Murdoch Mysteries (2008–…): Season 6, Episode 3 - Murdoch on the Corner - full transcript

Detective Murdoch investigates the murder of Edgar Leeman who was shot by someone when he answered a knock at the door. His last words, overheard by his wife were 'I'm sorry no'. There's soon a second victim Thelma Green and then a third, Robert Grimsby. They have little in common except to have perhaps come into some unexpected money. When constables Crabtree and Higgins find a wallet with $10 inside, they return it to address they find inside. They soon after learn that several such wallets have been returned to that address and Murdoch concludes that the killer is punishing those who don't. Murdoch devises a new camera that takes a photo every four seconds and sets it it on the street to see who might be leaving the wallets.

♪ You can hear them sigh and wish to die ♪

♪ You can see them wink
with the other eye ♪

- Edgar?
- * At the man who brought *

♪ The banquet Monte Carlo ♪

Edgar Leeman, where have you been?

I have been to England to visit the Queen.

You left 2 hours ago to buy soup bones!

Why have soup...

when you can have this... chicken!

- We can't afford chicken.
- Ah.

And then...

there's this...

Edgar, what in heaven!

I bought it at a thrift store. 50 cents.

But it looks brand new!

Happy anniversary, dear.

You haven't been gambling, have you?

You swear on your mother's grave?

On my mother's grave

and a stack of Bibles up to my chin,

I swear, these were not
bought with winnings.

Oh, Edgar!

I'll get it.

Can I help you?

I'm sorry, no!

Edgar, who is it?


Oh, God! Edgar! Oh, Edgar!

Mrs. Leeman?

He left the house to buy bones.

We had a dollar and 4 cents
to last us through the week,

so we were making do with soup.

And yet he came home with chicken

and a fancy hat.

He always had a keen eye for a bargain.

Well then, perhaps you can
tell me how it is your husband

came home with more money
than he had when he left?

This way.

"I'm sorry, no."

- Those were his last words?
- According to his wife. Yes.

That's what I say to all those
bloody door-to-door salesmen.

Maybe one of them just cracked. A
man can only take so much rejection.

Sir, I think it has more
to do with the money.

After all, he did come home with
more money than he had when he left.

- Perhaps he was a gambler.
- He assured his wife he wasn't.

Ha! Ha! Ha! I assure the wife

that the bottle in my desk is
the same one I was working on

last week. Men lie, Murdoch.

You may not, but the rest of us bloody do.

Yes, I'm aware of that,
sir. But if he was gambling,

why call attention to it by
buying his wife an elaborate gift?

Well, if he had more money,
someone else had less,

and maybe that someone
was unhappy about it.

Right then, any new insights
into the pastor Henshaw murder?

I'm afraid not, sir,

although I believe I've
identified the murder weapon.

According to the bruising, it's consistent

with the pastor being
beaten to death with a cane.

- Any finger marks on it?
- Only the pastor's.

- And there's also this blood smear.
- Is that it?

- I'm afraid so.
- Well, Murdoch,

I think I'll take a crack at this one.

Maybe there's something that the
old Thomas S. Brackenreid nose

- can sniff out.
- Hmm, have at it, sir.

- Gentlemen.
- Good morning, Doctor.

You're having a busy week.
First, the pastor Henshaw murder

and now another one.

Yes, I've asked the doctor for any insights

she may have into what possibly
motivated the pastor's killer.

I'm afraid I don't have any
insights that aren't obvious.

Given the amount of bruising on his face,

it's apparent he was struck
repeatedly even after he collapsed.

- So he was killed in anger.
- That would be my analysis.

Well, you're right, that is bloody obvious.

But who would be so enraged

as to kill a pastor?

Cause of death, a bullet
wound through the left aorta.

Death would have occurred
within seconds, I should think.

- Did you retrieve the bullet?
- Yes! .41 calibre.

- A Derringer.
- The gambler's choice,

- I believe.
- May I take this?

We already know the calibre

and the make of gun, what
more is there to discern?

Every gun barrel has rifling

which leaves striations on every bullet.

These striations are as
distinctive as finger marks.

Oh yes, I see, how interesting!

I beg your pardon.

