The Best Episodes of Murdoch Mysteries

Twentieth Century Murdoch

#1 - Twentieth Century Murdoch 8.71

Season 5 - Episode 13

As New Year's Eve and the twentieth century approaches, Detective Murdoch is suspicious of Gideon Turner, who claims he has knowledge of soon-to-be-committed crimes but refuses to say how or why. When Turner bolts from police custody and thwarts a murder attempt, Murdoch, Inspector Brackenreid and Constable Crabtree demand to know where he got his information. He calmly explains he saw the events happen when he travelled to the future.

Directors: Gail Harvey
Stroll on the Wild Side (2)

#2 - Stroll on the Wild Side (2) 8.58

Season 5 - Episode 8

After saving his friend Anna (Lisa Faulkner) from the Black Hand, Detective Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) bargains for her life. During his investigation into the murder of a shy librarian with a secret life, he encounters another young woman behaving seductively.

Directors: Michael DeCarlo
The Murdoch Trap

#3 - The Murdoch Trap 8.53

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.

Directors: Laurie Lynd
Murdoch in Wonderland

#4 - Murdoch in Wonderland 8.44

Season 4 - Episode 13

When a woman is found murdered at a costume party held in honour of the late Lewis Carroll, all clues point to a man dressed as the Mad Hatter. It seems obvious that this is the killer? This is not welcomed news as this part was played by Murdoch himself. Murdoch becomes the Alice In Wonderland prime murder suspect and it’s up to his team to prove their favourite detective is not the killer – or can we be sure of that?

Directors: Cal Coons
Murdoch of the Living Dead

#5 - Murdoch of the Living Dead 8.44

Season 7 - Episode 5

Detective Murdoch investigates the death of Emily Fuller whose body is found on the riverbank. They trace her to her home where her husband Jeremiah is completely impassive. The dead woman's daughter Betty says her father has been like this since he had been away recently for a few days. Dr. Grace determines that the Emily did not drown, as they had initially suspected, but was strangled by someone with a very large hand. Constable Crabtree thinks he knows what's happened after he finds that Jeremiah is officially dead - he's now a Haitian zombie, risen from the dead. After Dr. Grace finds that a second victim's brain has been operated on, Murdoch thinks he knows who they are dealing with.

Holy Matrimony, Murdoch!

#6 - Holy Matrimony, Murdoch! 8.38

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.

Directors: Sudz Sutherland
Murdoch Ahoy

#7 - Murdoch Ahoy 8.35

Season 7 - Episode 1

Detective Murdoch and Inspector Brackenreid are aboard the SS Keewatin after the owner, Clarence MacFarlane, receives what he believes is a threat. The Keewatin is about to depart from Toronto on its maiden voyage destined for Rochester, N.Y. and Murdoch thinks they should stay on board, especially after he sees that Julia is one of the invited guests. Their presence proves useful after MacFarlane's daughter Amy, who is engaged to her father's chief financial officer Owen Mathers, falls overboard and is nowhere to be found. As Murdoch investigates he finds there is a real threat against the Keewatin and the true facts behind Amy's disappearance.

Directors: Laurie Lynd
The Death of Dr. Ogden

#8 - The Death of Dr. Ogden 8.32

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.

Directors: Michael McGowan
Bl**dy H*ll

#9 - Bl**dy H*ll 8.32

Season 9 - Episode 16

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

The Filmed Adventures of Detective William Murdoch

#10 - The Filmed Adventures of Detective William Murdoch 8.28

Season 7 - Episode 3

Detective Murdoch and many others attend a special showing of a film that will also include sound. The man behind the scheme is James Pendrick and his main competitor, Thomas Edison, is also present for the showing. The film includes a scene where a shot is fired but when the lights come up, one of the patrons, Pendrick's principal investor, has been shot in the head.

Directors: Gail Harvey
Crime & Punishment

#11 - Crime & Punishment 8.28

Season 6 - Episode 12

Detective Murdoch and his methods are compromised when one of his colleagues is implicated in a suspicious murder.

Directors: Laurie Lynd
Return of Sherlock Holmes

#12 - Return of Sherlock Holmes 8.27

Season 7 - Episode 4

Murdoch finds his investigation into a nanny's disappearance assisted by the man who considers himself the real Sherlock Holmes.

Directors: Gail Harvey
Double Life

#13 - Double Life 8.26

Season 9 - Episode 3

It is the eve of Dr Grace's departure for England, when a young suffragette is murdered. Murdoch is called to investigate.

