Victorian London is rocked to its foundations by a supernatural event that gives certain people — mostly women — abnormal abilities, from the wondrous to the disturbing. But no matter their particular "turns," all who belong to this new underclass are in grave danger. It falls to mysterious, quick-fisted widow Amalia True (Laura Donnelly) and brilliant young inventor Penance Adair (Ann Skelly) to protect and shelter these gifted "orphans." To do so, they will have to face the brutal forces determined to annihilate their kind.
Three years ago, every one of The Touched woke up... with a power. The Touched are rewriting the rules of reality. I want them under control. Even if it requires a bloodletting. I will cut your face to a mess.
You know, The Touched. Yes, they have weird deformities and afflictions. They're unhappy. Well, whatever they are...I think... they're a goldmine. You know what a better world could be like. Is that the mission you were going on about? Yes. I do have a mission... and I'm not cut out for it. But it matters. There's a harmony to our world that's worth preserving. The Touched are not a threat yet you seem determined to prove that they are. The church, the purists... they're a danger to us. We have enemies we don't know about yet. I am here for a reason! Our first response cannot be hate, we'll be lined up in the streets. We want the wicked punished and the good protected. Do you often engage in public violence? I know where I am in a fight because I see glimpses of the future. Something happen? It's not fun watching you throw yourself at danger like you think it's gonna propose. Could be fun. There's savagery... chaos... The Touched need protection and I need information...about why we're here. and what we're meant to do next. We're taking a terrible risk. The future of the world depends on what I'm doing. The future of the world depends on the present. The Touched are part of something much bigger.
1. What do some women in Victorian London have?
2. Who are the main characters?
3. What is the Touched?