Coroner Preview: “Back to the Future”

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.]

Jenny’s trip to a pathology research body farm outside of town takes a turn when one of the pathologists discovers a masked cadaver who’s not part of the collection. Mac joins her to investigate and they take a detour down memory lane when they find out the victim, Andy Nyland, disappeared in 1986 and left devastated family and friends behind.


As the case unfolds, River and that eagle-eyed pathologist, Dennis (Jon De Leon), share autopsy details (and maybe a little more) over FaceTime, while Jenny and Mac talk to Andy’s sister, Roxana (a very good Paula Boudreau), and Angela (Ma-Anne Dionisio) and Helen (Keisha T. Fraser), the two women who were vying for his attention back in the day.

At Casa Cooper, Gordon is still having his mystery dates, but it keeps him closer to home, so Ross isn’t too terribly rattled.


The case also introduces an element of magic and witchcraft, with Jenny and Mac accepting its mysteries in varying degrees, and then realizing there are clues there if they look closely. And Mac opens up to Kirima about his truth, so we can take comfort that he’s not wholly alone in his battle.


Gloria Kim & Liz Farrer direct a script by Noelle Carbone & Leah Cameron.

Coroner airs Wednesdays at 8 pm (8:30 NT) on CBC and CBC Gem. Seasons 1 and 2 are now streaming on CBC Gem. All our previous coverage is here.

Photos Courtesy of CBC.

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