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Tess Moffatt
Tess Moffatt
Actor Rachel Wilson
Sarah Wilson
Seen "Dial M for Murdoch"
The Murdoch Trap
Gender Female
Status Living
Relationships George Crabtree, romantic interest, ended
Job Telegram line operator

Tess Moffatt is a telegram operator with a flair for exaggeration.

Appearance Edit

Tess is described as a nuisance by the Inspector, calling in false crimes that she misinterprets by listening in on phone calls at her work as a telephone operator. She is quite keen in helping, and is rather fond of George Crabtree.

In Dial M for Murdoch, Tess overhears what she believed to be a woman being strangled from an off the hook phone at the Whittaker residence. She reports this to Crabtree but Inspector Brackenreid believed she was making another prank and ordered her to leave. She did so, but not before reminding that she was breaking phone company rules by repeating what she overheard. Detective Murdoch decided to at least investigate and found drops of blood at Whittaker's house.

Tess was later enlisted by Crabtree to listen in on a phone call made by a street urchin named Dory to his "uncle", figuring that it may help solve the death of another boy named Pip. As Crabtree was monitoring the call, it was official police business, therefore she wouldn't lose her job. Her involvement uncovered a jewel theft ring that used urchins ("nephews"), who are ordered to rob vacant houses by their "uncles", who report to the boss ("grandfather"). When Crabtree told her that Whittaker was suspected of being the "grandfather", Tess decided to act on it. Knowing that all the phone lines from Whittaker's house were routed to Station House Four, Tess calls Whittaker at his house, revealing she knows who she is, before confronting him in his own house. With the phone off the hook for the police to record, she tricked Whittaker into saying incriminating statements. Somehow, she managed to overpower and bind him before Murdoch and Crabtree so they could arrest him. Once the case was closed, Tess decided to start her own Detective Agency being the lead female detective. She offered a position to Constable George Crabtree also. In season six she made a cameo in The Murdoch Trap.

Gallery Edit

Murdoch Mysteries Recurring Actors and Characters
Mouna Traoré as Rebecca JamesArwen Humphreys as Margaret BrackenreidLachlan Murdoch as Henry HigginsKristian Bruun as Constable JacksonPeter Stebbings as James PendrickPeter Keleghan as Terrence MeyersRichard Clarkin as Chief Constable DavisErin Agostino as Nina BloomDaniel Maslany as Detective WattsBea Santos as Louise CherryJordan Johnson-Hinds as Nate DesmondCharles Vandervaart as John BrackenreidMichael Seater as James GilliesCyrus Lane as Roger NewsomeRothaford Gray as Alderman William Peyton HubbardNigel Bennett as former Chief Constable GilesMatthew Bennett as Allen CleggJayden Greig as Bobby BrackenreidDmitry Chepovetsky as Nikola TeslaGeraint Wyn Davies as Arthur Conan DoyleSean Harraher as Constable WorseleyTamara Hope as Edna Brooks (née Garrison)Giacomo Gianniotti as Leslie GarlandNicole Underhay as Margaret HaileJonathan Watton as Darcy GarlandSarah Gadon as Ruby OgdenKate Greenhouse as Sally PendrickStephen McHattie as Harry MurdochAllan Royal as Chief Constable StocktonPaul Amos as Dr. RobertsMaria Del Mar as Sarah PensellLisa Faulkner as Anna FulfordSarah Allen as Enid JonesSarah Wilson as Tess MoffattSteven McCarthy as Isaac Tash

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