Ripper Street: Season 1, Episode 3

The King Came Calling (2 Feb. 2013)

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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
Flora Gable
Simon Gregor ...
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Jennifer Laverty ...
Emma Griffiths Malin ...


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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When Reid, Jackson and Drake are interrogating the culprit in the autopsy room, Drake rolls his sleeves up and the tattoo that he had on his right arm in the previous episode and the next episode is missing. See more »


Det. Insp. Edmund Reid: [Speaking with Ressler] Have you ever heard of ergotism?
Cpt. Homer Jackson: I'm with you.
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