|Air date||March 28, 2010 (Canada)|
|Written by||Alexandra Zarowny|
|Directed by||Laurie Lynd|
|Guest Stars|| Sergio DiZio as Leonard Winters|
Angela Vint as Miriam Winters
Mark Caven as Eugene Anderson
Zoie Palmer as Katie Powers
|Recurring||Lachlan Murdoch as Henry Higgins|
|Previous||"The Great Wall"|
|Next||"Rich Boy, Poor Boy"|
A new member of Masonic lodge dies during his initiation. When Julia Ogden conducts a postmortem, she discovers that "he" is a woman. Suspicion initially falls on the treasurer of the lodge because another member, Leonard Winters, tells Murdoch that he had asked the dead "man" to try to examine the lodge's books. Julia goes "undercover" and learns that a club of women, led by Katie Powers and concealed behind a women's basketball team, dresses as men to experience the freedom that men enjoy.
Murdoch finds that Leonard Winters had often invited the dead man to his home. Mrs. Winters discovered that the man was a women and the two grew close. Mr. Winters, fearing that his wife was having an affair, contrived to kill the woman he still thought was a man.
Character Revelations Edit
- George Crabtree and Thomas Brackenreid are both members of a local Masonic lodge; George holds a higher position than Brackenreid.
- Julia Ogden plays basketball.
- William and Julia's romance stumbles when William does not actively support her in an argument with Brackenreid. He later explains that he remained silent because she is strong and for him to intervene would have weakened her in Brackenreid's eyes.
Historical References Edit
- Early December 1891, Canadian physical education professor Dr. James Naismith was an instructor at the International Young Men's Christian Association Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts. Seeking to find a vigorous indoor game to keep his students at proper levels of fitness during the long New England winters and after much trials, he wrote the basic rules and nailed a peach basket onto a 10-foot (3.0 m) elevated track – thus created basketball.
- The episode title is a reference to the 1982 Julie Andrews film "Victor Victoria".
- While undercover Dr. Ogden tells the other women that her basketball skills were learned as a girl from her brothers, but basketball wasn't invented until 1891.
Kevin Dennis as Victor/Grace Reid
|Murdoch Mysteries Season 3|
| "The Murdoch Identity" • "The Great Wall" • "Victor, Victorian" • "Rich Boy, Poor Boy" • "Me, Myself and Murdoch" • "This One Goes to Eleven" • "Blood and Circuses" • "Future Imperfect" • "Love and Human Remains" • "The Curse of Beaton Manor" • "Hangman" • "In the Altogether" • "The Tesla Effect"|
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