Ripper Street Season 2 Episode 2 “Am I Not Monstrous?”

Ripper Street Season 2 Episode 2 Am I Not Monstrous? (4)
Ripper Street season 2 episode 2 “Am I Not Monstrous?” airs Saturday March 1st at 9:00pm ET on BBC America.

Episode Synopsis: Ripper Street Season 2 Episode 2 “Am I Not Monstrous?” – Only hours after she gave birth in its maternity ward, a nameless and seemingly vagrant young woman is found murdered in a stairwell at Whitechapel’s The London Hospital. The only suggestion of her identity, however, is the strange protrusion at the base of her spine – a vestigial tail. It is a clue which takes Reid and the team into the shadowy netherworld of the circus freak shows and back to The London Hospital to seek help and understanding from its most celebrated resident, Joseph Merrick, aka The Elephant Man. Elsewhere – Chief Inspector Abberline arrives with reinforcements for H-Division in the form of Detective Constable Albert Flight, a young Irishman of great ambition. With the death of P.C. Hobbs, Reid fears for the callow youth’s fate on these meanest of streets.

Show Summary: East London. 1890. The long shadow of Jack the Ripper may be gone, but the job of protecting London’s Whitechapel district has never been harder for Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew MacFayden, Anna Karenina) and his loyal deputies Detective Sergeant Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn, Game of Thrones) and Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg, Elementary). As the century enters its final decade, recession stalks Great Britain. Its preeminent role in the world is under threat and nowhere is the bloated British Empire’s problems felt more keenly than in its dark heart: the East End of London. The Metropolitan Police’s H Division must battle new evils that threaten to disrupt the delicate peace struck at the end season one. David Costabile (Breaking Bad, The Wire), Damien Molony (Being Human), Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones) and Leanne Best (Wire in the Blood) join the cast for season two.

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