BBC’s "Jekyll" In 10 Screencaps Or Less

Jekyll” is a BBC miniseries from 2007 starring James Nesbitt as Tom Jackman, a modern-day descendant of Dr. Jekyll who has just started transforming into the nefarious Mr. Hyde. Let’s summarize “Jekyll”… In 10 Screencaps Or Less!™

Key plotpoints are pictured below. You have been warned!

Tom Jackman finds himself transforming inexplicably into a younger, stronger, more violent version of himself. Before each transformation, he locks himself up with a sultry assistant whose job is to assist both Tom and Hyde with their dual lifestyle.

Tom and Hyde have an uneasy truce. But when Hyde learns that Tom has a family, he can’t help but pay the estranged wife and kids a visit masquerading as Tom’s unknown cousin…

And help them cut the cake.

After learning there’s a secret group trying to capture Hyde, Tom goes on the run. But not before leaving a message for Hyde, warning his other self to never go near his family again.

Eventually Tom returns home, and learns that his ol’ friend Peter really isn’t his friend. In fact, Peter is a member of Klein & Utterson, the group trying to capture Hyde at any cost for reasons unclear. Peter justifies his manipulations of Tom’s life by stating it was for “the greater good.”

Hyde subdues Peter while Tom’s wife, Claire, looks on. Now that she understands why her husband’s been acting so strangely, Claire confronts Hyde about his existence and his tomcatting around.

The boys from Klein & Utterson bust in, and stuff the claustrophobic Tom inside a small metal box. They do the same to the kids, and take Claire along for the ride.

Wandering the K&C complex, Claire discovers dozens of deformed clones of her husband–created, she finds out, because K&C believe they can cure every disease known to man if they crack Hyde’s genetic code.

Tom/Hyde escape their confinement. Peter uses poison gas on Tom, but the plan fails: Tom transforms into Hyde who exhales the gas into Peter, killing him.

Tom and Hyde work together to rescue Claire and the boys. Hyde dies saving Tom’s children, leaving Tom and his family a new lease on life.


Tomorrow, we see what “Jekyll” can teach us about product management and logical fallacies.

3 thoughts on “BBC’s "Jekyll" In 10 Screencaps Or Less

  1. I loved this series. Think Nesbitt will receive the nod to portray the new Doctor when Tennant regenerates at the end of 2009?

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