John Logan

Best of 2015 (Behind the Scenes): How Penny Dreadful showrunner John Logan crafted Lily's big speech

The standout moment of Penny Dreadful’s second season was a scene-stealing (or world-stealing) turn no one expected — and that was the point. In a nearly nine-minute demolition of the facade she’d spent all season building, Lily (Billie Piper) revealed that she remembered everything: her life as Brona, her death and reanimation courtesy of Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and the mistreatment she’d suffered at men’s hands in both this life and the last.

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Penny Dreadful showrunner John Logan says everything comes 'crashing together' in season finale

Penny Dreadful’s second season draws to a close on Sunday, and it’s not going out with a whimper. After converging on the home of powerful witch Evelyn Poole (Helen McCrory) to save Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) in the penultimate episode, our heroes’ rescue mission has hit a few snags — like the devil himself. As werewolf Ethan (Josh Hartnett) contends with the full moon, Vanessa (Eva Green) faces the devil in her own guise.

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