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Info & Summary
|Episode Title:||In Manus Dei|
|Original Air Date:||May 16, 2016 (Canada/USA) | March 24, 2016 (UK)|
|IMDb Link:||Click here|
|Written by:||Melissa R. Byer & Treena Hancock|
At a public display by a faith healer, a heckler in the crowd is mysteriously struck down. Houdini and Doyle investigate if the healer is channelling the power of God as he claims, and if so can he help Doyle’s dying wife?
In Manus Dei is latin for In God’s Hands. Very fitting with this episode as there are many battles with faith, and even Houdini himself is at one point, in God’s hands.
|DVD Chapters:||In Manus Dei, Quackery, Faith, Toxic Gas, Seizure, Evidence|
|Themes:||Faith | Revenge | Science vs. Religion | The Struggle Within|
Episode 3 brings us on an adventure involving a faith healer. The faith healer is traveling around England, holding faith healer rituals, and being praised by his supporters. However, those that speak against him are swiftly brought to death. As our trio investigate while also struggling with personal issues involving their faith. Houdini is one of those that speaks against him and he becomes sick, Doyle’s wife awakens after being visited by the faith healer, and Stratton again is caught somewhere in the middle. As it turns out the faith healer does believe in himself but unbeknownst to him, he is working as his sister’s puppet. His sister makes him believe he is powerful, while killing those that speak against him, leaving him to think he is a messenger of God. In the end, the sister is arrested, Houdini is cured and Doyle’s wife slips back into a coma.
|Detailed Recap:||Episode 3 begins inside a large tent pitched on a field. Inside a man named Elias Downey is preaching, and he says that The Bible teaches all things are possible to those that believe. Elias asks the congregation if they believe...Read more.|
Harry Houdini | Arthur Conan Doyle | Adelaide Stratton | Sergeant George Gudgett | Inspector Merring | Kingsley Doyle | Mary Doyle | Florrie | Cecilia Weiss | Elias Downey | Jane Downey | Mrs. Anne Batch | Fred Batch
Ratings & Review
This episode was probably the most powerful yet. Not only did it carry an interesting and "twisty" plot but it also included strong emotional scenes for Doyle. Previous episodes let us know Touie was in a coma but this episode made us feel it. Houdini, not unlike Doyle, had his own struggle. While Doyle's was mental, Houdini's was very very physical. The makeup effects as the scenes go by were amazing. Houdini actually looked very unwell in almost every scene after the 10 minute mark, progressively getting worse. I know I say this every week but this episode was better than the last, and my favorite to date!
According to TVBTN Fox pulled a rating share of 0.6/2 for the 18-49 demographic, with an estimated 2.47 million viewers. [USA].
|E03.A01||Jane Downey||The murder of Fred Batch and possibly 3 others before him.||40:57|
|Ep#.Bet#||Amount Wagered ($USD)||Amount Wagered (£BP)||From||To||Activity||Winner||Timestamp|
|E03.C01||10:16||A.M.||After Arthur's dream / before Scotland Yard scene.||Clock tower / Big Ben||4:49|
|E03.C01||12:29||P.M.||After Doyle and Houdini meet in hospital and before Houdini meets up with Stratton.||Clock tower / Big Ben||18:04|
|E03.C01||3:55||P.M.||After Houdini's mother looks after him / Before Doyle and Stratton walk through the halls of the police station.||Clock tower / Big Ben||37:06|
|--- = unknown because of camera angle or covered.
Small changes not listed. For example, if a character adds a hat later in the episode but it's the same costume it will only be listed on a single row.
