Episode 6
Season 1, Episode 6
Air date Feb 11, 2017 (BBC One)
Feb 14, 2017 (FX)
Written by Chips Hardy &
Steven Knight
Directed by Anders Engström
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Episode 6 is the sixth of eight episodes of the first season of Taboo. It originally aired on February 11th, 2017 on BBC One, and February 14th, 2017 on FX.

Synopsis Edit

As James Delaney's trading plans start to unravel, a family revelation drives him into dark and haunted places, both real and emotional. Those around him, his household and family included, seem to be spiralling out of control, with terrible prices being paid. Meanwhile, at the East India Company, a frustrated Sir Stuart Strange calls for all-out war against James, threatening to destroy all he has built. As James reacts to this upsurge of chaos, things take a dire turn. [1]

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  • The writing on the wall at the Bethlem Hospital, "Mens dana in corpora Sano", is misspelled. It should be "Mens s-ana in corpor-e sano", meaning "a healthy mind in a healthy body". "Dana" does not have a Latin equivalent, but it might be a typo for "Damna", meaning "damaged, damned, loss".


  1. BBC One - Taboo Season 1 Episode 6
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