Episode 8
Season 1, Episode 8
Air date Feb 25, 2017 (BBC One)
Feb 28, 2017 (FX)
Written by Steven Knight
Directed by Anders Engström
Episode Guide
Episode 7
Season Two

Episode 8 is the eighth of eight episodes of the first season of Taboo, which originally aired on February 25th, 2017 on BBC One, and February 28th, 2017 on FX.

Synopsis Edit

It is the time of final reckoning. James Delaney confronts Sir Stuart Strange of the East India Company with the cold, hard truth. Revelations about those surrounding him are unearthed and met with deadly ramifications. Meanwhile, James conspires to escape, but as the cold enmity of the Prince Regent turns into a lethal fury, the Crown unleashes one final plan to destroy him. Time is running out, scores need to be settled, and tragic consequences must be borne. [1]



Guest StarringEdit


  • Tallulah Rose Haddon as Pearl
  • Lewin Lloyd as Temple
  • Elizabeth Conboy as Lady Littlewood
  • Raj Ghatak as Musgrove's Butler
  • Tom Godwin as Surgeon
  • James Greaves as Strange's Clerk
  • Susan Kyd as Lady Hamilton
  • Rob Parker as Cole
  • Fiona Skinner as Brighton
  • James Oliver Wheatley as Tower of London Guard




  • At 21:31, when Countess Musgrove is holding a knife against Lorna Bow's throat, the Arabic word "Allah" (in Arabic: الله) can be seen engraved on it. Allah is the Arabic word for God in Abrahamic religions.


  1. BBC One - Taboo S1, Ep8
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