The Day Tennyson Died
Season 3, Episode 1
Air Date

May 1, 2016

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Directed by

Damon Thomas

Written by

John Logan

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Season 3

The Day Tennyson Died is the first episode, and season premiere, in Season 3 of Penny Dreadful.


Ethan, now a prisoner under the watchful eye of Scotland Yard Inspector Rusk, is on a train speeding through the desert of the American West. Meanwhile, halfway around the world in Zanzibar, Sir Malcolm is confronted by a mysterious Native American man. Back in London, Dr. Frankenstein seeks out his old friend Dr. Jekyll. With all of her friends now scattered around the world facing their own demons, a shattered and despondent Vanessa seeks the help of Dr. Seward to battle a new evil.

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