The murder of an elderly Jewish toymaker by a fourteen year-old by a challenged orphan is initially thought a robbery, but Reid begins to suspect "a wider purpose."

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Elderly toy maker Ernest Manby is murdered and robbed,his tongue cut out and the local vigilance group arrest fourteen year old street urchin Thomas Gower,who is found with Mr Manby's money box. The boy is sentenced to hang,having said nothing to defend himself,but Reid is aware that Gower was part of a street gang of boys whose leader ordered the killing. Thomas agrees to talk to Reid but the gang goes after him,killing the lawyer who tried to protect him. Thomas takes refuge at Deborah Goren's orphanage,from where he was taken to work the streets,and is joined by Reid and Drake. A siege ensues before Reid learns the real reason for the toy masker's slaying and justice is done. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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26 January 2013 (USA)  »

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When Reid gets the telegraph around 25 minutes into the episode we see a painting on Queen Victoria on the wall behind him. Queen Victoria was the queen at the time and the Victorian era, in which the series is set, was named after her. See more »

Goofs

In 1889, toymaker Ernest Manby's shop contains teddy bears - actually first produced in 1902 - and toys which replicate the "sawing a woman in half" stage illusion, which was not performed until 1921. See more »

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[Susan enters Jackson's room and finds him shirtless]
Long Susan: Have you lost the last of your addled wits?
Captain Homer Jackson: No. I, uh... forensicate myself.
Long Susan: Might a woman ask why?
Captain Homer Jackson: If she swears to serenity.
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