The Pilot is the eighth episode in Season 1 of the Frankie Drake Mysteries' series. It first aired on January 15, 2018.

Plot Synopsis

A day off turns into a day at the office for Frankie and Trudy when the son of an aviator is kidnapped.

Character Revelations

  • George Crabtree is a successful investor and retired from the Constabulary.
  • Frankie was involved in an incident during the war which resulted in the death of an innocent person, and for which she continues to blame herself.


Historical Reference


  • Actress Charlotte Sullivan appeared in the first season of Murdoch Mysteries as Minerva Fairchild and returned in Season 7 as James Pendrick's actress girl friend Charlotte (formerly Minerva Fairchild).
  • Stunning old aircraft zipped around the sky in Guelph, Ont.
  • This was the first episode of Frankie Drake Mysteries to be filmed.


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

Emmanuel Kabongo as Moses Page
Romaine Waite as Bill Peters
Kris Holden-Ried as Peter
Thamela Mpumlwana as Jacob Clarke

Guest Cast

Jonny Harris as George Crabtree
Laurence Fox as Greg Mills
Lucas Bryant as Phillip Anderson
Charlotte Sullivan as Meara Anderson
Adrienne Wilson as Mrs. Brown-Sherbon
Charlotte Arnold as Miss Frost/Margie Hunt
Claire Hunter as Agnes
David Patrick Flemming as Mr. Williams
Ivan Sherry as Concierge
Karina Bershteyn as Young Woman
Bas Reitsma as Johnny Angel

Non-credited Cast


Season 1 Episodes Guide
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