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"The Prince and the Rebel"
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Season 1
Episode 12
Air date April 6, 2008
Written by Alexandra Zarowny
Directed by John L'Ecuyer
Guest Stars Chris Gascoyne as David Jennings
Vincent Walsh as Eddie Cullen
Recurring Lachlan Murdoch as Constable Higgins
Chad Connell as Prince Alfred
Previous "Bad Medicine"
Next "The Annoying Red Planet"

"The Prince and the Rebel" is the twelfth episode of the first season of the Murdoch Mysteries and the twelfth episode of the series.

Summary Edit

With the visit of Queen Victoria's grandson, Prince Alfred, to Toronto, Detective Murdoch and Constable Crabtree are put in charge of security. The Prince is a bon vivant who is particularly fond of parties and pretty girls but his aide, David Jennings, is hard-nosed and demanding. When the police find a dead girl in the park, her tattoos reveal that she may have been a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and there may in fact be a plot against the Prince. Murdoch also runs into to an old friend from their days at the seminary who may, or may not, have Republican sympathies as well.

Character RevelationsEdit

  • In the episode's final scene, Julia tries to hide her tears from William, relieved that he survived the fire unlike his friend who had a change of heart and died heroically. When he asks her if it was something he said, she confesses "No, William. I'm just glad you're here " and continues tending to his burns.

Continuity Edit

Historical ReferencesEdit

  • Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, born Prince Alfred of Edinburgh (Alfred Alexander William Ernest Albert on 15 October 1874). His father was Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, second eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. History does not record him ever visiting Canada.
  • The Cardan Grille Cipher was first proposed by Girolamo Cardano in 1550.
  • One of the items on the Prince's itinerary ia a concert at Massey Hall.

TriviaEdit

  • Chris Gacoyne, who plays David Jennings, is well known in the United Kingdom for playing Peter Barlow on the soap Coronation Street; Thomas Craig similarly starred in Coronation Street before moving to Canada to play Inspector Brackenreid.
  • "Me Ol' Mucker" Count: 0

Errors Edit

  • When viewing this episode, it may run only to the scene (closeup on Murdoch) before the very last scene (Julia and William, see photo below) because there is a blackout transition between the two shots that goes on a few seconds longer than typical which causes auto-play/record to cut-off. In general, if the final scene does not immediately fade to the end credit music with production credits it's been truncated.

CastEdit

Main CastEdit

Yannick Bisson as William Murdoch
Hélène Joy as Julia Ogden
Thomas Craig as Thomas Brackenreid
Jonny Harris as George Crabtree

Recurring CastEdit

Chad Connell as Prince Alfred (recasted)
Lachlan Murdoch as Constable Henry Higgins

Guest CastEdit

Chris Gascoyne as David Jennings
Vincent Walsh as Eddie Cullen

Other CastEdit

Robyn Thaler Hickey as Maggie Gilpatrick
Michael Hanrahan as Daniel Gilpatrick
Amber Cull as Ann Ryan
Kenneth Delaney as John Tucker
Melissa Kramer as Dancing Girl
Ashleigh Hubbard as Dancing Girl
Tijana Arnautovic as Dancing Girl (uncredited)

ReferencesEdit

GalleryEdit


Murdoch Mysteries Season 1
"Power" • "The Glass Ceiling" • "The Knockdown" • "Elementary, My Dear Murdoch" • "'Til Death Do Us Part" • "Let Loose the Dogs" • "Body Double" • "Still Waters" • "Belly Speaker" • "Child's Play" • "Bad Medicine" • "The Prince and the Rebel" • "The Annoying Red Planet"
Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5Season 6Season 7

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