Wednesday, June 28, 2017



From the IMDb:
Murdoch investigates the death of an elderly groom; Crabtree meets Lucy Maud Montgomery at a writing class.

From Wikipedia:
Lucy Maud Montgomery OBE (November 30, 1874 – April 24, 1942) was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning in 1908 with Anne of Green Gables. The book was an immediate success. The central character, Anne Shirley, an orphaned girl, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following.

The first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as 530 short stories, 500 poems, and 30 essays. Most of the novels were set in Prince Edward Island, and locations within Canada's smallest province became a literary landmark and popular tourist site—namely Green Gables farm, the genesis of Prince Edward Island National Park. She was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1935.

Montgomery's work, diaries and letters have been read and studied by scholars and readers worldwide.

"Despite the story you have just seen there is no evidence to suggest Lucy Maud Montgomery met Constable George Crabtree or that her work was influenced by him. (He's not real)."

Looking at it from outside the perspective of Toobworld, that was Alison Louder playing Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author's televersion.  And she was" just as real as George Crabtree.

Even when celebrities play themselves in fictional settings, they are still televersions and not the real things.  And so Lucy Maud Montgomery has something in common with Ellen DeGeneres, Roseanne Barr, Mandy Moore, Jane Cobden*, and John F. Kennedy, Jr.: their fictional televersions have all had sex with fictional TV characters.

At the end of this episode about "The Artful Detective", Lucy Maud Montgomery sadly tells George that she must return to Prince Edward Island and that they must bring an end to their relationship, only just blossoming.  George ruefully accepts that, but then she adds that she won't be leaving until the morning....

It takes George a few seconds - he can be rather a dimbulb sometimes - but he realizes what she is suggesting and the scene closes on them kissing in his room.  
I think we can infer that she stayed the night.


* Don't know who Jane Cobden is?  Look her up.  I'm not your Googleboy!

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