houdini and doyle

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The finale of Houdini & Doyle features a new mystery of the week plus the conclusion of the anarchist plot involving Adelaide’s (Rebecca Liddiard) presumed-dead husband (Jacob Blair). Houdini (Michael Weston), Doyle (Stephen Mangan), and Adelaide head to a small mining town in Ontario where all but two residents mysteriously died without leaving any signs of a cause. Despite the supernatural feel of the case, the threesome eventually discover the scientific cause of the deaths leaving them available to decode the terrorist’s code and uncover a plot to assassination President William McKinley (Gary Augustynek) on his visit to Canada.

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After briefly stopping home to bury his mother, Houdini (Michael Weston) joins Doyle (Stephen Mangan) and Adelaide (Rebecca Liddiard) in Canada where a murder suspect (Lara Jean Chorostecki) insists her husband was killed by a poltergeist. Also present are a spirtual medium and Thomas Edison (Peter Outerbridge) who hopes to use his invention, a Necromanteion, to speak to the recently deceased from across the veil. While Houdini dismisses the entire premise, and derides Edison over such a ridiculous invention, both Adelaide and Doyle suspect their friend has conflicting purposes for leaving his family to join this particular murder scene.

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A threat against Bram Stoker (Paul Ritter) and the murder of his housekeeper forces Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan) to stand-up for his friend while Harry Houdini (Michael Weston) and Constable Adelaide Stratton (Rebecca Liddiard) suspect the Dracula author may be the killer they are looking for. Stoker’s behavior of drinking blood and disappearing from a cell in police headquarters don’t help the author’s case.

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