Thank you.

Crabtree, have a look at the
picture. Move your left arm.

- Yes, that! That's it!
- But, sir, I'm trying!

What's all this?

Ah, Murdoch. Just working on a theory.

I don't believe that this
was the murder weapon.

But I thought the pastor's bruising was
consistent with the shape of this cane.

Watch this. The victim was hit 8 times.

One, two, three, four, five, six,

seven, eight!

And yet there is only blood on
the middle portion of the cane.

I think that the cane
belonged to the pastor,

who used it to try to defend
himself, but the killer

Drove it, drove it into his face!

Very good, sir.

You're welcome, Murdoch.

Right, up you get, George.

Any progress on the hat?

Sir, we've checked with every thrift store

this side of Yonge Street.
None of them have sold

an Italian straw hat with ostrich
plumage and champagne ribboning.

That's a very detailed description, George.

Oh, sir, my aunt Primrose
used to send me to fetch hats

all the time. One had to be very specific,

there was a great many hats.

Right, uh, George,

perhaps Mr. Leeman lied about
where he obtained the hat

to conceal from his wife that
he had suddenly come into money.

- Check all the other hat shops.
- Sir, we have,

and there is one store
that sells that exact hat,

with the ribboning also
available in plum and raspberry.

Where is this?

On the corner of Carlton and Parliament.

I believe this to be a reasonable exchange.

Let me tell you what hell is like.

Imagine placing your hand

over a candle at the tip of the flame.

After a second, the pain
is already unbearable

I don't care! I don't care!
I'm the one who's talking!

That's right! She's the one.
She's the one. She's the one.

She begged me. She begged me.

- Come on in.
- You're going to love it.

Honestly. Thank you so much. Ok, bye-bye.

- Keep walking, Grimsby.
- As ugly as ever.

Thank you. If you need some
rope to hang yourself...

Fresh pizza pie!

Pizza pie! Fresh pizza pie!

Beautiful day today! Come
on in and get your meat!

All right, George. Show
this photograph around

and see if anyone recalls seeing
Mr. Leeman yesterday afternoon.

- Sir.
- Pizza pie, don't be shy!

Come on over, everybody!

- Pizza pie! Fresh pizza pie!
- Sale over here, ladies and gentlemen!

Come on in for some
specials on our meats today!

Oh yes. I remember him.

He came in to buy a hat for his wife.

- What time was this?
- Just after closing, around 6.

We weren't going to let him in,
but he was in such good spirits,

we couldn't say no. Came in singing,

kissed our hands, even
tried some of the hats.

How much was the hat that he bought?

4 dollars and 15 cents.

- It was our most expensive hat.
- Hmm.

Paid using a brand new 10-dollar bill.

You don't see many of those.

- Best price here.
- I don't care.

I don't care. I don't care. I don't care.
She wanted me to, but I don't care...

The devil tempts you all the time.

She wanted me to. I don't care, don't care.

Excuse me, sir.

She wanted, wanted me
to go ahead and do it.

Sir, did you see this
man yesterday afternoon?

He's dead.

Yes, but did you see
him yesterday afternoon?

It wasn't my blood on him. Him. He knows.

He knows what?

Ooh, he's one of them. And then, then, then

she just told me to do
it, she wanted me to do it.

I just didn't want to, I didn't want to...

Pizza pie! Fresh pizza pie!

Excuse me, sir.

Did you see this man yesterday afternoon?

Hmm, sorry. Pizza pie! Fresh pizza pie!

This chap seems to think that you did.

That man's a bloody lunatic!

Ah, who knows? Maybe I did see him.

But if he didn't buy a bite,
I'm not going to remember, eh?

What is this pizza pie?

It's a tomato and cheese pie.

If you want meat, you have
to wait for the next one, eh?

- Well, a penny a bite, eh?
- Well, there you go.

Trust no one but your Lord...

- It's delicious!
- Yeah!

- That's very good!
- Yeah! Pizza pie!

Fresh pizza pie! Anything, George?

Ah, sir. Nothing yet, I'm afraid.

- Constable Crabtree!
- Mrs. Lynd, it's good to see you.

