Murdoch is back tackling Toronto's toughest mysteries. As season thirteen of the top-rated, internationally acclaimed series begins, Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) continues his deft detective work creating many new investigative innovations. Ogden (Helene Joy) has settled into her role as a surgeon only to face sexist agendas and amorous advances. Crabtree (Jonny Harris) continues writing at the encouragement of his paramour lawyer Effie Newsome (Clare McConnell) and discovers startling stories from his past. Meanwhile Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) tries to reconcile with Margaret (Arwen Humphreys) while carrying the burden of a family secret. Higgins (Lachlan Murdoch) struggles to support his wife Ruth's lavish lifestyle, Watts (Daniel Maslany) experiments with illicit activities, and unfortunately Murdoch finds himself dangerously at odds with ambitious new coroner Violet Hart (Shanice Banton).