The Murdoch Mysteries (2004–2005)
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Under the Dragon's Tail 

Detective Murdoch investigates the murder of Dolly Capshaw, a mid-wife who, it turns out, was also an abortionist. Using new techniques such as fingerprints (or finger marks as they are ... See full summary »

Director:

John L'Ecuyer

Writers:

Maureen Jennings (novel), Janet MacLean

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Outerbridge ... Detective William Murdoch
Flora Montgomery ... Ettie Weston
Kenneth Welsh ... Inspector Ramsgate
James Allodi ... Dr. Finch
Helene Joy ... Maud Pedlow
Matthew MacFadzean ... George Crabtree
Christopher Jacot ... John Meredith
Marc Strange Marc Strange ... Judge Pedlow
Tammy Isbell ... Lily
Michael Kanev Michael Kanev ... Jim Baron
Deborah Grover ... Louisa Golding
Demetrius Joyette ... Freddie
Gary Reineke Gary Reineke ... Mr. Golding
Ann Holloway Ann Holloway ... Dolly Capshaw
Peter Mooney ... Henry Pedlow
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Storyline

Detective Murdoch investigates the murder of Dolly Capshaw, a mid-wife who, it turns out, was also an abortionist. Using new techniques such as fingerprints (or finger marks as they are known at the time) and handwriting analysis, Murdoch eliminates a number of suspects but has proof that a self-righteous and nosy neighbor, Mr. Golding, was in the house. Missing from Capshaw's desk is her register of clients, a large red book with the image of a dragon on the cover. Murdoch's investigation involves many people whose lives had, in one way or another, crossed with Capshaw's including Ettie Weston, who is no longer a prostitute but is now on the stage with a mentalist act and Maude Pedlow, the wife of a prominent Superior Court judge. Meanwhile, Constable George Crabtree is in training for the Toronto police boxing tournament under the tutelage of Inspector Ramsgate. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2005 (Canada) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 2.0)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Helene Joy would later go on to play Dr. Ogden in the 2008 Re-Boot. See more »

Quotes

Ettie Weston: [Referring to Millie] Stupid little kid's gone and got herself knocked up.
Detective William Murdoch: What's that to you?
Ettie Weston: Oh. She's all right. She's just young, that's all. She'd been working for some no-good pimp when I found her.
Detective William Murdoch: How old is she?
Ettie Weston: About 14. Same age as I was. I figured I could use an assistant and she needed a nice warm bed. So I took her on.
Detective William Murdoch: And now she's pregnant.
Ettie Weston: Yeah. She fell for some shyster. Now her whole life's turned to hell.
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