In this episode of Lost Girl, we are through worrying about Bo’s memory for a while. In “La Fae Époque,” Bo goes into Dyson’s memory.
We begin with a frantic Bo (Anna Silk) and Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) dragging a monk into the police station for Hale (K.C. Collins) to interrogate because Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) is lost.
You read that right. Now Dyson is lost. Well, technically, the Una Mens have him.
Bo tries charming the monk into spilling, but there’s no glow. Must be a eunuch. She wants to know why the Una Mens only took Dyson when they were both breaking Fae laws by consorting with each other while naked. Hale nails him with a siren song. The monk caves immediately and tells them Dyson will be executed for treason for killing both Fae and human in 1899. Bo says, nope, that doesn’t sound like Dyson at all.
The monk utters some Latin and dies, giving Kenzi a chance to quip about dead languages.
The Una Mens with their one speaking character, The Keeper (Christine Horne) mutter some Latin themselves, which results in a gagantic knife being plunged into a woman in a cell; the Scavenger is no more.
Behind the cell, Dyson is chained to the ceiling. Naked. (No full monty, sorry. That damn gargoyle is in the way.)
Lauren (Zoie Palmer) and Bo talk about how much time they have to save Dyson. Lauren is rigging up Bo with electrodes. Lauren wants to know how they got Dyson and Bo says, “They caught us while we were . . . um.” Lauren gets what um is. The look on her face makes Bo say, “So, you and The Morrigan are getting close.”
Bo’s not jealous, she merely wants to use all that dark Fae equipment to save Dyson. Lauren claims she doesn’t ask – she just takes: Think dark to be dark.
Lauren continues sticking electrodes on Bo, finally putting one near her heart. Bo says, “Oh, hello,” and smiles. Lauren is sorry for the cleavage contact – so she claims – but Bo tells her not to be.
The science with subtext is interrupted by Cassie (Vanessa Matsui), the Oracle we met a couple of seasons ago, who waits impatiently. She’s rigged up with electrodes, too.
Cassie has to get Bo into Dyson’s memory so Bo can prove he’s innocent. Cassie says, “I thought you were going to ask me to look inside the gaping black hole in your memory.” Bo looks at her like, hey, could you? Cassie says, “Impossible, even for me.”
Cassie is disappointed with Bo. When she read her years ago, she thought Bo was the one who would lead the Fae into a new era.
Bo gets warned that even though she’ll be inside Dyson’s memory, she’s going to see things from her own perspective, too. Lauren steps up with a red string. Cassie says, “The red string of fate. You might as well lobotomize Bo right now.” Lauren insists it’s the only way. She wraps one around Cassie’s ankle and one around Bo’s ankle so it can secure Cassie’s connection to Bo and Bo’s connection to Dyson.
Cassie warns Bo that she could be in a straight jacket when she comes out of this but Bo is sure, and would, in fact, do the same for Lauren.
Dyson meanwhile is undergoing some kind of ritual cleansing that involves scrubbing down his bare body. Kenzi disguised herself and joined the Una Mens long enough to help with the scrubbing. Kenzi is carefully behind him or she might have been the one who got the full monty. Anyhoo, it gives her a chance to tie a red string to his ankle.
As soon as Kenzi gets the red string on Dyson, everything goes a little crazy.
Bo’s inside Dyson’s head. Most of the time we see Bo acting out Dyson’s life, unless Bo looks in a mirror, in which case we see Dyson.
Dyson/Bo is in bed with two lovelies. Their father enters in a rage and Dyson/Bo flees by shifting. We see a wolf in the street, who shifts into Bo’s form. Dyson/Bo steals some clothing – some badly fitting clothing – and heads off, stopping only to admire how ruggedly handsome she is in a shop window.
Dyson/Bo grabs a newspaper and sees an ad for Cabaret du Ceil starring Flora Blooms. Two guys start chasing her. Turns out it’s the mad papa.
They battle in an alleyway and Trick appears, beaning them both with a stick.
“A bowstaff,” says Dyson/Bo. She doesn’t know who he is, but he says, “Follow me if you want sanctuary.”
Trick sits Yoda-like in his sanctuary and tells Dyson/Bo, “You’re capable of more. Of good.”
