Reid and Drake investigate when foundry worker Charlie Tanner is murdered . He was one of several boys rescued from the streets by iron master Felix Hackman and a star player in the foundry's soccer team. Another worker is Thomas Gower, a boy Drake rescued from a life of crime eight years earlier and who casts suspicion on Charlie's rival in the football team, Wilbur Wren. However Thomas is an alcoholic, drinking to blot out his traumatic experiences as a soldier and Reid suspects he killed Tanner whilst drunk and with no recollection of his crime. Jackson proves otherwise. Susan shocks Abel with a robbery plan which would fund her and Jackson's flight abroad with their son whilst Deborah accuses Rachel of exploiting Mathilda for her news story.
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Did You Know?
The "lullaby" that Rose sings is an American folk song called "In the Pines" that dates back to the 1870s. It's also known as "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" and "Black Girl". It was made famous by musicians like Leadbelly and Bill Monroe in the 1940s, and has been covered by artists from many genres including Nirvana and Kid Cudi. See more
A former British solder speaks of the horrors of mechanised warfare. No British solder was on the receiving end of such warfare before 1914.
He had served in the Boer War, where the Boers used guerrilla tactics.
He might plausibly have been guilty over the deaths of women and children in the Concentration Camps the British used. But these are never mentioned. See more