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"Big Murderer on Campus"
Big Murderer on Campus
Season 2
Episode 7
Air date March 17, 2009
Written by Carol Hay
Directed by Laurie Lynd
Guest Stars Ted Atherton as Albert Godfrey
Recurring Lachlan Murdoch as Henry Higgins
Michael Seater as James Gillies
Marc Bendavid as Robert Perry
Previous "Shades of Grey"
Next "I, Murdoch"

"Big Murderer on Campus" is the seventh episode of the second season of the Murdoch Mysteries and the twentieth episode of the series.

Summary Edit

Detective Murdoch investigates the murder of university professor Samuel Bennett, who was shot through the head while looking through his telescope at his university residence. He becomes aware that another member of the faculty, physics professor Albert Godfrey, frequently argued with Bennett. Throughout the investigation, Murdoch is shadowed by two inquisitive students. Constable Crabtree puts an ad in the paper in an effort to locate his biological mother. As a baby, he was left on the church steps and was raised by the Minister and his family. His newspaper ad produces two women who claim to be his mother. When he is shot during the investigation, Murdoch takes the opportunity to identify which of the two is his mother. Murdoch's relationship with Dr. Julia Ogden is at a low ebb. With her recent revelations, a chill has descended on their budding romance and they have returned to being very formal with one another.

Character Revelations Edit

  • George Crabtree was a foundling. He searches for and finds his mother.

Continuity Edit

  • William and Julia remain at odds about her having had an abortion.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of recurring villain James Gillies.

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Main CastEdit

Yannick Bisson as William Murdoch
Jonny Harris as George Crabtree
Thomas Craig as Thomas Brackenreid
Helene Joy as Julia Ogden

Recurring CastEdit

Michael Seater as James Gillies
Marc Bendavid as Robert Perry
Lachlan Murdoch as Henry Higgins

Guest StarringEdit

Other CastEdit



Murdoch Mysteries Season 2
"Mild Mild West" • "Snakes and Ladders" • "Dinosaur Fever" • "Houdini Whodunit" • "The Green Muse" • "Shades of Grey" • "Big Murderer on Campus" • "I, Murdoch" • "Convalescence" • "" • "Let Us Ask the Maiden" • "Werewolves" • "Anything You Can Do..."
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