The death penalty was restricted to apply only for certain offenses in the National Defence Act in 1976 and was completely abolished in 1998. The last hangings in Canada took place on 11 December 1962.
  • After the Ball is a popular song written in 1891 by Charles K. Harris. The song is a classic waltz in 3/4 time.



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 Constable Henry Higgins
Mouna Traoré as Rebecca James
Michael Seater as James Gillies
Veronica Denson as Veronica Bowden
Georgina Reilly as Emily Grace
Marc Bendavid as Robert Perry
Ted Atherton as Professor Godfrey
Sarah Manninen as Verna Bowden
David Schurmann as Judge Matthews

Guest Cast

Mark Rendall as Mr. Foley
William Matthews as Reginald Fessenden


Murdoch Mysteries Season 10
Great Balls of Fire, Part 1Great Balls of Fire, Part 2A Study in PinkConcocting A KillerJagged Little PillBend It Like BrackenreidPainted LadiesWeekend at Murdoch'sExcitable ChapThe Devil InsideA Murdog MysteryThe MissingMr. Murdoch's NeighbourhoodFrom Murdoch to EternityHades Hath No FuryMaster LovecraftHot Wheels of ThunderHell to Pay
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