Erica is facing a lot of stress in her life. Sam is no longer talking to her and never wants to see her again. Marcus Stahl wants to renege on the book deal of writing his memoirs since he ... See full summary »
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.
Erica is facing a lot of stress in her life. Sam is no longer talking to her and never wants to see her again. Marcus Stahl wants to renege on the book deal of writing his memoirs since he can't visit that dark place in his past. Because she feels her sessions with Dr. Tom have so far made her life worse than better, she wants to quit. However, Dr. Tom offers her a gift because of her stress: he will send her back to any day she wants where she was the cause of the day being perfect. She chooses a time as a teenager, taking a day trip to Toronto Island with Leo and Sam, to get away from their arguing parents who looked to be on the verge of divorce. One importance of this day is that, as Erica states, it is the last big 'hurrah' between the three of them before Leo died. She vows not to change a thing about that day. However, her thirty-two year old sensibilities may factor into what she now decides to do. And any small change to the day may alter how perfect it was in her memory. Written by
Dr. Tom attributes the quote, "You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses" to Zig Ziglar. However, the quote is by cartoonist Tom Wilson through his comic strip character, Ziggy. See more »
"You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses." Zig Ziglar.
Man, who's he?
Oh God, I don't know. I have no idea. The quote stuck, though.
See more »
Courtesy of The Music People Ltd. See more »
In this episode Erica goes back to what she remembers as a perfect day which doesn't seem like that anymore now that she is in her 30's. I find this episode a bit sad. Turning 30 doesn't mean becoming a boring baby sitter that can't have fun anymore. Most who would go back would have as much fun as back in the days if not more by using their knowledge to get some booze to the island.
It was fun tough to see Leo running away from Tina's boyfriend Alex and then being slapped by Erica.
We also see some dramatic events at work when the writer Marcus Stahl revisits his past addiction by actually taking drugs an ending up in rehab which finally made him face his problems
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?