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"Great Balls of Fire, Part 2"
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Season Season 10
Episode 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

Great Balls of Fire, Part 2, is the second episode of Season Ten and the one hundredth thirty-fourth of the Murdoch Mysteries. It first aired on October 17, 2016.

Summary Edit

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.

Continuity Edit

Historical References Edit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.

Trivia Edit

  • 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.

Errors Edit

Cast Edit

Main Cast Edit

Yannick Bisson as Detective William Murdoch
Hélène Joy as Dr. Julia Ogden
Thomas Craig as Inspector Thomas Brackenreid
Jonny Harris as Constable George Crabtree

Recurring Cast Edit

Lachlan Murdoch as Constable Henry Higgins
Mouna Traoré as Rebecca James
Daiva Johnston as Eva Pearce
Erin Agostino as Nina Bloom
Katy Breier as Lydia Hall

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

Gallery Edit

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" •
Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5Season 6Season 7Season 8Season 9

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