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Anybody else catch this one? I think they got a good feel for the genre. The talent is great and the effects look good.


I haven't watched the newest episode yet, but I've been watching it.

It's pretty good, but something about it keeps me from going "I need to see more of that" every week so it's usually the last thing in my watch queue. Not sure what it is, really.

Maybe it's the gratuitous nudity? I like a sex scene as much as the next guy, but even for a Showtime show this is some ridiculous s@$%. At least twice an episode you've got two people f&%@ing everywhere, even when in some rare cases it doesn't make a lick of sense for the characters to hook up like that.

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Unless that was some really damn good Absinthe I don't see why Dorian and Chandler got it on. They could have possibly tossed some hints that Chandler was bi at some point but if they did I missed every single one. Dorian I understand, he's addicted to sensations, new things, new people, etc. he probably doesn't give a damn whether it's a man, woman, child, or billygoat, but him and Chandler specifically seemed to come from NOWHERE as if they needed to fill some sex scene quota or something.

Which is further backed up by the fact that it's never brought up again except as a throwaway line by Vanessa when she's all possessed and stuff which makes me feel like it was REALLY pointless.

It seems like they're making checkboxes and slowly ticking them off.

"Well okay we've got the blonde sex scene, and the brunette sex scene, then we have the gay sex scene...which one are we missing? Don't think we've had a lesbian sex scene yet but maybe we'll save that one for when Vanessa and Mina see each other again. Yeah, lesbian sex is the only way to cure vampirism AND possession! Seems legit."

/rant

I mean, I watch True Blood with no issues (well, no issues with that), so I've got a pretty high tolerance for it. At least there it makes sense, all the vampires are old, horny, and ready to try new things. Here, not as much.

But anyway...still a really good show. That's just been niggling at me for a while.

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I do recall some nudity but nothing excessive. Its not like sir Malcom has dialogue while women get it on in the background GoT style. There is something provacative about the genre maybe its the danger or the mystique of the characters that leads to sexual encounters. In any event, I dont think its excessive to the point of bad taste or fanservice.

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I think they are trying to play up Dorian as someone you cant resist. The man is just atractive in a number of ways that make people want to get down. Chandler seems to be a live in the moment type of chap. It didnt make complete sense to me from his perspective but so far nobody has been able to resist Dorian.

I found this to be refershing after True Blood. My GF likes TB and I cant stand it. I hope Penny can hang onto gothic horror feel the show has been able to acomplish so far. Though I agree with you that the show is good but its not must see good. Though there has been some pretty good televison this year so it might not be fair to compare. I have a feeling they are just getting started and the second season will get better yet.


I'm watching TB mostly out of inertia. Season 3 was meh and season 4 was WTF that shark is really far below you guys but season 5 is actually pretty good so far, so maybe last season redemption?

As for GoT, I'll be honest I don't watch the show a whole lot, so I may be missing out on some of the more intrusive scenes. I basically come into the season and watch the episodes that have my favorite scenes from the books, and go back and rewatch episodes people are talking about that turned out really well with new stuff. However, IMO having people getting it on in the background while more important stuff happens in the foreground is a lot less jarring after the first time. In Penny Dreadful, it's basically the only thing going on in the scene, which leaves you bored most of the time.

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That may be it, but it seems like it could have been shaped up a little better. I mean, the only evidence before that is Chandler's tuberculosis having girlfriend (can't for the life of me remember her name), who is a prostitute, and Vanessa, who will sometimes go crazy and f~#@ random people in the middle of the street...so basically Chandler is the first person that might have showcased his "irresistible-ness".

I do really like the atmosphere though. It captures the mythology of the time period perfectly. It's the main thing that keeps me coming back.

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The more we learn about Malcolm the less I GAF about him saving Mina, so that's definitely not what keeps roping me back in.


I finished up the show last weekend. Really love it, although it took the second episode for me to really get into it, and the last episode was...pretty predictable. I mean the show is basically a blender of gothic tropes, but the excellent acting and scenery chewing dialogue really raises the bar on a show that in the wrong hands could really have fallen flat.

