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The reason I'm not supporting you isn't because you're a fat, ugly queer. It's because you're weak, and I never back a losing horse.
— Jerome to Charlton[src]


Jerome Townsend is a guest starring character on Showtime's Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. He is portrayed by Brian Dennehy.

He is a well known businessman in Los Angeles and Charlton Townsend's father.

HistoryEdit

Jerome helped build Los Angeles. Mulholland brought the water, Doheny found the oil, and Jerome built the roads.

Throughout the SeriesEdit

Season 1Edit

Sing, Sing, SingEdit

Jerome receives a visit from his son, Charlton. He's seeking help over the motorway, which Jerome refers to as Beverly Beck’s motorway. Charlton asks for his help after never coming to him before. He hopes that his father’s influence can persuade the city council to adopt his route to the motorway. Charlton recalls how three men built Los Angeles. Mulholland brought the water, Doheny found the oil, and Jerome built the roads. He knew Los Angeles would grow and that they would need a way to get around. So, Jerome turned public transportation into private transportation. No one moves a block in the city unless they pay Jerome. Charlton is simply taking the new step. The future is the automobile and the roads they drive on. It’s the family business, Charlton adds. However, Jerome retorts that the future is in aviation. He owns most of the Mines airport in Inglewood and the land around it. And he’s looking to make it the central airport for all of Los Angeles. And when the war comes, the military will be pouring all of its good fortune into aviation. And it’s for this reason, Jerome is reluctant to help. He tells Charlton that he’s already lost. Unless the Mexicans start rioting and killing a bunch of white folk, Councilwoman Beck has run the table. Jerome tells Charlton that the reason he isn’t supporting him isn’t because he’s a fat, ugly queer, it’s because he’s weak.

Appearance and PersonalityEdit

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AppearancesEdit

Season 1Edit

Memorable QuotesEdit

"The future, as you so grandly put it, isn't in your motorways. That's all inevitable. The future is up there. Aviation. I already own most of Mines airport over in Inglewood and the land around it, and I'm working on a bond issue to add more runways and terminals and make it the central airport for all of Los Angeles."
—Jerome to Charlton[src]


"The reason I'm not supporting you isn't because you're a fat, ugly queer. It's because you're weak, and I never back a losing horse."
—Jerome to Charlton[src]


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