Ripper Street

10 Worst Episodes of Ripper Street

A drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the "Ripper" murders. The action centres around the notorious H Division – the police precinct from hell – which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of Whitechapel. Ripper Street explores the lives of characters trying to recover from the Ripper's legacy, from crimes that have not only irretrievably altered their lives, but the very fabric of their city. At the drama's heart our detectives try to bring a little light into the dark world they inhabit.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 22, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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#10 - I Need Light (Season 1 - Episode 1)

A young woman is found brutally murdered, the hallmark signs of the Ripper upon her. One-time H Division boss Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline believes that Jack has returned, but Reid - the precinct's new master - suspects a different evil at work.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 641 votes.

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#9 - No Wolves In Whitechapel (Season 4 - Episode 5)


Drake's life unravels as he questions whether he sent an innocent man to the gallows.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 282 votes.

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#8 - Heavy Boots (Season 3 - Episode 5)

A destructive gang of youths unleash hell upon the streets, but it's not until daylight breaks that the true horror of their brutal work is revealed. The trail leads the team of H Division into the heartland of one of the city's oldest trades - the London Breweries - where conflicted loyalties reign, and grief and anger create a potent concoction.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 261 votes.

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#7 - The King Came Calling (Season 1 - Episode 3)


H Division and the independent City of London force are thrown together when the panic surrounding a sudden cholera outbreak leads them to scour both boroughs, searching to find some underlying pattern amidst the rising tide of sickness and death.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 372 votes.

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#6 - Tournament of Shadows (Season 1 - Episode 6)

As the dock strike of August '89 takes hold of the city, the killing of a Jewish anarchist leads Reid and the team into the heartless chicanery of the British government's fight against distant empires and global terrorism.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 310 votes.

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#5 - A Brittle Thread (Season 5 - Episode 2)


The fugitives take drastic action in order to trick the authorities, which leads to a press battle between Reid and Dove for the hearts and minds of the people of Whitechapel.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 308 votes.

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#4 - In My Protection (Season 1 - Episode 2)

A beloved toy maker is beaten to death for a mysterious brass box and the coins in his pocket. The Whitechapel Vigilance Committee presents a 14-year-old culprit who refuses to deny the charge, leading Reid into the savage world of merciless child gangs.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 453 votes.

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#3 - Men of Iron, Men of Smoke (Season 4 - Episode 4)


When a footballer is brutally murdered, a key suspect is a man close to Drake's heart.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 310 votes.

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#2 - Occurrence Reports (Season 5 - Episode 6)

As the full extent of Dove's criminal behavior comes to light, Reid, Jackson and Susan face their respective fates.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 291 votes.

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#1 - A White World Made Red (Season 4 - Episode 3)


Jackson feels the heat when a double murder throws light upon his recent illicit activities.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 333 votes.

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