The BEST Episodes of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 15, 2020

Network: Showtime

When a grisly murder shocks Los Angeles in 1938, Detective Tiago Vega and his partner Lewis Michener become embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of the city.

Wicked Old World

#1 - Wicked Old World

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 10, 2020

Tiago and Molly visit Santa Monica Pier in an effort to escape their complicated lives. Livid at the murder of his friends, Lewis interrogates Brian Koenig, a young Cal-Tech student. Townsend and Alex's political agenda is jeopardized when Councilwoman Beverly Beck vows to fight them. Peter Craft discovers a dark truth when he visits Elsa at home. Mateo visits the Crimson Cat dance hall and is invited into a seductive, dangerous new world.

star 7.58
223 votes
Writers: John Logan
Santa Muerte

#2 - Santa Muerte

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 26, 2020

Los Angeles, 1938. LAPD detective Tiago Vega and his partner, Lewis Michener, investigate a murder. While at City Hall, Tiago’s activist brother Raul Vega battles with the fiery Councilman Charlton Townsend over the construction of California’s first freeway. Meanwhile, Peter Craft, the head of the German-American Bun, meets Elsa, the mysterious mother of one of his patients. Sensing danger, Tiago’s mother Maria pleads with Santa Muerte to protect her family as the rising tensions in the city threaten to explode. Series premiere

star 7.37
478 votes
Directors: Paco Cabezas
Writers: John Logan
Dead People Lie Down

#3 - Dead People Lie Down

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 3, 2020

Raul Vega lies on the brink of death. Tiago and Lewis meet radio evangelist Sister Molly Finnister. Councilman Townsend furthers his political goals. Peter Craft runs into Elsa at the beach.

star 7.37
346 votes
Directors: Paco Cabezas
Writers: John Logan