My Love Letter to Lost Girl After 5 Years of Fabulous TV

This is my love song, my big thank you, to ALL the actors, crew, costume designers, make up artists, writers, producers, directors and creative minds behind Lost Girl. I love what you created.

I’ve been a fan of Lost Girl since the first episode, when I fell hard for the show. There was one simple reason then, and it has remained true for all 5 years that the series lasted. Characters. I love the characters. Continue reading “My Love Letter to Lost Girl After 5 Years of Fabulous TV”

Lost Girl S5 E13 Family Portrait

The “Family Portrait” episode (season 5, episode 13) of Lost Girl is all about getting to the truth of Bo’s (Anna Silk) blood-related family and her reliance on her chosen family of friends. Inga Cadranel is back as mama succubus Aife; she’s all over this episode and gives an incredible performance.

There are spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Lost Girl S5 E13 Family Portrait”

Lost Girl S5 E12 Judgement Fae

In “Judgement Fae,” episode 12 of season 5 of Lost Girl, we get another of those episodes where things happen by magic, you never know who someone really is, the actors get to act like other characters because their bodies have been overtaken by some Ancient or other, and nothing is what it seems.

Many, many spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Lost Girl S5 E12 Judgement Fae”

Lost Girl S5 E11 Sweet Valkyrie High

Lost Girl episode 11 of season 5 is “Sweet Valkyrie High.” As you might guess from the title, this episode is Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) all the way. Also back after a very long hiatus is Evony (Emmanuelle Vaugier) in all her human weakness.

There are spoilers everywhere. Continue reading “Lost Girl S5 E11 Sweet Valkyrie High”

Lost Girl: S5 E10 Like Father, Like Daughter

Lost Girl charges ahead with episode 10, “Like Father, Like Daughter.”  Kenzi is BACK! But only for this episode. A whole lot of things happen with no explanation and we don’t get any details about why. In short, things are pretty normal on Lost Girl.

Many hundreds of spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Lost Girl: S5 E10 Like Father, Like Daughter”

Lost Girl S5 E9: 44 Minutes to Save the World

This episode of Lost Girl is called “44 Minutes to Save the World” and it’s a treat from start to finish.

Spoilers ahead. Recap ahead.

Episode 8 has just ended. We’re back with Bo, (Anna Silk) on the floor of the clubhouse, cranking the handle of the magic adamantine box. After the big flash of light, the innards of the box quickly turn black. Bo looks for Hades (Eric Roberts), but he isn’t around. Continue reading “Lost Girl S5 E9: 44 Minutes to Save the World”

One More Lost Girl Teaser

Lost Girl starts again on Canadian TV on Sept. 6, so we are getting teasers now. Here’s the latest one.

The first preview contained some stuff from earlier episodes of the show that we’d already seen. This one is all new scenes.

We know Lost Girl would be nothing without Anna Silk. Here she’s her usual heroic leader and also involved in some sort of long distance chi swap with Zoie Palmer’s Lauren.

Tamsin survived the lightning strike from Zee (Amanda Walsh) so Rachel Skarsten is still around looking healthy. I’m happy indeed to see Ksenia Solo back with the gang, fighting fires and doing all the other gang adventures. Kris Holden-Ried as Dyson is still there leading the fight, trailed by son Mark (Luke Bilyk) and the daddy from hell (Eric Roberts). We get a glimpse of Trick (Rick Howland) in this preview but no hints about where Vex (Paul Amos) or Evony (Emmanuelle Vaugier) might be.

Every time Anna Silk is interviewed about the end of the series, she comments that they finished “really strong” and in a good place for everyone, so I have high hopes for how it will all turn out.

I need to get busy and review the first part of season 5 so I can remember what’s going on in the plot.

Lost Girl: S5 E8 End of Faes

“End of Faes” is episode 8 of season 5, the mid-season finale for Lost Girl. We get some answers we’ve waited season after season for. The cast is dressed in formal wear throughout so everyone looks absolutely fabulous.

Spoilers ahead.

Tamsin with a suitcase

Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) loads up a suitcase while Bo (Anna Silk) tries to convince her to stay. Bo says she needs her, but Tamsin is angry about being rejected for the girlfriend role and won’t stay. After delivering some snark, she hands Bo a piece of mail.

Bo's mail

The back of the envelope is sealed with the triangular spiral mark. The card inside says, “Come and join us for a gathering. Libations and fun. Dress to impress or you will be turned away.”

the gang at the dal

Trick (Rick Howland), Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried), and Lauren (Zoie Palmer) were invited to the same party. They decide to take Mark (Luke Bilyk) along. This worries Vex (Paul Amos). Vexie takes a big interest in Mark. The gang spends some time trying to figure out what the gig is about and what it has to do with the ancients. Bo is sure it’s related to her father. Trick asks what Bo’s father said to her in the Oracle Vision. She tells them a riddle her father said: The greatest evil is the greatest mercy.

