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1301 Troublemakers
Season 13
Episode 1301
Air date September 16, 2019
Written by Peter Mitchell
Directed by Harvey Crossland
Guest Stars Claire Goose as Dr. Talbot
Previous Darkness Before the Dawn Part 2
Next Bad Pennies

"Troublemakers" is the first episode of the thirteenth season and the one hundred eighty-seventh of the Murdoch Mysteries series. It first aired September 16, 2019.


Murdoch investigates an explosion at a suffrage rally attended by Dr. Talbot and Julia, after a man dies.

Character Revelations

  • George Crabtree and Effie Newsome have consummated their relationship.
  • George has finished his new book and asks the Detective to read it before submitting it to the publisher.
  • The Brackenreid's are making progress in mending their marriage by practicing honesty and trust. But Thomas still has one big secret: his daughter Nomi Johnston who trusts that he has told his family.


Historical References

  • This episode takes place in Toronto 1907 – 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.
  • The Orsini bomb commonly used by anarchists in the latter half of the nineteenth-century in Europe often as a hand grenade; a terrorist improvised explosive device built by and named after Felice Orsini which was used as a hand grenade on 14 January 1858 in an unsuccessful attack on Napoleon the Third.
  • Emily Pankhurst (1858 - 1928) founded the Women's Franchise League and, in1903, the more militant Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) whose members were the first to be christened 'suffragettes'.
  • RMS Mauretania  was an ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett, built by Wigham Richardson and Swan Hunter for the British Cunard Line; she was launched on the afternoon of 20 September 1906.




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

Shanice Banton as Violet Hart
Lachlan Murdoch as Constable Henry Higgins
Arwen Humphreys as Margaret Brackenreid
Clare McConnell as Effie Newsome
Trish Fagan as Clara Brett Martin
Anna Hardwick as Verna Jones

Guest Cast

Claire Goose as Dr. Talbot
Brandon McGibbson as Walter McRearly
Janaya Stephens as Agnes Cunningham
Linette Doheart as Mrs. Keening
Tadhg McMahon as Foreman
Aaron Chartrand as Ramsey Taylor
Charles Boyland as #1 Bar Man
Daniel Chichagove as #2 Bar Man
Philip Graeme as Chairman
Geoff Scovell as Man in Crowd

Non-credited Cast


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