Taboo (2017– )
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Episode #1.2 

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Despite Delaney's return to London setting tongues wagging, he enlists allies in his quest to reclaim his legacy, while an unexpected arrival at the reading of the will disrupts his plans and reveals the nature of his inheritance.


Kristoffer Nyholm


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dixon ... Pettifer
Jonathan Pryce ... Sir Stuart Strange
Tom Hardy ... James Keziah Delaney
David Hayman ... Brace
Philip Philmar ... Auctioneer
Leo Bill ... Wilton
Stephen Graham ... Atticus
Jason Watkins ... Solomon Coop
Daniel Tuite ... Palace Servant
Mark Gatiss ... Prince Regent
Ruby-May Martinwood Ruby-May Martinwood ... Winter
Dudley Rogers Dudley Rogers ... Old Man
Franka Potente ... Helga
David Houston David Houston ... Ship's Captain
Sophie Ablett ... Nurse


Strange orders James' death but James himself sets about re-establishing his father's trading company, approaching smuggler Atticus and his gang and escaping an attempt on his life, allegedly ordered by Helga, which she denies. Recalling the last moments of the sinking slave ship he seeks out the American Dr Dumbarton to arrange a meeting with the American president but is refused. He visits Mr Thoyt, who warns him about the East India's influence, to hear the public reading of his father Horace's will, paying off all his father's debts. A shock is in store in the arrival of actress Lorna Bow, who claims to have married Horace and there is another shock when he foils another would-be killer. Written by don @ minifie-1

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17 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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Episode ends to Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, "The Pastoral": IV. Allegro See more »


Delaney speaks of the "Fifteen States" and is not contradicted by the American to whom the remark is addressed. This should then be after the accession of Kentucky as the fifteenth State in 1792 and before Tennessee became the sixteenth in 1796. Yet the presence of the Prince Regent means the series cannot be set before he assumed that title in 1811. See more »


Lorna Bow: What I'm owed isn't in that pile of coins... since I'm not listed on the final division notice.
James Keziah Delaney: And what exactly is it that my father owed you?
Lorna Bow: He owed me a lifetime of care. A lifetime of devotion. He owed me kisses and love. He owed me a home and a fire and perhaps children some day. In short, he owed me all that is due from a husband to a wife.
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Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 'Pastoral': IV. Allegro
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra and Josef Krips
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Still Excellent But I Hope for More
15 January 2017 | by ahmad_nadalSee all my reviews

The episode was great as the first one and I really loved how it ended but I wished for more this time. I am not saying I didn't enjoy , I did enjoy it, I am saying that it didn't add much to the first one. You will enjoy a small twist that I hope to be used well and a hell of great dialogue and awesome acting & costumes.

Tom Hard still amazing and he was a little bit bloody, sadistic & more psychopathic and we cannot forget Kristoffer Nyholm the main mind of this whole story and one of the new coming strong shows.

You will have a good time with the episode but don't hope for much.

My rating is 8.5/10

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