Glorious Horrors is the sixth episode in Season 2 of Penny Dreadful.


Sir Malcolm gets tragic news. Roper hunts down Ethan. Dorian hosts a lavish ball in Angelique's honor - but tensions run high as Vanessa, Sir Malcolm, Evelyn, Frankenstein, Lily, Lyle and Hecate all gather together for the opulent event. And a glorious night turns to horror for Vanessa.

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Victor wakes next to Lily, contemplating his actions from the night before. Sir Malcolm returns home to learn the fate of his wife, but is seemingly unaffected by the news. In conversation, Victor realizes that Vanessa has met the Creature and is visibly affected. Inspector Rusk continues to pursue Ethan as a suspect in the Mariner's Massacre. Dorian throws an elaborate ball to introduce Angelique to high society, but the evening turns into a scarring experience for a helpless Vanessa, who is forced to attend without an escort after Ethan rejects her invitation. Lily and Victor attend the ball, where Lily has a sense that she knows Dorian's room of portraits and Dorian himself. Victor is troubled by an obvious attraction between Dorian and Lily, and angrily chastises her. Malcolm brings Evelyn to the ball, after shaving off his beard, seemingly enchanted by Evelyn's charms. Vanessa expresses her concern and disapproval to Evelyn about Sir Malcolm's changes in demeanor and character, as well as their developing relationship. As Vanessa is being observed by the witches and prepares to leave, she begins to have visions of blood rain in the ballroom and faints. Lavinia Putney is troubled by a frightening encounter with Caliban, telling her parents that something is greatly amiss. Sembene makes a shocking discovery about Ethan. As there is a full moon that night, Ethan asks to be chained up in the basement and watched by Sembene. Ethan turns into a werewolf.

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