Set in 1895 Toronto, Murdoch Mysteries explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch, a handsome young detective using radical forensic techniques, like fingerprinting and trace evidence, to solve some of the city's most gruesome murders.
Even though very logical, sceptical, observant, scientific and clear-headed with a photographic memory, these become an issue when he needs to connect with people on an emotional level, something he finds difficult. Often his unusual techniques and unbiased opinions of people lead him to clash with Brackenreid (even though they work together well).
Murdoch often consults on cases with Ogden, with whom he is infatuated, although he did not attempt a relationship with her until the first half of the second season. As the season progressed an argument over beliefs and past decisions made by Ogden split up the couple for a time, during which time Murdoch pursued a relationship with Enid Jones. However, he and Ogden rekindled their relationship during the season two finale on the advice of his half-brother (see below), and it becomes "public" (despite everyone already knowing about it) in the first episode of season 3.
In the season two finale it is revealed his father had another son, Jasper Linney (of whom Murdoch knew nothing), before marrying Murdoch's mother. Jasper is a sergeant in the North-West Mounted Police and his mannerisms, interests and investigative techniques are similar to those of Murdoch's own and the two prove successful in working together to solve a gold mining scam case
Detective William Murdoch Quotes
|Season 10 / Episode 8: - Weekend At Murdoch's|
Dr. Julia Ogden: Surely you can appreciate the tranquillity of the setting at least.
Detective William Murdoch: Yes, well it is quiet... and secluded.
Dr. Julia Ogden: William.
Dr. Julia Ogden: Someone might see us.
Detective William Murdoch: Mm-hmm.
Dr. Julia Ogden: Look, William, it's a North American goldfinch! Or is it merely a yellow warbler? Regardless, it's, it's magnificent. Oh, what a thrill! William?
|Season 10 / Episode 7: - Painted Ladies|
Detective William Murdoch: Might I suggest you stop by the Eaton's department store on your way home.
Constable George Crabtree: Eaton's, sir?
Detective William Murdoch: Yes. You'll find they boast the best that modern technology has to offer in their selection of alarm clocks.
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