Taboo (2017– )
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Episode #1.8 

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Delaney delivers an ultimatum, arrangements for immediate departure begin, while Strange has a final ace to play.


Anders Engström


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Oona Chaplin ... Zilpha Geary
Tom Hardy ... James Keziah Delaney
Jonathan Pryce ... Sir Stuart Strange
Danny Ligairi ... Martinez
Edward Hogg ... Godfrey
Louis Ashbourne Serkis ... Robert (as Louis Serkis)
Jessie Buckley ... Lorna Bow
David Hayman ... Brace
Tom Hollander ... Cholmondeley
Stephen Graham ... Atticus
Richard Dixon ... Pettifer
Leo Bill ... Wilton
Tallulah Haddon ... Pearl (as Tallulah Rose-Haddon)
Franka Potente ... Helga
Jason Watkins ... Solomon Coop


It is the time of final reckoning. James Delaney confronts Sir Stuart Strange of the East India Company with the cold, hard truth. Revelations about those surrounding him are unearthed and met with deadly ramifications. Meanwhile, James conspires to escape, but as the cold enmity of the Prince Regent turns into a lethal fury, the Crown unleashes one final plan to destroy him. Time is running out, scores need to be settled and tragic consequences must be borne. Written by Copyright © 2017 BBC

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Release Date:

28 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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At 21:31, when Countess Musgrove is holding a knife on Lorna Bow's neck, you can see "Allah" (in Arabic) written on it. Allah is the word God in Arabic. See more »


Solomon Coop: Your Highness, there is little doubt in my mind that senior directors of the East India have done a deal with Delaney.
Prince Regent: Just fucking kill him!
Solomon Coop: If he dies, the Nootka goes to the Americans, as per his will.
Prince Regent: Fuck Nootka! Fuck wills, treaties. I'm the head of fucking state. And by the command of his majesty, kill him.
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Written by Max Richter
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Taboo make a point to be the best TV show of 2017.
27 February 2017 | by bola_de_puSee all my reviews

Brilliant, thriller, madness, dangerous, vicious. I can think in too many words when I start recommending to my friends Taboo nearly two months ago, just hours after I saw the first episode of this TV show. But after all the adjectives that I can say of this show, all of them where connected and linked to the figure of Tom Hardy. Just mesmerizing. The end will have you speechless and I need to start finding new adjectives when I try to talk about this final episode of the season one. I don't want to spoil anything, but if the people are still finding this show boring, you need help mate. Ladies and gentlemen, we're witness of the future right now and Tom Hardy is the captain of the ship. Bloody brilliant!

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