This is officially the longest chapter of Penny Dreadful.
So originally, Yma’s murder of Melody was much more motivated by her antagonistic relationship with Oliver. Basically Yma fridged Melody. But as the comic went, some where around Chapter 3 when I was writing the scenes between Amanda and Vivi, I decided that wasn’t right. Very little of the Yma/Melody/Oliver story has changed since the inception of PD, but the slight changes in motivation changed the characters a lot. That’s one of the things I’ve liked most about writing a story over such a long period of time, it gives you the chance to think better of some things.