Evil Eye of Egypt

#14 - Evil Eye of Egypt 8.24

Season 5 - Episode 3

When Detective Murdoch investigates a series of deaths linked to an exhibition of Egyptian antiquities, Constable Crabtree is convinced a Mummy's curse is to blame.

Directors: Don McCutcheon
Dead End Street

#15 - Dead End Street 8.24

Season 4 - Episode 6

Murdoch makes a surprising discovery at a dolls house fair; in one of the houses the artist has placed a hand firing a gun. This is no ordinary model - it’s a crime scene. Murdoch finds the creator of the streetscape, an autistic 19-year-old, Lydia, who communicates best through model building. No one has reported a murder yet, but using the model’s intricate clues left by Lydia, Murdoch discovers that someone indeed has been killed – but what happened and why? Someone is far from happy by his investigations and things begin to get even more sinister in the neighbourhood.

Directors: Laurie Lynd
Murdoch Air

#16 - Murdoch Air 8.24

Season 6 - Episode 1

Murdoch investigates the crash of a flying machine that killed a man, uncovering conspiracy and sabotage.

Directors: Don McCutcheon
On the Waterfront (2)

#17 - On the Waterfront (2) 8.24

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.

Directors: Laurie Lynd
Anything You Can Do...

#18 - Anything You Can Do... 8.23

Season 2 - Episode 13

While investigating a murder, Murdoch find himself teamed with a North West Mounted Policeman whose methods and mannerisms are strikingly similar to this own -- perhaps too similar? Murdoch hope to rekindle his relationship with Dr. Ogden -- but is it too late?

Directors: Kelly Makin
On the Waterfront (1)

#19 - On the Waterfront (1) 8.22

Season 8 - Episode 1

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

Directors: Laurie Lynd
Confederate Treasure

#20 - Confederate Treasure 8.21

Season 4 - Episode 7

The murdered body of an elderly drifter is found near the docks with a whiskey flask clenched in his hands. It looks at first like another drunk has met an unkind fate. But, when Ogden determines the victim had the liver of a teetotaler, Murdoch inspects the whiskey flask and finds a secret compartment containing what appears to be part of a coded message. The case takes an even stranger turn when a man identifying himself as the dead man’s son comes to the morgue to claim his body. Investigations lead to political conspiracies being uncovered and a far bigger case is on their hands than first expected.

Directors: John L'Ecuyer
Republic of Murdoch

#21 - Republic of Murdoch 8.20

Season 7 - Episode 8

Detective Murdoch investigates the death of Peter Farrelly who had a loud altercation with someone the night before his body was found. Dr. Grace determines he was beaten to death. She also found chloral hydrate in his system - a bottle of which they found in the victim's luggage. They believe both the victim and his killer are from Newfoundland and so Murdoch and Crabtree head off to St. John's in the hopes of finding the suspected killer Ezekiel Farrelly. Crabtree was actually raised in St. John's by several aunts who, it turns out, have an interesting occupation. The solution to murder lies with finding an old pirate treasure map.

Directors: Don McCutcheon
Me, Myself and Murdoch

#22 - Me, Myself and Murdoch 8.19

Season 3 - Episode 5

A family celebration of Alexander Reynolds' 60th birthday is dampened when he's found with a knife plunged into his chest. Murdoch is called in and soon discovers the victim was universally despised by his kin. Reynolds' family instantly falls under suspicion but the field of suspects narrows considerably when daughter Charlotte Reynolds appears in a blood soaked dress and confesses to killing her father.

Directors: Don McCutcheon
The Spy Who Came Up to the Cold

#23 - The Spy Who Came Up to the Cold 8.19

Season 7 - Episode 15

The assassination of U.S. President McKinley in Buffalo prompts a roundup of Canada’s anarchists, landing Murdoch in the middle of a web of international espionage and intrigue.

Directors: Sudz Sutherland
The Great Wall

#24 - The Great Wall 8.19

Season 3 - Episode 2

Murdoch is called to Station House Five when a decorated constable is murdered and the local detective is ill. Murdoch finds that everyone is ready to blame an elderly Chinaman named Fong Choy because of something to do with his granddaughter, but she is nowhere to be found and Fong Choy won't talk.

Directors: Harvey Crossland
Blast of Silence

#25 - Blast of Silence 8.18

Season 7 - Episode 17

A local industrialist is tied to the top of a telephone pole with a noise-activated bomb strapped to his chest. While Murdoch and his colleagues deal with the dilemma, Mayor Clarkson orders nearby businesses to be shut down to minimise sound pollution. However, the politician finds himself the criminal's next target.

Directors: Peter Mitchell