Taboo (2017– )
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Episode #1.4 

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The plot against Delaney puts Lorna in danger, Delaney enlists help for a scheme of his own, and an invitation to an opulent ball leads to unexpected consequences.


Kristoffer Nyholm


Steven Knight (created by), Tom Hardy (created by) | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hardy ... James Keziah Delaney
Jessie Buckley ... Lorna Bow
Morgan Walters ... Gaoler
Jason Watkins ... Solomon Coop
Leo Bill ... Wilton
David Hayman ... Brace
Jonathan Pryce ... Sir Stuart Strange
Richard Dixon ... Pettifer
Edward Hogg ... Godfrey
Tom Hollander ... Cholmondeley
Eleanor Hafner ... Bluestocking
Edward Fox ... Horace Delaney
Oona Chaplin ... Zilpha Geary
Jefferson Hall ... Thorne Geary
Brian Nickels Brian Nickels ... Luis


The Crown makes a devious move against James Delaney, while the Company has its own reasons for frustrating the plot. As London begins closing its doors to him, James sets out to protect his business by any means necessary. With empire and mayhem in mind, James adds depraved chemist Cholmondeley to his company with explosive consequences. Meanwhile, Lorna aims to prove she's anything but a weak link, while buried secrets become a matter of yet more intrigue and violence.

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Release Date:

31 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Tom Hollander was in charge of the East India Trading Company in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise which also starred Johnathon Pryce who is in charge of the East India company in this series See more »


Lorna Bow: You know James Delaney?
Zilpha Geary: No.
Lorna Bow: What? You mean in the way that no one really knows James Delaney?
Zilpha Geary: Yes.
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Written by Max Richter
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It Never Stops to Impress Me
2 February 2017 | by ahmad_nadalSee all my reviews

What this series do in me, is that it makes me fully satisfied but for an anonymous reason I just want more and more and more. It is a well-made episode, it takes us more inside the true madness of James Delaney ( Tom Hardy) and it made me feel that there is more than true madness behind this person, there is love, there is fear, there is secret, there is more. That's what makes me need more of that.

The directing was amazing as always also the acting and the writing, I was afraid that they may take too much time in some stories but they nearly finished an important one in this episode and that comforted me.

I just want to thank Jefferson Hall for his performance in this episode as (Thorne Geary) which was very respectable.

My rating for this episode is 9/10.

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