I keep forgetting Josh Hartnett’s character’s name on Penny Dreadful. Instead, I insist upon calling him “the American Werewolf in London.”
Vanessa Ives: I think, Mr. Gray, there are tremors around us. Like the vibrations of a note of music. Hidden music. Some of them more attuned than others. What do those people do, the ones who were chosen?
Dorian Gray: They enjoy uniqueness.
Vanessa Ives: To be alien? To be disenfranchised from the people around you. Is that not a dreadful curse?
Dorian Gray: To be different. To be powerful. Is that not a divine gift?
Vanessa Ives: To be alone.
Dorian Gray: To be seeking.
Vanessa Ives: What?
Dorian Gray: A lover.
Vanessa Ives: Like you.
Dorian Gray: Who shares your rarity.
Vanessa Ives: Then you are no longer unique.
Dorian Gray: Nor you are alone.