The series takes place in Toronto starting in 1895 and follows Detective William Murdoch of the Toronto Constabulary, who solves many of his cases using methods of detection that were unusual at the time. These methods include fingerprinting (referred to as “finger marks” in the series), blood testing, surveillance, and trace evidence.
Assisted by coroner Dr. Julia Ogden, Constable George Crabtree, and his somewhat doubtful superior, Inspector Brackenreid. At times, everyone finds Murdoch’s methods – and claims – somewhat astounding.
The show is incredibly irreverent and fun.
Queer Plotline Timeline
In season 8, they introduce lesbian Lillian Moss, who is totally into Dr. Emily Grace. In season 9, they kill Lillian.
Notable Queer-Centric Episodes
- Season 7 Episode 6 “Murdochophobia” – A lesbian is killed after being outed to her lover’s husband.
- Season 8 Episode 14 “Toronto’s Girl Problem” – Lillian and Emily’s passionate romance kicks off.