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Seance

Original Air Date: May 11, 2014

In pursuit of answers, Vanessa and Sir Malcolm attend a party at Egyptologist Sir Ferdinand Lyle's home where they encounter the mysteriously beautiful Dorian Gray. The party takes a turn, however, when renowned medium Madame Kali hosts a sťance. Meanwhile, Ethan befriends Ms. Brona Croft, a young Irish immigrant.

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Behind 102: The Seance

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Sneak Peek: Commune with the Spirits

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Autopsy of a Scene: Episode 102 - "Seance"

Autopsy of a Scene: Episode 102 - "Seance"

"The first episode of Penny Dreadful was good fun, but "Sťance," appropriately enough, takes the show one step beyond."

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"When a spiritualist communes with the dead to titillate Victorian party guests, the outcome is far more frightful than anticipated on "Sťance.""

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"In Penny Dreadful's first episode, "Night Work," Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton) told Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) to not be amazed by what he sees. "

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3 Seasons, 27 Episodes

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  • Season 3

    Ethan Chandler, Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, Sir Malcolm, the Creature, and Lily must each face their own monstrous selves. But for Vanessa Ives, accepting her demons could exact a terrible cost and plunge the world into darkness.

    Season 3
  • Season 2

    Vanessa Ives and her allies find themselves locked in epic battle against an unholy evil; Sir Malcolm falls under the spell of a bewitching temptress; Ethan's big secret becomes known as his past comes back to haunt him.

    Season 2
  • Season 1

    Vanessa Ives battles an evil demon determined to possess her; Sir Malcolm Murray tries to rescue his cursed daughter; Ethan Chandler becomes enmeshed with a group of vampire hunters and falls for a doomed local prostitute.

    Season 1
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