Alfred's manipulation of Uhtred leaves their relationship in a poor state. Meanwhile a terrible battle looms over Wessex.
Uhtred proves his worth to Alfred but is forced into taking an English wife, which doesn't bode well for his relationship with Brida.
Egyptologist Sir Ferdinand Lyle hosts a party and requires Vanessa and Sir Malcolm to attend. There they meet Dorian Gray during a séance held by Madame Kali. Meanwhile, Ethan makes the acquaintance of a young Irish immigrant, Brona Croft, with a dark past.moreless
Vanessa Ives recruits Wild West showman Ethan Chandler and big game hunter Sir Malcolm to track down a killer that turns out to be more than human. Meanwhile, Victor takes an interest in the creature as well.moreless
Jack starts an investigation into a prostitution ring that has links with people in town. Also, as Jack's affair with Gemma grows stronger, tension grows between him and Brian. Costello takes advantage of the situation.moreless