Penny Dreadful: Season 3 Review

Penny Dreadful: Season 3 Review

Warning: Full spoilers for Penny Dreadful’s final season below. I’m not here to contest that Penny Dreadful was somehow not a set three-year arc plotted out from the get-go by creator/writer John Logan, but I do call into question Showtime’s decision not to tell us all ahead of time that this was the final season – only dropping the bomb the day after a definitively show-ending, or at least Vanessa-ending, finale aired. Why not tell us? Many already suspected it back when this season came with one less episode than Season 2, despite Logan’s stating that it didn’t mean anything and that it was simply the amount of episodes he informed Showtime he needed. But still, it was hard not to have doubts. Then when Dracula finally returned to the story, full circle, it began to look even more like this was the end. Both Satan and Dracula tried their hand at Vanessa’s soul in Season 1 and then it was all the Devil in Season 2 (with the help of his Nightcomers). Now Dracula would make his big play for the cursed Ms. Ives and it had all the makings of a final showdown. Continue reading…
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