As for nudity, honestly I haven't really noticed it, but then it's just so blatant in the first two seasons of Game of Thrones that I think my brain has just been inoculated against it.

At any rate, is it just me, or has there been an unusually large number of dramatic shows in the last few years that have been straight horror? American Horror Story, Walking Dead, True Detective, Hemlock Grove, the upcoming Strain. I struggle to recall a time in recent memory when there was that much stuff out there, at least as major network shows (Maybe the late 90's with Millennium and X-files?)


I've seen it and thought it was absolutely brilliant. And Eva Green is amazing.

It's also quite clever. I haven't seen anyone else bring it up, but I love that Victor Frankenstein has been quoting Shelly on several occasions. :)


Awesome show. Great first season!

Timothy Dalton kicks ass as Sir Malcom, and Eva Green is fantastic. I also like Josh Hartnett`s character more and more. I could list all the other ones as well, because they are all good.

Pluss it deals with subject matter I like, and also manages to be scary at times.

Shadow Lodge

I watched It for a while, but honestly just lost interest. First episode was great, but it kind of just went down hill and lost me around 3-5, (I don't remember). It was an extremely predictable show, and I just sort of started tuning out. I think that the first episode or two got my expectations high, but then the show sort of started spiraling quickly to a lot of cliché and overused themes and character types.

Scarab Sages

I loved the first season. The actors were wonderful. I enjoyed the way they worked the various literary characters into a cohesive storyline. The only characters I wish they had done more with were Sembene and Van Helsing. And then there's Sir Malcolm - I think Timothy Dalton does a great job of making him come across as both heroic, and a complete a@@#~%#.

And I thoroughly enjoyed last night's season 2 premiere. The new story line looks intriguing.

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I thought there might be more to Madame Kali when Sir Malcolm ran into her in that store after the seance. Glad to see they are doing something significant with her.

I look forward to seeing more of Ethan Chandler's story as well. It seems they don't yet realize just what he is. He's easily my favorite character.

My second favorite character is Frankenstein's Monster. The actor does a really good job of making him both monstrous and a bit sympathetic. And the actor is great.

And, of course, I can't wait to see what more they do with Sembene. It looks like they'll expand on his character a bit. I'd certainly love to see them delve into his background and why he's with Sir Malcolm in London.

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I felt the season 2 opener lacked a significant bang that I would have liked to see. Some decent exposition in play though.

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I loved the witches the right mix of creepy and magic. However, I felt madam kali was eye-rolling bad. Maybe I have to watch again but I couldn't stand scenes with her.

Scarab Sages

Agreed about MK. After watching it again, she did seem to be overplaying the part a bit.

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Something else I noticed on the re-watch: it sounded to me like the witches referred to Ethan as Lupus Dei. If my Latin is too rusty, it means "Wolf of God". I thought that was....interesting.

Also.....If, as the inspector seemed to say, there was a survivor to the inn massacre, and that survivor was bitten by wolf-Ethan, wouldn't that make another werewolf? Maybe, just maybe, the writers intend that the witches take control of another werewolf and make the two of them battle.....?


Honestly, I would be kind of dissapointed if the Big Bad for this season wasn't chewing the scenery like mad :)

Scarab Sages

So much brain-bleaching needed.....

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I have but one word to describe where they went with Dorian Gray.....GAAAAAHHH!!!MYEYES!!!

That being said, it was in keeping with the decadent nature of his character, something I think has been well established. I just wonder why. They had already established his bi-sexuality, so why give a further demonstration. Unless there's more to it. Perhaps, because of his encounters with both Vanessa and Ethan in season one, Madame Kali sees him as a potential threat/ally, and the drag queen is maybe one of MK's agents.

I look forward to where they are going with this survivor of the inn massacre. Will he be a werewolf as well? Will we ever get to see what's left of his face?

Hey Doc Frankenstein, is it really a good idea to get into a love triangle with the superhuman monsters you've created?

