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Seance

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 séance. Meanwhile, Ethan befriends Ms. Brona Croft, a young Irish immigrant.

Written by: John Logan

Directed By: J.A. Bayona

Episode Recaps

From The A.V. Club:
The first episode of Penny Dreadful was good fun, but "Séance," appropriately enough, takes the show one step beyond.

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From The L.A. Times:
When a spiritualist communes with the dead to titillate Victorian party guests, the outcome is far more frightful than anticipated on "Séance."

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From Zap2It:
Well, "Penny Dreadful" sure seemed to ratchet up the weird in this episode.

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From Collider:
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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From Screen Rant:
There isn't a single poor performance in Penny Dreadful. It's just impossible for anyone to steal the spotlight with Eva Green around.

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Showtime Advisories
Graphic Violence, Adult Language, Adult Content, Nudity

Duration
55 min.

Rating
TVMA

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