Jan. 24, 2008
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60 min.
CBC TV Network

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The Murdoch Mysteries (CA) - 01x03 The Knockdown

1x03 The Knockdown

3.5/5 (2 votes)
First Aired: Feb. 07, 2008 on CBC

Summary: While the city celebrates the Queen’s birthday with a display of fireworks, Murdoch investigates a messy case of fixed fights and shady backroom dealings in the dirty world of boxing. After his victory against Sully Sullivan, boxing underdog Amos Robinson is found dead in his hotel room.…
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Episode Quotes

Detective William Murdoch: George, I need you to run out and purchase a dress.
Constable George Crabtree: Oh, we've already got one for Mrs. Robinson.
Detective William Murdoch: No, it's - it's for me.
Constable George Crabtree: [Sarcastically] Tired of the old jacket and trousers.
Inspector Thomas Brackenreid: Bugger that, Murdoch! You think she's innocent based on nothing but your own intuition.
Detective William Murdoch: But what use is that? Intuition isn't a reliable basis to form an opinion.
Constable George Crabtree: You still haven't told me why you thnk Mrs. Robinson is innocent.
Detective William Murdoch: Newton's third law of motion, George.


  • Queen Victoria being born in 1819 ,and this being her 76th birthday - would make the year being 1895 .
  • Queen Victoria's 76th birthday is mentioned, so that makes the date May 24, 1895.
  • John L. Sullivan was the first world heavyweight boxing champion from 1885 to 1892, when he was beaten by James J. Corbett. Some boxing historians consider Corbett the first champion as he was champion when the modern Marquis of Queensbury rules were introduced 1n 1895, the year that the story takes place.
  • In his first interview with Cutler, the boxing promoter, it is learned that Det. Murdoch makes around C$400 a year, "give or take".
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