Ferdinand - I knew there was something off about you. I look forward to seeing what Ethan will do to you when he finds out you're a stinking traitor.

Creepy doll repository is creepy.

Sir Malcolm - IT'S A TRAP!!!!

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Aberzombie wrote:

So much brain-bleaching needed.....

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Yeah im sure they are going the decadent route with Dorian. Gay is flaming right now I cant remember the last show that didnt make sexuality a front and center issue for at least some of the characters. Nothing wrong with sexuality itself, but I feel sexuality recently has been pounded into stories where it isn't necessary. Though a Gothic horror story is probably the closest you can get to apropos for this type of element.

I think Frankenstein is trying to set Lilly up as a protector. He needs/wants some insurance against his monster.

Creepy doll repository was indeed creepy. I found Madame Kali to be much easier to stand in this second episode. I really am curious about how the dolls are tied to their look alike.

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Love the actors, but the show just leaves me uninterested.

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Pan wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:

So much brain-bleaching needed.....

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Hmmm...Lilly as protector. That could end up being an interesting fight.

Yeah, not sure what those dolls were all about. From the reaction they showed for Vanessa, I would guess one of two things:

(1) Some kind of spying tool, where they can hear and see what she hears and sees.

(2) Some kind of advanced voodoo doll type sympathetic magic.

Either way, I think that room will visit me in my nightmares.


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So...was that the first time Vanessa has interacted with the Creature? I am hoping they bring him on Team Ives eventually. I'd say he is far more sympathetic than Frankenstein is at this point, and way less creepy.

And...wow. Yeah after that scene with the baby, I am really hoping we get some good Werewolf on Witch action this season (and by werewolf on witch, I mean werewolf dismembering some witches). At the very least, we got more suggestions of the wolf as a protective spirit, not simply a mindless murder monster.

I sympathize with Ferdinand...he is supremely terrified of the witches, and I got a vibe from the scene that he was honestly helping Team Ives, and only found out that Madame Kali was interested in her/them after the fact.

Scarab Sages

A very interesting background tale...

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It seems as if the Cut Wife and Madam Kali are actually sisters. What's more, they were at least 200 years old, probably older.

And now I understand why MK referred to Vanessa as "that wiccan...". It seems MK and her daughters are witches in service to Lucifer, while the Cut Wife, Vanessa, and presumably others, practice a more benevolent, natural witchcraft.

I wonder if that cabin is where Vanessa will end up if they ever end the series, destined to live out her time as the new cut wife.

Shadow Lodge

Wasn't Wicca invented in the 1940's or 50's? <as opposed to witch =Satanism>

Scarab Sages

F@~+ed if I know. I just roll with it.

Scarab Sages

Another excellent episode.....

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I loved the scene with Victor and Vanessa in the dress shop. And the kitchen scene with Sembene and Ethan, my two favorite characters. There's far more to each of them than just servant and hired gun. They each have depths of knowledge and philosophy.

Although, I've got to say, Ferdinand Lyle is growing on me. He's very quirky, but with a good sense of humor.

Loved the scenes with them translating the story from the multitude of relics. I've seen a similar device used in the old Angel TV series, only there it was three books and the end of each page continued on to the top of the next book, so that you needed all three to tell the full story. This case is bit more extreme, but way cooler. Especially with the use of multiple languages.

The fight with the invading witches was really cool, as well. They are some kinds of creepy in their true forms. Go Sembene! Tackle that b$$~!!!!

I'm still not sure where they're going with Dorian this time. Last season, he was at least interacting with various team members. This time, all we get is him and the dude in drag. I can't even see it as being for shock value. It doesn't shock me. And I can't see where it would be shocking to many of the folks who might watch the show. And it's nothing new or out of character. So, it's got me confused where they're going with it. Maybe it's all a slow build-up to having him be part of the main story in season three?

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Aberzombie wrote:

Another excellent episode.....

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I think Ferdinand is less of a snake then he seemed at first. Knowing how he values knowledge and has particular tastes he probably stumbled into the witches by accident. Now he works with them out of shear terror and the possibility of gaining a little knowledge and power. I think he would turn on them the second he felt that Malcom's group has a chance at defeating the witches to be free of that terror.

