Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Episode 5
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels episode 5, “Children of the Royal Sun,” is a streetwise episode. Even the spirituality is grounded in concrete. The older believers keep their shrines in dark rooms, the younger ones want to dance to show reverence but all the cool joints are closed down. Meanwhile city councilmen do the old soft shoe all over their neighborhood.
Elsa, one of the many guises Natalie Dormer takes as the darkest angel in the city, manages to get out by herself. Of course, she’s never really alone. The episode opens as Magda, all decked out in Goth finery that nightclub won’t see again until the 90s, steps out to cut a rug, or a throat, she hasn’t decided. Once again she goes unnoticed until she transforms into her German persona, and