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"There's Something About Mary" is the twelfth episode of the fifteenth season of Murdoch Mysteries and the two hundred twenty-seventh episode of the series (not including the three stand-alone holiday specials). It first aired on January 3, 2022.


Murdoch investigates the suspicious death of a stage manager after a going away party for Mary Pickford.

The morning after a boisterous party celebrating actress Mary Pickford's departure for New York to make movies, the stage manager is found dead from an apparent fall. John Brackenreid says the deceased hurled drunken accusations at the theater owner and Mary's mother. When the investigation yields a film frame of Miss Pickford in a compromising moment, the actress and her mother become suspects.

Character Revelations

  • The Murdoch Home's kitchen is revealed for the first time...
  • Mrs. Hart enters into business partnership with Cassiopeia Bright who meets Arthur Carmichael for the first time.


Historical References

  • This episode takes place in Toronto after Christmas of 1909 – 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.


  • Neither George Crabtree nor Detective Watts appear in this episode. Showrunner Peter Mitchell live tweeted: "even without George and Watts this may have been our most 'cast heavy' episode of the season".
  • Recasted actor Mike "Nug" Nahrgang first appeared as the Bartender in A Murdog Mystery.


Main Cast

Yannick Bisson as Detective William Murdoch
Hélène Joy as Dr. Julia Ogden
Thomas Craig as Inspector Thomas Brackenreid

Recurring Cast

Shanice Banton as Violet Hart
Lachlan Murdoch as Constable Henry Higgins
Arwen Humphreys as Margaret Brackenreid
Bea Santos as Louise Cherry
James Graham as Arthur Carmichael
Samantha Walkes as Cassiopeia Bright
Eva Foote as Mary Pickford
Charles Vandervaart as John Brackenreid

Guest Cast

Ennis Esmer as Edwin Scantage
Rachel Wilson as Charlotte Hennessy
Amanda Jeanette Bridel as Susan Halliday
Liam Tobin as Owen Moore
Mike "Nug" Nahrgang as Percy Leavey
Mark Sparks as Ezra Steele
Graham Conway as City Offfical
David DiFrancesco as Blake Berger