Jekyll

Season 1 Episode 3

Episode Three

1
Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Jun 30, 2007 on BBC
9.1
out of 10
User Rating
98 votes
5

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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 organization hunting him and Peter's part in the whole game. The involvement of Tom's wife Claire makes things a bit more complicated.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The best episode of Jekyll!

    9.7
    This episode starts with Dr. Jackman full of blood in a tree in front of the house where is wife and children lives.

    We only see what happened to him by flashbacks and we start understant better what leads him to that situation.

    When we see the blood on his shirt, and his house behind him, we expect the worse! But by the end of the episode I think we all stay surprised with the conclusion.

    It was an episode full of suspense, very well written, a scary one, with some revelations.

    What's not to enjoy? I have loved it... My favorite one in Jekyll's show.moreless
  • The 'organisation' is still a dark mystery, Tom's other side is given more background and Gena Bellman almost steals the show.

    9.8
    This episode reveals more about the relationship between 'Tom' and 'Billy', his alter-persona. It shows again how the two interact and builds more depth to the hatred between them. The change brought about in Nesbitt by his make up and facial expression is absolutely amazing, the dialog is also used to emphasise that the characters do not see him like the 'other Tom' but he actually does look quite different after a change. Again we see a little more of the secret organisation that is stalking him, though what it is or who is running it we are left unclear about. All of these facets of the show are being revealed slowly at the same time and will, no doubt, come together at the end for a great finale. This episode though belongs to Gina Bellman as 'Claire', Tom's wife. We have not seen this fine actress enough on our screens in the past (though I still laugh just thinking about 'Jane' in coupling) but she makes this episode her own quite easily with her performance. The script is good to her as well, with her character displaying a strength and intelligence that we could not have imagined or expected but she even steals the scenes that she shares with the 'monster' - a feat probably not seen since Fay Wray and King Kong.



    The way things are progressing at this point it is difficult to see any way of a happy ending for this mini-series. Death appears to be the only way out for Tom...... And we are all starting to like him.moreless
  • Jackman and Hyde are on the run.

    8.6
    An excellent episode though not as good episode 2. The differences is one of storytelling. This episode was slightly more difficult to follow due to the flashbacks that really told the story.



    The story was clearly intended to make the vieuwers think that Hyde hurt Mrs Jackman (and it worked very well, for a while).



    We get some more background info on the organisation looking for Hyde and it promises to be interesting finding out what it wants.



    By taking Mrs Jackman hostage too, the organisation may have made a mistake, now it's certain that both Jackman and Hyde will oppose them. The next episode is going to be revealing, I hope.moreless
  • Disappointing drop in quality

    5.0
    The first two episodes were really good, but this one fell flat for me: slow, unfocused plot (even with the surprise death), bad editing and camera work, stilted acting (the changes between Jackman and Hyde especially were pretty amateurish). It all left me wanting something more. I'll give this series another shot next week, but I'm not hopeful.
  • An almost flawless thriller. 24, eat your heart out!

    9.6
    This was a change-of-pace episode, if you could call a third episode in a series that. A fast-paced, yet strangely confined 'who done it', with all the classic bits and all the new tech bits. A few great touches, like lights flickering when Jekyll and Hyde are fighting for control or the conversation between Jekyll and Hyde-Claire in Jekyll's head; a few really corny slip-ups, like Claire getting back at Hyde with posturing (hence the deduction in score).

    A good Hyde development episode, where for the first time he is not only a homicidal brat bent on fun and blood. A great sign of things to come for Jekyll/Hyde internal monologue.

    All in all, there is rarely a thriller on TV with such suspense - this show's going places (as is Nesbit's hairdo :-) !moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Peter: What the hell's the matter with you?
      Benjamin: Bad day, break a head, you know how it is.

    • Miranda: It's very difficult to fake a death.
      Min: Yes, I tried it once. Well, that was more of a boyfriend thing. Oh, I had boyfriends once, dear. No idea I was a lesbian till Miranda explained it to me. Could have knocked me over with a feather. Which, oddly enough…
      Miranda: Moving on.

