S1 E1: In the series premiere episode, security consultant/bouncer Alfred meets Thomas Wayne and Esme Winikus (recurring guest star EMMA CORRIN), an actress/dancer at the Golden Slipper nightclub that employs him. In a much darker part of London, Lord Harwood (series star JASON FLEMYNG), leader of the Raven Society is having a man tortured for a name which happens to be none other than Thomas Wayne. Courting Esme, Alfred brings her home to meet his doting mother and often-disapproving father (series regulars DOROTHY ATKINSON and IAN PULESTON-DAVIES), but the night ends in disaster when Esme is brazenly kidnapped by Bet Sykes (series star PALOMA FAITH). Working for Harwood, Sykes offers to trade Esme for Thomas Wayne. When Alfred is betrayed in the exchange, he and Thomas realize that Harwood and Sykes cannot be trusted, and that they'll have to work together to rescue Esme.