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There is no Next Episode of The Frankenstein Chronicles planned.
When the police arrest a gang of opium smugglers on the banks of the Thames, Inspector John Marlott makes a shocking discovery in the form of the body of a dead child washed up on the shore. He is ordered by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel to lead the investigation, however details must remain confidential.
Following his shocking discovery on the banks of the Thames, Inspector Marlott visits the house of artist and printmaker William Blake, who is on his deathbed but receives Marlott as a prophet of things to come. Later, Marlott confers with Nightingale, a local policeman who has been keeping watch on The Fortune of War, a public house known as a place where body snatchers gather. The pair set up a cunning sting to capture a person of interest who may be able to help them with their investigation.
Flora seeks mercy from Inspector Marlott after escaping Billy Oates. Marlott believes she may be a key witness and so moves her into his home for safety. The investigation continues and Marlott meets Mary Shelley.
Marlott takes a terrified Pritty on their assignation to meet the men who kill for money – they find themselves in the tunnels under Smithfield market, which run from the Fortune of War pub to St Bart's Hospital.
Flora has returned to Marlott's lodgings, but now she is back Marlott intends to use her as bait for the murderous gang, much against Nightingale's wishes.
Boz publishes an article about the murders on the eve of Anatomy Act, infuriating Peel in the process. Mary follows her own line of enquiry into the practice of Sir William Chester. Marlott wonders if there is something he is missing from Greenwich.
Marlott finally pieces together the movements at the hospital, but the number of suspects continue to plague his mind. Robert Peel meets with William Chester. Marlott gets authorisation to use a pistol.