- You still have your purse, I see.
- Yes, thanks to you.

Two weeks ago I left it
on this bench right here

and when I came back it was gone!

Along with the only
photograph of my dear Jack.

Higgins and I did a search of the alleys.

Yes, and you found it!

You know, someone just took what
they wanted and tossed it away.

I mean, can you believe that?

I was just so grateful I
brought a pie to his house.

Yes, you did. It was excellent as well.

Mrs. Lynd, did you see this
man yesterday afternoon?


Yes... yes, a nice man.

He tipped his hat to me.
People don't do that anymore.

In my days, everybody greeted
with a little tip of the hat...

Mrs. Lynd, hm, did you
see where the man went?

Why, yes. Of course.

People think I'm half-daft,
but I remember everything.

Yeah, he was here. Came in with 4 cents

wanting to buy soup bones,
like I'm some kind of charity.

- Charity?
- Hey, you want soup bones

for less than a nickel,
find 'em somewhere else.

But he bought a chicken
from you, did he not?

Yeah, that was later.

Comes in smiling like he's my best friend,

puts down two bits and buys a chicken.

Didn't you find that strange?

No, I call that business.

You give me two bits, I give you a chicken.

That's about market
price for a chicken, sir.

Sir, do you know of anywhere near here

where a man might be able to gamble?

Right next door. Name's Robert Grimsby.

Runs the tailor shop, but
he's really a 2-bit bookie.

Never seen him before.

So he wasn't here yesterday afternoon?

If he was, I would have seen him.

That's odd...

because we believe this
man won some money gambling,

and the word on the street is that your...

business doubles as a betting shop.

Who told you that? Oh, wait, let me guess.

Runs a butcher shop next door?

Do yourself a favour and don't
listen to anything he says.

Why would he lie?

- He owes me money.
- Oh!

Well, I suppose that
explains whey he told me

you were running a betting shop.

It's in your best interests
to let us take a look around.

Well, Detective, I can assure you

that there is absolutely nothing
out of the ordinary for you

to find here. Sir?

Here's a book with some
interesting-looking measurements.

Why, yes! Oh!

And here is an E. Leeman

right here. That's odd.
You say you don't know him,

but his name is right here.

All right, I knew him.

He was here yesterday. He put one dollar

on Wishbone to win. Said
he had been given a tip.

- And he won?
- No, he lost.

- Wishbone came in third.
- Sir.

He lost?

- Where did he get the money then?
- I don't know, sir.

Is it the one that killed Leeman?

- Doesn't appear to be.
- Bloody hell.

Sirs, there's been another
murder. Mrs. Thelma Greene.

The victim died from
a gunshot to the heart.

Right ventricle this time.

I found some powder residue on her dress.

She was shot at close range, then.

Indeed, I extracted this.

From a Derringer I expect.

Perhaps the same one
that killed Edgar Leeman.

Would you like to confirm it yourself?

May I?

They're a match.

- Same gun, same killer.
- Two very different victims.

Edgar Leeman was a coalman,

a bon vivant, drinker, gambler.

While Thelma Greene was thick as
thieves with the Temperance League.

They both lived in different worlds,

professionally, socially,
and geographically.

- So what's the connection?
- It's yet to be determined.

Any chance the pastor's
murder could be related?

Not likely, I think.

The pastor was beaten,
the other 2 were shot.

Yes, but all 3 victims
were found murdered inside

their own front doors. There
could be something to that.


George, what have you?

Sir, according to household staff,

Mrs. Greene left her home on Jarvis Street

yesterday afternoon to attend a...

- Sir, your mail.
- ... Temperance League luncheon

- at Broadview and Gerrard.
- Right. We'll need to find out

if any of the luncheon guests
had a connection to Leeman.

Sir, if I may, I believe
I have already found

a connection between the
victims. It lies in their names.

- Their names?
- Yes, sir. I had time to ponder this on the streetcar.

As you know, sir, I enjoy a good word game.

Actually, no, George, I didn't know.

Well I do, and I found, sir,

that if you eliminate the common letters

in both of the victim's
names, you are left with



Surely, sir, you don't
think that's a coincidence?

