Finished off the third season of Penny Dreadful last night. It was a slow burn but built to a strong and satisfying finish. Spoilers beyond …
I could talk about Lily/Brona’s awesome speech in the penultimate episode … or I could just embed it here and encourage you to watch it. I’m not a fan of Billie Piper (it’s the main reason I’ve never caught up on the new seasons of Dr Who) but she rocked this scene and it’s a wonderful re-imagining of the “Bride of Frankenstein”.
But the thing I had the most visceral response to? What made me gasp aloud and exclaim “Oh no!”? In the final moments, with each character dissolute, lost to addication, cast adrift to frozen wastes or left painfully alone, they cut to Ethan Chandler locked in a cage, returning to his father’s thrall. And what do I say?
“They cut off his hair!”
I say again: AM. I. TWELVE???!?!