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Law & Order Toronto episode about murdered grocery exec has people talking

Canadians are thinking the same thing about Thursday night's episode of Law & Order Toronto: this is definitely about Loblaws, right?

In the latest episode, detectives investigate the kidnapping and murder of a grocery executive amid a backdrop of protests against high food prices.

"Times are tough, groceries are expensive, people get angry," says a clip from the trailer posted on X. "Do you think a protester was involved in this?"

This plot had viewers drawing parallels to the very real struggle to afford groceries and the disdain many Canadians have for a certain Loblaw executive — Galen Weston Jr.

Canadians took to social media to react to the episode.

"OMG — they killed Galen Weston???" reads one post on X.

Many revelled in art imitating life.

"Law & Order Toronto crime this week involves murder of a major grocery chain COO dealing with food-price protests 🤔🍞🥚," added another.

Viewers also shared their theories on the possible murder suspect.

"'Captain, my team have been working their butts off trying to ID the killer, and so far we've come up with…' (takes off sunglasses) '…No Names,'" reads one X post.

With iconic deliveries of dialogue like "They're gouging their customers" and "It's bread! Can't we just have bread?!" it's difficult not to connect it to major news stories about Loblaws in the past few years.

From being accused of price gouging to price-fixing bread, there's so much material to pull from, and the show definitely capitalized on that.

This isn't the first time real-life events inspired Law & Order Toronto. In March, the show went viral after an episode about an infamous crack-smoking mayor.

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