Trick says even the ancients have an Achilles heel. Bo’s all for figuring out what it is.

They dress up and head for the party. When the elevator doors open, they walk into a dark room.

Surprise!

The lights come on and everyone yells, “Surprise.” Love the black balloons, such a festive touch.

A sign says Welcome Bo

It’s a party for Bo. Why does that sound so ominous?

Iris and Hera

Hera (Noam Jenkins) is getting Iris (Shanice Banton) all prettied up. She’s dressed like a little girl and he treats her like one. He tells her how to act and makes sure she’s wearing her bracelet. And look at that – Eric Roberts is special guest star.

Lauren carries science stuff in her clutch

Bo grabs a drink. Lauren whips what looks like a pH test strip out of her beautiful formal clutch and dunks it in Bo’s drink. She gives Bo the okay to sip.

Dyson wants to hunt down Heratio. Lauren gives him a syringe filled with bug spray. It will prevent another gadfly attack. Trick will keep an eye on the crowd and the clam dip. Mark is sent to look for Iris.

Lauren is going in search of blood, saliva – the usual stuff you look for at a party.

Bo

Bo asks Lauren to wait. She says, “About us, what we did the other night.”

Lauren says she knows it was a one time thing and she’s okay with it. Bo says, “But here’s the thing. I’m not. There’s always going to be a reason for us not to be together. I don’t want to put this off any longer.”

Lauren

Lauren looks somewhat confused. It’s okay, Lauren, I’m confused, too. We are giving Bo a D- in communication skills tonight.

Lauren says, “Oh boy.”

Bo frowns. “Oh boy yes, or oh boy no?” While Lauren attempts to figure out exactly what her answer will mean, Bo is distracted by the sight of Tamsin in a backless gown. Lauren turns, admires the back along with Bo. Bo says, “We’ll finish this later.”

Tamsin

Bo tells Tamsin she’s glad she’s here. They need her to fight the ancients.

Iris with Bo

Bo wanders into Iris’ room. Lots of action in Iris’ room tonight. It must have been the only other set for the party. Iris finds her there. Iris likes her dress, wants to touch Bo’s shiny hair. Bo admires Iris’ bracelet. Iris says, “My parents make me wear it.”

Zee (Amanda Walsh) walks in. She and Bo face off.

Hera and Dyson

Dyson finds Hera (or Heratio or whatever he’s calling himself tonight) and delivers a syringe full of Lauren’s science stuff with a from the gut move that would make Lauren proud. They do a few macho circling routines and Dyson punches him in the nose. He walks away with a nice blood sample from Hera on his knuckles.

Bo and Zee

Zee tells Bo she’s Zeus, currently a she. Bo adds, “And my aunt.”

Zee says, “Hades may have inspired this shindig, but you and I are on the same team.

Zee admits she sent the oracles to find Bo’s truth – the thing she craves above all. Zee says the thing Bo’s heart truly desires is freedom from her father. And Zee is here to grant it.

Bo asks how and why. Zee says they have to stop Hades from using Bo to end the world.

Bo and Trick

Bo finds Trick. She’s angry about what Zee told her and wants to leave. Trick turns to see Zee, standing next to the Aegis Shield, which is protection for Zeus. She says she never travels without it.

Bo and Trick are in front of a punch bowl full of the drink of prophecy. Instead of eggs, it contains the eyes of the oracles. Ick. Zee convinces them to drink so they can see what will happen if Bo does not become unbound from Hades.

Bo drinks

Both Bo and Trick drink. They see the world turn to cinders, black nothingness.

Bo's hand is black

Bo sees herself, her hand, turning black. When they come out of it, Trick says he’s never felt such complete and utter nothing. Bo says she has: in Tartarus.

Bo asks Zee how to stop what she saw. Zee says the little property of handprint on Bo’s shoulder is Hades ticket to the ground level. It gives him his power. It’s like an umbilical cord. Bo’s been feeding him an all you can eat buffet. Zee says they must act now.

Mark and Iris

Mark finds Iris on the balcony. She’s pissed off at her parents. He convinces her to leave. She knows a place they can go.

Lauren and Dyson

Lauren, who also has swabs and test tubes in her lovely formal clutch, takes a swipe at the blood on Dyson’s knuckles. Lauren says since both Bo and Trick saw the same vision, they have to try. Dyson wants what he calls collateral.

