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Penny Dreadful Preview: “Little Scorpion” 

Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.]

This week’s Penny Dreadful is hands down my favorite episode of the series so far, and it does not at all help my Eva Green and Josh Hartnett problem. I’m guessing it won’t help yours, either. After last week’s two steps forward one step back between them, this episode is 90% Ethan and Vanessa’s story.

It spends a lot of time on them as they navigate an escape from London, their trust of and friendship with each other, and the dangers that loom beneath the surface of their own personas. It even addresses one of my major concerns about putting them together, which I may have been jumpy clappy about. I admit nothing.

Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME

I loved all of it, with the teeny tiny exception that the denouement rang a little bit heavy handed for me, but the point had to be made, so I can let it slide. Speaking of dangers, we also learn that maybe Lily isn’t quite so fragile after all.

Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan

Here’s the formal description: Not feeling safe in London, Vanessa and Ethan flee to the Cut-Wife’s cottage on the lonely moors. While there, Vanessa and Ethan settle into a domestic life as they draw closer together until a figure from her dark past resurfaces. Meanwhile back in London, Lyle and Frankenstein uncover even more disturbing information from the Verbis Diablo relics. We soon discover that Lily isn’t what she appears to be.

Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME

And here are a few sneak peeks. Penny Dreadful airs at 10/9c Sunday on Showtime.

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