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"This One Goes to Eleven" is the sixth episode of the third season of the Murdoch Mysteries and the thirty-second episode of the series. It first aired on March 23, 2010 (UK).


James Pendrick had finished construction on the Pendrick Building, which he himself designed. He and his wife held a gathering to display Bathsheba at Her Bath by Rembrandt, however a daring theft takes place. Murdoch along with other police were at the scene as requested by Pendrick, as well as Dr. Ogden. When the painting was retired for the evening to be put back into storage, he saw the painting put on the elevator on the 11th floor, which went directly to the first floor without stopping where Constables Crabtree and Higgins were waiting for it to arrive. 

When the doors open, all they find is a dead security officer and no sign of the painting or how it might have been removed. Murdoch soon finds evidence of a false car above the elevator which leads him to the thieves, both dead, but there is no sign of the painting. They were professional thieves from Chicago and Murdoch determines that it is all part of a scheme to sell forgeries of the painting in question.

While he tracks down the forger, he's not sure he's found the mastermind behind the scheme. The detective pursues the criminal and demands the know the name of his employer. However, the forger overpowers him, but is about to speak when James Pendrick shoots the man, saving Murdoch's life and possibly silencing him. Murdoch remains suspicious that Pendrick was somehow involved in the complicated theft, as inside information was needed to perform the heist.

Character Revelations


  • This is the first appearance of the Pendricks.

Historical References



Main Cast

Yannick Bisson as William Murdoch
Hélène Joy as Julia Ogden
Thomas Craig as Thomas Brackenreid
Jonny Harris as George Crabtree

Recurring Cast

Lachlan Murdoch as Henry Higgins
Peter Stebbings as James Pendrick
Kate Greenhouse as Sally Pendrick

Guest Cast

Salvatore Antonio as Luca Carducci
Christopher Ralph as Burt Lightman


Murdoch Mysteries Season 3
"The Murdoch Identity" • "The Great Wall" • "Victor, Victorian" • "Rich Boy, Poor Boy" • "Me, Myself and Murdoch" • "This One Goes to Eleven" • "Blood and Circuses" • "Future Imperfect" • "Love and Human Remains" • "The Curse of Beaton Manor" • "Hangman" • "In the Altogether" • "The Tesla Effect"
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