When a murdered woman is found at his lodgings Jackson is accused of being Jack the Ripper and arrested. Meanwhile ex-prostitute Rose answers a personal ad in the newspaper and meets a seemingly charming young man,Victor Silver. However he and his family are white slavers who drug and abduct Rose along with other young girls.Silver was once a suspect in the Ripper case but went missing in the pleasure boat accident in which the Reids' daughter also disappeared and Reid fears Silver may have killed her. The police set a trap,using a friend of Rose to pose as a want ad correspondent and Silver takes the bait. Reid then over-rules his superiors to release Jackson to help him and Drake smash the slavers ring and save Rose and the other victims.
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The episode title "What Use Our Work" is spoken by Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen
). "What use our work, Bennet, if we cannot care for those we love?" See more
Detective Inspector Edmund Reid
What use our work, Bennet, if we cannot care for those we love?
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