Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
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What Death Can Join Together 

Vanessa's latest vision leads Sir Malcolm, Ethan and Sembene on a search. Professor Van Helsing reveals more details to Dr. Frankenstein about who has taken Mina.


Coky Giedroyc


John Logan (creator), John Logan

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Episode complete credited cast:
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
David Warner ... Professor Abraham Van Helsing
Olly Alexander ... Fenton
Olivia Llewellyn ... Mina Harker
Hannah Tointon ... Maud Gunneson
Joe McAvera Joe McAvera ... Photographer
Gavin Fowler ... Simon
Robert Nairne ... Vampire


Sir Malcolm, Ethan and Sembene follow their vampire lead to a quarantined ship to find Mina only to see her taken away again. Vanessa has a violent sexual escapade with Dorian, where she is met with the voice again and storms out. Van Helsing tells Victor about the true nature of the creatures they are hunting. Caliban grows impatient with Victor and plots to harm those close to him. Brona apologizes to Ethan for her behavior previously. Written by Piyush Shandilya

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror


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15 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Richard Riddell (Nathaniel Morris) has worked with two actors born in the city of Exeter in Devon (south-west England): Harry Treadaway in this episode and Bradley James in 'Merlin'. They played Evan and Arthur respectively. See more »


Victor mentions "echolocation" used by bats, which wasn't discovered until the 1930s, and the term wasn't coined until the 1940s. See more »


Vanessa Ives: I think Mr Gray, there are tremors around us, like the vibrations of a note of music - hidden music. Some may be more attuned to them than others, what do those people do? Those who have been chosen.
Dorian Gray: They endure uniqueness.
Vanessa Ives: To be alien, to be disenfranchised from those around you, is that not a dreadful curse?
Dorian Gray: To be different, to be powerful, is that not a divine gift?
Vanessa Ives: To be alone?
Dorian Gray: To be seeking.
Vanessa Ives: What?
Dorian Gray: Another.
Vanessa Ives: Like you?
Dorian Gray: Who shares your rarity.
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Written by Abel Korzeniowski
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Sublime Horror
17 June 2014 | by deltaopSee all my reviews

I really liked this episode. It was laced with edge-of-the-seat suspense and mystery that had me hooked to my TV throughout the 50-minute runtime.

What attracted me the most was the fact that this isn't your conventional horror TV show like American Horror Story and possibly, The Walking Dead. In it, a lot of the action is occurring off-screen and a lot of the story is still draped in dark curtains of obscurity. Is Ethan a werewolf? Is Grey's life eternal (I haven't read the book so I don't know yet)? What kind of demon possesses Vanessa? Why is Mina being used by the vampires? To be concise, a lot is left to the viewer's imagination.

Additionally, the writing of this show has been great throughout, even beautiful. And I must confess that this episode in particular had me going for the dictionary a couple of times! In short, this is a great TV series and I hope it continues.

P.S: Seeing the previews, I can't wait for next week's episode. Looks fantastic.

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