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The Old Switcheroo is the first episode in Season 2 of the Frankie Drake Mysteries series. It first aired on September 24, 2018.

Plot Synopsis

Frankie Drake learns that her mother Nora has joined the board of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), promising to bring an influx of treasures to the museum’s fledgling antiquities collection. Frankie and Trudy investigate a break-in but find nothing’s been stolen.  Meanwhile, Flo and Mary Shaw are embroiled in a mystery of their own after discovering a body in the morgue has been intentionally misidentified. 

Character Revelations


Historical Reference

  • Howard Carter, the British archaeologist and Egyptologist who became famous after discovering the intact tomb of Tutankhamun (known as "King Tut") in November 1922.
  • Hiram Bingham III, an American academic, explorer and politician who proved the existence of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in 1911 with the help of the local indigenous farmers.



Main Cast

Lauren Lee Smith as Frankie Drake
Chantel Riley as Trudy Clarke
Rebecca Liddiard as Officer Mary Shaw
Sharron Matthews as Flo

Recurring Cast

Wendy Crewson as Nora Amory
Grace Lynn Kung as Wendy Quon
Romaine Waite as Bill Peters

Guest Cast

Anthony Lemke as Detective Greyson
Lara Jean Chorostecki as Marian Hartley
Steve Byers as Hiram Bingham
Tadhg McMahon as Ronald Parkes
Dephine Roussell as Ingrid Walsh
Robin Cleland as Cemetery Caretaker
Wayne Sujo as Mahjong Cheater

Non-credited Cast


Season 2 Episodes Guide
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