|Edna Brooks (née Garrison)|
"On the Waterfront Part 2"
"Murdoch Takes Manhattan"
"The Keystone Constables"
|Relationships|| George Crabtree, romantic interest, former fiancée|
Violet (pet dog)
Archibald Brooks, husband, dead
Edna (Garrison) Brooks is a strong, capable woman who becomes a recurring character and a love interest of George.
Edna's first appearance is during the season one episode Power, where she's a young, single woman who objects to the exploitation of animals and a member of the Toronto Humane Society. As a result, she is initially suspected of having been involved in the murder of a young woman who was participating in the demonstration of the "dangers" of alternating current in which a dog was supposed to be killed.
After a date with George Crabtree, Edna invites George into her room for tea. While there George finds and takes plans for an electrical system that could have been used to kill the young woman. Edna admits to having been in Daniel Pratt's warehouse, but denies any culpability in the electrocution. She is cleared of all suspicion.
Garrison used to live at Miss Beasley's Boarding House before she got married.
In the eighth season she returns as the stepmother to Simon (ep.802). George learns that Edna met Archibald Brooks about three years prior. Simon's mother had passed away in childbirth and he was quite lost without her. Archibald had such an easy smile. He was reported killed about three months ago in the Boer War. She just hasn't had the heart to tell Simon yet. George and Edna begin quietly courting again. George proposes to her just before the end of Season 8 but her presumed dead husband returns. Archibald abuses her. In the finale, Archibald is killed, and George Crabtree is arrested for his murder.
When Season 9 begins, Edna and her son are living in a secret location George gave them so they wouldn't be questioned about Archibald Brooks' murder. She is eventually interviewed at Station House 4, with her son also, and it is revealed her son accidentally shot Archibald. They run away and Edna leaves a note for George. It is unknown if they will ever appear again.
- Edna was the first kiss George had on screen and remained his only kiss until "Murdoch and the Cloud of Doom"