Review: ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ Episode 6

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

(L-R): Daniel Zovatto as Tiago Vega and Nathan Lane as Lewis Michener in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, "How It Is With Brothers." Photo Credit: Warrick Page/SHOWTIME.

This week’s episode of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels didn’t span across the city like the previous 5 but was the most emotional one this season by far. Detective Vega is faced with the guilt of letting his brother getaway and is now frantically trying to find a scapegoat without letting his partner know. Meanwhile, Vega’s brother seems all but lost to the gangster lifestyle, which gives little hope for his life expectancy on the show.  Here are my 5 takeaways from Sunday night’s episode.

5. OMG –

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(L-R): Daniel Zovatto as Tiago Vega, Adan Rocha as Diego Lopez and Nathan Lane as Lewis Michener in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, “How It Is With Brothers.” Photo Credit: Warrick Page/SHOWTIME.

Diego taking the fall for what Detective Vega’s brother did was tough to process, but if you think about it wasn’t shocking. How many Latinos confessed to crimes they didn’t do based on abuse from the police?

4. Partners?

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(L-R): Daniel Zovatto as Tiago Vega and Nathan Lane as Lewis Michener in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, “How It Is With Brothers.” Photo Credit: Warrick Page/SHOWTIME.

Rule one is that you never lie to your partner.

3. Good cop, Bad cop –

Nathan Lane
(L-R): Adan Rocha as Diego Lopez, Nathan Lane as Lewis Michener and Daniel Zovatto as Tiago Vega in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, “How It Is With Brothers.” Photo Credit: Warrick Page/SHOWTIME.

Adan Rocha’s facial expressions during this scene are what sold this scene. Rocha elevated most of this episode and deserved tons of praise.

2. WOW –

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(L-R): Adan Rocha as Diego Lopez and Daniel Zovatto as Tiago Vega in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, “How It Is With Brothers.” Photo Credit: Warrick Page/SHOWTIME.

This exchange was the best scene of this season.

1. Dynamics –

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(L-R): Nathan Lane as Lewis Michener and Daniel Zovatto as Tiago Vega, Photo Credit: Warrick Page/SHOWTIME.

The dynamics between Michener and Vega will likely play a significant role in the remainder of this season. How will they move forward after what occurred interrogation?

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