As the curtain fell on our heroes of the East End, these past two months have offered an interesting insight into this faux, hyper-real Victoriana version of Whitechapel, complete with its cockney geezers and top hats.
This week was the penultimate episode in the series and saw the Whitechapel trio investigate the murder of an engineer of a ship company but that was only part of the story.
This week on CSI: Whitechapel or “Ripper Street” the trio were up against double-dealing Russian spies and a terrorist plot to blow up London.
On this week’s instalment of CSI: Whitechapel or “Ripper Street” as it is more commonly referred to, viewers were finally given an insight into Sergeant Drake’s dark past. There was of course the regular dose of sex, violence and anachronisms that come as standard with each episode.
In what seemed to be an odd way to mark the 150th anniversary of the London Underground, this week saw the Ripper Street trio investigate two murders during the clearing of the slums and the initial construction of the underground.
Cholera hits the East End bringing with it panic and chaos but in the midst of it there is something else at work.
The second episode of this Victorian police procedural saw the trio investigate the brutal murder of a toy maker and as per usual the truth was far from simple.
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