Thorne had it coming – that diabolical, delirious of a man. Taboo miniseries is soaring in deaths, thanks to James’ business aspirations or retribution, is it?
After a polite exchange of bullets in the fifth episode of Taboo miniseries, one could have easily mistaken Thorne for a changed man. Soon after, he took to his nefarious ways and stooped to new lows. Honestly, exorcism was far-fetched even to a guy as subversive as Thorne is or was! Whatever happened to Zilpha, anyway! A woman torn between an evil husband and a necessary evil of a step-brother makes an aesthetic murder. Not to mention, James had it all coming together, only for East India Company’s untimely intervention. Now it’s all bonkers!
Taboo Miniseries: Story So Far
Gun powder deal went through, thanks to Cholmondeley’s expertise in the matter. He never really had a choice, that lecherous chemist, but he’s a real deal. Besides, this is the guy making gun powder out of feces and inadvertently aiding warfare! James, on the other hand, was having a smooth run for a while. East India Company and the Crown took time-off from their conniving ways to bring down the devil. This is about to change, of course.
No sooner did Stuart’s men warn James of dire consequences, they blew his boat into thin air. The last episode saw James lose the plot, desperately in need of a ship. Here we have a guy who came back all the way from Africa for redemption, but got drawn to business. He has a flair for it and for killing too. James went on a murder rampant, for he just can’t stand rats. By that, we mean the god-fearing Ibbotson and overly ambitious associate of Atticus. Both meeting their end in an abominable fashion, obviously!
Now that East India wants to go on offense, they drew first blood already. Blowing the ship up was for starters, but taking Winter out was crossing the line. Sir Stuart Strange and his utterly naive associates are doing everything in their power to sabotage James’ plans. It is James’ turn to return the favor to Stuart and he will do just that. In his savage style and gore, he might run riots soon. The catch here is that there are only two episodes left!
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Taboo Miniseries: The Stakes
James might have had a field day in the last episode, but the stakes have changed now. He has a lot in his hands too. He has to protect Zilpha’s interests, without compromising his plans. Michael Kelly’s Dumbarton won’t stop with his outrageous demands and James has to comply with. Until he gets a safe passage to take his “ship-in-the-making” to conduct business, James has to dance to Americans’ tunes.
Chichester is giving East India Company a run for their money in a parallel story. The Crown, on the other hand, is happy to sit back and enjoy the show. James has a gargantuan task now and there are doubts if the two episodes will show retribution to its entirety. So far, Taboo has garnered generally positive reviews. That alone won’t cut it to become a successful series or a praise-worthy one.
Tom Hardy’s James Delaney didn’t cease to captivate the viewers with his savagery, penchant for dark entities and obnoxious convictions. An embodiment of devil, indeed.