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Many people are familiar with classic literary characters like Dr. Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. "Penny Dreadful" brings those and other characters into a new light by exploring their origin stories in this psychological thriller that takes place in the dark corners of Victorian London. Sir Malcolm is an explorer who has lost his daughter to the city's creatures, and he will do whatever is needed to get her back and to right past wrongs. His accomplice, seductive clairvoyant Vanessa Ives, recruits charming American Ethan Chandler to help locate Sir Malcolm's daughter and slay some monsters. Oscar-winner Sam Mendes ("American Beauty") is one of the series' executive producers.

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Dr. Seward hypnotizes Renfield; the Creature must make a moral decision; Sir Malcolm, Ethan, Kaetenay, Dr. Seward and Catriona try to save Vanessa.
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Ethan, Sir Malcolm and Kaetenay return to London; Dr. Seward learns Renfield's secret; Ethan searches for Dr. Frankenstein; Lily shares a story from Brona Croft's past.
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Kaetenay has a vision of impending doom; Vanessa discovers an awful truth.
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When Vanessa turns to an old friend for help, she is introduced to a new ally; Lily, Dorian and Justine activate their plan; Ethan, Sir Malcolm and Hecate arrive at the ranch.
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While in the harsh desert wasteland, Hecate and Ethan struggle to survive.
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Vanessa convinces Dr. Seward to use hypnosis.
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A familiar confronts Vanessa, providing her with a clue to her past.
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Sir Malcolm continues his journey; Ethan receives help from Hecate; Dr. Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll hatch a plan; evil forces track Vanessa.
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With Ethan, Sir Malcolm and Dr. Frankenstein now scattered around the world facing their own demons, a shattered and despondent Vanessa seeks the help of Dr. Seward to battle a new evil.
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Sir Malcolm and Frankenstein confront ghosts from their pasts; Lyle helps rescue friends; Ethan leaves a trail of blood in his wake; the Creature tries to escape; Vanessa must relay on her strength to defeat the demon.
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Vanessa goes alone to battle Evelyn in order to save Sir Malcolm.
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The Creature unleashes his rage; Sir Malcolm confronts Evelyn.
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Vanessa and Ethan flee London for the Cut-Wife's cottage; a figure from the past resurfaces; Lyle and Frankenstein uncover more disturbing information from the relics; Lily is not what she appears to be.
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Sir Malcom receives tragic news; a glorious night turns horrible for Vanessa.
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Vanessa, Ethan, Sir Malcolm, Sembene and Lyle protect the mansion from another attack; Angelique is humiliated; the Creature grows more impatient; Evelyn works on a new totem; Hecate returns to her mother.
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The story of the Verbis Diablo affects Vanessa; Hecate tries to get closer to Ethan; Angelique and Dorian's romance grows; Rusk interviews the sole survivor of the massacre.
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Vanessa learns how to harness her powers from The Cut-Wife in a flashback.
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Vanessa seeks solace with Sir Malcolm; Dorian Gray meets an intriguing woman; Rusk seeks a survivor; Hecate hunts down a prize for her mother; Ferdinand Lyle reveals Verbis Diablo's backstory.
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Sir Malcolm returns to find a new evil hunting Vanessa.
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Following a vision of the Grand Guignol, Vanessa, Sir Malcolm, Ethan, Dr. Frankenstein and Sembene are confronted by their worst nightmares.
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Sir Malcolm, Ethan, Dr. Frankenstein and Sembene attempt to free Vanessa from the evil that is within her.

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