Suspicious of Thatcher the opium addicted Shine demotes him, promoting Drummond, Mathilda's boy-friend whilst Mimi expresses doubts about continuing to hide the fugitives. Dove places Nathaniel with the Sumner family, eel-catchers in the Hackney marshes, but is angry when Nathaniel, smitten by single mother Prudence, travels to Whitechapel to help her sell eels, and visits the family, blowing his brother's cover to them. The sympathetic Prudence is forgiving as Nathaniel expresses his desire to suppress his murderous tendencies, but when he sees her brother Caleb behaving violently towards her there is carnage.
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Did You Know?
The episode title "All the Glittering Blades," is spoken by Nathaniel (Jonas Armstrong
). "Do you remember the cornfields after summer rain, 'Gustus? When the sun returned, everything shining, all the glittering blades. And I would cry at harvest to see 'em all cut down." See more