George, do we know when

Mrs. Greene left the luncheon?

2:45 or thereabouts.

Do we have any idea where she went?

According to witnesses at
the luncheon, she grew tired

of waiting for a hansom
cab and walked home.

Walked home. Right.

If I'm not mistaken,
George, the shortest distance

between the luncheon and Mrs. Greene's home

is through Carlton and Parliament.

- The lion's den.
- All right, Higgins,

you take this side of the
street and I'll take this one.

Well, why do you get
this side of the street?

- Well, what's the difference?
- It shall come to pass

to all who are not written
in the Lamb's book of life...

It's these fire and brimstone
types, George, they...

- It makes me uncomfortable.
- Well, I'll gladly switch with you Henry,

but I've got a demented beggar on my side

who talks night and
day to Heaven-knows-who.

So, it's your choice.

- Fine.
- Pizza pie!

- The family's gonna love it!
- Got fresh meatloaf!

- Mrs. Lynd!
- Hello, Constable.

- How are you?
- I'm very well, come have a seat.

- Piece of cake?
- No, I mustn't.

I'll pop the buttons off my tunic.

Mrs. Lynd, I'm afraid
there's been another murder.

- Oh no!
- Do you remember seeing this woman?

Pizza pie! Everybody, come
and get the best pizza in town!

- Was she wearing a pink dress?
- Yes.

I would have called it more
a coral tone, but that's her.

I miss wearing colour.

Ever since my dear Jack died,

I only wear black. It's only right.

Do you remember where she went?

Oh yes. She went into the hat shop.

Oh, I know her all right.

Wish I didn't.

- Why is that?
- She comes in all the time,

treats everyone like a servant,

tries on all the hats one by one.

And if she ever does buy, she tries

to haggle with the price,
like she can't afford it.

It's my observation that rich
people are often the stingiest.

Which I suppose has something to do with
how they became rich in the first place.

- What happened to her?
- She was murdered.

Oh, my Lord!

She didn't deserve that, no
matter how miserly she was.

Does it strike you as
strange, Mrs. Palmerston,

that both victims passed through your
store shortly before their deaths?

Are you suggesting I had
something to do with this?

It's routine questioning, ma'am.

I hardly think I'd still be in business

if I were in the habit of
killing off my customers.

Yes, of course. Thank you.

Revelations 21 verse 8 makes it clear.

"The fearful, and unbelieving,

and the abominable, and murderers...

- Sir...
- "And fornicators,

and sorcerers, and idolaters,

- and all liars..."
- Sir!

"Shall find their part in the
lake which burneth with fire!"

If you don't pay attention
to what I'm showing you,

you'll be preaching atop a jailhouse bunk.

Never seen her before.

This is the second death,

which shall come to pass

- to all who are not written...
- George?

I've just spoken to the
pizza Man. He says...

- Did you have a bite?
- No, I didn't have a bite.

I don't want a bite of something
someone else has chewed on.

Oh, honestly, Henry, you're
so particular sometimes.

Anyways. He remembers her.

- Really? From where?
- He saw her outside

the Bank of Toronto counting
money. The Bank of Toronto?

- That's what he said, sir.
- What is it?

Well, I was going through
pastor Henshaw's finances,

and he does his banking
at the Carlton branch

of the Bank of Toronto.

Look at the final transaction.

"May 11th."

The day he was killed. That
connects my murder to your 2.

It could be just a coincidence.

Or it could be good news.

You said so yourself,
Murdoch, all 3 victims passed

through this neighbourhood
the day they were killed.

So let's keep this quiet,
Murdoch. No need for a panic.

What kind of person would
randomly target people

as they walked by?

I suspect we're looking
for a sequential killer.

- A sequential killer?
- It's my coinage.

It refers to killers who
murder multiple victims,

one at a time, usually separated
by a period of a few days

- to several months.
- Jack the Ripper.

The most famous, but
there have been others.

Joseph Vacher killed 11.
H. H. Holmes killed dozens,

possibly hundreds.

Were there any similarities
between the victims?

Jack killed only women.

Vacher tended to kill teenagers.

Holmes killed anyone who would
cross his path, it would seem.

But why? Why did they do it?