Mark and Iris kiss

Iris takes Mark to a house. When he questions her about it, she hardly has to try to distract him from his curiosity. Young, virile, and easily distracted, that’s Mark. Couldn’t they have put Iris in the light?

Table full of weapons

Zee announces that the emancipation will begin with removing the hand print from Bo’s chest. She unveils a table full of various devices. Bo has to pick the right one. If she chooses wrong, she dies.

Dyson and Trick provide info on each one she looks over. Everything there has a long, mythological history.

Bo chooses a knife

Bo chooses a dagger. Neither Trick or Dyson have seen it before.

Lauren and Tamsin

Lauren and Tamsin have Dyson’s collateral (AKA Heratio) tied up in Iris’ bedroom, just in case anything happens to Bo. They worked together to get Hera locked up, but now they are catfighting over Bo.

Lauren wants to process. Tamsin says, “I entered the game and I lost. That’s life. The best woman won.” She must have memorized that from a book, because she’s actually heartbroken. Lauren doesn’t know what to say, so she sits down beside Tamsin on the bed. Lauren discovers the restraints Hera uses to keep Iris locked in her bed.

Through brilliant intimidation, deduction, and careful reading of the script, Lauren and Tamsin figure out that Iris is tied down at night because she’s more powerful than either Heratio or Zee.

Bo is ready for the handprint removal

Bo’s on a table with Zee above her, dagger at the ready. Zee caresses oil into Bo’s skin. Skin as flawless as Aphrodite. This delays the dagger action a little. Just long enough for Tamsin and Lauren to run in yelling, “Bo, stop.” They announce that Iris is stronger than both of the ancients combined. Egads! Something’s afoul.

Dyson is concerned for Mark, who is alone with Iris. Mark is in no pain. He’s shagging Iris on the living room floor of the house where she took him.

A funeral booklet

As Mark dresses, he sees the funeral booklet for Cecilia Lawrence. He realizes that’s whose body Iris is using, and this is the Lawrence house. Iris wants to be Cece – live in this house, have loving parents.

Cece's father

Of course the parents come home that very minute. The father, Frank (Rothaford Gray) realizes this isn’t his little girl. She reaches inside his chest, does something to his heart and he drops to the floor. His blood forms the curved triangle shape.

Mark realizes it was Iris who killed all the people. She says, “They had to go to sleep.” She thinks they will wake up. Mark tells her Hera used her. She takes off the bracelet and something strange begins to happen to her. She runs.

Mark is stabbed

Mark picks up the bracelet. Cece’s mother stabs Mark with what looks like a pair of grass clippers. That’s very unsanitary. Let’s hope Lauren has lots of antibiotics in that beautiful formal clutch of hers. Mark runs.

Zee and Heratio stand on the balcony discussing whether or not Iris would take off her bracelet. She might. No, she knows better.

Tamsin interrupts this profound discussion.

Tamsin and Zee

Zee tells Tamsin to report to her super friends that Bo’s emancipation is now or never. Tamsin agrees Bo should separate from her father, in fact – make difference relationships in general.

Tamsin says she herself is not a relationship kind of person. She’s a free bird. Zee sees the tears in Tamsin’s eyes. She’s never seen a Valkyrie cry. Tamsin asks Zee when people stopped hurting her. She answers, “They didn’t. I started hurting them. And you’re next.”

Tamsin hit by lightning

Zee steps away from Tamsin and blasts her with a lightning bolt. May I remind you this is Tamsin’s last life. Oh, Tam Tam, don’t die!

Bo, Dyson and Lauren drive to the park. They heard Iris and Mark were there. Bo’s going one way to look for Iris, Dyson and Lauren the other to look for Mark.

Bo

As they start running in different directions, Lauren says, “Bo, wait.” Bo turns. Lauren says, “Oh boy yes.” Bo smiles. Lauren understood her meaning after all.

Everything Iris touches turns to ash – flowers, cops. When Bo finds her, she tells Bo not to get close to her. She says it’s because she’s not supposed to make Bo sleep because “he needs you.”

Iris is bummed about being a murderer. She’s supposed to bring rainbows, not create black holes.

Bo's fingers turn black

Bo, of course, doesn’t listen and tries to charm Iris into talking. Her hand immediately turns black. Bo looks behind her and see that everything Iris touched has turned black. Bo says, “The darkness wasn’t my father. It was Iris.”

Bo heads for the Dal, where Giles Trick finds the answer in a book. The storm created the chaos that allowed the nothingness to be released in Iris. While they talk, Bo’s hand grows blacker.

the box

Trick knows a story about a box that can contain evil. Maybe they can fight it with that. Bo leaves for the clubhouse, because, you know, that’s where the magic box is always found.

