'Ripper Street' Season 2 premiere recap: Jedediah Shine poses a threat to Reid

The second (and possibly final) season of "Ripper Street" came to life Saturday (Feb. 22) on BBC America. While the show has already aired overseas on the BBC, this is the first change U.S. viewers have had to see it.The Season 2 premiere beings when a sergeant from a neighboring district is hurled out the window of a boarding house, landing viciously on a fence post. Upon inspecting the apartment he was tossed from, Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) finds morphine and a connection to Chinatown. The injured sergeant's life is saved, and he begins recuperation in the hospital.While investigating it's discovered that legalized opium is being made into heroin, powering the drug trade in Chinatown. That's where Detective Inspector Jedediah Shine (Joseph Mawle) comes in. as he works with the injured sergeant. It's eventually revealed that he's connected to the drug trade as well, through a Chinese immigrant named Blush Pang who seems...



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