Vanessa fought for her life and found herself a real hero on Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 7.
Oh, Penny Dreadful, how you like to tease me, so. How many times have we been taken right to the brink of finding out Ethan’s backstory, only to be pulled deeper into mystery?
At the end of Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 6, Vanessa became possessed and announced she had something to tell Sir Malcolm. And boy, did she have a lot to say. Only most of it wasn’t from her, it was from the Master (or Satan, or whatever you’d like to call him).
The creature that has been possessing Vanessa wants her because she is apparently the reincarnation of an Egyptian goddess and no one else will do as his bride. All this time I’ve been thinking about Caliban and his search for a bride and Satan was looking for one, too.