Dyson/Bo goes, but Trick/Yoda calls him back with, “The helskór. The ancient hell shoes sought after by the most powerful Fae, including the one who wanders.”
Dyson/Bo says he’s heard of them. They can only be worn by “a worthy hero.”
A prince has them and is selling them to the highest bidder. Trick wants Dyson/Bo to get them. Trick introduces himself to Dyson/Bo with his full name, and Dyson/Bo calls him Trick instead. The birth of a nickname.
Back in the reality of the bedroom where Bo and Cassie are wired up, Bo mutters things like shoes, boobs. Lauren is glad Dyson was an intellectual. Then Bo mutters hell shoes, bowstaff, trick. Lauren thinks its a non sequitur party and they’re all invited. She tries talking to Bo, which is silly because Bo is off in Dysonland. Bo says he who wanders and Lauren gets excited but Bo smiles and goes back to muttering boobs.
Dyson/Bo enters Cabaret du Ceil. Kenzi, speaking with a French accent and dressed up in a skimpy outfit, blonde curls, and white wings, greets her at the door. In the Bo version of Dyson’s memory, Kenzi’s the bartender, Angel. She serves Dyson/Bo a drink.
Bartender/Kenzi flirts with Dyson/Bo. It’s a world outside of time where dreams come true. Dyson/Bo spots a familiar dude in the cabaret.
Yes, it’s Vex (Paul Amos), who just for tonight gets to be a prince. Dyson/Bo also spots a man in modern garb – a red nylon windbreaker and baseball cap – who will appear and reappear several times in the next few scenes.
Bartender/Kenzi reveals in her flirtatious French accent that the main attraction doesn’t attract the crowds she used to. Bartender/Kenzi then mounts the bar, strolls across it with her Betty Grable legs, and announces the evening’s entertainment, Mademoiselle Flora Blooms.
Mademoiselle Flora Blooms sings a french tune, works the audience, tickles the prince’s beard. To Bo-as-Dyson, this charmer is Lauren.
Zoie Palmer is singing. In French. She’s got a little of that Edith Piaf vibrato going. It’s fabulous, I tell you, fabulous. Television can never be more fabulous than this.
Dyson’s wang apparently likes it, too, because we get to laugh at Bo dealing with her first ever hard-on. Then Dyson/Bo walks out, sideways, as if propelled by an outside force, complaining all the while that Lauren/Flora isn’t done singing yet. In French.
Dyson, the real Dyson, is clean now and dressed in white. He’s in a cage. Hale pleads for his release saying that Dyson is innocent. The Una Mens says he’s guilty and won’t consider Hale’s arguments. Kenzi’s phone rings and her disguise is blown. The Keeper is not happy to discover a human lurking about and says that Kenzi will be executed with the wolf.
In Lauren/Flora’s dressing room, Dyson/Bo enters. There’s a kind of crazy ballet next. First Lauren/Flora threatens Dyson/Bo with a knife. Then she kisses her. Then she slaps her.
Lauren/Flora complains that it’s been weeks. Dyson/Bo says, “You care?” Lauren/Flora answers that she does not and he needs to leave. Dyson/Bo kisses Lauren/Flora again.
Let’s talk about Zoie Palmer’s voice for this character. It’s pitched about 2 octaves above her normal speaking voice into French coquette territory. It’s hilarious.
Dyson/Bo talks about the prince and the helskór. Lauren/Flora wants to sell them for a fortune. She talks about what she could do with all that loot if they get the shoes. Lauren/Flora is willing to share a perk with Dyson/Bo for the tip.
Back to the French ballet.
There’s sex, which we see from both Bo’s head, and – in a mirror – from Dyson’s head. Even in the mirror, Bo sees Lauren and not Flora – confusing, but go with it. In case you wanted to see Lauren and Dyson together, there it is. And if you were longing for a threesome with Bo, Lauren and Dyson, this is almost it. Almost. If the idea of Lauren with Dyson makes you cringe, I apologize for this screen shot and hope you can erase it from your mind forever with an image of Lauren with Bo.
Bo likes her super stud self as she thrusts away. She watches in the mirror and says, “So this is happening. For investigative purposes, right?”
Then the most confusing part of the entire scene happens. The camera turns away from the mirror, so according to the rules set up so far in this plotline, we should see Bo and Lauren. But we don’t. We still see Dyson and Lauren. What the hell did the writers mean by that?
