If The Shoe Fits
Season 5, Episode 14
Air date January 29, 2014
Directed by Steve Scaini
Written by Adam Higgs
Production No. 514
Episode guide
Welcome Back Crocker
If the Shoe Fits is the fourteenth episode of the fifth season and the sixty-fifth episode of the series.


When Des buys the contents of an unclaimed storage locker, he can only imagine the possibilities of what’s inside – but what he and Jake actually find there neither could have dreamed up. Jake and Des cross paths with Toronto cop Bill Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) on a strange kidnapping case, but Jake’s not sure this mainland cop is telling them the whole truth. Sloan’s bid to make some money doesn’t go as planned and the consequences could prove costly. Leslie shoulders the weight of new responsibility. Mal avoids unwanted family obligations and Des goes to new lengths in a tricky situation.







  • Bill Murdoch is the descendant of William Murdoch from Murdoch Mysteries. This is the second time Republic of Doyle and Murdoch Mysteries has crossed over with each other. The first was in Republic of Murdoch when Jacob Doyle appeared on the show.
  • Tinny Doyle did not appear in this episode.
  • The ending scene on the cliffs are similar to events that transpired in Republic of Murdoch when they grab someone sliding off the cliff and they have to drop what they were holding.
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