The subtle trick Showtime's "Penny Dreadful is that it is far less about the blood, gore and the specter of gruesome death than the sharp pain and exhilarating pleasure of living, and the terror of feeling alone even in close company. Read our review in the May Picks section.
In the original script, written by Michael Reaves, the ending shows Killer Croc escape to a Seaworld park where he gets knocked into a pool of electric eels. Frank Paur rewrote the ending and it's his ending that is shown. See more »
[Dangling Thorne high above the city]
Wait! Stop! I'll tell you anything you want!
Did you order Spider Conway blown up?
[manages a laugh]
That loser? I wouldn't wipe my shoes on him! Conway's got nothing on me. Let him talk. He could've talked his head off. No problem.
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"Spider Conway" is set to testify against high-level Gotham crime boss "Rupert Thorne" but the boat transporting him is blown up.Things point to Harvey Bullock actually being in cahoots with Thorne which seems the opposite of what it should be, but something isn't right. Is the Gotham District Attorney a crook? Batman thinks so but Commissioner Gordon says "No, he may be a jerk but he's an honest cop. For once, I hope your instincts are wrong, Batman?"
One thing for sure: this is another episode with great graphics - in fact - "fantastic" would be a better description. Man, there are a lot of incredibly-drawn scenes in this one.
This is a good episode, and not just because of the artwork. It's interesting and also involves a strange-looking newcomer to the mix as well as keeping us guessing about Bullock.
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