Season 7 (2013–14)
On April 2, 2013, CBC renewed Murdoch Mysteries for a seventh season, to consist of an extended order of 18 episodes instead of the usual 13. The seventh season had its premiere on September 30, 2013. Alibi premiered the season in the United Kingdom on January 27, 2014.
List of Episodes
79 1 "Murdoch Ahoy" Laurie Lynd Paul Aitken September 30, 2013 January 27, 2014 1.39
A shipping magnate's daughter disappears, without a trace and Murdoch searches for her and at the same time must investigate a dead body on a ship's inaugural Victoria Day voyage.
80 2 "Tour de Murdoch" Laurie Lynd Jordan Christianson October 7, 2013 February 3, 2014 1.25
During a bicycle race, one of its racers dies, leaving Murdoch to believe he was killed by a mysterious stimulant.
81 3 "The Filmed Adventures of Detective William Murdoch" Gail Harvey Peter Mitchell October 14, 2013 February 10, 2014 1.00
Murdoch gets drawn into the movie making world, which involves inventor, James Pendrick and has Thomas Edison as a suspect.
Recurring star: Peter Stebbings as James Pendrick
82 4 "Return of Sherlock Holmes" Gail Harvey Carol Hay October 21, 2013 February 17, 2014 1.08
Murdoch encounters David Kingsley/Sherlock Holmes, who is investigating the murder of his young client's godfather and the disappearance of his nanny.
83 5 "Murdoch of the Living Dead" Yannick Bisson Michelle Ricci October 28, 2013 February 24, 2014 1.17
Murdoch investigates a woman's supposed death by drowning, with the primary suspect to be her abusive husband, who had recently become docile.
84 6 "Murdochophobia" Cal Coons Maureen Jennings & Peter Mitchell November 4, 2013 March 3, 2014 N/A
Murdoch investigate the apparent suicide of one of Julia's patients who had arachnophobia.
85 7 "Loch Ness Murdoch" Cal Coons Michelle Ricci November 18, 2013 March 10, 2014 1.39
Inspector Brackenreid is relaxing at the beach on a hot day when the body of a woman, Katherine Buchanan, is discovered. Doctor Ogden, who was also at the beach, conducts a preliminary examination of the body in situ and finds what appears to be large bite marks from an animal on the victim's body. Inspector Brackenreid is convinced that the marks came from a large creature he believes he saw in Lake Ontario shortly before Katherine's body was discovered.
Although initially skeptical, Detective Murdoch becomes convinced that there may be a large creature living in the lake when he later spots it while with the inspector. Perhaps more unusual than the multiple sightings of the creature is the fact that Constable Crabtree, who believes in the existence of everything from aliens to zombies, remains unconvinced that such a creature exists even after a second body, that of Marie Nicholson, is found with similar bite marks on her body. Both of the dead women had been contestants in the Miss Purity competition. In addition, Marie, at the time of her death, was engaged to Katherine's former beau.
Constable Crabtree pursues these connections between the two women as possible motives for their deaths. Detective Murdoch, on the other hand, tries to determine what type of animal may be living in the lake and implicated in the two women's deaths.
86 8 "Republic of Murdoch" Don McCutcheon Paul Aitken & Peter Mitchell November 25, 2013 March 17, 2014 1.40
A murder victim leads Murdoch and Crabtree to chasing a potential suspect to Newfoundland, where they are caught between a family feud for a treasure map.
Special guest star: Allan Hawco as Jacob Doyle
87 9 "Midnight Train to Kingston" Don McCutcheon Paul Aitken & Peter Mitchell December 2, 2013 March 24, 2014 1.41
Murdoch and his colleagues escort James Gillies to his execution in Kingston via train. However, a man has been murdered and Murdoch and company find a connection with two other passengers bearing the same prison tattoo. Gillies is revealed to having orchestrated his own escape and jumps off a bridge into deep water. Everyone but Murdoch presumes him dead.
Recurring star: Michael Seater as James Gillies
88 10 "Murdoch in Ragtime" Harvey Crossland Carol Hay January 6, 2014 March 31, 2014 1.43
Nathan Peters, founder of the Canadian Jubilee Singers, a black singing group, is found dead by the docks. Murdoch searches for motives for the man's death among the members of his singing group, at The Blind Pig where Nathan was known to gamble, and among the Irish dockworkers who barely hide their disdain for the murdered man because of his race. In the end, the singing group's previous engagement in Buffalo, where a man was found beaten to death, may hold the key to Nathan's death.
89 11 "Journey to the Centre of Toronto" Harvey Crossland Simon McNabb January 13, 2014 April 7, 2014 1.32
A series of diamond thefts in which the thief had tunnelled up from the disturbed locations has led Murdoch to believe a drilling machine is involved, whereas Crabtree believes in the existence of mole people.
90 12 "Unfinished Business" Dawn Wilkinson Peter Mohan January 20, 2014 April 14, 2014 1.35
Murdoch hears the confession of a dying man, claiming to have murdered his wife and gives the location of her remains. However, evidence later disproves his claim and Murdoch later makes a connection with a closed case involving another woman's death, leading him to suspect that their husbands conspired to murder the other's wife.
91 13 "The Murdoch Sting" Sudz Sutherland Jackie May January 27, 2014 April 21, 2014 1.48
A bank president goes missing at the start of his engagement party. Murdoch's investigations uncovers that his fiancee was living under an assumed alias, leading to a run-in with a familiar con artist and thus sets up a sting operation to catch her. Meanwhile, Julia receives information that James Gillies is alive and sets out to find him.
92 14 "Friday the 13th, 1901" Michael DeCarlo Lori Spring March 3, 2014 April 28, 2014 1.38
It's team Station House 4 vs. team Leslie Garland, in a game of curling. Meanwhile, Julia and Emily attend a bachelorette party on what may be a haunted island.
93 15 "The Spy Who Came Up to the Cold" Sudz Sutherland Adam Barken March 10, 2014 May 5, 2014 1.33
Murdoch must deal with spies and secret plans, in Toronto, when U.S. President William McKinley is assassinated in Buffalo, N.Y.
Recurring stars: Peter Keleghan as Terrence Meyers and Matthew Bennett as Allen Clegg
94 16 "Kung Fu Crabtree" Michael McGowan Paul Aitken March 24, 2014 May 12, 2014 1.38
Crabtree teams up with a suspect who is accused of poisoning a visiting Chinese dignitary, in order to find the real killer. Murdoch and Julia finally receive proof that James Gillies is dead.
95 17 "Blast of Silence" Peter Mitchell Peter Mitchell March 31, 2014 May 19, 2014 1.34
After a determined opponent of industrial progress straps a bomb onto a factory owner, Murdoch must stop the bomber from destroying all of Toronto.
96 18 "The Death of Dr. Ogden" Michael McGowan Jordan Christianson & Carol Hay & Simon McNabb & Michelle Ricci April 7, 2014 May 26, 2014 1.35
After Julia's father dies unexpectedly, she learns the truth about him and his actual cause of death. Brackenreid assumes responsibility for an investigation, started by Murdoch, of a murder within group of geniuses.