Dyson and Trick finally tell Bo what they know about her past and Saskia is revealed to be Bo's mother. Saskia, now known by her true name Aife, begins a plan to cause a war between the ... 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.
Dyson and Trick finally tell Bo what they know about her past and Saskia is revealed to be Bo's mother. Saskia, now known by her true name Aife, begins a plan to cause a war between the Light and Dark Fae. To do so she attacks the Light Fae Elders and kills many of them. Bo, upset with her friends not telling her the truth, turns her back on them one by one except for Kenzi who tries to help Bo find a way to stop her mother from completing her plans. In the end, Bo battles her mother, Trick makes a sacrifice to help Bo, and Dyson loses what is most important to him to a Norn to give Bo a chance to overcome her mother. Written by
Great ending for the first year .. show just gets better
Trouble with a lot of high concept shows is that they start out well and then implode. Or to survive they have to mess with the viewer's head (see my review of ONCE UPON A TIME, which should be more correctly called THE NEVERENDING STORY ARC). This show started out fun .. and got to be ... more fun. Ksenia Solo deserved her Gemini -- the best sidekick since ... well I don't know, I was going to say Tonto, but I never used jpegs of Tonto as wallpaper, so that is likely a bad example. One suspects there is some "WKRP IN CINCINNATI Syndrome" at work here, where the second lead probably gets more fan mail, tweets, twitters and Facebook hits than the star. The writing in this episode is superb, reminds one of King's THE SHINING but on steroids. And as Bo's mother, Inga Cadranel seems to be channelling Kim Cattrall from Sex in the City, making every line a zinger and drenching it in irony. The popularity of this show is justified.
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