Spoilers for ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ Season 1 Episode 7 ‘Maria and the Beast’
Maria Vega (Adriana Barraza) takes the highlight this episode as she realizes that Magda (Natalie Dormer) has been concentrating on her household and she’s not going to stand for it. This episode marks the third time Maria has stood face to face with the satan herself, and never blinked. The Previous Coyote will do something to shield her cubs and the followers are behind her 100%.
“‘Maria and the Beast’ is a marked enchancment over the previous couple of episodes. @bstolemyremote and I live for Adriana Barraza’s efficiency!” say a pair of reviewers, on Twitter, placing a finger on this episode’s biggest power. “Maria confirmed that she is really highly effective. Magda fears her. I am right here for this!” writes a fan. “Sra Vega is NOT taking Santa Muerte’s s**t, and I am so right here for it,” agrees one other.
Maria goes up in opposition to some significantly highly effective entities, even reserving some harsh phrases for Santa Muerte (Lorenza Izzo) herself. In a tense scene, she requires Santa Muerte to reply for Magda’s crimes, and discover out simply why Magda is concentrating on the Vega household. Santa Muerte has no solutions for her, however after a dialog with Magda, she leaves, leaving Madga alone with Maria. Magda, a satan to the tip, makes an attempt to tempt Maria, providing an opportunity for the Vega household to be fortunately reunited beneath one roof. However Maria is aware of higher than to belief her and is having none of it.
“Mama Vega calling out Magda’s bullcrap!” cheers a fan. “Maria is just not the slightest bit intimidated by Magda. That’s superior,” writes a viewer. “Maria is superior and also you want her,” notes this tweet, merely put. That is not the one second the place Maria bought to shine, nonetheless, as we see slightly extra concentrate on her life as a maid within the family of Peter Craft (Rory Kinnear), as she confronts Magda in her guise as Elsa. “If Elsa tries to harm Mama Vega!!!” warns one fan, posting a gif that declares, “Women do not begin fights, however they will end them.” A heart-to-heart with Craft exhibits that even he is on her facet. “It is surprising how a lot Peter cares for Maria. He loves her greater than his personal spouse,” notes this tweet.
Although the sequence appears to have been constructing up Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto) as the lead, it is beginning to look increasingly like Maria Vega is the sequence’ true hero.
The following episode of ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ airs on June 14 on Showtime.