Friday News Bites: Canadian Election Results, SCIENCE! + More

Hello, unicorns. Why, yes, I do rather enjoy using “SCIENCE!” in a headline rather than typing it like a reasonable person. By the way, did you know that October 22 is International All Caps Day? WHY YES IT IS. That said, let’s shout about this week’s news, shall we?

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Penny Dreadful 2×09, “And Hell Itself My Only Foe”

Hello, all! Time for episode nine of season two of Penny Dreadful! We’re just one episode away from the season finale, and trust me, the suspense in this one is enough to keep you up all night! Read More Penny Dreadful 2×09, “And Hell Itself My Only Foe”

New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×04, “Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places”

Vanessa tells Malcolm, Professor Lyle, and Victor about her time with the Cut-Wife and what the Nightcomers really are: witches and evil spirits bound to do the devil’s bidding to serve their own ends. Victor is reluctant to believe Vanessa, but when she tells him that these witches do walk in London, he apologizes. Malcolm decides that they must decipher the writing on the relics. Professor Lyle explains that the writing on the relics is not just one language, but a collection of languages, including Greek, Latin, and Arabic, that tell the story of God casting Lucifer and the angels out of heaven. The monk who had written the story on the artifacts had been compelled by a demon to do so. Professor Lyle suspects that the story is the memoir of the devil. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×04, “Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places”

New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×03, “Nightcomers”

Vanessa emerges from the bathroom, having just washed. She encounters Ethan in her bedroom, and he asks her about the scorpion sigil she had scrawled on the floor in blood. She is unwilling to speak of what it is at first, but Ethan is determined to help her and begs her to tell him what the sigil is all about. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×03, “Nightcomers”

New Show Recap: Wolf Hall 1×06, “Master of Phantoms”

It’s now 1536. Anne Boleyn has lost the child she was carrying and her marriage to the king is falling apart. The members of the court see this, and it’s only a matter of time before, and it’s common knowledge that the king is very interested in Jane Seymour. Following Henry VIII’s instructions, Cromwell begins to plot Anne Boleyn’s downfall. Read More New Show Recap: Wolf Hall 1×06, “Master of Phantoms”

New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×09

Well, Persephoneers, I hate to break it to you, but this is the last episode of Downton Abbey for Season 5. And the series is ending after its sixth season, which is next year. All my creys! Read More New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×09

New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×08

Guess what? We’re on episode seven of Downton Abbey, which means we’re in the home stretch! And we have all of the staples of a primetime soap opera in this episode: a wedding that may or may not occur, opposition to a marriage, an announcement from a killjoy, a mother bitchier than Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest, a realization of a child’s parentage based on its looks, a family member leaving, and Anna starring in Bates Part Deux: The Homicidal Housewife. Read More New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×08

New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×07

This week’s Downton Abbey had it all: a breakup, a makeup, wedding bells for one couple, the possible death knell of another, a secret being let out, and of course, what would an extra special episode be without someone calling out a racist, classist asshole and the message that reading is fundamental? And we bid a fond farewell to one of the mainstays of the Crawley family. Read More New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×07