|E01.D01||Fred Batch||Choking to death during faith healers gathering. However, cause of death due to his Mrs. Downey poisoning him via a drink before the gathering started.||2:59|
|E03.F01||---||Water||Doyle||After being poisoned.||22:37|
|E03.F02||Chicken Soup||---||Houdini||While he was sick in bed, his mother fed him.||36:16|
|E03.F03||---||Unknown (although it looks like lemonade)||Fred Batch||Drinking the poisonous drink before faith healer gathering.||38:59|
|E03.MC01||Pneumonia||During intro when Downey is explaining he cured his sister. Also during the end scene when Downey tells Stratton & Doyle he cured her.||0:30|
|E03.MC02||The French Gout||During Houdini's conversation in Merring's office.||5:23|
|E03.MC03||Cancer||One of the symptoms that Downey has cured.||5:43|
|E03.MC04||Blindness||One of the symptoms that Downey has cured.||5:43|
|E03.MC05||Lameness||Downey confirms he had done the miracle during the end scene.||38:39|
|E03.MC06||Flu||Mrs. Batch said Fred had a mild case of the flu.||6:32|
|E03.MC07||Food poisoning||Harry says its only food poisoning when he starts to vomit. Also during conversation between Stratton and Houdini's doctor.||12:52|
|E03.MC08||Rash||When Doyle is having a preliminary look at Batch at the funeral. Also, when Doyle is explaining why the rash was on Batch's chest.||8:30|
|E03.MC09||Dengue Fever||Doyle mentions Batch could have had it.||8:37|
|E03.MC10||Tumor||Houdini removes a "tumor" from an audience member at the gathering.||11:53|
|E03.MC11||Tuberculosis||Houdini says several TB patients were cured by the technique that the doctor had tried.||19:23|
|E03.MC12||Boils||When Doyle lifts Houdini's shirt. Also when the doctor is explaining he had drained them.||19:56|
|E03.MC13||Hidradenitis Suppurativa||Houdini's condition of clogged sweat glands.||22:10|
|E03.MC14||Fever||Doyle talking with Houdini in hospital bed.||29:34|
|E03.MC15||Seizure||Doyle talking with Houdini in hospital bed.||29:35|
|E03.MC16||Broken bones||Doyle talking with Houdini in hospital bed.||30:01|
|E03.MC17||Psoriasis||When Doyle & Stratton are accusing Jane Downey.||37:49|
|E03.N01||"Local Man Struck Down by God"||4:53|
|Ep#.Ref.#||Description||Notes||"Sherlock" Name Drop||Timestamp|
|E03.SR01||As Doyle is praying to God to heal Touie, he says "Or that I killed Holmes."||1||14:47|
|E03.SR02||Stratton tells Doyle "Some constables actually embrace the methods of Sherlock Holmes."||1||37:21|
|E03.ST01||While Arthur is praying.||Foreign Fields||"Subtle Weight"||13:58|
|E03.ST02||When Arthur finds that Touie has slipped back into a coma.||The Gospel Harmonettes||Tell Him What You Want (Jesus On The Mainline)||42:40|
|---||"Cures" were because of a placebo effect.||---|
|E03.TR01||Making Merring's handkerchief disappear/reappear in his office.||Sleight of Hand||5:05|
|E03.TR02||Removes "tumor" from man at faith healer's gathering.||Sleight of Hand||11:35|
In the British/ITV version, there is an extra scene inside the hospital where Touie is staying. Both Arthur and Touie are playing cards, and she is beating him badly. The doctor interrupts to check her lungs which is where the American version picks up.
Doyle's cribbage hand: two runs of 4 and a pair, for 10 . He misses 15-2, 15-4 which goes to his wife for the win. [ITV version only]
Doyle's meal suggestion: Chateaubriand and roasted potatoes. Chateaubriand is a specific cut/type of beef. [ITV version only]
The name of the institute where Touie is being cared for is called "Brompton Sanatorium".
First episode that alludes to Adelaide's home/family life.
Doyle gets sad while Touie is talking about what dress to wear. This is because he had a dream she was wearing the black dress and secondly he was packing her clothes away at the beginning of the episode.
Houdini suffers from “hidradenitis suppurativa” or clogged sweat glands.
During the live tweet event, Josh Brandon tweeted that the lady playing Touie Doyle is Louise Delamere and is Stephen Mangan's real wife. [Source]
Houdini's Michael Weston actually had food poisoning during on of the scenes. [Source]
During the failed water torture scene, a stunt man had to be taken to hospital. [Source]
|E03.TR11||The song that is featured while Doyle is praying for Touie is Subtle Weight by Foreign Fields. [Source]||13:58|
|E03.V01||Houdini slaps Doyle to wake him.||Hands||22:19|
|E03.V02||Houdini slaps Doyle to wake him.||Hands||22:21|
|E03.V03||Houdini slaps Doyle to wake him.||Hands||22:26|
|E03.V04||Doyle slaps Houdini to wake him.||Hands||29:23|
|E03.V05||Doyle slaps Houdini to wake him.||Hands||29:28|