Violet Hart
1104 The Canadian Patient 1
Actor Shanice Banton
Seen The Canadian Patient
Dr. Osler Regrets
The Talking Dead
Crabtree à la Carte
Mentioned Biffers and Blockers
Gender Female
Status Living
Relationships TBA
Job Morgue assistant and university medical student

Miss Violet Hart is introduced in Season 11 of Murdoch Mysteries, played by Shanice Banton.

Character Arc

Violet Hart is a feisty entrepreneur selling nutrition pills whom George Crabtree and Dr. Julia first meet while at the Toronto Medical Exposition.

While Miss Hart takes up Dr. Ogden's offer to attend the University and work as her assistant, she tells the good Doctor, "I’m not going to be your assistant forever." Violet is somebody who has ambition and isn’t afraid to say what she wants and wants to get out of life.

Appearances and Mentions

The Canadian Patient

  • Violet Hart is working at a booth at the medical exposition trying to get a message across about health and vitamins, while making a honest living.
  • She first meets George Crabtree who offers her a handful of trademark names for her vitamins and later points her booth out to Dr. Ogden who is at the exposition to enroll women in medical school.
  • Dr. Ogden wants to encourage Violet for she sees the passion the young woman has for the field and the University of Toronto has opened its doors to women. In addition, the good doctor is in need of an assistant again.

Dr. Osler Regrets

  • Working in the City Morgue, Violet has a deep discussion with Julia about the assisted dying of the elderly as she stitches up the patient, mentioning how she thought that Dr. Osler's words "had some validity" to them.
  • She is introduced to William Murdoch and Thomas Brackenreid when they visit the morgue to get the information on the second victim. Brackenreid jokingly mentions to Violet that he taught Murdoch all he knows after she tells Murdoch that she's heard so much about him and is honored to meet him.

The Talking Dead

Biffers and Blockers (Mention)

Mary Wept

  • Miss Hart's contradictory comments and behaviour has Dr. Ogden bewildered, if not concerned.
  • Is Violet just expressing what she thinks the good Doctor and Detective want to hear – ingratiating herself with them – or is there something deeper at play?

Crabtree à la Carte



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