'Pennyworth' Season 3: Who is Paloma Faith's Bet Sykes?

'Pennyworth' Season 3:  Who is Paloma Faith's Bet Sykes?
Paloma Faith as Bet Sykes in 'Pennyworth' Season 3 (IMDb)

'Pennyworth' Season 3 is breaking bounds in the latest season. Fans are mind boggled with the current plot and are loving the acting of the all the cast members who are featured in 'The Origin of Batman's Butler.' Even though it was first released on Epix, it had a decent viewership, however, it hiked when the series recently shifted to HBO Max.

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The series is executive produced by Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon and stars Jack Bannon as Alfred Pennyworth, a younger version of the iteration of the character previously portrayed by Sean Pertwee in Heller's and Cannon's Fox series 'Gotham' (2014 to 2019), with the series serving as a prequel to both 'Gotham', and 'V for Vendetta', by Alan Moore, David Lloyd, and Tony Weare. Ben Aldridge, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Ryan Fletcher, Dorothy Atkinson, Emma Paetz, Paloma Faith, Polly Walker, James Purefoy, and Jason Flemyng also star. Speaking of Paloma Faith, read more to find out about her character, Bet Sykes

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Who is Paloma Faith's Bet Sykes?

Bet Sykes is the sister of Peggy Sykes. She was a loyal and fierce member of the Raven Society and a personal friend of Lord Harwood, until his death, and she switched sides sometime after Frances Gaunt's assumption of power over the society. Bet first appeared when she kidnapped a nobleman under the orders of Lord James Harwood. She kidnapped the nobleman’s bastard son as an attempt to force his hand, and he revealed his affiliation to Thomas Wayne. Bet was then in charge of trying to kill Thomas Wayne of the No Name League, but Thomas evaded them. Bet then found Alfred Pennyworth’s business card and kidnapped his girlfriend Esme, demanding that Alfred bring them Thomas Wayne.

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When she was holding Esme captive, Bet developed a crush on her that caused Esme to gain the upper hand and nearly escape until Bet caught her. When Alfred and his friends attacked Harwood’s mansion, Bet escaped and She and her men held Alfred’s parents hostage. Esme showed up at the house and Bet forced her inside where she lashed out at her for attacking her and making a fool of her. The parents used the distraction to defeat Bet and her men.

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Bet was arrested and held captive in a dungeon like prison. She seduced the guard into doing her favours and exchanged sexual favours, which she used to further blackmail him. She sent a goodbye letter to her sister Peggy sidnde she as due to be hung for her crimes. Peggy saved Bet, letting some other person suffer Bet’s fate. They then hid at the house of an elderly couple called the Spices. Peggy wanted Bet to come home with her, but Bet said she was going to go back to London and revealed she had developed a crush on Esme that Peggy scoffed at, and after that the rest is history.

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Bet's character is described as a wonderfully wicked and sadistic villainess who loves dancing. She is not afraid to get involved with the underground business in 1960's London. However, she has a soft edge to her.

Witness Paloma Faith's many sides of the character, Bet Sykes in the titled episode 'Rhyme 'n' Reason', that happens to be the next episode which is slated to release on HBO Max on October 13, 2022, at 12 am PT/3 am ET.
 
 

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