Vex, Dyson and Lauren hover over Mark

Bo could use a nice dose of chi for that hand, but all her chi-givers are in the park, trying to stop Mark from bleeding to death. Guess who was there rescuing Mark – one guess – yep, Vex. Just looking out for his boy toy. Mark is close to dying. I hope he hasn’t lost Iris’ bracelet, because I think it might be a really smart idea for her to put it back on her wrist.

When Bo gets to the clubhouse, she finds Zee, who was actually after Bo’s box all this time. Why do I take such adolescent glee in typing Bo’s box? Zee zaps Bo’s hand with a lightning bolt but it does nothing to her.

girl fight

They have a girl fight in evening wear for possession of the box. Bo wins. Bo pushes Zee out the door. Bo sits on one side of the door with the box. Zee sits on the other telling Bo not to open the box. If Bo opens the box, her father will walk the earth.

Bo flashes back to her conversation with Hades during her Oracle Vision. He is played by Eric Roberts. The face of Hades is finally revealed.

Hades

I’m going to try to get down everything he says, because I’m sure it’s all going to be important later. Bo talks in between his statements. “Don’t be afraid. There’s barely any time. We must be quick. . . . There are those far more wicked than I upon this earth. You must stop them. . . . Only family can destroy them. . . . Our power will decide the fate of this world. . . . You will do things you don’t want to do. The [something unintelligible] our victory overnight. . . . Sometimes the greatest evil is the greatest mercy. . . . I give you all I can. The answer lies with you. A gift.”

Bo thinks about it and begins cranking the jack-in-the-box handle. Zee, outside the door, hears the music and looks terrified. Zee moves away from the door.

Bo is surprised

The lid opens and there’s a flash of light.

Some Thoughts

I absolutely loved this episode. I love that we finally know for sure who Hades is. I loved how absolutely gorgeous everyone looked in their gowns and tuxes. I loved that it was a wonderful cliffhanging behemoth of a mid-season finale. We don’t know the fate of Mark or Tamsin. We don’t know what is in Bo’s box. (See that? I typed it again.)

We don’t know who the good guys are and who the bad guys are. They’re all just family, folks. Just a little family feud.

We might know what “oh boy yes” means, but I don’t want to depend on that knowledge because there are 8 episodes still to come and “oh boy yes” could turn quickly. It’s happened before.

The first half of season 5 has been very satisfactory to me as a fan. I especially like that there are no annoying inexplicable plot lines. Everything is starting to make sense and hang together.

I miss Kenzi and I’ll be happy to see her back in the next half. I hope she shows up for more than 2 episodes like in this half of the season.

Eric Roberts had a very brief scene in this episode. I presume he’ll be back in the second half of the season with a lot more to do.

I’m pretty sure they won’t let any of the gang die, so I feel okay about Tamsin and Mark making it.

Lost Girl: S5 E7 Here Comes the Night

This episode of Lost Girl takes place at night. A night when the electricity is off. It was shot with blue light and is very hard to see. I hope the screen grabs aren’t too dark. I did brighten them up quite a bit.

Spoilers ahead.

Bo and Dyson rescue people trapped in a car

There’s a tornado. Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried), Bo (Anna Silk), and Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) are rescuing people. Tamsin tells Bo they can handle anything together, because Bo is her girl.

Bo stands in the triangular symbol

Bo finds this huge symbol in the street at the scene of the tornado.

Zee with the 3 oracles

Elizabeth Helm / Zee (Amanda Walsh) has the 3 oracles in her hotel room. Bo’s friend Cassie (Vanessa Matsui) is one of them. The 3 of them stand up and chant, “Only in the darkness can we see the light.” Then poof, Zee knocks out all the lights in the city.

Three oracles constitute the Moirai. Only Zeus can control the Moirai. Ergo, Zee is short for Zeus. Wait, Zeus is a woman?

Lauren and Sam watch the TV news

Lauren (Zoie Palmer) and her assistant Sam (Gabe Grey) have a clinic full of injured people. They watch the TV news, which calls the storm “bizarrely localized.”

Bo, Dyson and Tamsin show up at the clinic and report on what’s happening. They plan to leave again, but Bo decides to stay because it might be the ancient ones trying to create an opportunity to get the switcheroo serum.

Before Tamsin leaves, she kisses Bo. Dyson is watching. Bo looks at Dyson and he raises one eyebrow but doesn’t comment.

Bo and Lauren have a moment of meaningful eye contact just as all the lights go out. Lauren’s first thought is the power supply to Evony’s cryobox that contains something old and evil.

