Night Creatures and Sweet Temptations tonight on Penny Dreadful

“How I wish my friends were here now.” –Vanessa Ives

In the sixth episode of the season (and the second not written by John Logan) Penny Dreadful picks up right where it left off last week in the unforgiving American Southwest, and where it will return, for a show-stopping, bloody dinner with the Talbots.

We do return to London this week where Vanessa (Eva Green) is feeling most strongly the absence of Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) and Ethan (Josh Hartnett). Lyle again refers her to someone who may be able to help her that sees her sharing a brandy with thanatologist Catriona (newcomer Perdita Weeks), however her deep loneliness will lead her to the one man she should be avoiding.


Thankfully this week we check in with The Creature/John Clare as he fights the urge to make himself known to his family, and as always, Rory Kinnear’s portrayal of this haunted character is extraordinary, and his scene, despite its brevity, devastatingly poignant.

There is a truly grotesque image on offer this week that horror aficionados can look forward to. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) finds himself playing second fiddle to Lily (Billie Piper) in her school of revenge and revolution.


Penny Dreadful episode six is entitled “No Beast So Fierce” and is directed by Paco Cabezas, and is written by Andrew Hinderaker & Krysty Wilson-Cairns. It airs on Foxtel’s Showtime channel tonight at 8.30pm.

Penny Dreadful episode six images/Showtime


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