Synopsis: Robert goes looking for answers in his granddads house and saves the life of a man with connections to his family. Meanwhile Ravi braves the undead to bring news from Ceylon.
Review: This second episode picks things up roughly three days after Roberts first major transformation into Mr Hyde and sees him waking up none the wiser, but determined to find the truth about his granddad. The original Doctor Jekyll and Hyde.
After waking up at the Empire Robert makes his way to Lilly Clark and has her follow him to his family solicitor in order to get the keys to his granddads house where the mystery of his true identity slowly unravels.
Meanwhile Colonel Roger Bulstrode and his covert monster hunting organisation has lost any leads they had on Robert Jekyll and are trying to reacquire him before their rival organisation led by the mysterious Captain Dance who is also on the hunt for Robert.
This second episode was somewhat more slower paced than the opening episode, but eventually shows Robert Hyde the truth behind his identity and why he has struggled all his life with his darker side, which comes out again toward the end of the episode, but winds up saving the life of the original Doctor Jekylls footman who holds a few secrets about his Grandad.
Pacing seems to be a bit of an issue with this series. Its full of great ideas such an an organisation, which hunts monsters and another organisation, which is mostly made up of them, but we haven’t really seen to much happen with those two factions yet. All we know is that they both have an interest in getting to Robert Jekyll, but as yet we have no idea as to why or to what end.
Really like the skeleton like monsters that Captain Dance has under his command and hope we get to see more of them as well as other monsters in future episodes, but do hope that the pacing picks up. Tom Batelman continues to do a great job of giving us the duel personality of both Robert Jekyll and his Mr Hyde and the rest of the cast also do their fair share. The issue I have though is the pacing of the show.
- Acting and interesting monster hunters
- Slow Pacing.
- Set Design9.0
- Incidental Music8.5