Ripper Street Season 2 Episode 5 “Threads of Silk and Gold”

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Ripper Street season 2 episode 5 “Threads of Silk and Gold” airs Saturday March 22nd at 9:00pm ET on BBC America.

Episode Synopsis: Ripper Street Season 2 Episode 5 “Threads of Silk and Gold” – Investigations into the brutal slaying of a Telegraph newspaper boy lifts the lid on a vice racket run from the offices of the Government Printing Office. The Telegraph ledger leads Reid to the heart of one of the city’s most eminent financial institutions, Barings Bank. The trail reveals blackmail, looming economic disaster and financial corruption. Meanwhile, Jackson seeks means of ridding himself and ‘Long’ Susan of the suffocating debt they owe the moneylender, Silas Duggan.

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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