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"Victor, Victorian"
Victor-Victorian-Murdoch
Season 3
Episode 3
Air date March 28, 2010
Written by Alexandra Zarowny
Directed by Laurie Lynd
Guest Stars Sergio DiZio as Leonard Winters
Angela Vint as Miriam Winters
Mark Cavan as Eugene Anderson
Zoie Palmer as Katie Powers
Recurring Lachlan Murdoch as Henry Higgins
Previous "The Great Wall"
Next "Rich Boy, Poor Boy"

"Victor, Victorian" is the third episode of the third season of the Murdoch Mysteries and the twenty-ninth episode of the series. It first aired on March 28, 2010.

Summary Edit

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

Continuity Edit

  • 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Historical References Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The episode title is a reference to the 1982 Julie Andrews film "Victor Victoria".

Errors Edit

  • Dr. Ogden tells the other women that her basketball skills were learned as a girl from her brothers. Based on Dr. Ogden's age, that would have had to be 15 to 20 years earlier. AS the episode takes place in the late 1890s, that would have been impossible. Basketball wasn't invented until 1891, and women's basketball didn't develop until 1892, Ogden could not have played in a decade earlier.

Cast Edit

Main CastEdit

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

Recurring CastEdit

Lachlan Murdoch as Henry Higgins

Guest CastEdit

Sergio DiZio as Leonard Winters
Angela Vint as Miriam Winters
Mark Cavan as Eugene Anderson
Zoie Palmer as Katie Powers
Martin Doyle as Elias Boswell

Other CastEdit

Kevin Dennis as Victor/Grace Reid

Gallery Edit

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"
Season 1Season 2Season 4Season 5Season 6Season 7

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