We come back again to offer a whole host of new events in the second season. The season begins with many powerful surprises. With the investigation of Winkler's death, Reid and the team deal with the murder of a woman who has stolen her recently delivered child, leading them to a former enemy. On the other hand, a prominent member of the City Council of London was kidnapped. His abduction appears to be linked to the election of a potential female member of the Council, but things are complicated when many other prominent men disappear.
It's testament to the richness of Ripper Street's police-procedural-meets-costume-drama premise, not to mention the seediness of the Victorian East End, that the writers are yet to run out of new ideas for gruesome crime plots.