e8 theory



Unlike the straightforward S1, the timeline of S2 has long been a source of controversy. The consensus is that E2 (Death Comes Knocking) is out of order and should be somewhere after Murder a la Mode (E5) and before The Blood of Juana the Mad (E8). The theory is supported by the screen caps.

Again, aljwritesphryne did a great piece on her take of the timeline; don’t miss it!


S2E1 (Murder Most Scandalous): Around 20-Jan-1929. George Sanderson’s Toxicology Report was dated 19-Jan-1929. By the way, this proved how fast Rosie had moved on to be engaged to Sidney after her divorce with Jack merely a month before in mid-December 1928; however, it didn’t stop her from reaching out to Jack when she and her father needed his help. The dynamic between the exes sure was a bit awkard for everyone.

S2E2 (Death Comes Knocking): March 1929!!! The calendar in Miss Fisher’s kitchen clearly showed March, but the next episode went back to January. Based on the dates in the next few episodes, this one apparently was intended to be at least after Murder a la Mode. It is intriguing that they moved it up earlier; I’d like to know the reasons behind the decision.

S2E3 (Dead Man’s Chest): End of January 1929. The newspaper Jack was reading about the doubloon was dated 26-Jan-1929. The Phrack in this episode was one of the most Phabulous as Seaside Jack proved to be so much more fun than City South Jack.

S2E4 (Dead Weight): Early February 1929. The newspaper reporting Constable Fry’s death was dated 07-Feb-1929.

S2E5 (Murder a la Mode): February 1929. The calendar in the kitchen showed February.

S2E6 (Marked for Murder): No images found.

S2E7 (Blood at the Wheel): Mid to late March 1929. It is a bit blurry, but the coroner’s report of Gerty appeared to be dated 20-Mar-1929. Based on the cozy atmosphere during the palm reading scene, Death Coes Knocking has to be before Blood at the Wheel. Assuming Marked for Murder rightly occurred before Blood at the Wheel (which I think it did), I would place Death Comes Knocking between Murder a la Mode and Marked for Murder.

S2E8 (The Blood of Juana the Mad): This is an odd one. The toe tag of the corps at the beginning of the episode was dated 18-Apr-1929, but when Mr. Butler was drugged by Beatrice’s jam, the calendar in the kitchen showed March. In one of Nathan Page’s interviews, he mentioned that they were filming out of sequence, so they must have forgotten to flip the calendar.

S2E9 (Framed for Murder): Likely early April 1929. When Miss Fisher was questioning Clara in her kitchen, the calendar showed April.

S2E10 (Death on the Vine): Mid to late April 1929. Oskar Voigt’s letter to the Bendigo newspaper was dated 16-Apr-1929, which was several days before he was murdered.

S2E11 (Dead Air): Mid-May 1929. When Dot was showing Miss Fisher the clue she found in the newspaper, the calendar in the kitchen showed May. Also, the newspaper reporting the radio stations being sabotaged was dated 15-May-1929. This means that Hugh proposed to Dot about 9 months after they started courting. The Operation Marriage Proposal may have gotten a rocky start, but it turned out to be “Just perfect". Nicely done, Hugh!

S2E12 (Unnatural Habits): June 1929. When Hugh and Jack gathered in Miss Fisher’s kitchen (aka the City South satellite office) to discuss Operation Pandarus with her and the team (Dot, Bert, Cec, and Mr. B), the calendar showed June.

S2E13 (Murder Under the Mistletoe): July 1929. No images is need as it was to celebrate Christmas in July. The most talked about topic of this episode, of course, is Jack and his sweater, which in some people’s opinion is as criminal as the crazy murderer Nicholas Mortimer.


To be continued with S3…

(Posted 27-Aug-2015)


Teake NutmaThe Exceptional Symmetry of E8.

This movie attempts to show the beautiful symmetry of the exceptional Lie group E8. Out of all the known Lie groups, E8 stands out as the largest and most complex exceptional group. It has 248 generating elements, which by themselves have an astounding degree of symmetry. This symmetry can only be fully grasped in 8-dimensional space. But luckily it is also possible to project E8 onto a two-dimensional plane, chosen such that the resulting image preserves a small fraction of its total symmetry. There are different choices for these projections, some preserving more symmetry than others. The movie rotates through a selection of projections in succession.

(Source: geometrymatters)