The Best Episodes of Murdoch Mysteries

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2018

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Artful Detective

#1 - Artful Detective

Season 8 - Episode 18

During a hunt for a killer who collects macabre trophies, Murdoch becomes a target.

star 8.27
151 votes
Directors: Don McCutcheon
Writers: Paul Aitken
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Hell to Pay

#2 - Hell to Pay

Season 10 - Episode 18

When a burlesque dancer asks Murdoch for help, the Station House No. 4 team find themselves embroiled in a conspiracy and unforeseen danger.

star 8.18
251 votes
Directors: Peter Mitchell
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Mr. Murdoch's Neighbourhood

#3 - Mr. Murdoch's Neighbourhood

Season 10 - Episode 13

When Murdoch and Ogden use their riverside property as a burial ground to study human decomposition, they dig up more than they imagined.

star 8.11
225 votes
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Operation: Murder

#4 - Operation: Murder

Season 12 - Episode 2

Ogden enlists Murdoch to investigate possible sabotage in the operating room after a patient dies during a routine medical procedure.

star 8.11
75 votes
Writers: Mary Pedersen
Up From Ashes

#5 - Up From Ashes

Season 11 - Episode 1

A jailed Murdoch must prove his innocence amid police and government corruption after the constables are ambushed, Ogden is kidnapped, and Brackenreid goes missing.

star 8.11
226 votes
Directors: Don McCutcheon
Writers: Peter Mitchell
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The Accident

#6 - The Accident

Season 11 - Episode 7

When a man suffers life-threatening injuries in a motorcar collision, Murdoch's investigation reveals sinister motives and a case that must be solved before the victim dies.

star 8.09
189 votes
Directors: Alison Reid
Writers: Mary Pedersen
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On the Waterfront (1)

#7 - On the Waterfront (1)

Season 8 - Episode 1

Murdoch believes that the brutal murder of a waterfront merchant could be linked to the shocking assault on Inspector Brackenreid.

star 8.07
160 votes
Directors: Laurie Lynd
Writers: Peter Mitchell
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The Murdoch Trap

#8 - The Murdoch Trap

Season 6 - Episode 13

With his colleague sentenced to hang for murder, Detective Murdoch races to exonerate them and steps into a trap set by the real killer.

star 8.07
110 votes
Directors: Laurie Lynd
Writers: Paul Aitken
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The Talking Dead

#9 - The Talking Dead

Season 11 - Episode 9

After obituaries are published in advance of two men's deaths, Murdoch discovers more intended victims, including a member of Station House No. 4.

star 8.06
151 votes
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Twentieth Century Murdoch

#10 - Twentieth Century Murdoch

Season 5 - Episode 13

Murdoch investigates the claims of a man who says his time travels to the future provided him with information that allowed him to stop crimes, while the New Year's Eve Policeman's Ball offers exciting personal possibilities for the 20th century.

star 8.06
107 votes
Directors: Gail Harvey
Writers: Paul Aitken, Carol Hay, Peter Mitchell, Michelle Ricci
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Brother’s Keeper

#11 - Brother’s Keeper

Season 12 - Episode 7

When Watts kills a man in self-defense and Murdoch uncovers the victim’s criminal past, questions surround Watts’ story.

star 8.04
49 votes
Writers: Paul Aitken
On the Waterfront (2)

#12 - On the Waterfront (2)

Season 8 - Episode 2

Murdoch and the force have to confront more violence on the waterfront as they try and bring Brackenreid's attackers to justice. Dr. Ogden and Dr. Grace go head to head in court.

star 8.03
150 votes
Directors: Laurie Lynd
Writers: Peter Mitchell
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Dr. Osler Regrets

#13 - Dr. Osler Regrets

Season 11 - Episode 5

A spate of murders staged as suicides leads Murdoch to suspect a sequential killer targeting the elderly.

star 8.03
188 votes
Directors: Alison Reid
Writers: Dan Trotta
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Drowning in Money

#14 - Drowning in Money

Season 12 - Episode 8

When a wealthy high society couple is found drowned in their pool in an apparent double suicide, Murdoch suspects murder.

star 8.02
45 votes
Directors: Alison Reid
Writers: Noelle Girard
Bl**dy H*ll

#15 - Bl**dy H*ll

Season 9 - Episode 16

Murdoch and Brackenreid unwittingly put their careers at risk when they investigate high-level police corruption.

star 8.02
146 votes
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Holy Matrimony, Murdoch!

#16 - Holy Matrimony, Murdoch!

Season 8 - Episode 4

Murdoch and Ogden intervene in the trial of a woman who has been accused of murdering her husband. The pair's nuptials approach.

star 7.99
147 votes
Writers: Paul Aitken
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A Murdog Mystery

#17 - A Murdog Mystery

Season 10 - Episode 11

While investigating the death of a championship show dog, Murdoch discovers a hidden affection for canine companions.

star 7.96
212 votes
Directors: Don McCutcheon
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The Death of Dr. Ogden

#18 - The Death of Dr. Ogden

Season 7 - Episode 18

When Julia Ogden's father passes away, she uncovers an unexpected truth behind his death - and his life. Meanwhile, Brackenreid must take over for Murdoch in the investigation of a murder amongst a group of geniuses.

star 7.95
110 votes
Writers: Jordan Christianson, Carol Hay, Simon McNabb, Michelle Ricci
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The Keystone Constables

#19 - The Keystone Constables

Season 8 - Episode 9

A vaudeville comedian ends up murdered, prompting Crabtree and Higgins to go undercover to investigate the other performers.

star 7.94
140 votes
Directors: Cal Coons
Writers: Jordan Christianson
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Love and Human Remains

#20 - Love and Human Remains

Season 3 - Episode 9

Workers laboring to build a bridge across the Don River make a grisly discovery – entombed in the swamplands bordering the river are the well-preserved bodies of a man and a woman. Called to the scene, Murdoch and Ogden quickly determine that the couple was murdered. When a third body is then discovered, Murdoch has to re-evaluate the nature of the crime.

star 7.94
97 votes
Writers: Lori Spring
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8 Footsteps

#21 - 8 Footsteps

Season 11 - Episode 3

A recording device made by Alexander Graham Bell helps Murdoch's investigation into a murder at a dinner honouring Helen Keller.

star 7.94
203 votes
Directors: Laurie Lynd
Writers: Paul Aitken
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Cometh the Archer

#22 - Cometh the Archer

Season 9 - Episode 18

Murdoch and Ogden's lives are threatened by the return of a dangerous adversary.

star 7.93
181 votes
Directors: Peter Mitchell
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Hades Hath No Fury

#23 - Hades Hath No Fury

Season 10 - Episode 15

An explosion involving the mysterious woman Watts has been investigating leads Murdoch to a surreptitious community.

star 7.93
224 votes
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A Case of the Yips

#24 - A Case of the Yips

Season 9 - Episode 11

While investigating a golfer's murder, Murdoch becomes obsessed with the game.

star 7.93
147 votes
Directors: Cal Coons
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Murdoch Mystery Mansion

#25 - Murdoch Mystery Mansion

Season 12 - Episode 1

After being designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Murdoch and Ogden’s house is rocked by an explosion that claims a man’s life.

star 7.92
93 votes
Directors: Gary Harvey
Writers: Peter Mitchell