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Penny Dreadful "The Day Tennyson Died" Review - AVClub

AVClub: October 6, 1892 is the date in question. That’s when Alfred Lord Tennyson shuffled off this mortal coil, and although the Poet Laureate’s demise mostly lurks in the background of Penny Dreadful’s terrific third season premiere, it does serve a purpose. For one thing, it grounds the increasingly otherworldly happenings in a tangible reality (which may be especially important this season since, by the end of this episode, all of the “big three” of monster literature are in play). There’s also the sense, hinted at in Vanessa’s letter to Sir Malcolm, that a powerful light has gone out in London, allowing all the shadows of the underworld to slip in.

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