    • Katherine: Well, obviously, she's not a ghost, is she?
      Miranda: Now, why are we eliminating that possibility?
      Katherine: Because there's no such thing.
      Miranda: Katherine, your current professional engagement is working as a PA to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. From now on, there's no such thing as no such thing.

    • Benjamin: You're leaving.
      Peter: Yes.
      Benjamin: Well I was about to say a few words.
      Peter: The facts are not unconnected.
      Benjamin: I was just gonna inspire the troops.
      Peter: Well, make up your mind.
      Benjamin: See, you're being funny there. That's… that's you being funny, but I don't mind. I enjoy people with a sense of humour.
      Peter: Well, we enjoy you, too.

    • Peter: Do you mind if I make a few notes?
      Tom: I'm not a bloody experiment.
      Peter: What on earth gives you that idea?

    • Hyde: Hi, Daddy, this is so much better. Wine, a woman, a tied-up old guy. Okay, I'm not sure where we're going with that last one.

    • Hyde: Never try to hit me, Mrs. Jackman, when I haven't eaten. It's just a tip.

    • Claire: I'm your wife. Don't ever ask me to hit you. Just a tip.

    • Claire: Husband, I have questions.
      Hyde: I'm not your husband!
      Claire: What? Because you've changed? I don't know what you are. I don't know if you're schizoid or a werewolf, or the first man to discover PMT, but honey, yes, you are my husband.

    • Claire: You're taller than him. A bit slimmer. Younger. Maybe five years, maybe more. I remember that arse. What else is different?
      Hyde: Check it.
      Claire: Dream on.

    • Hyde: Can't tell you how fast I am, don't know exactly, but I'll tell you this. The first one of you starts getting nervous, starts pulling that trigger… dead. Then I'll have a gun, that's the next two… dead. Third one kills me, then dies of his injuries. So what you guys have got to ask yourselves… is this. "How much did I like my boss?"

    • Benjamin: My daddy once said to me a long time ago: Son, stop hitting me. I said - Daddy, stop getting up.

    • Claire: How can you be two people. What are you? I thought I married a man.
      Hyde: You miscounted.

    • Tom: I thought we were friends.
      Peter: Yes, that was the idea.

    • Peter: Tom?
      Tom: Expecting someone else?
      Peter: The question is, are you?

    • Benjamin: Listen up, English people! You know what tonight is? Tonight… is the orgasm. Tonight is everything this organisation has worked towards ever since it began, since it was a desk. Tonight is the culmination of over one hundred years of planning. We have in our hands one hundred years of the dreams of brilliant men. We have in our disposal some of the most advanced, some of the most expensive technologies the world has ever seen. What we do not have are any excuses. This is gonna be bigger than America. Dr. Jackman is coming home. Now… look at me, look at my face. Tonight… nobody… no… body… screws up. And in this organisation, when we say nobody, that means you. Over a hundred years, millions of dollars, and no screw-ups. Go!

    • Peter: Track Jackman and you're re-hired.
      Malcolm: I was fired?
      Peter: Mentally.

    • Katherine: Dr. Jackman, the longer he's constrained, the worse he gets.
      Tom: Yes.
      Katherine: He's like a dog, you need to run him.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Hyde: She met me, you know. Looked right at me. Didn't see you. How thick is that? (Impersonating Claire) Lois Lane with half a brain.


      Lois Lane is a character from the Superman comics and spin-offs. She works with reporter Clark Kent, the alter ego of Superman, but she doesn't see Superman when she looks at Clark, and vice versa.

    • Hyde: Tom's gone, honey. Dr. Jackman has left the building.

      An allusion to the famous line "Elvis has left the building" by Horace Lee Logan, used after Elvis' last concert of the Louisiana Hayride Show in 1956, trying to have the visitors stay at the concert instead of running out to get a last glimpse of Elvis.

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