New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×10, “And They Were Enemies”

In Penny Dreadful’s season finale, we get a lot: a slam poetry showdown with an automaton, the final battle between Evelyn and Vanessa, Caliban deciding to go to the North Pole to see Santa, werewolf!Ethan saving the day, Evelyn’s prize doll collection being destroyed, Lyle escaping the clutches of the witch holding him captive without ruining his hair, an end-of-the-world party at Dorian’s house, Natural Born Killers Victorian style, and a sad good-bye to the stalwart Sembene. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×10, “And They Were Enemies”

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 2×08, “Memento Mori”

Well, kids, this is it! Episode 8 of this season of Penny Dreadful! So much has yet to happen! And did you hear the good news? Penny Dreadful has been renewed for a third season! Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×08, “Memento Mori”

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 2×02, “Verbis Diablo”

Vanessa is alone in her room after the witches appear to her. After some time, she goes to Sir Malcolm to tell him about what happened. Vanessa is upset because she believes the witches are threatening not only her, but the people she loves. Sir Malcolm assures her he will help her fight whatever opponent they are facing. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×02, “Verbis Diablo”

New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful, Episode 2×01: “Fresh Hell”

Episode one of the second season opens just the day after the events of last season’s final episode. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful, Episode 2×01: “Fresh Hell”

New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful, 1×08, “Grand Guignol”

When last we left Penny Dreadful, Vanessa had just undergone a mini-exorcism, administered by Ethan. The demon appeared to be in remission, and Malcolm’s outrageously selfish desire that Vanessa’s possession would result in an answer to Mina’s whereabouts turned out to be true: Mina is at the theater where they saw the play (the one where Caliban works). Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful, 1×08, “Grand Guignol”

New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful, Episode 1X07: “Possession”

This week’s episode of Penny Dreadful had us on the edge of our seats as always, and since the finale is next week, it only heightens the suspense and makes waiting for the next episode even harder. In the last episode, we were left with Sir Malcolm trying to have a conversation with Vanessa after her return from her date with Dorian, only for Vanessa to start levitating like Linda Blair in The Exorcist. Her head didn’t spin, though her symptoms of demonic possession in this episode are just as unnerving. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful, Episode 1X07: “Possession”