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About JEKYLL & Episode Guide

About JEKYLL & Episode Guide

Everyone Has A Dark Side

Jekyll Aired From June 16, 2007 – July 28, 2007 On The BBC.

The Plot:
It's 2007 and there's a new Dr Jekyll, with an old problem - Mr Hyde. But they have a deal - a body share – and an impossible life is somehow lived.

What Hyde doesn't know: Jekyll is married. There's a wife and two children he'll do anything to protect from his dark side. With all the resources of modern technology, and the best surveillance hardware, he's determined to keep his dark side in line. He's done a deal with his own devil.

What neither of them knows: an ancient organisation, with limitless wealth and power, is monitoring their every move, and a plan over a century in the making is coming to fruition.  The return of Dr Jekyll is no accident.

The Cast:
James NesbittDr. Tom Jackman
James NesbittMr. Hyde
Gina BellmanClaire Jackman
Denis LawsonPeter Syme
Michelle RyanKatherine Reimer
Meera SyalMiranda
Fenella WoolgarMin

Why watch this show?
Writer Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) has taken a modern twist on the classic tale of scientific misadventure, which he describes as "somewhere between a modern horror story and The Odd Couple."

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Episode Guide

Episode 1

Tom Jackman is plagued by strange transformations into a younger, stronger, more animal-like version of himself. To ease the situation he hires an assistant in Katherine Reimer to see to the needs of both himself and his alter ego. He later finds that his estranged wife Claire has employed a detective, Miranda Calender, to find out why he left her. Calender is able to reveal to Jackman that he is apparently the last living descendant of Henry Jekyll, and that they look exactly alike, despite the fact that Jekyll never had children. She is unable to reveal who the other party observing him is. Meanwhile, Hyde continues to grow stronger as this third party introduces itself through Benjamin.

Episode 2

Katherine drugs her employer after Tom takes it upon himself to discover the facts about Mr Hyde's personal life. The separation between Tom and Hyde gets weaker after an incident at the zoo. More secrets about Tom are revealed, when he meets a person connected to his past.  

Episode 3

The wall between Tom and Hyde gets thinner and thinner and trying to suppress Hyde starts to affect the environment. Tom learns about the motivation of the organisation hunting him and Peter's part in the whole game. The involvement of Tom's wife Claire makes things a bit more complicated.

Episode 4

Tom has been locked into a mysterious box by the organisation hunting him and his wife Claire finds out the motivation of the organisation from Peter. Flashbacks show how Tom and Claire met, the birth of their children and the first manifestations of Hyde.

Episode 5

When Hyde is released from the box it appears Jackman is gone forever. However, flashbacks to the original Jekyll and Hyde reveal the importance of Claire Jackman to both present-day Jackman/Jekyll and Hyde. When his captors leave Hyde alone with Mrs Jackman and her children the implication is that he will kill them.

Episode 6

Claire wakes up from sedation to find her children have been taken away from her, before Sophia reveals the devastating truth about Tom's involvement with Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Meanwhile, renowned mercenary Carver is offered an unlimited sum to capture Jackman's malevolent alter ego.

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