"What Death Can Join Together"
Series Penny Dreadful
Season 1, Episode 5
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Airdate June 15th, 2014
Writer John Logan
Director Coky Giedroyc
Producer 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
Previous "Closer Than Sisters"
Next "Possession"

"What Death Can Join Together" is the sixth episode of season one of the supernatural drama series Penny Dreadful. It was directed by Coky Giedroyc with a script written by series creator John Logan. It first aired on Showtime on Sunday, June 15th, 2014 at 10:00 pm. In this episode, Victor Frankenstein continues to work with Professor Van Helsing and learns more about the nature of Vampires. At the theatre, Caliban continues to swoon over the kind-hearted Maude Gunnerson. Vanessa Ives has a steamy night of sex with Dorian Gray, but this unlocks her own inner turmoil, as the demon possessing her takes hold.

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This series was produced in association with Sky.
  • This episode is rated TV-MA.

Appearances Edit

  • This is the 3rd and final appearance of Fenton; deceased and autopsied in this episode. He appeared last in "Demimonde".

Quotes Edit

  • Dorian Gray: I prefer paintings. Photographs are so ironically... impermanent. They capture one moment in time to perfection. A painting can capture eternity.



  • Sembene: I have been thinking about your daughter.
  • Malcolm Murray: And?
  • Sembene: So you find her. But say she cannot be saved.
  • Malcolm Murray: If I find her, she will be saved.
  • Sembene: No. For the blood we share, for the miles we have walked, Malcolm, we are not the same. Where I come from, we know some people cannot be saved. So your daughter is one of them. What then? Know what you are going to do.


  • Vanessa Ives: And you think it was the creature we seek?
  • Malcolm Murray: I would assume so. I mean, how many of them can there be? They do rather stand out.



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