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The King Came Calling 

A man dies in the street, and word quickly spreads that cholera may have been to blame. However, Jackson thinks otherwise, and when dozens of others become ill, the race is on to discover the origin of the sickness.

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Sidney Ressler
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Flora Gable
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Preacher
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People are dying in the streets of Whitechapel and it seems that cholera has returned caused by a contaminated water pump. Jackson,however,examining the first victim,a man who has come from the city of London,detects the cause of death as ergotism,which sends its victims mad before they perish,and which has been deliberately added to the flour at Flora Gable's mill by a self-imposed judge of morals,who is also seeking notoriety in excess of the Ripper. With Reid's wife among the stricken the Whitechapel force must combine with Inspector Ressler from the city to catch the killer. Written by don @ minifie-1

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cholera | flour | poison | bakery | morgue | See All (43) »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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2 February 2013 (USA)  »

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In the Middle Ages, ergotism was known as "holy fire" or "Saint Anthony's fire", because monks of the Order of St. Anthony who were particularly successful at treating this gangrenous poisoning. See more »

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Inspector Sidney Ressler is scratched on the left side of his face. When outside of the Swedish Bakery, it appears to change to his right but the film is reversed (their watch fobs and pockets are reversed as well). See more »

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Det. Insp. Edmund Reid: [in the morgue] But these five, we may study. Mr. Ressler, surely you have given thought to the threads and commonalities that may bind them?
Sidney Ressler: I have, yes, of course... but nothing.
Det. Insp. Edmund Reid: No, we do not allow nothing!
Cpt. Homer Jackson: Reid... iodine, cabinet.
[Reid takes a jar from the cabinet and a paintbrush, while Jackson wipes the chalkboard clean and begins a list]
Sidney Ressler: [confused] What are they doing now?
Det. Sgt. Bennet Drake: If you don't know, and I don't, sir, it's often best not to ask.
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