The darkness in Inspector Reid’s soul continues to grow, as the search for his daughter leads to dark and harrowing circumstances. In a show that thrives on complexity and tension, Your Father, My Friend is a masterclass in the slow build resulting in a shocking cliffhanger that has been the trademark of this series so far.
With Mathilda now a presence in the world of Ripper Street, we get to see Reid reconcile his policing with being a father, adding a new dimension to the character. Alongside the show’s attention to detail and beautiful use of language, this is Ripper Street’s strength. The characters in the show are never stagnant and constantly evolving in the most gripping and interesting of ways. Every week, this show proves why the BBC were to wrong to cancel it, and why Amazon Prime made an incredibly smart decision in giving Ripper Street a new lease of life.