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Little Scorpion 

Vanessa and Ethan flee London for the Cut-Wife's cottage; a figure from the past resurfaces.


Brian Kirk


John Logan (created by), John Logan

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Episode complete credited cast:
Reeve Carney ... Dorian Gray
Timothy Dalton ... Sir Malcolm Murray
Eva Green ... Vanessa Ives
Rory Kinnear ... John Clare
Helen McCrory ... Madame Kali (credit only)
Billie Piper ... Lily
Simon Russell Beale ... Ferdinand Lyle
Danny Sapani ... Sembene
Harry Treadaway ... Dr. Victor Frankenstein
Josh Hartnett ... Ethan Chandler
Ronan Vibert ... Sir Geoffrey Hawkes
Denis Conway Denis Conway ... Middle Aged Man


With the light of day, Ethan returns to his normal self. After Vanessa's experience at the ball, she and Ethan set out for the cut-wife's cottage hoping to find a better weapon to defend themselves. The moon is still full however and he teaches her how to shoot a gun. They enjoy their time together but a chance encounter with Sir Geoffrey Hawkes leads Vanessa to the dark side. In London, Victor and Ferdinand Lyle continue to decipher the devil's story. Lily has a date with Dorian Gray and they end up at Putney's waxworks where Clare sees them together. Gray sends her home in a cab but she stops at a pub. She accompanies a stranger to his home where she shows a different side of herself. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror




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14 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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At 40:46 the writing in the book is Hebrew. See more »


[first lines]
Sembene: [Sembene sits with Ethan Chandler, telling him of the transformation he just witnessed] Things become other things. The leopard consumes the monkey and becomes leopard and monkey. The crocodile consumes the leopard and becomes crocodile and leopard... and monkey. I have seen this. The Shamans in my mountain call it Uchawi Mabadiliko... the changing from one skin into another. The ones so cursed do not always fully remember it, this... becoming. Is it a sickness... or is it something...
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