In episodes 1 and 2 of the first season of Penny Dreadful, we see a mother and child murdered, and a gas lantern lighter and a prostitute.
In the first case, we later see Ethan Chandler among the onlookers at the scene, in the second case we see him having scratches on his hands later on.
In the final episode of the season, it is revealed that he is actually
As such, was he responsible for these murders?
I'm looking for answers from current canon — either clues in the episodes themselves that I may have overlooked, or information from other sources that I'm currently unaware of, such as interviews. I don't want to invite unfounded speculation, but I'm okay with speculation based on and backed by canon.