TV Club: Penny Dreadful: “And They Were Enemies”

Let’s be honest: If you were to attempt to describe tonight’s season finale to someone unfamiliar with Penny Dreadful, it would be hard to get through it with a straight face. I’m not sure anyone but Eva Green could have convincing played a climactic encounter with a Satan-possessed puppet of herself speaking with her own voice, but Green has already proven time and again on this show that she’s up for anything and beyond. It’s a bizarre way for this storyline to play out, but that’s in keeping with what turns out to be an oddly structured finale. The main conflict of the season is wrapped up in the first 20 minutes or so, leaving us with a series of gloomy epilogues that scatters our central characters to the far reaches of the globe.

It’s a good thing word has already come down …

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