Murdoch Mysteries

Murdoch Mysteries (2008)

24 mistakes

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Murdoch.com - S2-E10

Factual error: Enid, the telegraph operator, exclaims that "He is sending an SOS." However, in the 19th century, distress calls did not include the letters "SOS," It was not until the early 20th Century that SOS was chosen as the international distress call.

goofyfoot

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Suggested correction: The show is set in the early 1900's, which is the early 20th century. By the time this event transpired, SOS would have been established as a universal distress signal.

The show starts in 1895 and by season 2, it was still the 19th century and before Germany adopted SOS in 1905.

Bishop73

The Annoying Red Planet - S1-E13

Factual error: Golf balls did not have inverted dimples until 1905, the exterior covers were dark, rougher and probably with an interior of wood. The white golf balls used by Murdock to illustrate a point had not been invented at that time.

Home for the Holidays - S11-E1

Other mistake: Only one set of prints were said to be on the garrote but in the last episode of season 10 Graham handles the garrote before handing it over to the murderer without wearing gloves. So there should have been 2 sets of prints.

24 Hours Til Doomsday - S9-E5

Other mistake: James Pendrick shares his plans with Murdoch about how he is going to reach the orbit of the Earth by flying his own built rocket. However, earlier in the episode, Pendrick himself reveals that he is claustrophobic (extreme fear of confined places). Having such phobia would make his planned journey fundamentally impossible as he couldn't stay hermetically closed in the small rocket for long without suffering serious psychical damage.

Dangar

24 Hours Til Doomsday - S9-E5

Character mistake: When first discussing the projectile Murdoch has written on his board that 2 (sin45) =1. This is obviously incorrect to anyone who's studied even basic trigonometry. (00:05:54)

Stroll on the Wild Side part 2 - S5-E8

Revealing mistake: Towards the end of the episode, when Murdoch attacks Falcone, look closely: the first punch - which knocks the mob boss down - looks convincing but the second time Murdoch "hits" him, he punches nothing but the ground. Falcone is facing right while the detective strikes his left side, at least an inch away from his head.

Dangar

The Ministry of Virtue - S14-E6

Continuity mistake: Around the middle of the episode, Hart and Carmichael walk down a street with ice cream cones in their hands. When they stop for a brief face to face discussion, the ice cream in the man's hand keep changing from full portion to half-eaten and vice versa as the camera perspective switches back and forth.

Dangar

24 Hours Til Doomsday - S9-E5

Other mistake: Pendrick states that the rocket barrel is 70 metres long (deep). Despite that, Murdoch reaches the bottom in mere seconds, has enough light to see around and is even able to hear the others outside.

Dangar

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Murdoch and the Temple of Death - S8-E10

Continuity mistake: When Murdoch and Dr. Bajjali reach the grail chamber, the detective tosses a coin on the pedestal to see if it's trapped. The coin triggers the firetrap and falls to the ground. Murdoch then throws another coin which ends up resting on top of the pedestal, next to the fake grail. Now, when the detective removes the pedestal cover, there is a quick cut when both coins can be seen on the top of it, despite that the first one is supposed to lie on the ground.

Dangar

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The Accident - S11-E8

Continuity mistake: After the failed attempt to stop Mr. Dilbert's bleeding, the ambulance attendant collects and takes away all the bloody rags they used for hemostasis. Still, the very next cut shows a whole pile of rags on Mr. Dilbert's body. To make the mistake even more evident, both his shirt and these rags are all clean with no blood on them. (00:42:35)

Dangar

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The Talking Dead - S11-E10

Continuity mistake: When Murdoch and Crabtree arrive to the fairground to apprehend Agnes, they lean their bikes against the "annual fair" banner stretched on a handrail. The camera shows the detective and the constable from behind, making visible that the weight of the bikes make the banner to ruck down significantly. However, when the next cut shows them frontwise, the banner is in neutral position. (00:40:30)

Dangar

The Incurables - S8-E13

Continuity mistake: Shortly after arriving to the crime scene, Murdoch instructs Crabtree to collect the fingerprints of the asylum patients - but the women in the institute were arrested before (most of them by Murdoch himself) so their fingerprints should've been collected already. It's pointless collecting them again.

Dangar

Bend It Like Brackenreid - S10-E7

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode, some of the main characters are spectating the ongoing football match. Look at Dr. Ogden: the position of her hands - therefore the way she is holding her bag - keep changing cut by cut.

Dangar

Evil Eye of Egypt - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: The snake that bites - and therefore kills - Prof. Greenwood (and which is later found by Crabtree and Higgins) has nothing to do with the one Dr. Bajjali puts on her shoulders or the one Dr. Grace dissects later on, despite they are supposed to be the very same snake. The first one is seemingly a King cobra, while the other one resembles a Python (which is not even venomous). The visual difference is totally obvious.

Dangar

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Glory Days - S8-E3

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the episode, during the final shootout, Murdoch ambushes an armed bad guy in the attic and jumps through the wooden wall with him. As they fall down, Murdoch's trademark hat spectacularly flies off his head, but in the next overhead cut - showing him and the bad guy lying on the ground - the hat is on his head again.

Dangar

Tattered and Torn - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: At the end of the previous episode Murdoch has a ring with a dark blue stone, but at the start of this episode he takes out the box and the ring has a dark red stone.

Show generally

Question: Why does Murdoch's bike not have a ring bell or horn? He is often seen cycling through the busy streets at high speed to arrive on a scene ASAP but never uses any sound warning apart from yelling occasionally - which looks pretty awkward for an official person.

Dangar

Answer: It's certainly a personal choice about using one, and probably similar to how some people refuse to wear a helmet or forego other safety equipment. Most bells and horns on bikes are not very loud and probably wouldn't be heard in busy traffic, making them mostly ineffective. Murdoch would likely still yell, even if he had a bell or horn.

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