"Toronto's Girl Problem"
Toronto girls problem
Season 8
Episode 14
Air date February 16, 2015
Written by Michelle Ricci
Directed by Peter Mitchell
Guest Stars Charlie Clements as Charlie Brackenreid
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"Toronto's Girl Problem" is the fourteenth episode of the eighth season of the Murdoch Mysteries and the one hundred-tenth episode of the series. It first aired February 16, 2015.


Detective Murdoch investigates the murder of Diana White who is found stabbed in the chest in an alleyway. As it happens, Emily Grace and her friend Lillian Moss had been at a party the evening before, where White seemed to be working as a hostess. A mix-up results in Lillian leaving with someone else's coat and she finds expensive jewelry hidden in a series of small pockets. It doesn't take long for the police to realize they are dealing with a gang of young women who have proven themselves to be quite adept at shoplifting expensive jewelry. Emily and Lillian go undercover at the next party and there meet the gangs new leader, Beatrice Crawford. Their plan to go undercover doesn't go very well. Meanwhile, Inspector Brackenreid's nephew Charlie has joined the force making both Crabtree and Higgins wonder what the future might hold for them. He also seems all too eager to please and make a name for himself.

Character Revelations

  • Emily has very deep feelings for Lillian Moss.
  • Emily kisses Lillian and tells her she is ready for a relationship.
  • Lillian is a sapphic (lesbian).
  • Emily is bisexual


  • Julia's broken wrist is still healing in it's cast from The Devil Wears Whalebone.

Historical References


  • The Apache gun used in the episode was made by the props department. No collectors in Toronto were willing to lend out their Apache, so the department made one using a letter opener as the blade, the trigger and barrel were from a real 8mm penfire gun, and the frame and brass knuckles were 3D printed.



Main Cast

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

Recurring Cast

Lachlan Murdoch as Henry Higgins
Sara Mitich as Lillian Moss

Guest Cast

Charlie Clements as Charlie Brackenreid
Laura Carswell as Beatrice Crawford
Alliaon Dawn Doiron as Elaine Henshaw
Karen Knox as Helen Conroy
Kaitlyn Riordan as Mary Puddle
Janice Kingsley as Diana White
Craig Brown as Eddie Crawford
Hal Eisen as Mr. Jamieson
Paul Amato as Frank Tipman
Francois Klanfer as Shop Owner

Uncredited Cast


Murdoch Mysteries Season 8
"On the Waterfront Part 1" • "On the Waterfront Part 2" • "Glory Days" • "Holy Matrimony, Murdoch!" • "Murdoch Takes Manhattan" • "The Murdoch Appreciation Society (episode)" • "What Lies Buried" • "High Voltage" • "The Keystone Constables" • "Murdoch and the Temple of Death" • "All That Glitters" • "The Devil Wears Whalebone" • "The Incurables" • "Shipwreck" • "Crabtree Mania" • "Toronto's Girl Problem" • "Election Day" • "Artful Detective" •
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