Taboo (2017– )
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Episode #1.5 

A duel at dawn takes a surprising turn, Zilpha is met with darkness, the East India Company is under investigation, and Delaney faces a race against time to keep his plot a secret.

Director:

Anders Engström

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hardy ... James Keziah Delaney
Jessie Buckley ... Lorna Bow
Jefferson Hall ... Thorne Geary
Oliver Powell ... Hope
Gabrielle Downey Gabrielle Downey ... Gypsy Woman
Nicholas Woodeson ... Thoyt
Anton Alexander ... Code Duello
Richard Teverson ... Doctor
Oona Chaplin ... Zilpha Geary
David Hayman ... Brace
Ruby-May Martinwood Ruby-May Martinwood ... Winter
Barney White ... EIC Soldier
Frederick Schmidt ... Pursuer
Tom Hollander ... Cholmondeley
Christopher Fairbank ... Ibbotson
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Storyline

It is literally pistols at dawn for Thorne and James, the latter triumphing but humiliating his brother -in-law, who goes to horrifying lengths to 'cure' Zilpha of her desires for her half-brother. James discovers that his collaborators stole the makings of his gunpowder from the East India Company but that it was rightfully Crown property, setting in motion animosity between the company and the Prince Regent, who is now anxious to support freed man George Chichester's accusation that the company deliberately sank a slave ship, drowning its human cargo. James meanwhile is desirous of proof that his father aimed to give the Nootka Indians gunpowder to allow a trade with the Chinese for their tea. He also finds out what the Countess Musgrave wants. Written by don @ minifie-1

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

When Cholmondeley is stirring the cauldron he quotes Falstaff in Shakespeare's Henry IV part 1, act3 scene3. See more »

Quotes

Sir Stuart Strange: We are richer than God.
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Taboo
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Written by Max Richter
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Nothing Special But You Can Get Nothing But Excited
8 February 2017 | by ahmad_nadalSee all my reviews

As usual I have experienced a great episode of acting, directing & writing of one of the best series airing these days that proves that he deserves that place every episode. I just want to explain my admiration of the frames of the directors, they make us really appreciate the work we watch.

Both Oona Chaplin & Jefferson Hall shined in this episode as Zilpha Geary & Thorne Geary respectively, I also love every scene that Mark Gatiss shows in it as Prince Regent , he is really great and makes me smile.

During this episode James Delaney continues his plan and attempt but he found himself in a blackmailed position from the Americans so he will have to hurry up the industry of gun powder and through this he deals with his son that we don't know there story yet, but his son doesn't know that Delaney is his father, what I love about that is that we still know that James Delaney has emotions, he has love despite his Savagery and psychopathy.

My rating for this episode is 8.5/10


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