No one knows. The Ripper was never caught,

and the others were executed
before they could be studied.

Were they insane?

Some maybe but not all.

The only thing we can say with certainty

is that they felt a compulsion to kill.

All you who walk in
the shadow of ignorance,

who deny the true light of God.

All you who stare at the ground

in contemplation of your own selfish wants.

You have no idea what I'm capable of.

The blood on my hands. No.
I'm the one who's talking...

Good day, Billy. Take
care of yourself, now.

- Mrs. Lynd.
- Oh, Constable!

I'm sorry to show you
such a frightful picture,

but we need to know if
you've seen this man.

Oh, dear heavens, not another one.

This man was killed 2 weeks ago.

Oh dear. Let me see.


I know him, he was a pastor.

My dear Jack was in the ministry
as well. Anglican he was.

Mrs. Lynd, do you recall seeing
him 2 weeks ago on May the 11th?

- That was a Friday.
- Uh...

Yes. He went into the tailor shop.

Yes, pastor Henshaw was a customer.

And was he here on May 11th?

He put $10 on Spendthrift to win. He lost.

- Was he a regular?
- Every week.

Thank you very much.
How are you doing today?

Come on in. Come on in...

Bloody preacher playing the ponies.

- Not what you'd expect.
- I know what you mean, sir.

I used to think of this
corner as being so...

bright and lively, and now
it just seems full of...

- menace.
- Repent now!

On your knees and pray!

You have no idea what I'm capable of.

Pizza pie.

What are you hoping to capture here, sir?

Unusual behaviour.

Does our killer stand and watch?

Does he argue with his victims?

Does he follow them? That sort of thing.

And if there is another murder?

Well then I'll have the evidence
I need to catch him, won't I?

Sir, I have another theory.

- Go on.
- Well, we know that we're looking

for a sequential killer like
Jack the Ripper, but something

you may not know sir, is that
Jack the Ripper's last victim

was a prostitute who was
favoured by none other

than the Prince of Wales.


Oh, it's a fact, sir. It's also established

that at the time of her
death, she was with child.

And of course it's widely suspected

that the child was the prince's.

Now of course, the monarchy couldn't have

some bastard pretender to
the throne running around,

so many people believe they had her killed!

George, why are we
discussing Jack the Ripper?

- Pass me the film magazine.
- To illustrate my point, sir.

Perhaps only one of these
murders was truly motivated.

The others were simply committed
to deflect our attention

from that one true motive.

And what would that motive be?

Well, sir, the very fact
that we haven't discovered

a motive yet leads me to believe

that perhaps the one
truly motivated killing

has yet to happen!

An interesting theory, George.

Ahha! Ha!

- So, where are we going to put this, sir?
- George, we know for certain

that all of the victims,
at one time or another,

passed through the intersection
of Carlton and Parliament.

I suggest that the scrutiny
camera would be best set up there.

- Don't be a stranger.
- Come on in, ladies and gentlemen.

So he's hoping to film a murder, then?

Good grief, Higgins! He's not hoping to.

But if there is another murder
it is incumbent on the detective

to gather as much evidence as possible.

I just thought film was very expensive.

Well, it is, but he's rigged it

in such a way that it takes
a picture every 4 seconds.

That allows us to capture a full
day on a single roll of film.

All right. Right there.

There we go.

Now I suppose the rest is up to the camera.

- I'm hungry, George.
- Are you now?

You're right, George, that's really good.

Henry, would I ever steer you wrong.

- Still seems a bit unhygienic.
- Fresh pizza pie!

Fresh pizza pie! One penny a bite!

George, there's $10 in here.

It's half my month's salary!

- What are you suggesting?
- Hmm...

Oh, for Heaven's sake, Henry,
you can't keep the money.

What if we couldn't find the owner?

Well at least, have a look inside.

"If found please deliver
to 349 Parliament Street."

Oh, not this chap again.

Stay away! It's not time! Not time!

Sir, we're on official police
business if you don't mind!

It wasn't my fault.
They wanted me to do it.

Shut up. Shut up! Ok,

I'm just... ok. Shut up. Shut up.


We're not open until 6.

What's this about?