Trick with a book

Trick (Rick Howland) reads about how Zeus flooded the earth to destroy mankind. Zeus used Hera’s messenger Iris to do it. Poof, the lights go out.

Trick asks Vex (Paul Amos) to find more candles.

Vex and Mark kissing

Vex is busy swigging wine and finding candles when Mark (Luke Bilyk) comes in, looking and acting very sexy. He kneels in front of Vex and does whatever it is that someone does to a guy while kneeling before him. I obviously have no idea what is happening. When he stands up they start kissing. Vex is bewildered by how much he likes it, even while saying, “This is very wrong.”

Tamsin is wet from the storm

Tamsin goes into the gym, dripping wet from the storm. She shows Dyson a poster that Alycia Welles  (Lisa Marcos) posted about her supposedly dead husband Vincent (Noam Jenkins). We know him as Heratio.

Dyson wants Tamsin to do one thing, she wants to do another: she wants to go to the clinic. He reminds her that there will always be other people for Bo. Tamsin is only worried about one other person.

Bo and Lauren with the box of evil

Lauren struggles with Evony’s box of evil. It’s on a back-up generator with a back-up generator. All of them failed. It starts counting down and saying “Evacuate.” They push it in a room and it pops open like a jack-in-the-box. Nothing but a bit of smoke comes out.

Bo and Lauren watch the box open

Lauren curses Evony. Bo says that all of this is to make Evony Fae again. Lauren says, “No.” Then she rethinks and says, “Yeah. It is.” She points to her ear.

Lauren and Bo dancing

Lauren puts on music and pulls Bo close in a dance. She whispers in Bo’s ear. “I know what I’m doing. You need to trust me. I’m doing the research I want to do and it has nothing to do with Evony.” Bo comments that Lauren knows how to seize an opportunity. Lauren says, “Well, for some of us, life is short.”

Bo and Lauren kissing

Bo interprets that as an invitation to not waste a moment. Seize the besame mucho. She kisses Lauren.

Dead Man Dating is still around

Dyson goes to Alycia Welles house and finds Elevator Man / Dead Man Dating / Heratio. Dyson asks to come in a take a statement.

Bo and Lauren having sex

Tamsin arrives in the clinic and finds Bo and Lauren enjoying each other.

Tamsin

Tamsin is not happy about what she sees. I love snarky, badass Tamsin, but it’s interesting to see Rachel Skarsten act vulnerable and heartbroken for a change.

At the Dal, Mark asks Vex to help him with something. Vex says, “Again?” but Mark doesn’t seem to know what Vex is alluding to. He acts as if he doesn’t know what happened earlier.

Evony

Evony (Emmanuelle Vaugier) enters the Dal. Vex introduces her to Mark, whom she deems flirt-worthy. Vex gets a little jealous. Evony wants Vex’s help because “you know what will get out” now that there’s a power outage.

Bo and Lauren in bed

Bo and Lauren are still between the sheets, where Bo wishes they could stay forever. Lauren gets up to go for some special wine. She walks into the clinic in nothing but her lab coat to find Sam standing there with his back to her.

Sam looks tarred

She spins him around to find that he’s dead. His face looks scorched or melted. Bo realizes there is an invisible monster.

Dyson

Dyson tries to get information about of Vincent / Heratio. Dyson tells him he knows who is. Heratio starts strangling Alycia. Dyson tries to stop him and calls him Zeus.

Dyson with a face full of flies

He says, “My name is Hera.” Wait, Hera is a guy? He blows a swarm of gadflies into Dyson’s face to torment him. When he turns back to continue his strangling, Alycia stabs him. He leaves to repair his bothersome human body but promises Alycia he’ll be back to get her.

Bo and Lauren talk

In the clinic, Lauren says she hasn’t felt so guilty since her Karen Beattie days. Bo can’t believe she’s telling her this now, but says, “Karen Beattie all over me.” Lauren says people died and it was her fault. Bo wants her to leave, go somewhere safe. Lauren grabs an ax and announces she’s ready to stay and fight whatever it is with Bo.

Alycia

Dyson takes Alycia to the gym where she feels more secure. He gives her a cot and tells her to rest. He goes into the room where his murder board is.

Bo

Bo comes up behind Dyson. She doesn’t smell right, but she’s seductive and he’s willing to lock lips.

Evony and Vex

Evony and Vex are at the clinic, looking for the serum. They hear a noise. Evony says, “If it gets close, you know what to do.” Apparently Vex saved her once before from whatever was in the cryobox.

Evony sees a wall safe with plants in front of it. She wins best line of the episode, “Of course the serum is behind a bush. When will I learn.”

