|Air date||June 1st, 2014|
|Producers||Nicholas Brown; Sheila Hockin; James Flynn; Morgan O'Sullivan; Chris King; Karen Richards; Pippa Harris; Sam Mendes; John Logan|
|Starring||Reeve Carney; Timothy Dalton; Eva Green; Rory Kinnear; Billie Piper; Danny Sapani; Harry Treadaway; Josh Hartnett|
"Closer Than Sisters"
"Demimonde" is the fourth episode of season one of the supernatural drama series Penny Dreadful. It was directed by Dearbhla Walsh with a script written by series creator John Logan. It first aired on Showtime on Sunday, June 1st, 2014 at 10:00 pm. In this episode, Vanessa Ives grows closer to Dorian Gray. Meanwhile, Victor Frankenstein seeks advice from a venerable hematologist named Van Helsing. And Ethan Chandler takes Brona Croft out for a night on the town at the Guignol Theater.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Cast[edit | edit source]
Principal Cast[edit | edit source]
|Reeve Carney||Dorian Gray|
|Timothy Dalton||Sir Malcolm Murray|
|Eva Green||Vanessa Ives|
|Rory Kinnear||The Creature|
|Billie Piper||Brona Croft|
|Harry Treadaway||Victor Frankenstein|
|Josh Hartnett||Ethan Chandler|
Guest Starring[edit | edit source]
|Alun Armstrong||Vincent Brand|
|David Warner||Professor Van Helsing|
|Hannah Tointon||Maud Gunnerson|
Additional cast[edit | edit source]
In order of appearance.
|Hayley Canham||Girl outside church|
|Martin Phillips||Stage manager|
|Frank Prendergast||Other gentleman|
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- This series was produced in association with Sky.
- This episode is rated TV-MA.
- This episode is included on disc two of the Penny Dreadful: The Complete First Season DVD and Blu-ray collections.
- This is the second episode of Penny Dreadful directed by Dearbhla Walsh. She also directed "Resurrection".
- This is the fourth episode of Penny Dreadful written by series creator John Logan. He writes all eight episodes from season one.
- This is the first episode of the series with Michele Conroy as an editor. She works on eight episodes of the series in total.
- This is the second episode of the series with Owen McPolin as director of photography.
- All of the regularly billed cast members appear in this episode.
Allusions[edit | edit source]
- Demimonde refers to a group of people who live hedonistic lifestyles, usually in a flagrant and conspicuous manner. The term was commonly used in Europe from the late 19th to the early 20th century, and contemporary use has an anachronistic character. Its connotations of pleasure-seeking often contrasted with wealth and ruling class behavior. On Penny Dreadful, it refers to the in-between worlds of the living conventional reality and the dark twisted underbelly of the supernatural. The term was first used in "Night Work" to describe the opium den where Vanessa Ives, Ethan Chandler and Malcolm Murray first fought the vampires.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- Dorian Gray: The rarest orchid on Earth, and thus the most expensive. It's only found in one place, a particular mountain in Borneo. It can take up to 15 years to bloom. All that time, perfecting itself. A lifetime for six perfect flowers.
- Vanessa Ives: How long will it bloom?
- Dorian Gray: A moment.
- Vanessa Ives: Is it poisonous?
- Dorian Gray: Like all beautiful things, I hope so.
- Dorian Gray: Mister Chandler? Are you all right?
- Ethan Chandler: You ever wish you could be someone else? Just run away from your life?
- Dorian Gray: All the time. You want to be someone else? Come with me.
- Ethan Chandler: Does it involve a drink?
- Dorian Gray: Many.
- Ethan Chandler: What about Miss Ives?
- Dorian Gray: She doesn't want to be anyone else.
- Ethan Chandler: Would you stop it? Holy Christ, you're both morbid fucks.
- Victor Frankenstein: My, my. That temper of yours.
- Ethan Chandler: We're not all bloodless dandies.
- Victor Frankensteinr: Is that what I am?
- Ethan Chandler: I don't know what you are.
- Victor Frankenstein: You could not understand it, believe me.
- Ethan Chandler: We've all done things to survive. There are such sins at my back it would kill me to turn around.
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