Review: ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ Episode 8

Natalie Dormer

Natalie Dormer as Elsa in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, "Hide and Seek". Photo Credit: Warrick Page/SHOWTIME.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels aired its 8th episode this year, and all the secrets were being spilled. Magda’s plan also seems to have hit a bit of a bump in the road as the good doctor doesn’t seem to be the man she thought. The whole episode gave me the vibes that we are reaching that point where she’s going to just take care of it herself, which should be explosive. Here are my 5 takeaways.

5. Whoopsie –

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(L-R): Natalie Dormer as Elsa and Rory Kinnear as Peter Craft in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, “Hide and Seek.” Photo Credit: Warrick Page/SHOWTIME.

It seems our antagonist Magda has put all her eggs into the wrong German. It seems the good doctor is one of the last free thinkers and didn’t just blindly believe Adolf Hitler. Something tells me this may end up costing him his life.

4. Secrets –

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(L-R): Jessica Garza as Josefina Vega and Kerry Bish as Sister Molly in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, “Hide and Seek.” Photo Credit: Warrick Page/SHOWTIME.

I’m not sure Detective Vega will think this a good thing, and truthfully neither does Sister Molly.

3. Truth –

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

The closer they get to the truth, the more people seemingly want these two dead. It looked the big bodyguard from the church shooting at them.

2. A Question –

Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone as a club singer in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, “Hide and Seek.” Photo Credit: Warrick Page/SHOWTIME.

Why is everything better when Patti LuPone is involved?

1. A Tragedy –

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(L-R): Dominic Sherwood as Kurt and Michael Gladis as Councilman Charlton Townsend  Photo Credit: Warrick Page/SHOWTIME.

Townsend and Sherwood’s love affair will ultimately be the tragedy of the series. Either one or both of them will end up dying.

'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels' Episode 8
  • Overall
4

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