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A policeman is assaulted, which leads Reid, Drake and Jackson into a complex web of deceit revolving around drugs imported from the Orient. Meanwhile, Long Susan is given an ultimatum.

Director:

Tom Shankland

Writers:

Richard Warlow (creator), Richard Warlow
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Macfadyen ... Det. Insp. Edmund Reid
Jerome Flynn ... Det. Sgt. Bennet Drake
Adam Rothenberg ... Cpt. Homer Jackson
MyAnna Buring ... Long Susan
Joseph Mawle ... Det. Insp. Jedediah Shine
David Wilmot ... Sgt. Donald Artherton
Joseph Drake ... Joseph Merrick
Frank Harper ... Silas Duggan
Steven Hartley ... Det. Sgt. Maurice Linklater
Aaron Ly ... Wong King-Fai
Kunjue Li ... Blush pang
Paul Ready ... Frederick Treves
Anthony Morris ... Carsten
Gary Egan Gary Egan ... Barton
Alicia Gerrard ... Charity
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Storyline

Limehouse detective Maurice Linklater is thrown from a window in a house which belongs to a Chinese and his superior Inspector Shine tells Reid he suspects the Triads. However Susan links courtesan Blush Pang to the house and Reid realizes that it an opium den with Blush Pang and an accomplice importing opium, which they are turning into heroin. Reid suspects that somebody in the Limehouse force is Blush Pang's business partner and sets out to prove it whilst Susan has problems with her landlord. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

1 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Joseph Merrick (1862-1890), an historical figure who was born in Leicester and died in Whitechapel, developed extreme physical deformities and was otherwise called the Elephant Man. He came to be under the care of Frederick Treves at The London Hospital. See more »

Goofs

American character Jackson uses the off-hand remark, "Knock yourself out". While that is typically used only in US English it is a slang term that did not became popular until the 1930s, with some sources stating its earliest recorded use was 1942. See more »

Quotes

Cpt. Homer Jackson: [referring to heroin] It is life stripped of all judgement. No pain, no hunger, no sorrow... no tomorrow.
Det. Insp. Edmund Reid: Qualities much in demand hereabout.
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