We found your wallet.


- thank you.
- You don't want to keep your wallet?

Consider it your reward.

There you go, Henry,
virtue is its own reward.

- You've got a nice new wallet.
- I'd would have preferred

the $10, George.


Nothing I can discern, sir.

It's been 2 days since we set this up.

- He's due to strike again.
- I know.


Like the rest, Robert Grimsby
was shot through the heart.

And the markings on this
bullet match the others.

The time of death?

Difficult to tell precisely
using body temperature.

But I've analysed his stomach contents

and can say with confidence
that he ate his last meal

45 minutes before his death.

Corned beef on rye bread.

Sirs. I spoke to the owner
of the Sumach restaurant.

Mr. Grimsby stopped by last
night for corned beef on rye.

- What time was this?
- Between 8:15 and 8:25.

That puts our murder sometime after 9pm.

Sir, stop the projector!

That's Robert Grimsby there,
arguing with the butcher.

- So?
- This is proof of my theory.

What is he rabbiting on about, Murdoch?

Sir, George suspects that the
first 3 murders were random,

to disguise the true
motivation of our killer.

There's only one truly motivated
murder and this is that murder.

- So what is the motivation?
- Hatred. Pure and simple.

The butcher killed the tailor.

The final blow in an ongoing feud.

I never said I hated him.

But you turned him in to the police.

He was operating a gambling
business right next to my store.

Yes. And you owed him money.

You wouldn't have to
pay him if he were dead.

Where were you last evening?

Minding my own business.

You have no alibi?

I keep to myself. No crime in that.

What about May the 11th, 17th,

24th and 26th?

What about 'em?

Can you account for your
whereabouts on those evenings?

Why? You think I had something
to do with those other murders?

Why would I kill those
people? I didn't even know 'em.

That was precisely the point, wasn't it?

You randomly murder 3 people
to throw us off the scent.


It's our belief

that you killed the others in
order to disguise your motive

for killing Mr. Grimsby.

You 2 are crazy!

He's a gruff old bastard,
I'll give you that,

but to cold-bloodedly kill 3 innocent
people to throw us off the scent?

Call it copper's instinct,
Murdoch, but I just don't think

the old bugger has it in him.

Anything, George?

Possibly, sir. Watch this.

Here's Robert Grimsby going into the bank.

And here he is coming
out. And then he stops

to pick something up, but
I can't figure out what.

Right, George,

enlarge this section. Sir.


it appears to be a wallet
that Grimsby is picking up.

The thing is, Higgins and I found a wallet

in almost the exact same location.

- Crikey.
- Help yourselves.

Really? I find this one quite handsome.


None of these wallets belong to you?

People have been finding them on
the street every couple of days.

I've been thinking of building a drop box.
Save me from having to answer the door.

Hm, and they all have your address in them?

- And money usually.
- How much?

If it's there, $10.

Did that not strike you as a little odd?

Of course it does.

But I'll take donations
any way I can get them.

How many of the wallets
had no money in them.


Edgar Leeman had recently come
into money and was in good spirits.

Thelma Greene was seen counting
money outside of the bank.

Pastor Henshaw made a $10 bet.

He must have thought that
he had God in his corner.

Four wallets, four deaths, sir.

If you returned the money, you lived.

If you kept it, you died.

On the face of it, it seems to
be some kind of morality test.

A morality test? Designed by a murderer?

It's less ironic than it seems.

Cold-blooded killers can have
strict codes of moral behaviour.

Heavens, God himself wasn't above smiting
people who didn't measure up to his standards.

Could our killer be a religious zealot?

- There is one on the corner.
- Oh, my goodness! He stands on a soapbox

and preaches hell and damnation all day.

And he was less than cooperative
when it came to the investigation.

Now, there is also a beggar who mills about

outside the Parliament
Street Mission. I don't know

if he's religious, but
he's definitely off his nut.

Yes. We know our killer is angry.

What could he be angry about?

It's hard to say. He may
not even know himself.

Anger of this magnitude is often displaced.

Sigmund Freud has speculated
that our subconscious mind

prevents us from expressing
our anger directly

to the person responsible,

forcing us to take our anger
out on persons unconnected

to the true source of our rage.

