Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
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The Blessed Dark 

Sir Malcolm and his allies battle the fiend laying claim to Vanessa, the Creature faces a baleful demand, and Ethan makes a heartrending choice.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Reeve Carney ... Dorian Gray
Timothy Dalton ... Sir Malcolm Murray
Eva Green ... Vanessa Ives
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
Sophie Meade Sophie Meade ... Teenage Singing Girl


Sir Malcolm, Ethan, Kaetaney, Dr. Seward, Dr. Frankenstein and Miss Harteghan confront Dracula to rescue Vanessa Ives. Lily comes home to Dorian and finds an empty mansion, only Dorian and one dead girl, Justine. John Clare refuses to have his son turned into a monster ,like him by Victor. Written by stephen scialli

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror


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19 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The poem The Creature/John Clare recites at the end of the episode is called "Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood" by the English poet William Wordsworth. In his poem, Wordsworth laments his lost connection to nature as he grew older and humanity's failure to recognize the value of the natural world. See more »


Vanessa Ives had renounced her Roman Catholic faith. At the moment of her death she reclaimed it but when she said the Lord's Prayer, she used the protestant version. See more »

Crazy Credits

This Episode closes with the words "The End", just before the final credits roll. This actually indicates not only the end of this season but actually the end of the show. See more »


Dreadful Recaps Season 3 Finale
Written by Daniel Chadalakian Kurz
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A Fitting End
20 June 2016 | by deltaopSee all my reviews

Penny Dreadful is masterful television and I expected no less from it than to end without getting all hackneyed. This is exactly what has happened. The showrunners have beautifully, albeit a little abruptly, wrapped up the series while it was still going strong. That being said, we all would have loved for PD to continue, and it could easily have been drawn out to at least a couple more seasons but it would have lost much of its creative punch by then. Something a show of PD's caliber doesn't deserve.

Coming to the episode, it was perfectly paced. The penultimate episode was brilliant in itself and set up a great stage for the finale to shine through. There is action, heartbreak and singular pathos. And like the rest of the series the acting is top notch, the writing is pristine and the music impeccably adds to each scene.

Conclusively, I admire John Logan for running a series that was always better than it had to be, while not quite garnering the attention it deserved. It was rich and alluring, poignant and artistic, dark and mysterious - all at the same time, a truly nonpareil show. I would be very surprised if it doesn't win at least a couple of Emmys this year.

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