The language and story puzzle is indeed a cool story plot.

If you think about Angelique for a min you see a person very much like Dorian. She has a deep secret that society wouldn't sit well with. She spends most of her time trying to live the life she wants which is not completely honest. Together they can help one another believe if for a moment they are like everyone else. It is an interesting parallel between the two and I have a feeling it will play out for the rest of the season and something big is in store for the finale to usher in season 3.

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Aberzombie wrote:

Another excellent episode.....

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I loved the scene with Victor and Vanessa in the dress shop. And the kitchen scene with Sembene and Ethan, my two favorite characters. There's far more to each of them than just servant and hired gun. They each have depths of knowledge and philosophy.

Although, I've got to say, Ferdinand Lyle is growing on me. He's very quirky, but with a good sense of humor.

Loved the scenes with them translating the story from the multitude of relics. I've seen a similar device used in the old Angel TV series, only there it was three books and the end of each page continued on to the top of the next book, so that you needed all three to tell the full story. This case is bit more extreme, but way cooler. Especially with the use of multiple languages.

The fight with the invading witches was really cool, as well. They are some kinds of creepy in their true forms. Go Sembene! Tackle that b%&!@!!!

I'm still not sure where they're going with Dorian this time. Last season, he was at least interacting with various team members. This time, all we get is him and the dude in drag. I can't even see it as being for shock value. It doesn't shock me. And I can't see where it would be shocking to many of the folks who might watch the show. And it's nothing new or out of character. So, it's got me confused where they're going with it. Maybe it's all a slow build-up to having him be part of the main story in season three?

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Sembene is just the right kind of intriguing, and I think I prefer that he remain a bit mysterious, while we delve more deeply into Vanessa and Ethan's backstories.

Love the way 'Madame Kali' makes the devil's tongue sound. It really sounds like she is retching the words up, as if they are somehow painful / unpleasant / unhealthy somehow.

Eva Green remains the queen of crazyface. I sometimes worry the showrunners are going to that well a bit *too* much, as if they are headed the American Horror Story route of overusing Jessica Lange.

Ferdinand has grown on me. All the outrageous flirty comments to Ethan (An American! I am undone!) and jaded asides (The London Museum has the best collection of pornography in the world! Well, outside the Vatican...).

Still kind of put off by Victor Frankenstein's bug-eyed intensity. (Less so the intensity, more the bug eyes....) A perverse part of me wants next season to have something to do with evil fae, just to have his dismissive comments about witches, comparing them to fairies and sprites, bite him in his dismissive / man-of-science ass.

Malcolm seems less central this season, now that the 'must save Mina!' subplot is done. He's rapidly becoming 'the guy who owns the house Vanessa lives in, which she might inherit if something awful happens to him' which does not bode well for his long-term health, I fear.

Dorian continues to spin his wheels, existing mostly to provide a weekly dose of nudity / scandalous behavior. I'm not really feeling this character yet. There's 'languidly sensual' and 'in a ruhypnol coma' and I'm not feeling like he's doing a good job of doing the former bit. At least Caliban's subplot is tied to Victor and, through Brona/Lily, to Ethan, so it's not as wheel-spinny and (seemingly) irrelevant.

Brona/Lily has quite the insightful mind, and seems to be the one who has to point out to these adventurers in a land of absurd and monstrous supernatural things the absurd and monstrous mundanities they take for granted in their daily lives. I'm not sure I entirely love that, but it does make her more interesting.

Liberty's Edge

I love this show. It has some if the best screenwriting of any series, beautiful dialogue.

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Andrew Turner wrote:
I love this show. It has some if the best screenwriting of any series, beautiful dialogue.

Especially scenes with John Claire

Scarab Sages

John is another character whose scenes I've come to look forward to. The writing for him is excellent and the actor is wonderful.