So, say if a police inspector

was yelled at by his wife,
and then in turn takes it out

- on an unsuspecting constable...
- George.

- Suddenly makes sense, sir.
- This could explain

why sequential killers...

pick their victims apparently at random.


Sir, what are we looking for?

Well, George, if we can
see who placed the wallet,

then we'll have our murderer.

The soapbox preacher just went by.

As did 2 dozen others.

Any one of them could have dropped it.

For all we know the wallet could
have been lying there for hours.

Then we'll set up a surveillance.

We know exactly where
the wallet is dropped.

Crabtree and Higgins will be on
the streets. Civilian clothes.

We'll watch from upstairs.

"We", sir?

It's my bloody case too, Murdoch.

Honestly, George, this is so tedious.

Do you remember that time we
had to crawl through the sewer

and look for the evidence
that detective Murdoch thought

- had been flushed?
- Ugh! How can I forget?

- This is worse than that.
- How is that, Henry?

Endlessly walking in circles just hoping

we see someone happen to drop a wallet.

Well, look on the bright side. At
least, we get to wear our civvies.

- That's the best you got?
- Well, you know, it could be worse for you, Higgins.

- How's that?
- You could be me having to listen to you complain.

Should have got Margaret
to make us some grub.

George was telling me about
this new Italian dish, sir.

"Pi-zah" pie.

Italian? Oh...

I'm strictly a meat-and-two-veg
kind of fellow, Murdoch.

Oh, where's your sense of adventure sir?

Why, Constable Crabtree.

- Ah!
- You're out of uniform.

Well, you know, Mrs. Lynd, even coppers
get a day off every now and then.

Well, you're very smartly dressed.

- Oh, thank you.
- Not like some these days.

We have a big sale going on

on all the meats I have in the sh!!


- How to get there?
- $10.

It's swallowing down my path.

Blast! I'm calling the detective.

He's better because he is everywhere.

What is his address?
Where does the devil live?

- Yes?
- Hello, sir.

We found the wallet, but we
didn't see who dropped it.

That's all right,
George. Stick to the plan.

Make a big show of counting
the money, and then...

spend it, as if this is the
greatest day of your life.

Yes, sir.

Sin is not just killing

and stealing. Sin lies in the very thoughts

that slither through your mind.

It wasn't my fault. She wanted me to do it.

Evil. Hoo-hoo! Hoo-hoo!
I know when I see it.

- Hmhm, hm-hm, hm-hm!
- Don't you want to come in?

- Come on inside!
- There's no grass

amongst us, but there is a snake
amongst us. There is no grass...

Absolutely, sir. Inside.

He's off to buy a bloody hat.

I didn't tell him what to
spend the money on, sir.

Excellent selection sir.

- That is one of our finest.
- Well, you know I've always been

partial to a Leghorn Flop, and
nothing but the best for my gal.

- I've just come into some money.
- Come back anytime.

I will do. Thank you, ma'am.

Well, thank you kindly.

- You enjoy that now.
- Ah, thank you, sir.

There goes another happy customer, folks.

George. Stick to the
plan. Head on home now.


- Were you followed?
- Oh, sweet mother of... Sir!

Yes, there was a chap
about a block behind me,

but he appears to have veered off.

Do you think he knows where you live?

I imagine so.

- Put this on.
- The bulletproof vest, sir?

Do you really think that's necessary?

Oh, bugalugs! If you get
shot, do you want to be dead?

Good point, sir.

- Who is it?
- It's me, George.

I've been watching from
across the street all night.

I haven't seen anyone as much as slow down.

I don't think our killer is coming tonight.

Do you think he's
figured out it's a set-up?

I don't know. Perhaps he recognized you

as a constable and decided
not to follow through.

Ah... I'm sorry, sir.

It's not your fault, Crabtree.

Get some sleep, lad.
We'll try again tomorrow.

Constable Crabtree?

I have a treat for you!

Mrs. Lynd, you've brought me another pie!

You shouldn't have.

Oh! And plum. You know,
that's my favourite!

You'll have to come in for a slice...

