|Seen|| Houdini Whodunit|
The Kissing Bandit
Murdoch in Wonderland
|Mentioned|| The Death of Dr. Ogden|
The Devil Wears Whalebone
|Relationships|| Julia Ogden, sister|
George Crabtree, romantic interest
Darcy Garland, brother-in-law (deceased)
William Murdoch, brother-in-law
Ruby Ogden is the younger sister of Julia Ogden and the second daughter of Dr. Lionel Ogden. A recurring character, she's often mentioned by her sister and others who've encountered her. As a reporter, she often wanders around the world, searching for adventure and stories.
Ruby first appears in Season 2 Houdini Whodunit, following magician Harry Houdini around. Ruby's nickname for her older sister Julia is "Jules" revealing that Julia had a tomboy phase. Ruby invites Murdoch to dinner which sparks a bit of sibling rivalry and jealousy from Julia. Later, they share a wonderful sister-to-sister scene, not only revealing the nature of their relationship growing-up, but Julia's feelings for William - which was what Ruby wanted to know in the first place.
Ruby returns in Future Imperfect, on the arm of H.G. Wells. She and George Crabtree share a bit of the romantic spark, bonding over their love of writing.
In Season 4 , The Kissing Bandit, Ruby reappears at the request of their father to rescue Julia's wedding to Darcy, while trying to convince Julia that Murdoch still loves her and she him, but Julia continues to argue that their futures aren't compatible - she can't give him the family he desires.
The episode Murdoch in Wonderland puts Julia in a difficult position as Ruby finds William's ring and proposal. The sister is convinced this will turn the tides in Julia's choice to marry Darcy, and she shows them to Julia, urging her to talk to William.
In The Death of Dr. Ogden, it is mentioned she has been in South America for quite some time.
In The Devil Wears Whalebone, Julia tells William that when she was a girl their nanny forced Ruby and herself to sleep in their corsets with their arms tied behind their backs. "A common practice, but in their case the nanny was dismissed and their mother let them run free probably longer than she should have," to which Murdoch says, "Well, that would explain a thing or two."
- Ruby smokes and her sister admonishes her for doing so, although Julia smoked in Victor, Victorian and in Friday the 13th, 1901.