Murdoch Mysteries is certainly one of the most popular Canadian shows to date. And, we’ve gone and ranked each season finale.
Murdoch Mysteries is certainly one of the most popular Canadian shows to date. This crime series has many, many episodes for fans to love. Since this show premiered in 2008, there thirteen whopping seasons to date of this mystery drama series.
With an impressive 8.1/10 on IMDb, this show has dynamic characters, intriguing plot lines, and pretty captivating season finales. For huge fans of the show, it’s time to decide which season ended it best. Here is every season finale, ranked, according to IMDb.
Season 9: Cometh The Archer – 7.7
This season finale is certainly intense and emotional. After Julia is shot at home, all hands are on deck to help her, but things become all the more complicated when Murdoch suddenly disappears.
For all fans of Julia, this episode will certainly have viewers on their edge of seats. With enough suspense to last until the next season, a 7.7 was well-deserved.
Season 1: The Annoying Red Planet – 8.2
After a farmer is found hanging in a freshly plowed field, Murdoch is on the case. While he keeps his head on his shoulders, Crabtree suspects nothing other than extraterrestrial involvement.
This episode is bound to make viewers laugh and still keep them on the edge of their seats. As the first season finale of the show, fans were certainly craving more.
Season 2: Anything You Can Do – 8.2
After a homicide in Toronto occurs, a headstrong Mountie from British Columbia pushes himself onto the case, after becoming convinced that it’s connected to another.
Murdoch is a pretty lone wolf, and by season 2, fans know to expect some friction. Still, this season finale is definitely full of surprises, banter, and entertainment.
Season 3: The Tesla Effect – 8.4
This episode is definitely a historical throwback, and features the iconic figure, Nikola Tesla. After Murdoch suspects a victim has been “cooked”, he turns to no other than Tesla to help him track down this strange “microwave”.
One of the most entertaining aspects of the show is the history, most of which is portrayed in a comedic way. This episode certainly provides all that goodness.
Season 6: The Murdoch Trap – 8.5
This episode will definitely pull at heartstrings, bringing one of the most suspenseful finales of the series so far. As Murdoch finds his colleagues sentenced to hang for murder, he must do everything he can to exonerate them.
The murderer definitely is a match for Murdoch, and this finale will keep everyone on the edge of their seats.
Season 11: Free Falling – 8.5
The finale of the eleventh season didn’t quite hold up to the others of the newer seasons, but an 8.5 is still pretty impressive. Murdoch is tasked with helping a man look for his missing wife. On the other side of the station, Crabtree is struggling with his love life.
This episode is Crabtree at his finest, and is definitely an interesting dynamic for Murdoch as he works with the concerned husband of the missing woman.
Season 4: Murdoch In Wonderland – 8.6
This season finale involves a murder at a costume party. With Murdoch, of course, hot on the case, all clues are pointed directly to the one dressed as the Mad Hatter, which only makes things more complicated.
For some mysterious, classic story, and party fun, this season finale definitely is one up there for one of the most entertaining, and has a pretty impressive 8.6/10 in IMDb.
Season 7: The Death Of Dr. Ogden – 8.6
After the death of a competitive puzzle solver, it becomes clear to Murdoch that a rival killed him after he solved a famous puzzle of Edgar Allen Poe. On the other side, Julia finds out that her father has died, but his physician refuses to do an autopsy.
This episode is full of twists and turns, and foul play is most definitely involved in every corner. This finale definitely keeps Julia and Murdoch, and the audience, on their toes.
Season 5: Twentieth Century Murdoch – 8.7
There’s a new century approaching and it’s New Years Eve. As they celebrate the night, a mysterious man appears, claiming to have traveled from the future, with knowledge about how to prevent a future murder.
This episode is full of surprises, mystery, and romance, and it’s certainly an old-fashioned and mysterious way to ring in the new century.
Season 8: Artful Detective – 8.7
In this finale, Murdoch is searching for a killer that collects macabre trophies. However, he becomes the unfortunate target during his mystery solving.
In an even bigger twist, Crabtree’s lover’s husband, who has been presumed dead, suddenly returns in an abusive frenzy. Of course, this episode will also entertain as Murdoch tests out a “new” weapon.
Season 10: Hell To Pay – 8.7
The last few seasons of this have only gotten better and better according to IMDb. This episode involves a burlesque dancer who has been threatened to keep silent, and Murdoch and his team suddenly find themselves in danger.
This episode definitely involves some interesting characters and a pretty fresh plot, and will continue to entertain all fans of this popular show.
Season 13: The Future Is Unwritten – 8.7
The last season finale of this hit series (so far) takes the silver medal on this list with an impressive 8.7. In this episode, a shocking death leads Murdoch to believe that someone close to the station had a large role to play.
As fans patiently await another season, this episode will provide all the suspense and Murdoch mystery solving genius that everyone loves about this Canadian show.
Season 12: Darkness Before Dawn (Part 2) – 8.8
One of the most recent seasons, the twelfth, takes the gold medal on this list with a whopping 8.8/10. John is accused of murder, and Murdoch suspects he’s being framed by another inspector.
This episode takes on a whole other level of corruption and crime, and this episode is certainly worthy of its high score for its mystery, suspense, and riveting plot.
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