Lauren and Bo confront Evony

Lauren and Bo are there. Lauren confronts Evony about trying to steal her work. Evony says nothing can kill the thing that was unleashed. Bo thinks they should give it what it wants most: Evony. And, hello, Evony used to date one of the ancient Fae.

Evony and her old flame

In an alley, Evony waits. Bait. The Moirai come marching along saying, “Only in the darkness can we see the light.” They disappear and Lauren throws her ax into something invisible. It takes form as some sort of slippery looking black thing, but Evony seems to recognize him. She calls him Eros. Evony gets tears in her eyes when she recalls how he broke her heart.

Eros is zapped by a bolt of lightning. Bo says, “Zeus’ lightning. Takes an ancient to kill an ancient.”

Isabeau appears to Trick

Isabeau (Alisen Down) appears before Trick. She’s about to kiss Trick when Mark walks in. What Mark sees is Trick with the 3 oracles trying to kiss him. The oracles run off.

Dyson and Vex clatter down the stairs. Trick says, “Has anyone else had an unusual interaction today? Perhaps something sexual in nature?” Dyson and Vex raise their hands. Mark does not.

It’s Oracle Vision. The oracles touch lips to take truth. When the oracles are doing their lip lock visits, they are required to deliver truth themselves. They appear as the person a heart most desires. (That means the person Vex most desires is Mark!)

Trick realizes it’s because they all have Bo’s blood. Only in the darkness can they see the light. The light is Bo’s blood. Zeus wants Bo’s truth.

Bo goes home. She’s about to blow out the candle she brought from Hell when the oracles arrive.

Just one kiss from your lovely lips

The oracles are closing in for a kiss. First they appear to Bo as Dyson, then Lauren. Bo realizes it isn’t real. Next she sees a gravelly voiced man. Bo looks at him and says, “Dad?”

Trick comes in and chases the Oracles off. Bo finally tells him that her father is Hades. Trick says that’s not possible. Bo says her father took Aife to Tartarus. Bo saw where she was born – in Hell. She shows him the candle Persephone told her to bring out and light. She wonders if lighting the candle is what brought the ancients. Trick thinks it might be. Bo says it’s time for them to meet the other side of the family.

Cassie

The Moirai report to Zee. She grabs Cassie and touches her lips – takes the truth they’ve gathered that day. Zee’s eyes turn white and she says, “She doesn’t even know.” Then she tosses Cassie off the balcony. Ungrateful!

Vex and Mark play beer pong while Vex explains that Vex locked up Eros all those years ago and Evony’s been her evil self ever since. So, does that mean Evony is going be nice now that Eros is out of his box?

Vex won’t tell who he saw in his Oracle Vision when Mark asks.

Tamsin finds Bo at home. Bo says the words Tamsin dreads, “We need to talk.”

Tamsin is hurt

It’s a poignant scene with a truly vulnerable Tamsin revealing that she loves Bo. Very gently Bo tells Tamsin that – although she loves her – she doesn’t love her like that.

The lights come back on. Tamsin walks out and slams the door.

Bo blows out the Artemis candle and walks away. It flames up again after a few seconds.

Some Thoughts

I loved this episode because we learned so much about Bo and about the Ancients. Of course, there’s still some mystery that Bo has to unravel.

I think we learned that Lauren is the one who Bo wants to be with. It might be a little early to firmly state that Doccubus is going to be a thing. There’s always the possibility that it was the effect of Eros getting out of his prison that lead to them having sex after so many seasons without them getting horizontal together. Later, when the oracles were tricking her, she saw both Lauren and Dyson. Confusing, isn’t it?

We learned that Lauren is doing research on Fae/human switches for her own purposes and reasons. I’ve been thinking for some time that Lauren was going to make herself Fae so that she and Bo would have similar lifespans and could be together. With this show, making a prediction like this with 9 episodes left before the end is chancy.

I love the gender-bendy fact that Zeus is in a woman’s body and Hera is in a man’s.

Isn’t it crazy that Vex has the hots for Mark? The feelings are subliminal, but they are there. Vex is attracted to Dyson’s son. Oh, my.

Lost Girl: S5 E6 Clear Eyes, Fae Hearts

Lost Girl episode 6 of season 5 is “Clear Eyes, Fae Hearts.” The title is a tribute to a beloved favorite, Friday Night Lights. Look out, college football, here come Tamsin and Bo!

Spoilers ahead.

Zoie Palmer smiling
Bo’s dream girl

Bo (Anna Silk) dreams about the jack-in-the-box. Lauren (Zoie Palmer) cranks the handle slowly. She turns and smiles. Bo jerks awake.

