Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 8 Recap (1×08)

Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 8 “Grand Guignol” opens up with Vanessa and Malcolm speaking in the mansion about Mina’s whereabouts . There, Vanessa explains to Malcolm that she has had visions of the vampires and Mina inside the Grand Guignol theater. Malcolm tells Vanessa he would do anything to save his daughter, and he will do whatever it takes to put her out of her misery. Soon afterwards, Dorian arrives… Continue reading

Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 7 Recap (1×07)

We start this episode with Vanessa and Sir Malcolm talking in the sitting room. Vanessa seems physically fine, but the things she’s saying are strange. It seems like she’s being possessed, although it’s unclear exactly by what. Vanessa starts accusing Sir Malcolm of essentially raping his way through Africa, and proving Peter to rape the native women too so that he could prove his manhood. Books start flying off the… Continue reading

Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 6 Recap (1×06)

Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 6 “What Death Can Join Together” opens with Vanessa and Sir Malcolm speaking about Fenton’s death and his master. Malcolm later expresses his displeasure with Vanessa as he feels she is not doing everything in her power to find Mina. Meanwhile, Ethan returns from his night with Dorian to find Brona in bed, coughing violently. She apologizes to him for running out on him at… Continue reading

Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 5 Recap (1×05)

Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 5 “Closer Than Sisters” begins at Sir Malcolm’s house. We see Vanessa sitting in her room writing a letter to Mina. In it she’s says she’s going to tell Mina how the events that led to her being taken came to pass. We then flashback to two girls running along the beach, one with dark hair and one with light hair. The girls are holding… Continue reading

Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 4 Recap (1×04)

Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 4 “Demimonde” begins with Dorian Gray at a big sex party orgy with both women and men. Once the party is over, Dorian Gray enters a secret room in his mansion where a large painting lives. He sits and stares at The Picture of Dorian Gray. Vanessa Ives and Dorian Grey run into each other at a botanical greenhouse garden. Their meeting is very sexually charged… Continue reading

Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 3 Recap (1×03)

Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 3, “Ressurrection”, opens with a past glimpse of Dr. Frankenstein’s early years. After finding the family dog dead and crawling with maggots, Victor is consoled by his mother. However, his mother suddenly falls ill and succumbs to death. Following these two tragic events, the young Victor becomes obsessed with life & death and begins studying the human anatomy. We flash forward to the present, where Victor… Continue reading

Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 2 Recap (1×02)

Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 2, “Seance,” begins with a woman alone on a foggy evening in the streets of London. She witnesses a man get taken by an unseen creature. The monster then takes the woman for its pray, leaving nothing on screen but a bloody arm holding onto a green apple. The scene cuts to Ethan Chandler waking up on the rat infested docks. He goes straight to… Continue reading

Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 1 Recap (1×01)

The Series Premiere of Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 1 “Night Work” begins with a mother and her daughter sleeping in bed. When the mother goes to the bathroom in the middle of the night, an unknown dark force rips her through the bathroom wall. The little girl screams in horror when she witnesses the aftermath, which is her mother dismembered into little pieces. Cut to the next scene where… Continue reading