Questions tagged [taboo]

2017 British historical drama TV-series set in 1814 London and starring Tom Hardy as a man with a mysterious past fighting against various forces trying to get a hand on his unexpected heritage.

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What's with the “gems” Delaney finds aboard the “Felice Adventurero”?

When James Delaney visits his newly bought and formerly Spanish ship in Taboo S01E02, he finds something between the floor planks that looks like gems or coloured stones: Once he realizes that the ...
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Are James Delaney's less British habits of Nootka or African origin?

Part of James Delaney's more mysterious antics in BBC's Taboo (2017) is his occasional employment of somewhat "foreign" rituals, together with speaking in a distinctly non-English language (e.g. at ...
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Do we know who Robert's mother is?

At the beginning of Taboo season 1 James Delaney is visited by an old farmer wanting money for hiding some illegitimate son of Delaney's father for 10 years. But what is an immediate guess then ...
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Is James Delaney describing the East India Company in his own words?

During James Delaney's first negotation with the East India Company in Taboo S01E01 he, upon their pressing him to sell Nootka Sound to them, tells them rather straight what he thinks about the EIC: ...
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Is Zilpha Horace Delaney's or Salish's daughter?

At one point during the course of Taboo I learned that Zilpha isn't actually James's sister, but only his half-sister. But I don't actually recall it being said from whose side of the parentage, ...
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What is the state of affairs on Nootka Sound by the end of season 1?

During the course of the 1st season of Taboo James Delaney is constantly struggling to keep all the various forces, primarily the British and American governments and the East India Company, lusting ...