Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
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Perpetual Night 

While an apocalyptic pestilence enshrouds London, Victor decides Lily's fate and Ethan comes face-to-face with the evil that seduces Vanessa.


Damon Thomas


John Logan (created by), Krysty Wilson-Cairns | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Reeve Carney ... Dorian Gray
Timothy Dalton ... Sir Malcolm Murray
Eva Green ... Vanessa Ives (voice)
Rory Kinnear ... John Clare
Patti LuPone ... Dr. Seward
Billie Piper ... Lily
Wes Studi ... Kaetenay
Harry Treadaway ... Dr. Victor Frankenstein
Josh Hartnett ... Ethan Chandler
Christian Camargo ... Dr. Alexander Sweet
Shazad Latif ... Dr. Henry Jekyll
Samuel Barnett ... Renfield
Jessica Barden ... Justine
Perdita Weeks ... Catriona Hartdegen
Aonghus Og McAnally Aonghus Og McAnally ... Docker


The monster returns to his family, trying to pick the pieces up after his death/rebirth. Ethan, Sir Malcolm and Kaetenay return to London with a perpetual fog enclosing the area looking for Vanessa as Dracula's creatures await them. Lily is trying her best to try to talk Victor out of changing or killing her. Dorian clears out his mansion. Dr. Seward knows Reinfield is spying on Vanessa for Dracula as she realizes it's not a delusion and joins forces with Sir Malcolm, Miss Harteghan, Ketaenay and Ethan.

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror


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19 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


A similar fog to the one depicted in this episode occurred in 1952, shrouding the city in a dense mist and killing an estimated 12,000 citizens. The deadly ingredient of the fog came from emissions from coal burning for residential use, power plants, and other means: sulfur dioxide was turned into sulfuric acid by an unfortunate combination of physics and chemistry, essentially turning the fog into a huge acid cloud which was inhaled by the Londoners over the course of 5 days. See more »


Cunard line boats (such as the RMS Umbria) coming from New York would not go directly to London, but to Liverpool. From there, it would be much faster to board a train than another boat. See more »


Written by Abel Korzeniowski
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