In the real bedroom where Bo is wired to electrodes, Lauren watches and wonders what Bo is seeing in there. Bo says Lauren and moans out an orgasm. Lauren smiles and says, “Even in Dyson’s subconscious you’re thinking of me. Score one for the doctor.” Then she looks grossed out and horrified and says, “Unless that’s Dyson talking.”
Cassie begins counting backwards from 100, which can’t be good.
A knock on Lauren/Flora’s door interrupts the love fest. It is the prince.
Lauren/Flora scoots Dyson/Bo out the back way.
In comes the prince with a shoebox, which Lauren/Flora quickly relieves him of. His accent is execrable! To be honest, Lauren and Kenzi aren’t doing too well with the accents either, but I think this one from Vex/Prince is more deliberate.
She kisses him. Blindfolds him. Does things with her mouth to his neck and ears while digging in the box for the hell shoes. They are ugly woven flats – hell must refer their style. They are not red, which they really should be, because, as we learn in a bit, once you get them on you cannot get them off.
Vex/Prince gets upset when he realizes she’s after the shoes. Dyson/Bo took the intervening time to get dressed and comes in to punch out poor Vex/Prince with a right hook.
Dyson/Bo puts the shoes on Lauren/Flora. Lauren/Flora immediately gets crazy eyes. (Apologies to Orange is the New Black, but she does get crazy eyes.) She says she’s been denied, the shoes are not intended for her. Dyson/Bo tries to get them off but cannot. A kick in the face for Dyson/Bo and off glides Lauren/Flora.
With Dyson and Kenzi in the clink, Dyson says he’s impressed Kenzi got in there. He wants to start training her as soon as they get out. He can feel Bo in his memory. Kenzi asks if he really murdered someone. He says, “It’s a long story and it starts with a pair of shoes.”
Back in memoryland, Dyson/Bo follows a trail of dead people that Lauren/Flora left in her wake as she ran off. She says, “Flora did all this, why is Dyson being blamed?”
Cassie appears in the dreamland where Bo is Dyson. She tells Bo to cut the string. The modern guy in the red windbreaker walks past them. Cassie says Bo has lasted longer in someone’s memory than she’s ever seen, but she needs to get out now. Cassie says, “You’re brave. And something else. Something new.” She pulls off her red string and backs away counting down from 10.
When Cassie gets to 1, she wakes up, unhooks herself from all the electrodes, and tells Lauren to get the straight jacket ready for Bo because she stayed behind. She mentions shoes. Lauren says, “What shoes.” Bo mutters so much blood.
Dyson/Bo catches up with Lauren/Flora, who is kneeling over a kill. She has Freddie Kruger knuckes and says she can’t stop killing. Lauren/Flora attacks Dyson/Bo and we get to savor a lot of kick ass pushing, kicking, hitting and struggling between Bo and Lauren.
Dyson/Bo goes wolf on her.
Lauren/Flora maintains her French accent and Betty Boop voice throughout this entire fight scene. Finally Lauren/Flora comes back to herself a bit, says, “What have I done?”
Dyson/Bo tells her its the shoes and tries again to get them off. Dyson/Bo says, “I’ll fix it.” Typical Dyson.
Dyson/Bo says, “I love you.” Lauren/Flora says, “No, your love hasn’t come yet. And when she does, she will . . . ” This sentence doesn’t get finished, because someone shoots Lauren/Flora in the back. Was the prophecy from Flora to Dyson, or is it from Lauren to Bo? It could be either.
In the real world, Lauren tries to get Bo to wake up. She almost removes Bo’s red string. Instead she puts a red string on herself and says, “I’m coming in.”
Back in Dyson’s memory land, the shoes are off. The dude who shot Lauren/Flora tosses his pistol on top of them.
They will think you killed all these people, he tells Dyson/Bo. He wants the shoes. He tells Dyson/Bo to run like he’s always done. Calls him a waste of flesh. Tells him it’s all his fault.
Back in their cage, Dyson explains to Kenzi that he felt guilty because he was the one who made Flora put on the shoes and he almost did run. Finally, however, just as he told the guy he’d have to fight him for the shoes, Trick knocks him out with his bow broomstick.