That episode was great. Also this was not an episode to watch hungry...that cake at the end was outright foodporn


@Pan-

Regarding Ferdinand-

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He's being blackmailed by Mme. Kali. She has some scandalous photos or something on him (I forget which) that she threatened him with a few episodes back.

Scarab Sages

Well, that was pretty f*$@ed up......

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Poor Mrs. Murray. First you lose your son. Then your daughter. Then some evil witch drives you crazy with voodoo illusions. And, let's face it, you barely ever had your husband to begin with. Pretty gruesome end.

Sir Malcolm, here's a hint. Thinking with your dick has already caused you a s+!@load of trouble. Now you're just f++~ing over the rest of the world along with you.

Ethan - how in the nine hells did they identify him. Yeah, he signed the book, but all that should have done is given them a name, not a face. The only survivor from the inn massacre is half-face, and he didn't tell them anything.

And since they seemed to imply that Ethan wasn't his real name, I wonder if his real name just might be somewhere along the lines of Lawrence Talbot? That would be cool.

As of last night, I'm rooting for John Clare and Vannessa to hook up and run off together. They have some awesome chemistry.

Doc Frankenstein! How could you dude? She's your cousin!!! ;)

Not to mention you've got a very strong, very immortal golem with daddy/anger management issues who's going to be punch-a-hole-in-someone's-chest pissed that you're boinking his intended.

And, from next week's preview, it looks like we (and the other characters) might finally get to see more of Ethan as Wolfman.

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Aberzombie wrote:

Well, that was pretty f~$*ed up......

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You left out Dorian....:) Whole lot of gettin on this episode.


What I found interesting was that the scenes of Dorian, Sir Malcom and Sir Malcom's poor wife all meshed together. Meanwhile the scene with Victor and Lily was clearly it's own seperate event.

The way it was done implies that the first three are connected in some way. Now the conections between Sir Malcom and his Wife are very clear but the link to Dorian is not. And is it a link to Dorian or a link to Angelique.

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Pan wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:

Well, that was pretty f~$*ed up......

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You left out Dorian....:) Whole lot of gettin on this episode.

Well, I thought I had successfully blocked that horrifying image from my mind.......

But, seriously, I just can't see the point in that storyline yet. As Greylurker said, I feel it's linked to the rest, somehow. Right now I just don't see it.


Aberzombie wrote:
Pan wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:

Well, that was pretty f~$*ed up......

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You left out Dorian....:) Whole lot of gettin on this episode.

Well, I thought I had successfully blocked that horrifying image from my mind.......

But, seriously, I just can't see the point in that storyline yet. As Greylurker said, I feel it's linked to the rest, somehow. Right now I just don't see it.

I'm super duper gay IRL and even I thought the gay sex scene was a bit much.

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The only way I could see the Dorian / Angelique subplot being remotely relevant would be if Angelique is the other person in the 'indiscrete' pictures that Madame Kali is using to blackmail quirky museum language-guy. (Oh, how I suck at remembering names...)

It seems kind of a holding pattern for the Dorian character, who is otherwise not at all relevant this season (and really only existed last season to give us some insights into Miss Ives and Ethan).

Scarab Sages

I believe his name is Ferdinand Lyle. If only I had known of the character before my son was born, it wouldn't have taken so long to pick out a name......

Either way, I hope they keep him around. He's become another favorite. What I imagine Van Helsing would be like if he did a lot of drugs.

Scarab Sages

Ah ha!!

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So it looks like they finally are opening things up a bit with Dorian and Angelique. Mayhap Dorian will be part of the trigger that brings back Brona's memories in Lily. That should create some interesting situations. And Angelique will become very jealous, which is when Dorian will indulge in another taboo - murder.

And, was it just me, or does anyone else think perhaps Hecate sensed something about Lily when the two were introduced.

Ethan, you should have just shot that f&~!er in what's left of his face. Although, I'm beginning to wonder if that would even do any good. Could we now have two werewolves running around?

Finally, Ethan's secret revealed to a member of the team. It'll be interesting to see what Sembene does with that bit of knowledge.

