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Penny Dreadful – S3:E7 Recap

There are some epically bad choices happening this episode

Ebb Tide

Men Behaving Badly

Where to begin…

Should we start with Dorian who’s so used to dazzling everyone with his ‘wit’ and ‘charm’ that they don’t notice what a giant amoral douchebag he is until it’s too late?

Or Victor, the kind of guy who would say, ‘I love you just the way you are, now are you sure you should eat that?’

Then there’s Henry the guy who’ll know someone slipped you a roofie but since it wasn’t him he’s not responsible for what happens.

These three dickbags decide they know what’s best for Brona!Lily, you know the grown ass woman whom at least two of them have already used for their own purposes, kidnapping and plotting their mind-rape of her.

There are so many ways that I want this to come back on them I can’t begin to count them all.

The Ship of Snark

Kaetenay and Ethan have a snark off that’s filled with undercurrents of deep love and anger. Malcolm is hilariously done with them and books them all passage on a ship heading back to England. On the way across Kaetenay gets a vision of Vanessa and Ethan being attacked by the Night Creatures at Grandage Place. He dreamwalks to her to tell her that Ethan and Malcolm are on the way but dream!Vanessa is pretty much halfway towards being Dracula’s one true love. Kaetenay’s like, ‘Guys we need to get there like yesterday or we’re screwed.’

I Did Not See That Coming

Kaetenay is right, as he (and the audience) was so worried about Ethan’s seduction and downfall we totally missed Vanessa’s. On the one hand we should’ve known, Dr. Sweet, is just that: kind, courteous, courtly, the epitome of a gentlemen with enough swagger to make him appealing. On the other hand, it’s Vanessa. Our number one HBIC. Vanessa is the essence of common sense and badassery. The moment she realized just what Sweet is there was no doubt in my mind that she would do what was necessary, even if she failed. I honestly didn’t think for one moment that Vanessa would fall under his sway willingly but she did and now?

All hell is about to break loose.

Ha’Penny Thoughts

  • It’s a damn shame that the werewolf and the vampire are the only men on this show who treat women/POC (and their bodies) with respect automatically and don’t have to be taught not to be dicks.
  • This show is like a work of art every episode, when a show can make a graveyard beautiful you know its production values are no joke.
  • I love how even the most minor of background characters commits fully to their role. This show must be so much fun to work on.
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1 Comment on Penny Dreadful – S3:E7 Recap

  1. Reblogged this on The Adventures of Fort Gaskin-Burr and commented:

    I love Penny Dreadful so much…


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