Murders most foul
Baffling mysteries are keeping Detective Murdoch on his toes in season 10.
Murdoch Mysteries Season 10 Thursdays (from 21 March) ITV Choice (*123) 20:00
“Really bad people come back, really bad people go to jail and really good people end up going to jail too,” teases Yannick Bisson, who plays Detective Murdoch in period action show Murdoch Mysteries (2008- current). “Viewers can expect some pretty intense stuff as well as light-hearted moments – and the finale is quite mindblowing. No one is safe now… not even me,” says Yannick of the next 16 episodes.
TROUBLE IN PARADISE
William and his doctor wife Julia’s (Helene Joy) marriage is already on rocky grounds. “From the word go [this season], all is clearly not well,” says Helene. “Julia is still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after her near- death experience in the season 9 finale (2 May 2016) at the hands Eva Pearce (Daiva Johnston), a disturbed woman who had a deadly obsession with William.” This will put distance between her
and William but Helene hints that the pair may work things out… and then some. “The writers haven’t even shared their big secret with us! That’s usually what they do when they have really big secrets. I’m hoping for a nice juicy storyline with another child!”
Setting the action on fire – literally – are the first two episodes (21 and 28 March), where Murdoch and Julia “deal with one of the most significant events in Toronto’s history: The Great Fire of 1904,” explains executive producer Christina Jennings. “Add to that a new serial killer who’s murdering débutantes who’re vying for the hand of Toronto’s most eligible bachelor and William’s going to be very busy.”
FACT MEETS FICTION
The show is known for featuring historical figures in their storylines and season 10 is no different… albeit a little more macabre than usual. Horror fiction writer HP Lovecraft (Tyler East) pops up in episode 16 (4 July) when a young woman’s corpse is dis- covered along with grotesque sketches and Murdoch searches for a group of teens who’re obsessed with death. “It’s darker than usual but that adds to the appeal,” says Christina.
Back: Constable Crabtree (Jonny Harris), William Murdoch and Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig). Front: Dr Emily Grace (Georgina Riley) and Dr Julia.