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: Once Upon a Time 4×23, “Operation Mongoose”

Happy Monday! We’re on the last episode of season four of Once Upon a Time. Believe me, I’m just as ready for the finale as you are. Read More New Show Recap: Once Upon a Time 4×23, “Operation Mongoose”

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: Wolf Hall, Episode 1×05: “Crows”

It’s 1535. The Act of Supremacy has passed, and Henry VIII is now head of the Church. Chapuys, the Spanish ambassador, still refuses to recognize Anne Boleyn as Queen of England. Cromwell joins the royal progress at the Seymour home, Wolf Hall. Cromwell is keenly interested in Jane Seymour. During dinner, an exhausted Henry VIII falls asleep at the dinner table, and Jane Seymour takes it upon herself to wake him. Jane seems to have made an impression on Henry. Cromwell later sees Henry and Jane in the garden holding hands, and this causes him some concern. Read More New Show Recap: Wolf Hall, Episode 1×05: “Crows”

New Show Recap: Once Upon a Time 4×21, “Mother”

In a flashback to the Enchanted Forest, Regina is riding in her carriage when she sees a wedding ceremony taking place on royal lands. At first she pretends to be thrilled about it, but then her true nature shows itself and she orders the peasants off of the royal lands. She rips the groom’s heart out of his body and, despite her father warning her not to, kills him. Read More New Show Recap: Once Upon a Time 4×21, “Mother”

New Show Recap: Wolf Hall 1×04, “The Devil’s Spit”

It’s currently September 1533, and Anne Boleyn returns to Whitehall not with the son and heir she promised Henry, but with a daughter. Henry is disappointed at this, and he requests that his daughter be named Elizabeth, most likely after his own mother, Elizabeth of York. He also orders that the joust planned in anticipation of the newborn prince be canceled. The Boleyns remark that Cromwell didn’t ask about the queen. Read More New Show Recap: Wolf Hall 1×04, “The Devil’s Spit”

New Show Recap: Once Upon a Time 4×20, “Lily”

In the flashback, we see the sorcerer’s apprentice contacting his master, the apprentice tells the sorcerer that the author broke the rules and changed some stories, and that Snow and Charming channeled their daughter’s capability for evil into Maleficent’s child. Unfortunately, nothing can be done, and the two girls’ fates will forever be entwined. The apprentice has locked the author in the fairy tale book and can no longer change the fate of other realms; he can only record the stories. Read More New Show Recap: Once Upon a Time 4×20, “Lily”

New Show Recap: Wolf Hall 1×03, “Anna Regina”

In 1531, Henry is ready to annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon and asks parliament to declare him Supreme Head of the Church of England. There are many who are against the idea, including Thomas More, Henry VIII’s chancellor, who is a devout Catholic. Read More New Show Recap: Wolf Hall 1×03, “Anna Regina”