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.
Mark (Luke Bilyk) is bleeding in the the park. Lauren (Zoie Palmer) and Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) attempt to stop the bleeding. Who should appear but a doctor with a medical kit and an offer to help. Guess who the doctor is? Hades.
Trick (Rick Howland) explains to a member of the board that the Nyx can unleash the end of the world. (Nyx was a primordial deity in Greek mythology that preceded the Titans and the Olympians, and was the personification of the night.) Adamantine is the only metal that can hold off the ancients, and Trick has the Aegis Shield, which is made of adamantine. The board member wants Trick to use his blood to rid the world of Nyx.
The Nyx is in Iris (Shanice Blanton). She shows up in Trick’s lair and zaps the board member to dust while Trick hides behind the shield.
Mark is healing faster than expected and is stable. Dyson hovers.
Hera (Noam Jenkins) has Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) tied to a chair. Hey, hooray, Tamsin didn’t die. Zee (Amanda Walsh) comes in all freaked out because the shield is gone. She pulls out a hunk of Valkyrie hair and takes off.
Hades shows up asking for his medical kit back. He reads some science stuff on a white board and gives Lauren a tip about injecting a virus as a Trojan horse into the cells. He tells her if her research works, she’ll have the key to everlasting life. She answers, “Well, a girl can dream.” Huge foreshadowing remark.
Hades tells Lauren his name is Jack, just as Bo shows up with the jack-in-the-box and announces that he is Hades, her dear old dad. She says she let Hades out so she could get rid of Nyx. But dad points out a small flaw in her logic for sending him back. The box can only return one person to Tartarus – if Nyx goes, he cannot.
Alycia (Lisa Marcos) is still hanging around Dyson’s gym. She’s stocking his fridge.
Mark wakes up enough to tell them where Iris might be. He gives Iris’ bracelet to Bo so Bo can get Iris to put it back on and contain Nyx. Hades points out that the bracelet is made of adamantine. Adamantine is everything in this episode.
Tamsin is busy working her Valkyrie doubt on Hera.
Bo and Lauren discuss what a good thing it is that they got back together just in time for the end of the world. Lauren has some cream, which may help Bo’s black-hand disease, but she can’t touch Bo to put it on. Hades does it. He tells her his handprint on her chest is the reason she survived Iris’ touch. His hand print on Mark is why he’s healing so fast.
Bo takes Hades to hunt for Iris. They find she dusted a whole club full of people.
Zee comes into the lair just as Trick is trying to write in his blood. He can’t do it. The second he writes something it disappears.
We finally learn what Zee is up to. She wants to destroy everything and start all over in a new world where the gods are given the respect they deserve. If Trick doesn’t give her the shield back, she’ll start by killing the Valkyrie. She waves the lock of hair around as proof she has Tamsin.
As Bo and Hades walk around looking for Iris, Hades says he is proud of Bo. She mentions that she promised someone to always help the little guys. Hades says, “You mean Kenzi.” Bo says, “You don’t get to say her name.” Bo’s furious that Hades used Kenzi to block the portal in order to get to her.
They find Iris at the gym, where luckily she hasn’t touched Alycia. Iris is demanding to know where Mark is, Alycia is demanding to know where Kevin Brown, her husband, is because Iris mentioned him.
Zee returns to the apartment with the shield, where Hera is now so full of doubt they fight over putting Nyx in Iris. Zee says, “How dare you defy Zeus,” and gives Hera about a million volts. She unties Tamsin and tells her to take Hera (the trash) away.
Bo and Hades couldn’t get Iris to put the bracelet on. She claimed Nyx was in full power now. Hades urges Bo to use the box and she finally does crank the handle and put the darkness safely inside. Bo’s black hand heals immediately. Of course, the human body that Iris had been using dies as a result.
At the clinic, Dyson tells Mark the sad news about Iris. It’s dad and son bonding time with some man hugs.
Bo has tears in her eyes because everyone she is around gets hurt. She looks at Lauren and says, “One day I’m gonna lose you, too.”
Lauren answers, “Maybe you don’t have to.” Yikes, more foreshadowing.
Hades is locked in a room at the clinic. He and Bo talk through glass. Bo tells him she doesn’t want him in her life. He claims Aife wasn’t the one who saved her. He, Hades, saved Aife from the Dark Dungeon where Trick sent her. He says, “Sending you away was the only way to keep you safe.”
Bo answers that she will find a way to get rid of him and he surprises her by saying, “What if I want to stay here with you?”
Tamsin arrives with Hera. He isn’t dead, he’s in a coma. Tamsin says, “Can we kill him?”
Lauren and Bo hold hands as they walk down the street. Bo thinks everything Hades said is a lie. Lauren gets excited and runs out in the street shouting about the kind of food they could choose for dinner.
Lauren tells Bo she loves her. Bo tells Lauren she loves her, too. Then a car smacks Lauren.
Bo runs to a badly injured Lauren. Lauren raises up, sucks chi from Bo. Lauren’s eyes turn blue as she sucks Bo’s chi.
The episode was written by Sandra Chwialkowska and directed by Gail Harvey.
I love this show!
Okay. Thoughts. It’s looking like Lauren has figured out how to make herself fae. I thought they would save that tidbit for the very last episode of the series, and here it is in this episode. Which makes me worry about what problems she’s going to have with her fae powers in future episodes.
Having Lauren stand in the middle of the street was lame. Her burst of excitement was out of character. They could have smacked her down some other way that didn’t make her look like an idiot who stands in traffic.
Bo and Lauren are back together. They even say they are back together. But there are 7 episodes to go before the big finish. I’m nervous about their togetherness.
I’m kind of liking Hades. Is that terrible? Am I one of those women who is attracted to awful men? I don’t think so, not anymore. Jeepers, I’m liking Hades. He might be okay.
They saved the world from Nyx, but Zee is determined to wipe everything out and engineer a fresh start that is more to her liking. The next 7 episodes will probably be about the battle with Zeus and Hades may come in very handy.
We must stop talking about Kenzi and actually have Kenzi. Really, Kenzi, come back.