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
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Did You Know?
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
Ressler's face is scratched in the Molly House by one of the "ladies" on the left side of his face. When they are in front of the Swedish bakery, the scratches are on the right side of his face. At the docks, when Ressler is talking to Reid, the three scratches are back on the right side of his face. This was obviously done so they can be seen from the camera angle. See more
Stay away from the water. It is the King returned. King Cholera.