Lastly, I've got to go back and watch again, but I found the "friendly" conversation between Ferdinand and Madam Kali to be intriguing. I can't wait to see what other surprises Mr. Lyle has in store for us. To me, he's becoming way more interesting than many of the other characters.


Mr. Lyle is fantastic and I will be most put out if something horrid happens to him.

and I've said this elsewhere but Dorian is a bloody Magpie, flitting from one shiny object to another at the drop of a hat. For all his defense of Angelique it's really about putting himself in the center of gossip and spectical.

If he should ever meet John, he will not beable to leave him alone.

lastly, a moment of silence for Sir Malcome's beard.

Scarab Sages

I continue to just thoroughly enjoy this show....

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The little scene at the beginning between Sembene and Ethan was pure awesomeness.

Seriously, though, I just cannot figure out what Ferdinand is doing. Dudes spying for Poole, and the knowledge in his head can greatly help our heroes, but he won't say anything directly. He always goes about providing good advice in a round about way. Methinks maybe he is under some form of mystic compulsion.

Just as long as they don't kill him, we're good. Some of the stuff he was saying to Victor, however....mayhaps Ethan has a greater role to play in this thing that as just a guardian and protector.

The expansion of the Ethan/Vanessa relationship was cool. And although I love what Vanessa did to that a&$$~%+ with the dogs, it sucks that she so readily surrendered herself to a more evil. Maybe she'll end up being the Main Baddie at some point.....

Brona/Lily - WTF?!?

Dorian - You poor bastard. I don't want to see what Mr. Clare is going to do to you.

Just three more episodes to go. Should be cool.

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Meanwhile, back in London....

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You go Sir Malcolm! Way to break that spell! Oh, but then you do something stupid like going off against the super witches all by yourself. But that little pep talk you gave Victor was a pretty good scene.

Oh, Mr. Monster - methinks you opened up a can of worms. Me also thinks you are going to regret it when Brona/Lily gets even more b$+%@@* crazy and tries to kill everyone.

And I still love that tubby little lunatic Ferdinand. Dude is just such an interesting character.

Goodbye, Angelique. With you gone, my need for brain bleach is reduced. Dorian, poison? Seriously? Couldn't you have made it a bit more interesting? Love the picture, though.


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Was not expecting a full super villain monologue from that character AT ALL.


That was something of a surprise.

Not sure how I feel about it either, is certainly an eye opener for the other one

Scarab Sages

OK....WTF?!?

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First things first....Lily/Brona appears to be building an alliance between herself and Dorian, with the Monster/Mr. Clare as her b#@@#.

And speaking of Mr. Clare - Damn, Putney's I almost feel sorry for y'all. Because he is going to f@!~ all y'all up when he gets out of that cage. Methinks, by the end of next weeks finale, there'll be a new murder display on at the shop. One that is.....very realistic.

And that douche from Scotland Yard will probably blame it on Mr. Chandler. Or is that....Mr. Talbot. Mr. Ethan Lawrence Talbot. I f@%$ing knew it! I called it back on 1 June, in fact! Still, did he have to go and eat poor Sembene like that?

Then there's Dr. Frankenstein, getting his hallucinatory torment on with Sir Malcolm, all while Mr. Ferdinand gets...what?

I hope you've all learned your lesson: NEVER SPLIT THE F%@~ING PARTY!!!

Next week should be a hoot.


Aberzombie wrote:

OK....WTF?!?

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Ethan:
The hell with "never split the party"--Ethan, if you are a werewolf that changes uncontrollably and kills indiscriminately, you damn well tell your friends! You all just fought off vampires and oodles of minions last season, and you are flirting with a nascent witch who has Lucifer himself after her, so I think they'll be pretty darn accepting... especially when you are likely the "Wolf of God" that keeps coming up in this prophecy.

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Also, you damn well kill the evil hell-witch when she is standing in front of you at point blank range.

Great, you also just murdered your coolest unflappable bud, Sembene. I guess it's too much to hope that he's not dead, but now an afflicted werewolf too. Although, if Sembene wolfs out, then it's likely that half-faced douche chasing you isn't dead either.

