Review: ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ Episode 10

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

(L-R): Daniel Zovatto as Tiago Vega and Natalie Dormer as Magda in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, "Day of the Dead". Photo Credit: Warrick Page/SHOWTIME.

Penny Dreadful: City of AngelsĀ saved their best episode of the season for the finale. Very rarely do shows such as these pull off shocking twists that floor an audience. The cinematography was beautiful, and how the season was left certainly opens up the possibility for a second season. Natalie Dormer and Nathan Lane are a big reason for this season’s success. Let’s hope everyone returns for a second season. With that in mind, here are my top 5 takeaways from Sunday night’s season finale.

5. Great sequence –

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
Natalie Dormer as Rio in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, “Day of the Dead.” Photo Credit: Warrick Page/SHOWTIME.

One of the better sequences of mayhem on television this year. Love how vibrant the costumes were and the set design. Everything in these scenes worked so well.

4. Redemption –

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
(L-R): Johnathan Nieves as Mateo Vega, Sebastian Chacon as Fly Rico, and Natalie Dormer as Rio in, “Day of the Dead.” Photo Credit: Warrick Page/SHOWTIME.

Who knew?

3. Darkness –

Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane as Lewis Michener in “Day of the Dead.” Photo Credit: Warrick Page/SHOWTIME.

After this, Nathan Lane should just be the guy everyone goes to when they need a detective in their show. He was terrific this season.

2. Setting up season 2 –

Natalie Dormer
(L-R): Natalie Dormer as Alex, Michael Gladis as Charlton Townsend, Thomas Kretschmann as Richard Goss, Amy Madigan as Miss Adelaide Finnister, and Dominic Sherwood as Kurt in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, “Day of the Dead.” Photo Credit: Warrick Page/SHOWTIME.

They’ve set up season 2 so beautifully with some rich villains.

1. Heartbreaking –

Penny Dreadful
(L-R): Lorenza Izzo as Santa Muerte and Kerry Bishe as Sister Molly in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, “Day of the Dead.” Photo Credit: Warrick Page/SHOWTIME.

This was one of the single most heartbreaking sequences on television all year. Molly looked so happy to have what she always had wanted … peace.

 

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