Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
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A Blade of Grass 

With the help of Dr. Seward, Vanessa undergoes hypnosis to relive her time in the Banning Clinic.


Toa Fraser


John Logan (created by), John Logan | 2 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Reeve Carney ... Dorian Gray (credit only)
Timothy Dalton ... Sir Malcolm Murray (credit only)
Eva Green ... Vanessa Ives
Rory Kinnear ... John Clare
Patti LuPone ... Dr. Seward
Billie Piper ... Lily (credit only)
Wes Studi ... Kaetenay (credit only)
Harry Treadaway ... Dr. Victor Frankenstein (credit only)
Josh Hartnett ... Ethan Chandler (credit only)


With the help of Dr. Seward, Vanessa undergoes hypnosis to relive her time in the Banning Clinic.

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror


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22 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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Although portraying a different character in this episode, Rory Kinnear is still credited as The Creature. See more »


Written by Abel Korzeniowski
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The worst episode ever!!!
22 August 2018 | by andrewunaSee all my reviews

When I saw this episode I knew that the Penny Dreadful series has lost the plot, I was literally bored to death, film students and movie critics might enjoy this episode because of dialogue and darkness but ultimately this episode adds nothing to season and defeats the concept of Penny dreadful, Vanessa in a room at a psychiatrist ward throughout having a mental breakdown and confrontation with Lucifer and Dracula. After I watched this I knew that the series won't last another season, maybe the creators of shows should learn from this and stay true to the core values of their show which is to entertain their audiences and rather than try to make boring art projects that will only please film students and critics.

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