Sunday's episode of "Penny Dreadful" made a big reveal in regards to the identity of Dracula. The new dark force, who is interested in Vanessa, is none other than Alexander Sweet, the director of zoological studies at the London Natural History Museum who was introduced in the premiere episode of Season 3.
The episode saw Vanessa opening her heart out to Dr. Seward and then paying a visit to Alexander at the museum. The duo bonded over Captain Nemo and later he told Vanessa that the evening meant a lot to him. Vanessa seems to be falling for Alexander's charms, but as the hour drew to a close, viewers saw Renfield reporting to Alexander about Vanessa's session with Dr. Seward.
The Dracula reveal wasn't that shocking, as many viewers had already predicted Alexander would be the dark force. Vanessa has rotten luck with men, and it is only fitting that Alexander will bring her more harm than good.
It remains to be seen how long Vanessa will take to realise Alexander's true nature, but in due course viewers will see Eva Green's character truly falling in love with the zoologist, showrunner John Logan revealed in an earlier interview with Entertainment Weekly.
Meanwhile, next week's episode is titled "Good and Evil Braided Be" and the promo pictures (via Spoiler TV) show Vanessa in some sort of an asylum. The official synopsis also teases that Vanessa will meet a familiar face and this will result in her learning something about her past.
The official synopsis for "Good and Evil Braided Be" reads:
"Ethan (Josh Hartnett) and Hecate (Sarah Greene) race across the desert with Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) and Kaetenay (Wes Studi) hot on his trail. The Creature (Rory Kinnear) returns to London desperately trying to piece his former life back together. After Dr. Jekyll (Shazad Latif) and Dr. Frankenstein's (Harry Treadaway) plan fails, they come up with a new strategy. Lily (Billie Piper) and Dorian's young acolyte, Justine (Jessica Barden), demonstrate useful skills. A clue about her past is revealed to Vanessa (Eva Green).
"Penny Dreadful" airs Sundays on Showtime.