Tamsin and Bo in Bo's bed.
The blonde in the bed isn’t who she thought.

There’s a blonde in Bo’s bed but it isn’t Lauren. The blonde is Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten). Tamsin give Bo an unsolicited good morning kiss. Bo goes off to make breakfast just the way Tamsin likes it because “that’s what roomies are for.”

The case of the week begins when Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) is sent to a crime scene at a football stadium. Mark (Luke Bilyk) is with him. The only thing you need to know about Mark in this episode is that he makes a juvenile, sexist, stupid, asshole remark every time he has a line.

blood forms a triple spiral
Interesting blood spatter. Wonder what Dexter would make of it?

Blood next to the dead football player makes the triple spiral Dyson’s been chasing around lately. He wipes it up and it reforms.

Tamsin and Bo
Are you the cheerleader type?

Dyson meets Lauren, Tamsin and Bo at the Dal. He tells them he thinks the murder is tied in with the Fae cult he’s tracking. Tamsin and Bo decide to go undercover as cheerleaders. Dyson says Tamsin doesn’t exactly scream perky. Lauren makes an award-winning, hilarious face at the idea of a perky Tamsin, which she wipes off when Tamsin gives her a look.

Tamsin and Bo don cheerleader costumes and strut across the football field in their little outfits. They’re supposed to be leading tryouts. About halfway there, Tamsin trips. Pratfalls are not beyond us, apparently.

Anna Hopkins as Brinkley
With a name like Brinkley, she has to be head cheerleader

Tamsin immediately has a run in with cheerleading team captain Brinkley White (Anna Hopkins). To show her stuff, Tamsin does a series of handsprings and tucks. When Brinkley’s ready for her turn to demo her tumbling skills, Tamsin throws the whammy on her. Girl doesn’t play fair in dance competitions, either. Bo nods sadly: Tamsin fails at perky.

Aren Buchholz as Derek
Derek has ideas about who did it.

Bo talks to a male cheerleader, Derek (Aren Buchholz), who is there representing tired, gay stereotypes. Bo gets a few ideas from him about who the murderer could be. Hint, her initials are B.W. He says the murdered guy was a bully, especially to the quarterback, Clay (Dwain Murphy). Just then Clay gets smacked to the ground on the field. Everyone thinks he’s out cold but he hops back up. Not human? Tamsin will check him out.

Tamsin talks to Clay
Clay tries to brush off Tamsin.

Clay wants to know why Tamsin thinks he would hurt his best receiver. He doesn’t tell her much.

Lauren and Cassie, whose eyes are bandaged.
Tell me everything from the beginning of time.

Cassie (Vanessa Matsui) wakes up muttering about rain and floods and coming storms. I didn’t get a screen grab of him, but Lauren’s new assistant is played by Gabe Gray, who was the doctor in Bomb Girls. A tidbit of irrelevant info because I’m pretty sure Lost Girl fan are also Bomb Girls fans.

Bo on the phone
You don’t need to call Lauren, do you?

When Bo calls Lauren to run tests on the players, Tamsin gets jealous. She doesn’t want Bo calling Lauren. Bo looks at Tamsin like what is up with you? Then Tamsin kisses Bo, a lip lock that Bo doesn’t actually return.

Amanda Walsh as Elizabeth Helm
I’ll have a coquetel, please

Into the Dal walks Elizabeth Helm (Amanda Walsh). She orders an old cocktail that Trick (Rick Howland) hasn’t mixed in 1000 years.

Rick Howland as Trick
I’d have you sign in, if I could find my ledger

Trick tries to chat her up, find out who she is. He tells her the ancients call this drink the drink of prophecy. She says she thinks he’ll find the ledger because ancient things have a way of turning up.

The man's bare behind
Not that interesting, fella.

Lauren shows up wanting either urine samples or blood samples from the football players under the guise of drug testing. If it’s urine, she has to watch the person pee. One player suggests she likes to watch and gives her a view of both his front and back. Lauren shrugs and says, “You really got the wrong girl.”

Dyson and Mark are at the gym, where Dyson has constructed a murder board. He pins up the image of the triskelion of blood.

Lisa Marcos as Alyssha Wells
I saw my dead husband.

A woman comes in with a request for Dyson. Her name is Alyssha (Lisa Marcos). She says she saw her dead husband walking in the street. He didn’t even recognize her.

Noam Jenkins as Heratio
It’s Dead Man Dating!

She shows Dyson a photo. It’s Heratio (Noam Jenkins). Note the Capital Sports logo behind him. Dyson says he’ll check it out.

Lauren and Bo in the lab.
Want a good laugh? Ask Bo to look in a microscope.

