|"Great Balls of Fire, Part 2"|
|Air date||October 17, 2016|
|Written by||Peter Mitchell|
|Directed by||Gary Harvey|
|Previous||Great Balls of Fire, Part 1|
|Next||A Study in Pink|
It's the evening of April, 19, 1904: A massive inferno engulfs most of Toronto complicating Detective Murdoch's investigation of the homicides involving two debutantes – more than likely a sequential killer is on the loose amid the city's chaos.
The fire rages from the Esplanade in the south to Melinda in the North; all of Wellington Street is ablaze, as is Bay. Over 100 buildings are burning, changing the face of the city forever.
Character Revelations Edit
- Miss James tells Murdoch that Dr. Ogden is convinced she saw Eva Pearce in the fire. With that realization and a bit of coaching from Brackenreid, William begins to help Julia recover from her ordeal and the taking of another's life (ep.918).
- Finally Scotland Yard responds and Murdoch discovers that Lady Atherly's daughter Elizabeth was in a scandalous affair, the family is a laughingstock of British society, and destitute since the Lord's death.
- Constable Henry Higgins conceals his guilt that he started the fire with his cigar, finally giving himself up to the Inspector who sets him straight.
- Caught in a blazing fire, Dr. Julia Ogden is trapped within her own turmoil– a psychological standoff with her dead nemesis Eva Pearce.
- When three pumper trucks arrive from Buffalo, the Inspector's "spicy chicken wings" is referenced by the constables.
- There is a firefighter routine performing at The Star Room.
- George and Nina are going strong, so much so Crabtree invests in her brother Sam’s garage: Bloom and Crabtree Autoshop.
- Rebecca James continues to work outside the morgue and, as in Cometh the Archer, she is at Ogden's bedside. She informs Murdoch that Dr. Ogden is convinced she saw Eva Pearce in the fire.
- With Eva Peace gone for good, William and Julia plan to build their dream house "in the middle of nature in the middle of the city", with their master bedroom looking east over the Don River. Of course, since it will be a thoroughly modern home, William has an idea to "recruit energy from the planet itself".
Historical References Edit
- The Great Toronto Fire of 1904 is one of the seminal events in the Toronto's history. The fire erased 20 acres of the downtown financial district causing millions of dollars in damages.
- Archival film footage of the Great Fire of 1904 is used, also, combining 70% CGI with 30% real fires on the modified set with fire engines on hand.
Main Cast Edit
Recurring Cast Edit
Guest Cast Edit
Samantha Bond as Lady Suzanne Atherly
Dominique Provost-Chalkley as Elizabeth Atherly
Kyle Cameron as Rodney Strong
Stefne Mercedes as Erma Fairhurst
Hannah Whitmore as Jennie Berridge
Kelly Van der Burg as Madeline Wellwood
Joseph Montiki as Colin Dunn
Harmon Walsh as Bishop
Sean Connolly Affleck as Samuel Bloom
Roland Greber as Attendant
Yury Ruzhyey as Homeless Citizen
Joanna Haughton as Nurse
Jennifer Vey as Woman
Uncredited Cast Edit
Nathan Hoppe as Constable McNabb
|Murdoch Mysteries Season 10|
| "Great Balls of Fire, Part 1" • "Great Balls of Fire, Part 2" • "A Study in Pink" • "Concocting A Killer" • "Jagged Little Pill" • "Bend It Like Brackenreid" • "Painted Ladies" • "Weekend at Murdoch's" • "Excitable Chap" • "The Devil Inside" • "A Murdog Mystery" • "The Missing" • "Mr. Murdoch's Neighbourhood" • "From Murdoch to Eternity" • "Hades Hath No Fury" • "Master Lovecraft" • "Hot Wheels of Thunder" • "Hell to Pay" • |
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