The Outer Limits

Ripper

Season 5, Ep 11, Aired 5/7/99
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  • Episode Description
  • In Victorian London, someone is killing prostitutes, someone the police have dubbed "Jack the Ripper." On the face of it, John C.V. York (Cary Elwes) is a likely suspect. A once-respected doctor who sunk to absinthe and laudanum addiction after his misdiagnosis killed the young daughter of a Duke. He retains a connection to polite society thanks to the devotion of Lady Ellen Chamberlain (Clare Sims), who loves him and hopes to marry him. But, he is also a habitue of the seedy district where the killings have taken place and has the medical knowledge to make the precise, surgical cuts that are the Ripper's modus operandi. But, this Jack is not the killer. Instead, he is a witness to the strange alien force that inhabits the prostitute's bodies, leaving them drooling a strange green bile, and then kills them when it jumps to another host. After seeing the alien force kill one woman, he does battle with a prostitute named Lizzie Stride, whose body has been taken over by the alien. He succeeds in fighting her off, but is then arrested for her murder by Inspector Langford (David Warner) when her body turns up dead, apparently murdered by the Ripper. After Ellen lies to provide Jack with an alibi, he sets out to prove his theory and hunt down the evil power that is behind the killings. But can he do it before it kills him or the woman he loves?moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kevin Conway

    The Control Voice

  • Chris Ruppenthal

  • Mario Azzopardi

  • Marnie Alton

    Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Stride

  • Janet Funk

    Street Prostitute #2

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • [Closing Narration] Control Voice: The universe is a labyrinth so vast and mysterious that those who choose to plumb it’s depths may wind up lost... forever.

    • [Opening Narration] Control Voice: Even in the darkest corners of despair there are glimmers of light we call truth. But what if it is a light to which the rest of the world is blind?

    Notes (1)

    • A clip from this episode is featured in the season 5 finale, "Better Luck Next Time".

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