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Séance 

Vanessa and Sir Malcolm encounter the mysteriously beautiful Dorian Gray at a party. Things take a turn, however, when renowned medium Madame Kali hosts a séance. Meanwhile, Ethan befriends Ms. Brona Croft, a young Irish immigrant.

Director:

J.A. Bayona

Writers:

John Logan (creator), John Logan
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Reeve Carney ... Dorian Gray
Timothy Dalton ... Sir Malcolm Murray
Eva Green ... Vanessa Ives
Rory Kinnear ... The Creature
Billie Piper ... Brona Croft
Danny Sapani ... Sembene
Harry Treadaway ... Dr. Victor Frankenstein
Josh Hartnett ... Ethan Chandler
Simon Russell Beale ... Ferdinand Lyle
Alex Price ... Proteus
Lorcan Cranitch ... Inspector Granworthy
Helen McCrory ... Madame Kali
Amy De Bhrún ... Prostitute
Jack Walsh ... Barman
Michael O'Flaherty Michael O'Flaherty ... Police Sergeant
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Storyline

Vanessa and Sir Malcolm attend the party at Ferdinand Lyle's home in the hopes of learning more about the the Egyptian hieroglyphs found on the dead creature. Vanessa meets the ever young Dorian Gray. Vanessa also participates in a séance where she proves to the spirit world's conduit. Meanwhile, Ethan Chandler makes the acquaintance of a prostitute, Brona Croft. She in turn has a session with young Gray. Elsewhere, Victor Frankenstein is amazed at how quickly his creation, who he has named Proteus, can learn. It all comes to a surprising end however. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 May 2014 (USA) See more »

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"Enter Proteus" appears eight times in William Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1952), but the one shown is from the start of Act 2, Scene 6. See more »

Goofs

A large ship is shown travelling downstream on the Thames towards Blackfriars Bridge. It would have been unable to get underneath it or London Bridge further downstream to reach the sea. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Barman: [Ethan Chandler shows up to a bar after a night of sleeping out in the dirt] One of those nights, has it been?
Ethan Chandler: Do you have any whiskey?
Barman: The more pertinent question might be as follow: Do you have money?
Barman: [Mr. Chandler slaps cash on the barkeep] Much as you like, friend.
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Samson et Dalila: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix
Music by Camille Saint-Saëns
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Fantastic Reliving of Classic Characters
12 September 2017 | by jetkotSee all my reviews

I enjoyed the conversations of Dr.Victor Frankenstein and Vanessa Ives. Especially the lines "Man does not live only in the empirical. We must seek the ephemeral, or why live?". The dialogue is beautiful and the scenes are beautifully shot. I did not particularly like Reeve Carney as Dorian Gray. But I enjoyed the introduction of Billie Piper as Brona Croft. This series is turning out to be brilliant. I am addicted


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