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Ripper Street - (S02E03)

Crime . Mystery . Drama

The abduction of a prominent member of the London County Council introduces Reid to Councilor Jane Cobden, the first woman appointed to the LCC - because it appears the kidnappers are radical supporters of Cobden's aims. Long Susan is taken by force to the gang's hideout, and she soon finds herself growing sympathetic to her captors' lives and aims.

Episode Title: Become Man
Airs: 2013-11-11 at 21:00
  • Sara Smith

    Ripper Street was clever enough not to hang its hat on the over-examined killings of the five Ripper victims, and clever fans of police procedurals will relish spending eight hours with cops who have to invent the crime-solving tools at their disposal.

    Kansas City Star Full Review
  • Laurel Brown

    It all works. Although Ripper Street does move at the slow pace characteristic of most British dramas, every scene and every line has meaning.

    Zap2it (Inside the Box) Full Review
  • Mary McNamara

    It is well-written and certainly well-acted, with plot and psychological twists as numerous and tantalizing as the streets on which they occur.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Matt Roush

    Ripper Street is mighty fine bloodsport.

    TV Guide Magazine Full Review
  • Matthew Gilbert

    The series is gripping, nicely styled, and smartly written, with a solid leading performance by Matthew Macfadyen as Inspector Edmund Reid, the head of H Division.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Tim Goodman

    Ripper Street is a well-acted, well-written and compelling mystery series. And even better, there's no waiting around, wishing it would improve. It's alluring from the start.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Linda Stasi

    There's enough intrigue, suspense and interesting characters here to make Ripper Street a worthwhile viewing endeavor.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Ed Bark

    Ripper Street is pretty ripping good for the most part.

    Uncle Barky Full Review
  • Curt Wagner

    While "Copper" took some time to get into a groove, Ripper Street is riveting from the first cry of murder.

    RedEye Full Review
  • Tom Gliatto

    An entertainingly sinister dip in the cesspool of 19th century criminality. [21 Jan 2013]

    People Weekly Full Review
  • Mike Hale

    Ripper Street is reasonably clever and sometimes even witty in its depictions of forward-thinking detectives pioneering the forensic methods and investigative procedures that will eventually become the grist for a thousand television shows.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    Ripper Street is decent enough entertainment that's most likely to appeal to fans of procedural crime dramas, viewers who gravitate toward CBS shows but don't mind wading through sometimes thick British accents.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    It's just too bad a show paved with such an enticing premise doesn't get a little deeper under your skin.

    Variety Full Review
  • Mark A. Perigard

    The overarching premise of the 15-episode season cracks and crumbles under the slightest scrutiny.

    Boston Herald Full Review
  • David Wiegand

    Ripper Street is a decent but not especially remarkable thriller about crime solving in Whitechapel immediately following Jack's reign of terror.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review

  • london

  • period drama

  • police detective

  • 19th century