Season 12 debuts on the CBC Monday, 24 September. From the CBC website: After being designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Murdoch and Ogden's house is rocked by an explosion that claims a man's life. Guest starring Downton Abbey's Sophie McShera
Very interesting episode. The whole thing with Higgins was a bit predictable, I daresay, but the rest of the episode was very entertaining. Perhaps it was just me, but I felt that the crime took a back seat in this episode. I also liked the exchange between Miss Hart the coroner's assistant, and the inspector. I mean he put it very bluntly, but he did raise a valid point. And I think he was sympathetic.
I love Ruth Newsome. Her character is so completely unaware of herself and how others see her. I knew George's date would end up being Louise Cherry and I'm glad both of them weren't happy with it but maybe over time they will end up together. I prefer her to Nina.
So was Frank Lloyd Wright a pompous ass in real life?
I hope people start posting here more. I wanted to chat on one of the Murdoch facebook groups and 90% of the comments were from Americans asking when it would be on Acorn.
I have to rewatch it because I saw it with a room full of people and couldn't hear some of the detail, but I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the humour in it, as well as some hints at what was to come.....they seem to be using some different camera angles in the Station House....it was a good start....
Post by randomkiwibirds on Sept 27, 2018 1:50:17 GMT
I loved the camera angles that they were playing around with this episode. A+++ aesthetic. I love me interesting camera angles.
I rather enjoyed this episode - Crabtree's facial expressions during the Brackenreid/Higgins showdown were priceless. I mean Higgins does have a point. He's been there a while and admittedly they (they being the core four characters) have sidlined him quite a bit (and too the extent the writers as well making him more of a fool) but Higgins could have gone about it a different way then having a temper tantrum. He could have clearly spoken to Murdoch/Brackenreid about it instead of having a snippy underhand conversation with Crabtree about it.
Although the finding George a date for the wedding storyline was a bit extra, I did enjoy seeing George and Ruth sort of bonding? Becoming friends? As I know they don't really like each other or really know each other that well, it was good to see them making an effort to get to know one another better. I thought it was hilarious that George's mystery date turned out to be Louise Cherry! Their facial expressions!! Priceless!
I wonder in the Murdoch's travels in South America - if they met up with Julia's sister Ruby? Last I heard she was somewhere in South America.
I don't outright hate Viola. I think she's an ambitious woman, who clearly wants more out of life than she's getting. I am curious to see how she applies what she learns from Watts. I mean good for her wanting Julia's job! Julia has been ping-ponging in and out of the moruge for years now - the initial reason she left the mourge in the first place was to use her doctor's degree with living paitents not the dead! So I think it's great that she's gone back to school to become a surgeon. I'll admit I was perturbed by the fact that she returned to the morgue permanently after Dr. Grace left, it seemed like a step backward for her. So I'm really happy she's spreading her wings into different things!
I feel like with Julia becoming a sergon and her and William finally (!!) moving out of the hotel, that they're coming out of a temporary limbo period, where they put their lives on hold, for a couple of years there but now they've hit play again and are making changes, and getting themselves where they want to be.
I kind of got the impression that William didn't have much to do with the house building, other than the Potato room. Which surprised me as I thought he would have been more I donno involved? I would imagine, living in a house like that would be quite an adjustment for him. Living in a smaller house as a boy, then Mrs. Kitchen's boarding house which wasn't the most comfortable or large place, to a hotel room - again a smaller more victorian structure. So living in an larger house especially a more modern house like that one would be an adjustment. But he seemed to be warming up to it quite nicely there at the end. I'll admit I was having some adjustment problems with the house as well. It was so odd seeing them in it. My mom said that "They captured the feel of a Frank Lloyd Wright house, really well". That odd sort unsettling feeling. (she apparently has been in one of the houses he desinged)
Few final thoughts before I jet off to the shower where I should have been half-an-hour ago!
The mystery-of-the-week seemed a bit sidelined to resettling into the characters? Not that I mind. It just felt a bit odd. Anyway - looking forward to seeing what the rest of the season brings!
Excuse me, I have work to do. These evil plots don't make themselves.
There is no place in MM for a surgeon because it can't be regularly connected to the cases. Unless Julia is part of the team then she won't have enough to do and I don't want a replay of S5-S8 when she was sidelined too often. Julia belongs in the morgue and it's not even very realistic she'd jump from one branch of medicine to another like she's done since S4. She's already been a GP, children's doctor, Psychiatrist and lecturer at a medical school. She never lasts at anything new because being the pathologist is her natural home.
We also can't forget it's impossible that Violet could get the necessary qualifications to take over for Julia in a matter of months. Reading some books won't give her the know-how to do the forensic side of things, and she'd need years of medical training to reach Julia's expertise. What Brackenreid said is also true, there is no realistic chance a black woman, who isn't even a qualified doctor, would ever be hired as coroner in that time period. Rebecca was more qualified and she couldn't do that.
Last Edit: Sept 27, 2018 11:37:59 GMT by murdochic
Rebecca did manage to become a doctor, which is indeed quite an achievement for a black woman in 1900-odd, but I agree, for someone like Violet, it'd be a real struggle. As the Inspector said, "You should consider yourself lucky you are what you are, young lady". Which is true. I mean I'd like to think that Canada was more racially tolerant than the USA at the same time, but even then, racial attitudes of the day were what they were. Brackenreid is pretty racially accepting/tolerant for the period, and for him to say that, he clearly meant it in the best way, even if it was delivered in his usual brash manner.
Season 12 has only just begun in Australia so we are a bit behind. I enjoy reading all the comments in this forum. As a season opener it was a great episode. Julia"s clothes were way better than they have been in some episodes.She looked terrific. Although Miss Hart seems keen to take over the morgue she is often put in her place by Julia and now Brackenreid has told her how it is as well. I am not fussed about where Julia works as long as she continues playing a key role and we get to see her. Seems strange that William and Julia were unaware of some of the features of their new house like the roll out bed in the kitchen. It is a very modern house for that era and I am sure Julia and William will make it homely. The exchange between Brackenried and Henry was priceless. Our Henry has gained a lot of confidence since he found Ruth. I hope George and Miss Cherry never become a twosome. Nina was way better and way smarter than Miss Cherry. Looking forward to the next episode.
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