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Penny Dreadful “Little Scorpion” 

Apparently, to know Vanessa Ives is to want to protect her from harm and evil. She’s got her cadre of protectors — although Sir Malcolm isn’t doing the best job right now, because he’s under the influence of Evelyn Poole. Lyle, while still technically beholden to Ms. Poole as well,…

Penny Dreadful “Glorious Horrors” 

Is it weird that I like Rusk? Like, really like him? He’s a serious threat to Ethan, but I feel like his interest in what happened at the Mariner’s Inn and whatever he thinks about Ethan’s role in that massacre, it makes Ethan all the more motivated to remember what…

Penny Dreadful “Verbis Diablo” 

Ferdinand Lyle has always been a funny little man, but he’s wealthy and a wealth of information, so his strangeness is tolerated. His job at the British Museum, as well as his connections through marriage, make him valuable. Society seems to put up with his eccentricities because he’s harmless, but…

Penny Dreadful “Fresh Hell” 

“You can’t change who you are no matter who you save.” Mina’s dead. The vampire is dead. But as Vanessa tries to remind Ethan, the war is not over. Something else is coming, something they can’t hunt because it’s Sir Malcolm, and Dr. Frankenstein, and Ethan Chandler, and Vanessa Ives…