Lily:
Damn, you are wrapping all these dudes around your fingers.

Ferdinand:
Speaking of keeping secrets... just how old are you really? Could you actually be much, much older than anyone realizes?

Scarab Sages

WRT your Ferdinand Theory -Very interesting! I had not thought of that, but it makes sense that the writers might go this route. His career as a scholar and Egyptologist would be a perfect fit.

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As for half-face, I wondered the same thing. Will the closing shot of the finale show us a shot of an empty grave? Or perhaps they'll take a page from the old Universal horror movies. The Scotland Yard detective will track down the Vanessa's cottage, find the fresh grave, and make the mistake of opening it on a night of the full moon. The light will shine upon half-face's body, and then his eye will open, shining yellow in the night......Aaaaarrrroooooo...


I'm pretty sure that little gun will end up packing a big wallop.

Scarab Sages

Both "WOOT!" and "BOO! HISS!"

Season finale tonight!!!


Huh...definitely wondering what the plan is for next season, since the finale...well it looks like next season might be way more expensive to shoot than the past season.

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Im guessing

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Several different storylines will be going on simultaneously. Either halfway thruogh or hopefully the end of the season will see the crew coming back together in London. My guess is the newly aligned monstrosity Drona will be the catalyst.

Scarab Sages

Well, that was…..interesting.

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The ending with the witches was a lot quicker than I expected. It was neat to see the fetish channeling Lucifer (I assume) and teaming up with Poole to pull an Emperor/Vader on Vanessa. The end result of Vanessa destroying the fetish was a bit creepy, making me wonder what the long term plans are for Vanessa. Will she end up being one of the Big Baddies Sir Malcolm and the others must put down?

But, hey, who didn’t see that little betrayal by Hecate and the subsequent de-necking of Poole by the Hound of God coming from a mile away?

Ferdinand! My Ferdinand! You continue to intrigue me, my mysterious scholar. What was it you said to that nekkid she-devil as you were shooting her? “Never underestimate the power of a queen with lovely hair, my dear?” That was one of the most awesome lines I think I’ve ever heard any character utter. Although, I’m not sure if he’s just referring to himself as a queen because of his flamboyance and character, or if it’s part of some deeper mystery. There was also a line during his carriage ride with Victor, something about the doctor being aware of his history. I’ll have to go back and do research to see if I just missed something, or forgot it.

Loved the Monster’s revenge against the Putney’s, especially letting the girl live. That was an unexpected touch of pure horror (for her, at least).

Speaking of terror, I can’t wait to see what kind of horrific shenanigans the new power couple will unleash. Although I suspect that even Dorian may eventually be on the receiving end of Lily/Brona’s full on turn to Super Villain. I mean, seriously, she should have been wearing a cape. Dorian needs to grow a mustache so he can twirl it.

@Pan - Drona - I like it!

Amazingly enough, I in no way feel any sympathy for Victor. The dude’s a complete tool.

Lastly, Ethan - you damned fool! Although I look forward to possibly seeing your father. Somehow, I wonder if it will come to that. Will Hecate take matters into her own lovely hands and arrange for his release and slaughter of everyone on the ship? Or, will we see a reunited Vanessa, Sir Malcolm and Ferdinand perform a daring raid on the United States to rescue their occasionally fury friend?

Either way, I look forward to season 3.


Yeah Dorian is in the middle of a new rush now.

Spoiler:
He said it himself, after everything he's ever done this was a new feeling for him. A whole new set of experiences waiting to ease his bordom. And Lily is going to lead him every step of the way. That scene of the two of them dancing in white leaving a trail of blood around the room is one hell of a pile of foreshadowing

and our heroes scatter. Africa, the Arctic and the Americas. All we need is for Vanessa or Victor to head to China or Japan and they will be set with all four corners covered.
How I wonder will the elder evils react to the the new evil science has given birth to.
Can Lily expect the Dark angels to offer her their aid. Will Hecate take notice of a beautiful young immortal, who didn't have to make a pact with the devil for it.

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