That’s twice Trick saved Dyson in one day. Not to mention that Lauren and Bo are in the process of saving him once again in the real world outside memoryland.
Trick doesn’t want the shoes. He wants a second for the new world – a Fae colony that will live in peace. He invites Dyson to his prayer room before dawn to talk about it.
Dyson and Kenzi talk about how they thought they would die.
Kenzi has faith that Bo will show up in time to save them. The Una Mens walks in spouting Latin and says, speak your last words. Kenzi says, “Oh, god. Oh, god,” which the Una Mens consider Dyson’s last words. Oops.
Dyson tells them he will give them the hell shoes if they release the human. He has one in his possession and will give them the location of the second as soon as they release her.
Back in dreamland, Dyson/Bo has buried Flora. Lauren enters the scene and Dyson/Bo says, “It’s not you.” Lauren tells her she’s getting confused. The guy in the red windbreaker shows up with a huge version of Dyson’s champion belt. Lauren tells her to cut the red string, that Dyson needs her.
She looks down and has the belt in her hands. She figures out the message. She removes the red string.
Back in reality now, Bo jerks up on the bed. Lauren is still off in memoryland. Bo sees Don’t cut the red string written on the mirror in lipstick. How will she get Lauren out of there?
With a kiss, of course. True love’s kiss. Solves all sorts of sleeping disorders. Lauren comes out of it.
There’s another kiss just to say hello, and Bo smiles. She knows what to do.
Bo shows up with one of the helskór. It was inside Dyson’s framed championship belt, wrapped in a jock strap.
A guy in a mask says the magic Latin. Bo says, “You,” and removes the mask. It’s the guy who shot Lauren/Flora in the back. Which means the Una Mens knew all along that Dyson was innocent because they sent mask-face to get the shoes years ago.
The Keeper says, “She is more than we expected.”
“I’m glad you finally got the memo,” Bo answers.
Bo, Lauren, Kenzi, Hale and Dyson plant themselves at the bar in the Dal. They are eating hot dogs and happy to be all together again.
Even though Lauren is sitting right there, Dyson says, “That was intimate. You in me for once.” Bo says their minds work well together. I’m not sure if all their meaningful glances made Lauren uncomfortable, but I got a little nervous myself.
Bo mentions that she felt the red string tied her, Lauren and Dyson all together, although Lauren points out that it was meant to tie only two people together. Maybe a bit of foreshadowing that the not-quite-a-threesome scene might be something Bo actually wants to make real?
Kenzi asks what Dyson did after he buried Flora.
Dyson says he went to Trick’s prayer room and pledged fealty to the Blood King. Dyson thinks Trick is the true savior.
Bo disagrees. He’s done nothing for her lately. Dyson says, “He doesn’t know about the mark on your chest.” Lauren wants to know about this mark but Bo dismisses her question for now. “He is the Blood King. He is my grandfather. Why hasn’t he helped me figure out who took me?”
I’m with Bo on this. Trick’s secrets have been a serious impediment to her and I don’t blame her for being unhappy with him.
Bo says, “I need to find The Wanderer. Find out why he took me. Why I’m dark.”
Lauren asks how. Bo says, “Something he wants. Something he has always wanted.” She asks Dyson where the second shoe is. He gave it to Angel, the bartender, who is hiding it until the true hero comes for it.
Bo says, “We’re all done waiting. Cause here I come.”
- In case you aren’t familiar with the fairy tale about the red shoes, here’s the Wikipedia article. For more on the red string of fate or the red string of destiny, Wikipedia has the info once again.
- Helskór, also know as hel-shoes, were put on the dead so they could go to Valhalla, according to Wikipedia.
- Fairy tale references littered this episode. Myths, fairy tales, what’s the diff, eh? There were a couple of movie shout outs as well. Acknowledge your genre and it’s forebearers and fans everywhere will embrace your efforts.
- We’ve now seen every possible sexual exchange (of at least kissing) among the characters available. Well, Tamsin and Hale still have a couple of available options. Will they ever stop and let anyone settle down to a single partner. I really doubt it.
- Tamsin is gone more than here. Come on, people. We want the full cast in action in each episode.
- Here’s a little present from Ksenia Solo:
— Ksenia Solo (@KseniaSolo) December 23, 2013