Lauren shows Bo test tubes full of science stuff. First she ogles Bo’s outfit, proving she’s human first and a scientist second. From Trick on speaker phone, we learn one of the guys appears to be a Heraclid. Heraclids are descendants of Hercules, the son of Zeus. Human but strong, fast and resilient. Also listening to this conversation at the Dal is Elizabeth Helm. Oh, oh.

Dyson talks to Clay, the quarterback. Clay doesn’t know what the triple curve shape is or what a Heraclid is. But he does have a secret.

Bo and Dyson talk
Dyson sniffs out some evidence.

Bo and Dyson talk about Clay not knowing who he is. Bo lets it slip that she’d be better off not knowing who her father is. When Dyson picks up on that, she deflects, changes the subject. They decide to chat with the gossipy cheerleader, Derek. While they are talking with him, Dyson smells blood. In Derek’s locker is the bloody jersey of the dead guy. Dyson takes Derek to the station.

Shanice Banton as Iris
Gonna go boom!

Iris (Shanice Banton) shows up at the gym. She checks out the murder board and draws a triple curve on Mark’s arm using his sweat. Her fingers make rainbows in the sweat. Iris says something bad is going to happen at the football game.

Cheryl Hickey
Cheryl Hickey from Entertainment Tonight Canada played a reporter.

At a press conference, Tamsin decides Brinkley ought to be considered a suspect. Clay sits down at the mic. The questions turn to the murder.

Clay
The quarterback comes out

Clay says that Derek couldn’t be the murderer because he was home in bed with him the night of the murder. Oops, the quarterback came out.

Bo and Derek
Bo knows what it’s like to live with a secret.

Derek takes Bo to see Clay. Clay says his PR Reps, Capital Sports, told him he couldn’t come out.

Tamsin and Bo at the Dal
Capital Sports, did you say?

At the Dal, Bo tells Dyson about Capital Sports. Dyson connects the dots to Kevin Brown from the elevator and Heratio55 who dated Cassie and Bo. They decide to go to the game.

Tamsin applies dap to her cheeks
This is her disguise?

Tamsin suits up and heads for the field. Get outta her way.

Elizabeth, Iris, Heratio
Aren’t they chummy?

Bo goes to the press box and finds the 3 elevator people together. A regular family. They call Iris their daughter and seem to take great pleasure in stroking her arms. Elizabeth also says Clay is like family. The more success Clay has, the better for the family. They admit to the murder of the football player.

Bo zapped by a thunderbolt
Ouch!

Bo realizes they are feeding off the crowd and threatens to throw the game. Elizabeth zaps her with a thunderbolt to get her out of the press box. Yep, a thunderbolt came right out of her hand. Hmm, Zeus could throw thunderbolts. Zeus was married to Hera. We’ve got Heraclids and Heratios running around in this episode. What the Hera?

Tamsin in a football uniform
Hail Mary, she does it.

Tamsin makes a touchdown in the last seconds of the game by catching a 40 yard pass.

Elizabeth glows
Touchdown!

Elizabeth glows with delight.

Bo
Girlfriend? Oh, no.

In the clubhouse, Bo examines a scar on her shoulder from the lightning bolt. Bo says she’s never felt anything like it. Tamsin can’t heal it.

Bo wants to go see Trick. Tamsin wants to run her a bath first because that’s what girlfriends are for. Bo watches Tamsin walk away and sighs. She realizes she has to do something about the girlfriend thing. She does not feel that way and has to break it to Tamsin.

Everyone is at the Dal
The Let’s Clear Up the Dangling Details Club Meeting

Everyone is at the Dal. Trick talks about an ancient order that channeled their children’s energy to gain power, like proud parents. They talk about Zeus, the father of Hercules. Trick says the ancients have many names. Bo says, “What if they’re back?”

Heratio and Elizabeth
Just the family at home.

The Fae family of the week looks at the signature by Bo Dennis in Trick’s ledger and say, “So she’s the one.” Elizabeth says they have to act fast. Then they create a thunderstorm, which they enjoy watching together.

Some Thoughts

Zeus is the Father of All the Gods, god of the sky and ruler of Mount Olympus. Hades is King of the Underworld. Both are the children of Cronus and Rhea – in other words, brothers (or in the Lost Girl universe, brother and sister). The plot seems to be inching toward some sort of showdown between these two with Bo right in the middle of it.

Except for clearing up some details about the arrival of the ancients on the scene, this episode didn’t move the plot forward very much.

There is the clear statement that Valkubus isn’t going to be a thing. Much as Tamsin wants it, Bo does not.

Did I overlook any other big developments in this episode?