She's still talking to
me. You know, she knows

- I'm telling the truth...
- Hey! Hey, come on!

One of these people is our killer, Murdoch.

- Possibly, sir.
- Think about it.

Whoever dropped the wallet had
to wait until the next victim

picked it up. Who better
to do that than somebody

who made it their business to be here?

Do you think that's the old dear's?

Belongs to Mrs. Lynd.

- She's always leaving it here.
- Where is Mrs. Lynd?

How could you?

Such a nice young man and
a police constable too.

- All rig, , Mrs. Lynd...
- What hope is there

for the world if even
the police aren't honest?

Mrs. Lynd, you've got it all wrong.

- I didn't steal that wallet.
- I saw you!

You bought a hat and a ham.

The same ham that's sitting right there.

No, Mrs. Lynd, this was all a set-up.

- A what?
- We knew all about the wallets that you've been dropping.

I took that money to set myself up as bait.

We were trying to catch the killer.

- Oh, I don't know about that...
- Mrs. Lynd, look at this.

This is a bulletproof
vest. I wore this last night

in case the killer showed
up and tried to shoot me.

But you're not wearing one now.

This time of morning she's usually visiting

the grave of her "saintly" Jack.

You don't think he was a saint?

Sorry, did I just betray my thoughts?

He preyed on every widow
in his congregation.

He even made a pass at me one time.

My... did Mrs. Lynd know this?

She found his letters after he died.

Some people just can't
face up to the truth.

Come and get it while it's hot!

Because you know that
won't last long, I swear!

About the same width as a cane, sir.

Very unlikely, Murdoch.

She always had her nose in the Bible.

And she's an old woman.

I doubt she'd be a murderer.


So now you have a decision to
make of your own, Mrs. Lynd.

You can either give me that gun...

or kill an innocent man.

It's not fair.

Mrs. Lynd, please give me that gun.

- George!
- Sir, it's all right.


Back in my day... people were honest.

If you found someone's purse,

you just gave it back to them,

never even expecting a reward.

But now they just take the money out,

and they throw everything else away.

The world changed when your
husband died, didn't it?

Yes, it did.

It got mean and ugly.

And the more I thought
about it, the angrier I got.

- So you set up a test?
- Yes, I did.

I wanted to see. I mean,
who would do such a thing?

I thought at first a...

a vagabond, a prostitute...

but a pastor...

a minister of the church!

He should have known better.

Like your husband.

He was a pastor too, wasn't he?

Jack never let me down.

He saw that I'd be well taken care of.

Your husband violated your marriage vows.

This isn't about Jack!

This is about thieving and hypocrisy...

people who have no sense
of common decency...

people who think they can do
anything and get away with it!

They deserved to die.

All of them!

She's as batty as they come.

Imagine killing someone over a wallet.

It wasn't about a wallet.

Her husband was a church minister.

She believed he was morally infallible.

When she learned otherwise,

her conscious mind just
couldn't face the truth.

Yet her subconscious was still
seething with hurt and anger.

Which she had to direct
somewhere, hence the moral test.

Like I said, batty as they come.

Pizza pie is more of a meal

than dessert, but it
tastes just as good as pie,

so in my opinion, it could
be your meal and your dessert.

- What kind of food is this?
- It's Italian!

Ah! Italian, how exotic, George!

- How much for a slice, sir?
- A nickel.

- Two then, please.
- Oh!

Mmm! It's delicious!

- And practical.
- Practical?

Emily, think.

Pizza pie serves as its
own plate. No dishes.

Hmmm... it would be handy to have at home.

- Perfect for a bachelor.
- Or a working woman.

You know, if that man used his bicycle...

He could deliver it right to your door.

Exactly, George. We really
should starting writing down

more of our ideas.

Pizza pie! Fresh pizza pie!

I still, I still talk to her.

And pure in God's footsteps...

- I still talk to her.
- It shall find you.

Next Monday,

on an all-new Murdoch Mysteries...

You ready?

I'm the boss!

Someone was looking for something.

Who's the bloke dressed as Sherlock Holmes?

He claims to be Sherlock Holmes.

An all-new Murdoch Mysteries,

next Monday at 9:00 on CBC.