Evil Spirits
in Heavenly Places
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Season 2, Episode 4
Air Date

May 24, 2015

Running time

50 min.

Directed by

Damon Thomas

Written by

John Logan

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Season 2

Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places is the fourth episode of Season 2 in Penny Dreadful.


Lyle reveals how the dark story of the Verbis Diablo affects Vanessa. Meanwhile, Hecate tries to get closer to Ethan; Angelique and Dorian's romance grows; and Inspector Rusk interviews the sole survivor of the Mariner's Inn massacre. Back at Sir Malcolm's mansion, the evening carries on - as evil lurks, ready to strike.


Lyle divulges how the grim and disconcerting history behind the Verbis Diablo relics affects Vanessa; Bartholomew Rusk speaks with a survivor of the Mariner's Inn Massacre; Hecate does her best to get close to Ethan. However, during their meeting in a cafe, Ethan reveals Hecate's ruse and believes she is an agent of his father's. Vanessa assists Victor in buying clothes for Lily. As Lily tries to become more ladylike, the relationship between her and Victor develops. At night, after being told that her future is potentially linked to the devil, Vanessa is attacked by the witches who take a lock of her hair.

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